My interests are diverse, but I have a focus on population and landscape ecology. Research in our group aims to understand how the behavioural ecology of individuals translates into larger scale spatial and temporal population structure. We address this topic using a range of species and methods. For example, we have carried out studies on martens, lynx, fishers, wolverines, mink, snowshoe hares, flying squirrels, frogs, and various birds and small mammals. Techniques and tools used include field methods such as livetrapping, telemetry, and snow tracking and lab methods such as genetics and morphometrics. We have had long-standing interests in spatial analysis, landscape genetics, climate change, wildlife disease, and ecological networks. Many projects involve analysis and synthesis of diverse data sets.
Our group has a number of current projects. Follow the links for more information on the projects, or contact me.
Range boundary dynamics of northern and southern flying squirrels
Mink demography and genetics in relation to anthropogenic stressors
Lynx and bobcat landscape ecology and genetics at the population's southern range boundary in Ontario
Recolonization of Ontario by fishers
Behavioural ecology of wild turkeys