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2016 Research Grants Competition - Results by Evaluation Group

Evolution and Ecology
Applicant Name Institution Program Title Term Awarded Amount
Adamowicz, Sarah
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Life in transition: the evolutionary consequences of ecological and habitat shifts 5 $24,000.00
Allen, Geraldine
Department
Biology
Victoria RGPIN Evolutionary and geographic diversification of plants 5 $24,000.00
Anand, Madhur
Department
Environmental Sciences, School of
Guelph RGPIN Transitions and thresholds in global ecological changes of forest ecosystems 5 $36,000.00
Aris-Brosou, Stephane
Department
Biology
Ottawa RGPIN Algorithmic developments to unravel the evolution of viruses and other microbes 5 $30,000.00
Balshine, Sigal
Department
Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
McMaster RGPIN Evolution and Mechanisms of Social Behaviour 5 $60,000.00
Begun, David
Department
Anthropology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN The timing and geography of African ape and human origins: New evidence from Europe, Africa and Asia. 5 $30,000.00
Bendell, Leah
Department
Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser RGPIN Anthropogenic impacts on community structure and function within intertidal ecosystems 5 $24,000.00
Bennett, Joseph
Department
Biology
Carleton RGPIN Using species distribution and metapopulation models to prioritize conservation actions for threatened species 5 $24,000.00
Bergeron, Patrick
Department
Biology
Bishop's RGPIN The impact of environmental variability on life history trade-offs: a multi scale approach 5 $24,000.00
Bolker, Benjamin
Department
Mathematics and Statistics
McMaster RGPIN Connecting theory with data in host-parasite evolution 5 $43,000.00
Bousquet, Jean
Department
Sciences du bois et de la forêt
Université Laval RGPIN The evolution of adaptive genetic variation in relation to speciation divergence and introgression in conifers 5 $43,000.00
Boyce, Mark
Department
Biological Sciences
Alberta RGPIN Spatial and Temporal Variability Influences on Ecology and Conservation 5 $43,000.00
Brodeur, Jacques
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal RGPIN Complex interactions in biological control 5 $51,000.00
Cadigan, Noel
Department
Marine Institute
Memorial Univ. of Nfld RGPIN Advanced fish stock assessment models 5 $24,000.00
Cadotte, Marc
Department
Biological Sciences (Scarborough)
Toronto RGPIN Biodiversity and the delivery of ecosystem services in novel landscapes 5 $36,000.00
Caldwell, Michael
Department
Science, Faculty of
Alberta RGPIN Evolutionary Diversification within Lepidosauromorpha: The Origins, Phylogeny, and Adaptive Radiations of Squamates 5 $43,000.00
Cardille, Jeffrey
Department
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of
McGill RGPIN Stability And Change In Canada's Forested Landscapes: A Conceptual Model For Understanding Dynamic Connectivity Patterns Across Decades 5 $24,000.00
Cardoso, Hugo
Department
Archaeology
Simon Fraser RGPIN Developmental trajectories, traumatic injuries and decompositional histories of the juvenile human skeleton 5 $30,000.00
Careau, Vincent
Department
Biology
Ottawa RGPIN Joint Evolution of Energetics, Behaviour and Performance in Wild Mice 5 $29,000.00
Chapman, Colin
Department
Anthropology
McGill RGPIN Group Fission as a Tool to Examine Within-and Between Group Competition in a Leaf-Eating Monkey and Quantify 50+ Years of Changes in a Tropical Forest 5 $51,000.00
Chételat, John
Department
Geography and Environmental Studies
Carleton RGPIN Environmental Controls on Aquatic Ecosystem Sensitivity to Metal Bioaccumulation 5 $21,000.00
Colautti, Robert
Department
Biology
Queen's RGPIN Ecological Genetics of Plant Adaptations to Novel Environments 5 $35,000.00
Culp, Joseph
Department
Biology (Fredericton)
New Brunswick RGPIN Development of Functional Trait Measures for Assessing Stream Ecosystem State 5 $30,000.00
Currie, Philip
Department
Biological Sciences
