Dispersal and landscape ecology research

I have an interest in dispersal and landscape ecology, and how these affect the spatial distribution of individuals and populations. This is a recurring theme in my research, and forms a core component of my research program.  The photograph shows a 140 m forest gap that was regularly crossed by chipmunks.

 

Students

 

Buddy Dupuis, M.Sc. student, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

Using landscape connectivity principles to improve rabies vaccine delivery

Co-supervised by Dr. Jim Schaefer

 

Robby Marrotte, Ph.D. student,Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

Animal movement and landscape connectivity

 

Kirsten Solmondson, M.Sc. student, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

Genomics of southern discontinuous caribou populations in Ontario

Co-supervised by Dr. Paul J. Wilson

 

Morgan Wehtje, Ph.D. student, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

Canada lynx occupancy modelling

Co-supervised by Dr. Dennis Murray

Alumni

Melanie Prentice, Ph.D. graduate, 2017, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

Landscape genomics of Canada lynx

Co-supervised by Dr. Paul J. Wilson

 

Janet Greenhorn, M.Sc. graduate, 2016, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

Fisher landscape genetics

Co-supervised by Dr. Paul J. Wilson

 

Dr. Erin Koen, Ph.D. graduate, 2013, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

Evaluating the effects of landscape structure on genetic differentiation and diversity

Co-supervised by Dr. Paul J. Wilson

 

Dr. Colin Garroway, Ph.D. graduate, 2010, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

The social and genetic structure of flying squirrel populations

 

Aaron Walpole, M.Sc. graduate, 2010, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

Functional connectivity along the southern extent of the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) range in Ontario, Canada.

Co-supervised with Dr. Paul J. Wilson

 

Keith Munro, M.Sc. graduate, 2009, Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology

Road effects on white-tailed deer

Co-supervised with Dr. Lenore Fahrig

 

Heidi Scherr, M.Sc. graduate, 2009, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

Breeding dispersal, migration, and winter movements of the eastern interior population of double-crested cormorants.

Co-supervised with Dr. Ken Abraham

 

Tara McEachen, M.Sc. graduate, 2007, Watershed Ecosystems Graduate Program, Trent University

A genetic test of range expansion by the southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) at its northern range boundary

Co-supervised with Dr. Paul J. Wilson

 

Denis Carr, M.Sc. graduate, 2005, Watershed Ecosystems Graduate Program, Trent University

Genetic structure of a recolonizing population of fishers, Martes pennanti

Co-supervised with Dr. Paul J. Wilson

 

Aaron Walpole, B.Sc. student, 2007, Biology, Trent University

Determinants of patch occupancy by arboreal rodents

Dispersal and landscape ecology publications

Bertrand, P., J. Bowman, R.J. Dyer, M. Manseau, and P. J. Wilson. 2017. Sex-specific graphs: relating group-specific topology to demographic and landscape data. Molecular Ecology 26: 3898-3912 doi: 10.1111/mec.14174.

Marrotte, R.R., and J. Bowman. 2017. The relationship between least-cost and resistance distance. PLOS ONE 12(3): e0174212.

Marrotte, R.R., J. Bowman, M.G.C. Brown, C. Cordes, K.Y. Morris, M.B. Prentice, and P.J. Wilson. 2017. Multi-species genetic connectivity in a terrestrial habitat network. Movement Ecology 5: 21.

Prentice, M.B., J. Bowman, K. Khidas, E.L. Koen, J.R. Row, D.L. Murray, and P.J. Wilson. 2017. Selection and drift influence genetic differentiation of insular Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) on Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island. Ecology and Evolution 7: 3281-3294.

Koen, E.L., J. Bowman, and P.J. Wilson. 2016. Node-based measures of genetic connectivity. Molecular Ecology Resources 16: 69-79. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12423.

        Data from: Node-based measures of genetic connectivity.  Dryad Digital Repository. doi:10.5061/dryad.4tg23.

Koen, E.L., J. Bowman, and P.J. Wilson. 2015. Isolation of peripheral populations of Canada lynx. Canadian Journal of Zoology 93: 521-530.

Betts, M. G., L. Fahrig, A. S. Hadley, K. E. Halstead, W. D. Robinson, J. Bowman, J. A. Wiens, and D. B. Lindenmayer. 2014. A species-centered approach for uncovering generalities in organism responses to habitat loss and fragmentation. Ecography 37: 517-527.

Hornseth, M.L., A.A. Walpole, L.R. Walton, J. Bowman, J.C. Ray, M.-J. Fortin, and D.L. Murray. 2014. Habitat loss, not fragmentation, drives occurrence patterns of Canada lynx at the southern range periphery. PLOS ONE 9(11): e113511.

Koen, E.L., J. Bowman, C. Sadowski, and A.A. Walpole. 2014. Landscape connectivity for wildlife: development and validation of multi-species linkage maps. Methods in Ecology and Evolution  5: 626-633. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X12197. (Selected for cover.)

        Data from: Landscape connectivity for wildlife: development and validation of multi-species linkage maps. Dryad Digital Repository. doi:10.5061/dryad.vr184.2.

