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2015 Research Grants Competition - Results by Evaluation Group

Evolution and Ecology
Applicant Name Institution Program Title Term Awarded Amount
Adl, Sina
Department
Agriculture and Bioresources, College of
Saskatchewan RGPIN Rhizosphere ecology and root nutrient availability 5 $26,000.00
Agrawal, Aneil
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN Understanding genetic variation and adaptation in relation to sexual reproduction 5 $79,760.00
Aitken, Sally
Department
Forest and Conservation Sciences
British Columbia RGPIN Genetic, plastic and epigenetic sources of variation for climate change responses in conifers 5 $40,000.00
Anholt, Bradley
Department
Biology
Victoria RGPIN Evolutionary Ecology of sex-ratio variation in Tigriopus 5 $32,000.00
Anholt, Bradley
Department
Biology
Victoria EQPEQ Freshwater wells to support research in evolutionary genomics, physiology, and aquaculture, at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre 1 $61,354.00
Arcese, Peter
Department
Forest and Conservation Sciences
British Columbia RGPIN Variation in natural selection, population demography and individual life history in insular plant and bird populations 5 $59,000.00
Barbeau, Myriam
Department
Office of Research Services (ORS)
New Brunswick RGPIN Ecological linkages between salt marshes and mudflats in Maritime Canada 5 $32,000.00
Bayne, Erin
Department
Biological Sciences
Alberta RGPIN Avian habitat selection in space and time: Connecting individual behaviours to population patterns 5 $40,000.00
Belanger, Nicolas
Department
Science et technologie
Télé-université RGPIN Reorganization of biotic interactions and distributions of tree species under a warming climate: A biogeochemical perspective 5 $32,000.00
Bergeron, Yves
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal RGPIN Consequences of Global change on the composition of boreal forest. 5 $59,000.00
Bernatchez, Louis
Department
Biologie
Université Laval RGPIN Etude de la spéciation écologique par une approche post-génomique intégrée. 5 $74,000.00
Bêty, Joël
Department
Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
Université du Québec à Rimouski RGPIN Écologie arctique centrée sur les oiseaux migrateurs: de l'individu au méta-écosystème 5 $32,000.00
Bielawski, Joseph
Department
Biology
Dalhousie RGPIN A general framework for modelling functional divergence at the molecular level, and investigating relationships to phenotype. 5 $21,000.00
Bishop, Cory
Department
Biology
St. Francis Xavier RGPIN Ecology, evolution and development of a symbiosis between a green alga and some amphibians 5 $26,000.00
Boisclair, Daniel
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal RGPIN Bio-physical modeling of freshwater fish habitats. 5 $26,000.00
Boulding, Elizabeth
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Mechanisms generating microgeographic clines in shell traits in intertidal snail populations 5 $21,000.00
Bourque, Charles
Department
Office of Research Services (ORS)
New Brunswick RGPIN Projection of Abies balsamea distribution under conditions of climate change: incorporation of species plasticity to environmental change 5 $21,000.00
Boyce, Mark
Department
Biological Sciences
Alberta RGPIN Habitats drive population biology 1 $26,000.00
Broders, Hugh
Department
Biology
Saint Mary's RGPIN Demography and life history traits of a temperate colonial mammal, the little brown bat 5 $21,000.00
Brown, Carissa
Department
Geography
Memorial Univ. of Nfld RGPIN Non-climatic controls on tree species distributions under climate change 5 $25,000.00
Brown, Grant
Department
Biology
Concordia RGPIN Ecological uncertainty as a driver of neophobia in aquatic prey 5 $32,000.00
Carroll, Allan
Department
Forest and Conservation Sciences
British Columbia RGPIN Altered trophic interactions in a warming environment: insights into the population dynamics of eruptive herbivores 5 $32,000.00
Caspersen, John
Department
Forestry, Faculty of
Toronto RGPIN Temperature-driven changes in tree species abundance and carbon cycling along latitudinal and altitudinal gradients 5 $26,000.00
Chan, Kai
Department
Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Institute for