Alberta RGPIN Palaeobiology of non-avian theropod dinosaurs 1 $30,000.00
Derry, Alison
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal RGPIN The role of eco-evolutionary dynamics in modulating the effects of environmental change in aquatic food webs 5 $24,000.00
Drouillard, Ken
Department
Great Lakes Inst. for Environmental Res. (GLIER)
Windsor RGPIN Ecological factors regulating chemical bioaccumulation and fish consumption advisories 5 $43,000.00
Dubois, Frédérique
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal RGPIN The ecology and evolution of behavioural plasticity 5 $24,000.00
Dudley, Susan
Department
Biology
McMaster RGPIN Evolutionary ecology of plant carbon acquisition traits: fitness consequences of plant kin recognition 5 $24,000.00
Dushoff, Jonathan
Department
Biology
McMaster RGPIN How information and behaviours spread in populations 5 $30,000.00
Elkin, Che
Department
Ecosystem Science and Management Program
Northern British Columbia RGPIN Evaluating the role of local and landscape factors on the resilience of mixed-species forest ecosystems under climate uncertainty 5 $24,000.00
Elle, Elizabeth
Department
Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser RGPIN Pollination Networks in Communities and Landscapes 5 $30,000.00
Elliott, John
Department
Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser RGPIN Toxicological effects of petroleum hydrocarbons and other persistent contaminants in marine birds and laboratory model species 5 $36,000.00
Fedigan, Linda
Department
Anthropology and Archaeology
Calgary RGPIN Predictors of variable reproductive success in primate individuals, populations and species 5 $43,000.00
Ferguson, Steven
Department
Biological Sciences
Manitoba RGPIN Adaptation of Arctic marine mammals to climate warming 5 $23,200.00
Fraser, Lauchlan
Department
Natural Resource Sciences
Thompson Rivers RGPIN A multi-scale approach to determine patterns and drivers of grassland plant diversity 1 $24,000.00
Fredeen, Arthur
Department
Ecosystem Science and Management Program
Northern British Columbia RGPIN Limitations to sub-boreal forest growth and carbon sequestration from tree to forest scale before and after natural and anthropogenic disturbances. 5 $24,000.00
Garant, Dany
Department
Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke RGPIN Impacts of environmental variability on evolutionary processes in wild animal populations / Impacts de la variabilité environnementale sur les processus évolutifs des populations animales 5 $36,000.00
Garroway, Colin
Department
Biological Sciences
Manitoba RGPIN Tests of the predictability of population genetic structure and change in wild animal populations 5 $29,000.00
Gauthier, Gilles
Department
Biologie
Université Laval RGPIN Population ecology of arctic birds and mammals in a changing climate 5 $54,000.00
Gentleman, Wendy
Department
Engineering Mathematics
Dalhousie RGPIN Causes and consequences of variability in larval connectivity 5 $24,000.00
Gilbert, Benjamin
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN Multispecies interactions: causes and effects of species fluctuations in space and time 5 $30,000.00
Grant, James
Department
Biology
Concordia RGPIN Interference competition: consequences for individuals and populations 5 $36,000.00
Grant, Robert
Department
Renewable Resources
Alberta RGPIN Mathematical Modelling of Climate Change Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystems 5 $30,000.00
Gregory, Ryan
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Causes and consequences of genome size diversity in animals 5 $30,000.00
Gunn, John
Department
Biology
Laurentian RGPIN Terrestrial Ecosystem Services and the Recovery of Damaged Aquatic Ecosystems 5 $43,000.00
Harley, Christopher
Department
Zoology
British Columbia RGPIN Integrating the effects of complex environmental variation across levels of biological organization in marine ecosystems 5 $51,000.00
Hinch, Scott
Department
Forest and Conservation Sciences
