Wildlife and Molecular Ecology Lab


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  • NOW RECRUITING a new Post doctoral Fellow in Landscape Genetics and Habitat Selection. Postdoc in Landscape Genetics and Habitat Selection
  • Multi-species grassland bird habitat prioritization in Canada’s Prairie Pothole Region published in Avian Conservation and Ecology (see details under Publications) with colleagues from Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • PhD Student, Matt Dyson, presenting his research on Boreal Waterfowl at the Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society meeting in March.
  • PhD Student, Chris Kirol, passed his comprehensive examinations and is officially a “candidate”.
  • All Field positions filled and getting set for another productive field season in Alberta and Wyoming.
  • Starting the new year off right with a publication in Animal Conservation (see details under Publications) with colleagues from The Audubon Society and The Nature Conservancy.


  • Thanks to everyone for successful and safe field seasons across study sites.
  • Good luck to all students and research technicians conducting field work in Northeastern Wyoming, Alberta’s Western Boreal Forest, and the Greater Toronto Area
  • Congratulations to PhD student Matt Dyson on winning the Ankney Award 
  • All lab members participating in Bayesian Population and Hierarchical Modelling in Ecology course 


  • Congrats to PhD student Dyson for successful completion of his  comprehensive exams 
  • Liber Ero Fellow, Dr. Jeremy Pittman joins the lab.
  • 4 manuscripts recently accepted in Molecular Ecology, Conservation Genetics,  Ecosphere, and Journal of Raptor Research. See Publications link.
  • Fedy attempts Twitter: @fedy_lab
  • PhD student Dyson shows Fedy how Twitter is supposed to be done: @mattdyson89
  • Welcome Liber Ero Fellow Jeremy Pittman to the lab.
  • Welcome long-time collaborator Chris Kirol to the lab.
  • Three major field projects wrapped up for the season with only 1 stuck truck! Unbelievable. Excellent work by all students and technicians.




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