British Columbia RGPIN Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in the Context of System Transformation 5 $26,000.00
Chapman, Lauren
Department
Biology
McGill RGPIN Performance and fitness consequences of hypoxia and thermal stress in fishes 5 $49,000.00
Chapman, Lauren
Department
Biology
McGill EQPEQ Shuttle System for Evaluating Effects of Environmental Stressors on Fish Behaviour 1 $61,477.00
Chow-Fraser, Patricia
Department
Biology
McMaster RGPIN Identifying and mapping essential habitat for fish and freshwater turtles in coastal wetlands of Georgian Bay 5 $21,000.00
Cooke, Steven
Department
Biology
Carleton EQPEQ Steacie Fellowship RTI - Fish Tracking System 1 $127,324.00
Cumming, Steven
Department
Sciences du bois et de la forêt
Université Laval RGPIN Scientific foundations for boreal conservation 5 $26,000.00
Cutler, Gerald
Department
Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Agriculture)
Dalhousie RGPIN Insecticide-induced hormesis in insects 5 $32,000.00
Davies, Thomas
Department
Biology
McGill RGPIN MOVING SPECIES: MODELLING SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE 5 $40,000.00
Dawson, Russell
Department
Ecosystem Science and Management Program
Northern British Columbia RGPIN Reproductive Effort and Success in Birds 5 $21,000.00
Dupuch, Angélique
Department
Sciences naturelles
Université du Québec en Outaouais RGPIN Vers une meilleure compréhension de la dynamique spatiale de la biodiversité animale 5 $25,000.00
Eckert, Christopher
Department
Biology
Queen's EQPEQ Accelerating biology research with a bench-top next-generation sequencer 1 $149,460.00
Elliott, Kyle
Department
Natural Resource Sciences
McGill RGPIN Evolutionary ecology of senescence in the wild 5 $25,000.00
Fenton, Nicole
Department
Sciences appliquées
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue RGPIN Towards bryophyte landscape ecology in boreal eastern Canada: bryophyte population and community dynamics at the landscape scale 5 $21,000.00
Ferguson, Steven
Department
Environment and Geography
Manitoba RGPIN Adaptation of Arctic marine mammals to climate warming 1 $21,000.00
Ferreyra, Gustavo
Department
Sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Institut des
Université du Québec à Rimouski RGPIN Rôle de la micro-communauté planctonique dans les flux de carbone organique particulaire dans l'estuaire et le golfe du Saint-Laurent 5 $21,000.00
Foote, Jennifer
Department
Biology and Chemistry
Algoma University RGPIN Animal communication networks: social, environmental, and anthropogenic drivers of behaviour 5 $21,000.00
Fortin, Daniel
Department
Biologie
Université Laval RGPIN Spatially explicit population viability analysis of herbivore populations living in fission-fusion societies 5 $40,000.00
Fox, Jeremy
Department
Biological Sciences
Calgary RGPIN Ecological and evolutionary dynamics 5 $26,000.00
Frank, Kenneth
Department
Biology
Queen's RGPGP Comparative dynamics of exploited marine ecosystems 5 $32,000.00
Frederickson, Megan
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN The ecology and evolution of mutualism 5 $59,000.00
Fu, Jinzhong
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Patterns and mechanisms of high-elevation adaptation in reptiles and amphibians 5 $26,000.00
Gagnon, Patrick
Department
Ocean Sciences Centre
Memorial Univ. of Nfld RGPIN Mechanisms of stability of urchin-dominated barrens in southeastern Newfoundland 5 $21,000.00
Galpern, Paul
Department
Environmental Design, Faculty of
Calgary RGPIN Landscape connectivity for insect pollinators under conditions of environmental change 5 $25,000.00
Gamon, John
Department
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Alberta RGPIN The Functional Significance of Plant Optical Diversity: A Multi-scale Analysis 5 $21,000.00
Garbary, David
Department
Biology
St. Francis Xavier RGPIN Ascophyllum and its symbionts: cell biology, ecology and resource management 5 $21,000.00
Gilleard, John
Department
Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of
Calgary RGPIN Population genomics of anthelmintic resistance in parasitic nematodes of livestock : Haemonchus contortus as a model system 5 $40,000.00
Godin, Jean-Guy
Department
Biology
Carleton RGPIN The socio-sexual environment and social group choice by males 5 $32,000.00
Golding, G. Brian