British Columbia RGPIN Behavioural physiology and fitness of anadromous migrating fish 5 $36,000.00
Hug, Laura
Department
Biology
Waterloo RGPIN Man's trash is a microbe's treasure: the diversity and metabolic potential of microorganisms in landfill solid and liquid waste 5 $29,000.00
Imbeau, Louis
Department
Développement forestier de l'Abitibi
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue RGPIN Effets des pratiques agricoles sur les tendances de populations des oiseaux et le succès reproducteur d'oiseaux de proie 5 $30,000.00
Jardine, Claire
Department
Pathobiology
Guelph RGPIN Role of wildlife in the ecology of multihost pathogens 5 $30,000.00
Johnston, Mark
Department
Biology
Dalhousie RGPIN Selection, mutation and evolution in plant populations 5 $30,000.00
Juniper, Stanley
Department
Earth and Ocean Sciences, School of
Victoria RGPIN Microbial biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships in marine reducing habitats 5 $30,000.00
Kotanen, Peter
Department
University of Toronto at Mississauga
Toronto RGPIN Exchanges of enemies between native and non-native plants 5 $24,000.00
Kvist, Sebastian
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN Unraveling the evolutionary history of leeches: phylogenomics and the evolution of bloodfeeding 5 $24,000.00
Landhäusser, Simon
Department
Renewable Resources
Alberta RGPIN Role of carbon reserves in tree and forest mortality 5 $51,000.00
Lapierre, Jean-Francois
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal RGPIN Bridging local processes and broad-scale patterns in aquatic biogeochemistry under rapid environmental changes 5 $24,000.00
Larsson, Hans
Department
Redpath Museum
McGill RGPIN Evolution and development of skeletal patterning 5 $43,000.00
Leonard, Marty
Department
Biology
Dalhousie RGPIN Effects of Ambient Noise on Nestling Birds. 5 $36,000.00
Lessard, Sabin
Department
Mathématiques et de statistique
Université de Montréal RGPIN Mathematical population genetics and evolutionary games 5 $24,000.00
Long, Tristan
Department
Biology
Wilfrid Laurier RGPIN Ecology & Evolution of Sexual Selection 5 $24,000.00
Lovejoy, Nathan
Department
Biological Sciences (Scarborough)
Toronto RGPIN Phylogenetics, biogeography, and evolution of fishes 5 $43,000.00
Lundholm, Jeremy
Department
Biology
Saint Mary's RGPIN An ecological approach to green roof ecosystem functioning 5 $43,000.00
Lutscher, Frithjof
Department
Science, Faculty of
Ottawa RGPIN Population and community dynamics in complex environments 5 $43,000.00
MacDougall, Andrew
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Plant-Environment Relationships in an Anthropogenic World 5 $51,000.00
MacIsaac, Hugh
Department
Great Lakes Inst. for Environmental Res. (GLIER)
Windsor RGPIN Mechanisms to understand the basis of species invasiveness 5 $60,000.00
Magpantay, Felicia Maria
Department
Mathematics
Manitoba RGPIN Analysis and statistical inference of infectious diseases systems, with a focus on transient dynamics and delays 5 $29,000.00
Maire, Vincent
Department
Sciences de l'environnement
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières RGPIN Soil fertility impact on plant photosynthetic strategies: from global scale to Maple-dominated forests to Sugar Maple individuals 5 $24,000.00
Marcus, Jeffrey
Department
Biological Sciences
Manitoba RGPIN Developmental Genetics and Evolution of Butterfly Colour Patterns 5 $24,000.00
Martin, Kathy
Department
Forest and Conservation Sciences
British Columbia RGPIN Ecology and Life History of Mountain Birds 5 $43,000.00
Massolo, Alessandro
Department
Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of
Calgary RGPIN The ecology of parasites with complex life cycles in multi-host systems: Echinococcus multilocularis transmission dynamics at multiple spatial scales 5 $24,000.00
Mazerolle, Marc
Department
Sciences du bois et de la forêt
Université Laval RGPIN Animal community structure and dynamics under cumulative impacts of roads 5 $24,000.00
McLoughlin, Philip
Department
Biology