Koen, E.L., J. Bowman, D. L. Murray, and P. J. Wilson. 2014. Climate change reduces genetic diversity of Canada lynx at the trailing range edge. Ecography 37: 754-762. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00629.x.

Row, J.R., P. J. Wilson, C. Gomez, E. L. Koen, J. Bowman, D. H. Thornton, and D. L. Murray.  2014. The subtle role of climate change on population genetic structure in Canada lynx. Global Change Biology. In press.

Munro, K., J. Bowman, and L. Fahrig. 2012. The effect of paved road density on white-tailed deer abundance. Wildlife Research 39: 478-487.

Row, J.R., C. Gomez, E.L. Koen, J. Bowman, D.L. Murray, and P.J. Wilson. 2012. Dispersal promotes high gene flow among Canada lynx populations across mainland North America. Conservation Genetics 13: 1259-1268.

Walpole, A.A., J. Bowman, D. L. Murray, and P. J. Wilson. 2012. Functional connectivity of Canada lynx at their southern range boundary. Landscape Ecology 27: 761-773.

Koen, E.L., J. Bowman, C.J. Garroway, S.C. Mills, and P.J. Wilson. 2012. Landscape resistance and American marten gene flow. Landscape Ecology 27: 29-43.

Koen, E.L., J. Bowman, and A.A. Walpole. 2012. The effect of cost surface parameterization on landscape resistance estimates. Molecular Ecology Resources 12: 686-696.

Garroway, C. J., J. Bowman, and P. J. Wilson. 2011. Using a genetic network to parameterize a landscape resistance surface for fishers, Martes pennanti. Molecular Ecology 20: 3978-3988.

Guillaumet, A., B. Dorr, G. Wang, J. D. Taylor II, R. B. Chipman, H. Scherr, J. Bowman, K. F. Abraham, T. J. Doyle, and E. Cranker. 2011. Determinants of local and migratory movements of Great Lakes double-crested cormorants. Behavioral Ecology 22: 1096-1103.

Walpole, A. A., and J. Bowman. 2011. Patch occupancy by squirrels in fragmented deciduous forest: effects of behaviour. Acta Theriologica 56: 63-72.

Bowman, J., J. C. Ray, A. J. Magoun, D. S. Johnson, and F. N. Dawson. 2010. Roads, logging, and the large-mammal community of an eastern Canadian boreal forest. Canadian Journal of Zoology 88: 454-467.

Koen, E. L., C. J. Garroway, P. J. Wilson, and J. Bowman. 2010. The effect of map boundary on estimates of landscape resistance to animal movement. PLOS One 5(7): e11785.

Scherr, H., J. Bowman, and K. F. Abraham. 2010. Migration and winter movements of double-crested cormorants breeding in Georgian Bay, Ontario. Waterbirds 33: 451-460.

Garroway, C. J., J. Bowman, D. Carr, and P. J. Wilson. 2008. Applications of graph theory to landscape genetics. Evolutionary Applications 1: 620-630.

Lancaster, P. A., J. Bowman, and B. A. Pond. 2008. Fishers, farms, and forests in eastern North America. Environmental Management 42: 93-101.

Bowman, J., R. D. Phoenix, A. Sugar, F. N. Dawson, and G. Holborn. 2008. Spatial and temporal dynamics of small mammals at a regional scale in Canadian boreal forest. Journal of Mammalogy 89: 381-387.

Carr, D., J. Bowman, and P. J. Wilson. 2007. Density-dependent dispersal suggests a genetic measure of habitat suitability. Oikos 116: 629-635.

Bowman, J., G. L. Holloway, J. R. Malcolm, K. R. Middel, and P. J. Wilson. 2005. Northern range boundary dynamics of southern flying squirrels: evidence of an energetic bottleneck. Canadian Journal of Zoology 83: 1486-1494.

Jaeger, J. A. G., J. Bowman, J. Brennan, L. Fahrig, D. Bert, J. Bouchard, N. Charbonneau, K. Frank, B. Gruber, and K. Tluk von Toschanowitz. 2005. Predicting when  animal populations are at risk from roads: an interactive model of road avoidance behavior. Ecological Modelling 185: 329-348.

Bowman, J. 2003. Is dispersal distance of birds proportional to territory size? Canadian Journal of Zoology 81: 195-202.

Bowman, J., N. Cappuccino, and L. Fahrig. 2002. Patch size and population density: the effect of immigration behavior. Conservation Ecology 6(1):9.

Bowman, J., and L. Fahrig. 2002. Gap crossing by chipmunks: an experimental test of landscape connectivity. Canadian Journal of Zoology 80: 1556-1561.

Bowman, J., J. A. G. Jaeger, and L. Fahrig. 2002. Dispersal distance of mammals is proportional to home range size. Ecology 83: 2049-2055.

Bowman, J., G. J. Forbes, and T. G. Dilworth. 2001. Landscape context and small-mammal abundance in a managed forest. Forest Ecology and Management 140: 249-255.

Bowman, J., G. J. Forbes, and T. G. Dilworth. 2001. The spatial component of variation in small-mammal abundance measured at three scales. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 137-144.

Bowman, J., G. Forbes, and T. Dilworth. 2000. The spatial scale of variability in small-mammal populations. Ecography 23: 328-334.

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