Department
Biology
McMaster RGPIN Patterns of Molecular Evolution 5 $49,000.00
Grant, Robert
Department
Renewable Resources
Alberta RGPIN Mathematical Modelling of Terrestrial Ecosystems 1 $21,000.00
Gregory-Eaves, Irene
Department
Biology
McGill RGPIN Community and ecosystem dynamics of north temperate shallow lakes during the Anthropocene 5 $49,000.00
Gries, Gerhard
Department
Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser RGPIN Mechanisms of communication and foraging in select insects - new research opportunities 5 $40,000.00
Gwynne, Darryl
Department
Biology (Mississauga)
Toronto RGPIN Sexual Selection and Viability in the Wild: the Evolution of Sex Differences 5 $32,000.00
Hajibabaei, Mehrdad
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Biodiversity monitoring through environmental DNA analysis 1 $21,000.00
Hare, James
Department
Biological Sciences
Manitoba RGPIN Ground squirrel sociality: life history, communication and cognition 5 $40,000.00
Hauert, Christoph
Department
Mathematics
British Columbia RGPIN Diversity, Specialization & Cooperation: Evolutionary Foundations from Ecosystems to Societies 5 $32,000.00
Heard, Stephen
Department
Office of Research Services (ORS)
New Brunswick RGPIN Host shifts and host-associated differentiation in herbivorous insects: ecological causes and consequences 5 $40,000.00
Hik, David
Department
Biological Sciences
Alberta RGPIN Plant-herbivore-climate interactions in dynamic northern and alpine environments 5 $32,000.00
Houlahan, Jeff
Department
Biology (Saint John)
New Brunswick RGPIN Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change on Small Wetland Ecosystems. 5 $21,000.00
Hunt, Heather
Department
Office of Research Services (ORS)
New Brunswick RGPIN Ecology of coastal invertebrates in a changing ocean 5 $21,000.00
Hunter, Fiona
Department
Biological Sciences
Brock RGPIN Systematics, Behavioural Ecology and Disease Transmission of Biting Diptera 5 $26,000.00
Husband, Brian
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Ecology and Evolution of Genetic Systems 5 $40,000.00
Irwin, Andrew
Department
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mount Allison RGPIN Projecting marine plankton responses to climate change using realized niches 5 $40,000.00
Jackson, Leland
Department
Biological Sciences
Calgary RGPIN The structuring role of macrophytes in freshwater ecosystems 5 $21,000.00
Johnston, Thomas
Department
Biology
Laurentian RGPIN Individual specialization and the trophic niche of aquatic consumers 5 $21,000.00
Kolasa, Jurek
Department
Biology
McMaster RGPIN Variability in multicomponent ecological systems: a test of new framework 5 $21,000.00
Koprivnikar, Janet
Department
Chemistry and Biology
Ryerson RGPIN Host resistance and tolerance to parasitism: importance of behaviour and habitat in a changing world 5 $21,000.00
Kuparinen, Anna
Department
Biology
Dalhousie RGPIN Uncertainties of population resilience and recovery: linking life histories to ecosystems 5 $24,700.00
Laird, Robert
Department
Biological Sciences
Lethbridge RGPIN Evolution of senescence in plants 5 $21,000.00
Lamb, Eric
Department
Plant Sciences
Saskatchewan RGPIN Scaling up from local plant - plant and plant-soil relationships to landscape level patterns of diversity and process 5 $26,000.00
Lapointe, François-Joseph
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal RGPIN A statistical framework for the evaluation and comparison of complex networks and its application to microbiome research 5 $26,000.00
LaRoche, Julie
Department
Biology
Dalhousie EQPEQ Linking next generation sequencing facilities across the Dalhousie Faculties:From marine genomics to human microbiome 1 $143,963.00
Lehman, Shawn
Department
Anthropology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN Landscape ecology of lemurs in Madagascar 5 $21,000.00
Lessard, Jean-Philippe
Department
Biology
Concordia RGPIN The role of climate, biotic interactions and dispersal limitations in determining the distribution of species amid global warming 5 $25,000.00
Levasseur, Maurice
Department
Biologie
Université Laval RGPIN Production biologique du diméthylsulfure dans un Arctique en transformation 5 $49,000.00
Lévesque, Esther
Department
Chimie