Saskatchewan RGPIN Individual-based population and evolutionary ecology in theory and application 5 $43,000.00
Merrill, Evelyn
Department
Biological Sciences
Alberta RGPIN Partial migration of elk in a heterogeneous landscape 5 $60,000.00
Metaxas, Anna
Department
Oceanography
Dalhousie RGPIN Larval dispersal, population connectivity and species distributions in a changing ocean 5 $43,000.00
Molnar, Peter
Department
Biological Sciences (Scarborough)
Toronto RGPIN Bioenergetic approaches for understanding and forecasting ecological and epidemiological impacts of climate change 5 $29,000.00
Morrissey, Christy
Department
Biology
Saskatchewan RGPIN Contaminant-induced impacts on avian migration: evaluating cue perception, fuelling and orientation 5 $36,000.00
Ness, Rob
Department
Biology (Mississauga)
Toronto RGPIN How recombination alters drift and selection in the genome 5 $35,000.00
Newman, Jonathan
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN The ecological importance of invasive Epichloë-Poöideae symbioses 5 $43,000.00
Nkongolo, Kabwe
Department
Biology
Laurentian RGPIN Ecophysiology and genetic analysis of plant adaptation to soil metal contamination 1 $24,000.00
Nol, Erica
Department
Biology
Trent RGPIN Identifying risks to populations of migratory shorebirds 1 $30,000.00
Norris, Ryan
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Population dynamics and conservation of animals in seasonal environments 5 $60,000.00
Otto, Sarah
Department
Zoology
British Columbia RGPIN Theoretical and experimental evolution on genomes and mating systems 5 $91,000.00
Pavelka, Mary
Department
Anthropology and Archaeology
Calgary RGPIN Fission-Fusion Dynamics of Large Ateline Species 5 $24,000.00
Pavey, Scott
Department
Biology (Saint John)
New Brunswick RGPIN Functional ecology of genes in fisheries conservation. 5 $24,000.00
Perez, Liliana
Department
Géographie
Université de Montréal RGPIN Complex Systems Approach for Studying Spatiotemporal Patterns of Disturbance as a Result of Climate Change 5 $24,000.00
Philpott, Dana
Department
Immunology
Toronto RGPIN Ecology of the intestinal microbe, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii 5 $43,000.00
Piercey-Normore, Michele
Department
Biological Sciences
Manitoba RGPIN Evolution of lichen-forming fungi, algae, and secondary metabolites 5 $43,000.00
Pothier, David
Department
Sciences du bois et de la forêt
Université Laval RGPIN Changements temporels des patrons de dominance des forêts de l'est du Canada 5 $30,000.00
Power, Michael
Department
Biology
Waterloo RGPIN Otolith-based studies of the thermal ecology of northern salmonids 5 $36,000.00
Proulx, Raphaël
Department
Sciences de l'environnement
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières RGPIN The heterogeneity-biodiversity relationship across taxa and ecosystems 5 $30,000.00
Purchase, Craig
Department
Biology
Memorial Univ. of Nfld RGPIN Gamete ecology in variable environments 5 $24,000.00
Rennie, Michael
Department
Biology
Lakehead RGPIN Feedback mechanisms between ecosystem change, fish behaviour and metabolism 5 $24,000.00
Ricciardi, Anthony
Department
Redpath Museum
McGill RGPIN Spatiotemporal variation in the impacts of biological invasions 5 $51,000.00
Rieseberg, Loren
Department
Botany
British Columbia RGPIN Evolutionary Genomics of Plant Adaptation and Speciation 5 $111,000.00
Roger, Andrew
Department
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dalhousie RGPIN Phylogenomic approaches to inferring ancient relationships among eukaryotes 5 $51,000.00
Rollinson, Njal
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN Life-history trade-offs, seasonal time constraints, and the optimization of body size 5 $24,000.00
Rosenfeld, Jordan
Department
Fisheries Centre
British Columbia RGPIN Habitat effects on stream productive capacity, energy flow, and adaptive tradeoffs among juvenile salmonids 5 $24,000.00
Ruel, Jean-Claude
Department
Sciences du bois et de la forêt
Université Laval RGPIN Acclimatation des arbres au vent après perturbation partielle 5 $30,000.00
