My research focuses on the interface between spatial, movement, and behavioural ecology of large terrestrial mammals. I am broadly interested in animal resource selection and in describing how intra- and inter-annual variability in resource dynamics and availability affect resource selection by animals. My research also seeks to incorporate individual differences in movement and resource selection behaviour in an effort to further understand how individuals acclimate and populations adapt to novel environmental conditions.
I am a PhD candidate at Memorial University in the Wildlife Evolutionary Ecology Lab and currently a visiting Fulbright student at the University of Wyoming in the Merkle Research Group.
September 2019-Present: Visiting Fulbright Student, Merkle Research Group, University of Wyoming - Jerod Merkle
Plasticity in migration timing and repeatability of green wave surfing behaviour of North American ungulates.
2016–Present: PhD candidate, Wildlife Evolutionary Ecology Lab, Memorial University - Eric Vander Wal
Fitness consequences and individual-level quantification of caribou behavioural reaction norms to changing resource phenology.
2014–2015: Research assistant, University of Saskatchewan - Ryan K. Brook
Resource selection and climate-driven range expansion of moose in agro-ecosystems. Phenology of polar bear visitation to field camps in Western Hudson Bay.
2012–2014: MSc, University of Saskatchewan, Animal Population Ecology Lab - Philip McLoughlin
Scale and grain size in white-tailed deer habitat selection and functional response.
2005–2010: Honours BSc, University of Saskatchewan
Thesis: Dyadic interaction rate as a function of home-range overlap in elk (Cervus canadensis)
Department of Biology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
232 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL
Department of Zoology and Physiology
University of Wyoming
Biological Sciences 439
1000 E. University Ave.