October 31, 2019

Jessie and Meghan teamed up to be a lamprey and its host this year for Halloween. Luckily the lamprey didn’t suck the life out of the party. Jessie took home the prize for best costume of the evening at the U of M biology party.

September 30, 2019

New Arrivals: Big welcome this Fall to postdoc Phil Grayson, PhD student Eleana Karachaliou, and Meg Mahoney who will all work on sea lamprey genomics. PhD student Claudio Muller has also started and will join team marine mammal. Miranda has stayed on for a second co-o...

August 14, 2019

This past week we've got Kyle in Pond Inlet chasing whales, but all the excitement came from the stray kitty found at our rural squirrel field site. Leah has adopted him and we named him Data... now our data slack channel gets more use since it is also where the kitten...

June 26, 2019

This summer Jessie Ogden is starting her MSc in the group. She is co-supervised with Margaret Docker and will be working on questions related to population structure in native and invasive sea lamprey populations. She's leading the charge on our sea lamprey work with a...

March 22, 2019

Paul O'Brien is in Ontario with Jeff Bowman (OMNERF and Trent University) chasing flying squirrels and working on questions about reinforcement in the northern and southern flying squirrel hybrid zone. This is the first capture of his MSc. Following the recent Kohler,...

December 24, 2018

It's been awhile since our last update. Since then we've had Paul O'Brien join us from Eric Vander Wal's crew in The Wildlife Evolutionary Ecology Lab at Memorial. Paul is co-supervised with Jeff Bowman and he's working on questions about reinforcement in the flying sq...

August 16, 2018

The first publication from our squirrel research is out! Check out the illustrated "A Concise Guide to Field Sticks" over at Chloe's Pineapples and Whales. A must read for squirrel researches.

August 16, 2018

The summer fieldwork migration is in full effect. We've got the squirrel crew squirreling outside of Kleefeld MB, Karen is salmoning in Norman Wells NWT, Kyle is wrangling killer whales and narwhals in Pond Inlet NU... and sadly I'm banging on my computer in the Biolog...

April 23, 2018

Busy term! In January, Chloe, Riikka, and I (Colin) all traveled to San Francisco to present at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting. We also owe a big congrats to Evan Balzer who defended his honours thesis on narwhal population genetics in the...

December 14, 2017

In the last NSERC Research Tools and Instruments funding round we were successful with our request for funds to build an 'automated population monitoring  system' for our squirrel populations. The idea was to build an array of PIT-tag based sight-resight data collector...

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