This spring we welcome several new members to our team. We are overdue welcoming Sam Stead, who has been working on the flying squirrel project all winter for her PhD research at U of T. We also welcome several students to summer research positions, including Mark Maddox, Nick Paroshy, Elizabeth Gallant, Shane White, and Bryan Hughes. We have a busy summer planned, and look forward to being out in the field on a variety of different projects.
We had the great privilege of contributing to the Wild Canadian Weather series on The Nature of Things. Check out the ‘Cold’ episode, and also the behind the scenes episode to see how we got the footage:
Our research was also featured in the behind the scenes episode. Here is the first footage of fluorescent squirrels gliding:
Welcome to new graduate students Rebekah Persad @RebekahPersad and Greg Melvin @_GregMelvin! We are looking forward to starting these fun new projects!
This winter we have published 3 new papers in landscape ecology and landscape genetics in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Current Landscape Ecology Reports, and Ecology and Evolution. From bobcats to loons, to polar bears, to songbirds! We end one paper with warm wishes to a beaver in Seattle. You’ll have to read on to learn more!
I am currently recruiting graduate students for multiple positions. Opportunities exists to work on a variety of ongoing projects. One specific opportunity is to study flying squirrel genomics. Get in touch if you are interested in discussing possible thesis projects.
Congratulations to Samantha Morin for defending her M.Sc. thesis on lynx and bobcat habitat selection!
Check out the footage for our flying squirrel project on German television. The show was viewed by more than 16 million people when it aired! The squirrel sequence starts at 14:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k1fN9JEkBU.
I have two current graduate student opportunities:
- I am looking for a Ph.D. student interested in studying bioinformatics and genomics at Trent.
- I have an opening for a M.Sc. student interested in bat ecology.
Get in touch if either of these opportunities interests you!