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières RGPIN Erect shrub encroachment in the High Arctic: evidence and consequences 5 $32,000.00
Love, Oliver
Department
Biological Sciences
Windsor RGPIN Mediation of optimal reproductive decisions by maternal stress 5 $49,000.00
Lucas, Éric
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal RGPIN Prédation intraguilde et stratégies défensives associées 5 $26,000.00
Mahler, D. Luke
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN The ecological determinants of adaptive diversity in macroevolutionary radiations 5 $31,000.00
Markham, John
Department
Biological Sciences
Manitoba RGPIN The Ecology of Nitrogen Fixation 5 $21,000.00
McAdam, Andrew
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Maternal and social effects on adaptation 5 $49,000.00
McNeil, Jeremy
Department
Biology
Western Ontario RGPIN Do migrant moth species have adaptations that reduce the cost of long distance flight on future reproduction? 5 $21,000.00
Melles, Stephanie
Department
Chemistry and Biology
Ryerson RGPIN Cross-scale drivers of diversity in relation to global change in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems 5 $25,000.00
Mennill, Daniel
Department
Biological Sciences
Windsor RGPIN Vocal learning and cultural evolution in temperate and tropical animals 5 $59,000.00
Mercier, Annie
Department
Ocean Sciences
Memorial Univ. of Nfld EQPEQ Upgrade and expansion of microscopy and imaging suite for multifaceted studies 1 $90,029.00
Milot, Emmanuel
Department
Chimie
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières RGPIN The role of contemporary evolution in shaping life history, demography and the fate of functional genetic variation in natural populations 5 $26,000.00
Morbey, Yolanda
Department
Biology
Western Ontario RGPIN Mechanisms of sex-specific reproductive timing and migratory movements in seasonal environments 5 $21,000.00
Murray, Dennis
Department
Biology
Trent EQPEQ Biotelemetry system for quantifying the non-consumptive effects of predators on prey 1 $147,544.00
Nams, Vilis
Department
Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Agriculture)
Dalhousie RGPIN Edge shape, animal dispersal and habitat fragmentation. 5 $21,000.00
Nemeth, Nicole
Department
Pathobiology
Guelph RGPIN Vector and Vertebrate Host Dynamics of Powassan Virus 5 $25,000.00
Newman, Amy
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph EQPEQ From molecules to mammals: multi-level hormone analysis in the field and lab 1 $81,385.00
packer, laurence
Department
Biology
York RGPIN Bees: Biodiversity, biogeography 5 $59,000.00
Palen, Wendy
Department
Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser RGPIN Forecasting population, species, and ecosystem vulnerability to global change 5 $40,000.00
PALMER, Richard
Department
Biological Sciences
Alberta EQPEQ Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre: Microscopy Core-Facility Upgrade 1 $33,900.00
Patrick, David
Department
Population and Public Health, School of
British Columbia RGPIN Rats as a Source for Emerging Zoonoses: Understanding the Interactions Between Rats, Pathogens, and the Urban Environment 5 $26,000.00
Peres-Neto, Pedro
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal RGPIN Ecology in spatially and temporally structured environments 5 $49,000.00
Perlman, Steven
Department
Science, Faculty of
Victoria RGPIN Evolution and ecology of parasitism and symbiosis in insects 5 $40,000.00
Pinel-Alloul, Bernadette
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal RGPIN A fresh approach to biodiversity patterns of freshwater zooplancton across scales and ecosystems 5 $26,000.00
Poisot, Timothée
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal RGPIN Causes and consequences of spatio-temporal variation of species interactions at the community scale 5 $26,000.00
Potvin, Catherine
Department
Biology
McGill RGPIN Understanding determinants of tropical forests stocks and fluxes from plot to landscape levels. 5 $40,000.00
Raine, Nigel
Department
Environmental Sciences, School of
Guelph RGPIN The impacts of multiple environmental stressors on native bee populations 5 $32,000.00
Reisz, Robert
Department
Biology (Mississauga)
Toronto RGPIN Patterns of diversification in terrestrial vertebrate evolution 5 $90,000.00
Reynolds, John
