Please email me if you would like to discuss collaborations or co-writing fellowship/funding proposals. I welcome inquiries to join the lab from talented, hard-working, independent and self-motivated students sharing my research interests.  My research is described in more detail on my research pagepublications page and home page.  People at the Bsc (Honours), M.Sc., Ph.D., or postdoctoral levels are welcome. I am happy to work with graduate students on developing projects closely related to my own research.

All postgraduate candidates are expected to apply for available graduate (e.g. NSERCOGS) or postgraduate scholarships (e.g. NSERC, MITACS – elevate, LiberEro)

Mentoring philosophy

My goal as an advisor is to help you:

  • become a creative and independent researcher, broadly trained in ecology and evolution;
  • develop an independent body of research centered on your own interests and career goals;
  • learn to identify knowledge gaps, current relevant questions and hypotheses, and  feasible methods.

This process is fun and rewarding, but it is also a lot of hard work requiring dedication.  To succeed you must be committed to your project and the process of graduate school. In turn, I am committed to mentoring my students and I will be available for regular one-on-one meetings and advice. You should plan to be engaged in lab meetings and seminars and to interact with other lab groups on campus.