Lynx research

We are undertaking research to assess the functional connectivity and population dynamics of lynx at their southern range periphery, and interactions with bobcats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students

 

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

Animal movement and landscape connectivity

 

Samantha Morin, M.Sc. student, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

Animal movement and landscape connectivity

Co-supervised by Dr. M.-J. Fortin

 

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

 

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.Alban Guillaumet, Posdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2013, Trent University

Using harvest data to assess interspecific competition in Canada lynx

Co-supervised by Dr. Dennis Murray

 

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

 

Lynx publications

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.

Prentice, M.B., J. Bowman, J. Lalor, M.M. McKay, L. Thomson, C. Watt, A.G. McAdam, D.L. Murray, and P.J. Wilson. 2017. Signatures of selection in mammalian clock genes with coding trinucleotide repeats: implications for studying the genomics of high-pace adaptation. Ecology and Evolution. 7: 7254-7276. 10.1002/ece3.3223.

Guillaumet, A., J. Bowman, D. Thornton, and D.L. Murray. 2015. The influence of coyote on Canada lynx populations assessed at two different spatial scales. Community Ecology 16: 135-146.

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

Prentice, M., J. Bowman, and P. J. Wilson. 2015. A test of somatic mosaicism in the androgen receptor of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis). BMC Genetics 16: 125.

        Data from: A test of somatic mosaicism in the androgen receptor gene of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis). Dryad Digital Repository. doi: 10.5061/dryad.h43c1.

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, J. L. Lalor, and P. J. Wilson. 2014. Continental-scale assessment of the hybrid zone between bobcat and Canada lynx. Biological Conservation. 178: 107-115. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.07.016.

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 20: 2076-2086. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12526.

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.

 

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.

 

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., 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.

 

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