NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Université de Sherbrooke
PhD (Biology), York University
MSc (Biology), Carleton University
BSc (Biologie), Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
2013 University of Alberta Teaching Unit Award for "Field Studies in Tropical Ecology and Conservation Courses" (with Dr Dave Larson)
2011 Team-Teaching award, Augustana Campus, University of Alberta for "Field Studies in Tropical Ecology and Conservation Courses" (with Dr Dave Larson)
Most of my research is related to the ecology and behaviour of bats. My current research is integrated with my teaching, aiming to engage undergraduate students in the scientific process in as many ways as possible. The projects, rooted in the discipline of behavioural ecology, take place as directed studies, undergraduate summer internships and in courses offered either on campus or in the field. This includes projects in Costa Rica on the patterns of habitat use and roosting ecology of bats and the assessment and conservation of biodiversity. On the Augustana campus, recent projects addressed questions related to variation in behavioural phenotypes of Mongolian gerbils.
Undergraduate courses that I currently teach include: Integrative Biology II (Introductory course on evolutionary mechanisms and biological diversity), Vertebrate Form and Function, Vertebrate Physiology, Conservation Theory and Biodiversity in Tropical Systems, Field Studies in Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Animal Behaviour, Advanced Topics in Evolutionary Ecology and Directed Studies Courses.
Study of the structure, function, and diversity of vertebrates. Prerequisite: AUBIO 112 (2021) or AUBIO 212.Fall Term 2021
In-depth study of evolutionary processes in natural populations of plants and animals. Selected topics for lectures and seminars address contemporary questions about natural selection, adaptation, speciation, biogeography and the evolution of interaction among species. Prerequisites: AUBIO 253 and *3 of AUBIO at the 300 level or a cross-listed AUENV or AUGEO equivalent.Fall Term 2021