Gone but not forgotten!
Arianna continues to work with us on questions about the historical demography of amphibians in western North America and on conservation genomics of the long-toed salamander.
Currently: Currator of Herpetology at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
Thesis: Effects of the Kenow wildfire on grizzly and black bear activity in Waterton Lakes National Park
Currently: Consultant I Scientist, Environmental Resources Management
Thesis: Effects of the Kenow wildfire on amphibian populations in Waterton Lakes National Park
Currently: Terrestrial Ecologist (Junior Consultant), Environmental Resources Management
Thesis: Characterization of amphibian microhabitats in Waterton Lakes National Park prior to the Kenow Wildfire
Currently: MSc student in Dr. Laura Chasmer's Lab at the University of Lethbridge
Daemon joined us as a first-year undergraduate student and helped with DNA extractions and tissue management in the lab.
Dustin spent a summer with us surveying southwestern Alberta for long-toed salamanders (and other herps) as part of our efforts to validate species' distribution models.
Elijus used geometric morphometrics to examine differences in head shape within and amoung salamander populations.
Jenna developed protocols to score salamander colour pattern variation.
Thesis: The use of species distribution models to inform amphibian conservation in western Canada.
Currently: (awesome job coming soon!)
Shay joined us from the University of Victoria as a co-op student and helped us survey western toads in Alberta!
Brianna helped us collect data on dorsal colour pattern variation across the range of long-toed salamanders.
Department of Biology
University of Ottawa
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