We are broadly interested in exploring the processes that cause and constrain evolutionary change and learning about how those processes shape the generation, maintenance, and loss of biodiversity at genetic and species levels. We use multiple study systems, often systems experiencing substantial environmental change, to address our questions.  


Our current research focuses on questions about: 1) ecological and evolutionary responses to rapid environmental change (grey and red squirrel responses to urbanisation); 2) the evolutionary and ecological consequences of climate change related range shifts (narwhals, killer whales, salmon in the Arctic, flying squirrels); and 3) evolution in invasive species (sea lamprey in the Great Lakes). 

Follow the group on twitter @WPG_Squirrels where we tweet about squirrels, whales, and other stuff. Students hold the pen for this account! 


Colin Garroway
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba,


Departmental Website

twitter: @ColinGarroway

email: colin [dot] garroway [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

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We're hiring!

We have funding and plenty of data for a postdoc to explore the population genomics of the invasion of the Great Lakes by sea lamprey. Please get in touch if you are interested or have questions.

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