Rundle, Howard
Department
Biology
Ottawa RGPIN Sexual selection and the origin of species: experimental insight into adaptation, the purging of deleterious mutations, and the evolution of sexual isolation 5 $51,000.00
Salomon, Anne
Department
Resource and Environmental Management, School of
Simon Fraser RGPIN Ecosystem Tipping Points In an Era of Global Change 5 $36,000.00
Schluter, Dolph
Department
Zoology
British Columbia RGPIN Ecological and genetic mechanisms of adaptive radiation 5 $60,000.00
Schoof, Valerie
Department
MultiDisciplinary Studies, Glendon College
York RGPIN Individual variation in behavior and reproduction: Influence of ecological, social, and physiological factors 5 $24,000.00
Shapiro, Karen
Department
Pathobiology
Guelph RGPIN Effects of climate and land use on coastal pathogen pollution 5 $30,000.00
Shuter, Brian
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN Sensitivities of Fish Life Histories to Climate and Food Web Structure 5 $19,680.00
Silcox, Mary
Department
Social Sciences (Scarborough)
Toronto RGPIN Understanding the evolution of the earliest primates 5 $24,000.00
Simard, Suzanne
Department
Forest and Conservation Sciences
British Columbia RGPIN Plant-mycorrhizal fungal interaction networks: understanding their role in the resilience and adaptation of forests to climate change 5 $51,000.00
Smith, M. Alexander
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Testing the ecophylogenetic hypothesis with species and spaces along ecological gradients 5 $30,000.00
Solomon, Christopher
Department
Natural Resource Sciences
McGill RGPIN Understanding the effects of terrestrially-derived dissolved organic matter on food web productivity and organismal life histories in lakes 5 $30,000.00
Srivastava, Diane
Department
Zoology
British Columbia RGPIN Spatial determinants of food web structure and function, from landscape to global scales 5 $60,000.00
St-Laurent, Martin-Hugues
Department
Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
Université du Québec à Rimouski RGPIN From behaviour to demography: plasticity and interdependence of terrestrial large mammal responses to global changes in boreal environments 5 $24,000.00
Stutchbury, Bridget
Department
Biology
York RGPIN Long-term effects of habitat quality on juvenile fitness along contrasting environmental gradients 5 $36,000.00
Tardif, Jacques
Department
Biology
Winnipeg RGPIN Trees as indicators of past climates and forest dynamics in Central Canada 5 $24,000.00
Teichroeb, Julie
Department
Anthropology and Health Studies (Scarborough)
Toronto RGPIN Understanding the drivers of individual and group-level movements in gregarious species 5 $24,000.00
Tremblay, Jean-Eric
Department
Biologie
Université Laval RGPIN Ecological drivers of nitrogen cycling and primary productivity in changing Arctic and sub-arctic seas. 5 $43,000.00
Trick, Charles
Department
Biology
Western Ontario RGPIN Regulatory control of toxicity among hemolytic, neurotoxic, fish-killing species of phytoplankton under current and future ocean conditions 5 $36,000.00
Tunnicliffe, Verena
Department
Biology
Victoria RGPIN Functional diversity in extreme marine environments 5 $36,000.00
Villarreal Aguilar, Juan
Department
Biologie
Université Laval RGPIN Spatial and temporal diversity of the bryophyte Arctic flora and associated cyanobacterial and fungal biota 5 $24,000.00
Weir, Jason
Department
Biological Sciences (Scarborough)
Toronto RGPIN The biogeographic drivers and genomic architecture of speciation in Amazonian birds 5 $36,000.00
Weis, Arthur
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN Prospective and Retrospective Studies on Plant Evolutionary Response to Climate Change 5 $43,000.00
Whitlock, Michael
Department
Zoology
British Columbia RGPIN Local adaptation and maladaptation in spatially structured populations 5 $51,000.00
Wiebe, Karen
Department
Biology
Saskatchewan RGPIN Effects of breeding density on the behaviour and reproductive success of cavity nesting birds 5 $24,000.00