Department
Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser RGPIN Ecosystem subsidies in a landscape context 5 $59,000.00
Rodríguez, Marco
Department
Sciences de l'environnement
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières RGPIN Individual variation in movement behaviour and its implications for space use 5 $21,000.00
Sanchez-Azofeifa, Gerardo
Department
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Alberta RGPIN Tropical Dry Forests: Remote sensing and ecological fingerprints of ecosystem succession 5 $40,000.00
Schamp, Brandon
Department
Biology and Chemistry
Algoma University RGPIN Mechanisms of community assembly in plant communities 5 $32,000.00
Shutler, Dave
Department
Biology
Acadia RGPIN Adaptive nest site choice by birds 5 $21,000.00
Simons, Andrew
Department
Biology
Carleton RGPIN Evolutionary response to environmental uncertainty 5 $32,000.00
Smith, M. Alexander
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Coupling the functional and phylogenetic diversity of species and spaces along ecological gradients 1 $21,000.00
Smith, Todd
Department
Biology
Acadia RGPIN Coadaptation of blood-dwelling apicomplexan parasites and their vertebrate and invertebrate hosts 5 $21,000.00
Strous, Marc
Department
Geoscience
Calgary RGPIN A microbial game of thrones - from theory to application 5 $49,000.00
Taggart, Christopher
Department
Oceanography
Dalhousie RGPIN Oceanographic perspectives on: 1) size and maturity at age in fishes and 2) the biomass spectrum in the Northumberland Strait 5 $21,000.00
Thomson, James
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN Determinants of pollination quality 5 $26,000.00
Trites, Andrew
Department
Fisheries Centre
British Columbia RGPIN Effects of Climate Change on the Seasonal Diets, Energy Requirements, Abundances and Distributions of Marine Mammals in the North Pacific Ocean 1 $26,000.00
Turetsky, Merritt
Department
Biological Science, College of
Guelph RGPIN Permafrost thaw as a framework for understanding plant-microbial interactions and terrestrial feedbacks to climate 5 $40,000.00
Vander Wal, Eric
Department
Biology
Memorial Univ. of Nfld RGPIN The Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Habitat- and Density-Dependent Animal Behaviour 5 $26,000.00
Vanderwel, Mark
Department
Biology
Regina RGPIN Effects of aridity on the demography, distribution, and biomass of trees and forests in western Canada 5 $25,000.00
Vellend, Mark
Department
Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke RGPIN Ecological and evolutionary responses of plants to environmental change 5 $49,000.00
Vinebrooke, Rolf
Department
Biological Sciences
Alberta RGPIN Exploring interactions among climatic stressors and adaptive freshwater metacommunities 5 $32,000.00
Vujanovic, Vladimir
Department
Food and Bioproduct Sciences
Saskatchewan EQPEQ Exploring the microbial metagenome for food security using MiSeq next-generation high-throughput DNA sequencing 1 $88,782.00
Waterman, Jane
Department
Biological Sciences
Manitoba RGPIN Sociality and reproductive tactics in ground-dwelling squirrels: conflict and cooperation 5 $32,000.00
Whyte, Lyle
Department
Natural Resource Sciences
McGill EQPEQ Next Gen Sequencing Platform for Environmental Sciences 1 $125,635.00
Wiersma, Yolanda
Department
Biology
Memorial Univ. of Nfld RGPIN Micro to mega-landscapes: scaling arboreal lichen pattern and processes in the boreal rainforest 5 $26,000.00
Willis, Craig
Department
Biology
Winnipeg RGPIN Individuals, energetics and infectious disease 5 $40,000.00
Wilson, David
Department
Psychology (St. John's)
Memorial Univ. of Nfld RGPIN Sexual selection under social constraints 5 $26,000.00
Wilson, Scott
Department
Biology
Regina RGPIN Deep diversity: patterns, mechanisms, and effects in below-ground vegetation 5 $26,000.00
Work, Timothy
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal RGPIN The importance of residual ecological legacies for extinction debts in managed forests 5 $21,000.00
Wright, Stephen
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN Population genomics of degenerative genome evolution 5 $74,000.00
Ydenberg, Ronald
Department
Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser RGPIN PREDATION DANGER IN THE ECOLOGY OF MIGRATION 5 $32,000.00