We ran a search for a new graduate student to join the NOVA project and received >400 applications. Due to the volume of applications and McGill emails inability to reply all to multiple emails at a time, we cannot respond to unsuccessful applicants individually. Candidates selected for an interview have been contacted - if you applied thank you so much for your interest in the project!
Antonio defends his MSc on Phase 2 of the BIG experiment
Dec 2022, Montreal
Anna was part of the American Society of Naturalists Presidents symposium 'Species Distributions and Coexistence: the Intersection of Ecology and Evolution'. First international conference since COVID started!
June 2022, Cleveland
New study species! Introducing the beautiful sundial lupine, one of many species that occurs in Canada at the northern edge of it's range. Bonus - it has a slew of cool species interactions, including being the primary food source for three threatened caterpillar species. Cameron & Maggie are leading the charge
We quit twitter. It was great for a while but the hostile take over was off putting, so now we're just old school - catch us via emails, papers, and conferences instead!
We got a grant! NFRF rapid response call to support our cross-continent distribution experiments on the strength, drivers, and effects of species interactions.
Welcome to new grad students:
Cameron So (PhD), Olivia Rahn (MSc), Jory Griffith (MSc) & Maggie Blondeau
- it's great to have you. Plus congrats to all four on winning scholarships for their studies
We're going to the field!! After a highly COVID-disrupted 2020 field season, Rhinanthus experiments resume
Congratulations Alexandra Paquette for her first paper! Using data from Alex's honours thesis & NSERC USRAs we show biotic interactions matter more at species warm vs cool range edges
Shannon & Margot make it safely home after a wild pandemic informed Sept field season.
Congratulations Cole Larsen for defending his MSc! take that COVID and contamination!
Josh Persi Master of Science officially defended! Congratulations! In FACETS
Congratulations to Josh for winning the Best Talk award at the QCBS conference. The paper that starred in the talk has just been published: Local adaptation to species interactions...
Cole & Anna's review was short listed for the Ecography Award for Excellence in Ecology & Evolution. And they submitted it on time despite Anna's roof imploding the night before! 'Miniaturizing landscapes to understand species ranges'.
MIREN (Mountain Invasion Research Network) meeting in beautiful Furka Pass, Switzerland.
Canadian Society for Ecology & Evolution. Anna receives CSEE Early Career Award (here), Josh & Sandra give their first national talks, on local adaptation to biotic interactions (preprint) and the edginess of Canadian plants at risk (preprint).
Lake O'Hara, Yoho National Park.
Public talk on pollination and pollen theft.
Kananaskis bound. Floral Reproductive Biology workshop then months of good times transplanting Rhinanthus to figure out why it drops out at low elevations and whether it loves or hates it's neighbouring plants
Intratherm workshop at Gault - how will variation within species in heat and cold tolerance affect their responses to climate change?