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2020 Research Grants Competition - Results by Evaluation Group

Evolution and Ecology
Applicant name Institution Program Title Term Amount awarded
Abouheif, Ehab
Department
Biology
McGill RGPIN Eco-Evo--Devo and the Origin and Elaboration of a Major Evolutionary Transition 5 $95,000.00
Agrawal, Aneil
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN The evolutionary causes and consequences of sex and sexual dimorphism 5 $65,000.00
Aitken, Sally
Department
Forest and Conservation Sciences
British Columbia RGPIN Capacity of conifer populations for climate adaptation 5 $55,000.00
Angers, Bernard
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal RGPIN Stratégies épigénétiques en réponse aux changements environnementaux 5 $28,000.00
Arbour, Victoria
Department
Earth and Ocean Sciences, School of
Victoria RGPIN Major transitions in Cretaceous vertebrate palaeocommunities of western North America 5 $31,849.00
Arcese, Peter
Department
Forest and Conservation Sciences
British Columbia RGPIN Ecology, evolution, and adaptation in small populations 5 $55,000.00
Ban, Natalie
Department
Environmental Studies, School of
Victoria RGPIN Marine biodiversity conservation in a changing climate 5 $47,000.00
Barbeau, Myriam
Department
Biology (Fredericton)
New Brunswick RGPIN Ecological comparisons of salt marshes and mudflats in contrasting tidal regimes 5 $28,000.00
Bayne, Erin
Department
Biological Sciences
Alberta RGPIN Understanding the ecology of boreal birds through automated soundscape analysis 5 $65,000.00
Belanger, Nicolas
Department
Science et technologie
TÉLUQ RGPIN Turning up the heat in a northern hardwood: Response of soils and trees to summer and winter climate change 5 $33,000.00
Bergeron, Yves
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal RGPIN Facteurs contrôlant la limite nord de répartition de l'érable à sucre 5 $40,000.00
Bernatchez, Louis
Department
Biologie
Université Laval RGPIN Déterminismes moléculaires et sélectifs du maintien du potentiel adaptatif dans un écosystème aquatique hétérogène 5 $65,000.00
Bêty, Joël
Department
Biologie, chimie et géographie
Université du Québec à Rimouski RGPIN Structure et dynamique des réseaux trophiques de vertébrés terrestres arctiques: approche intégrée de l'individu au méta-écosystème 5 $47,000.00
Bielawski, Joseph
Department
Biology
Dalhousie RGPIN Adaptive evolution across multi-scale biological systems: finding a bridge between molecular evolution and multi-species dynamics. 5 $40,000.00
Boulding, Elizabeth
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Evolution of clines in poorly-dispersing prey populations in response to spatial variation in selection by gape-limited predators 5 $28,000.00
Bradley, Robert
Department
Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke RGPIN An ecological perspective on biogeosciences (V2.0) 5 $33,000.00
Brisson, Jacques
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université de Montréal RGPIN Plant diversity and ecosystem services in wetlands 5 $33,000.00
Broders, Hugh
Department
Biology
Waterloo RGPIN Social organization and life history trait variation of a temperate colonial mammal 5 $33,000.00
Brown, Glen
Department
Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program
Trent RGPIN Climate change and vulnerability of the sub-arctic ecosystem near Hudson Bay 5 $28,000.00
Brown, Grant
Department
Biology
Concordia RGPIN Variability of public information and the cognitive ecology of prey in a changing world 5 $33,000.00
Bryan, Heather
Department
Ecosystem Science and Management Program
University of Northern British Columbia RGPIN Disease ecology and ecophysiology of wildlife in changing ecosystems 5 $28,000.00
Burness, Gary
Department
Biology
Trent RGPIN Environmental effects, thermal energetics, and avian life history variation 5 $47,000.00
Chan, Kai
Department
Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Institute for
British Columbia RGPIN Towards Net Positive Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 5 $47,000.00
Chanway, Christopher
Department
Forest and Conservation Sciences
British Columbia RGPIN Potential role of the gymnosperm microbiome in a changing climate 5 $28,000.00
Chapman, Lauren
Department
Biology
McGill RGPIN Hypoxia in a warming world: performance and fitness consequences of dual stressors for inland fishes 5 $47,000.00
Comte, Jérôme
Department
Eau Terre et Environnement, Centre
Institut national de la recherche scientifique RGPIN Ecology of microbial communities in lake ecosystems in transition 5 $28,000.00
Costamagna, Alejandro
Department
Entomology
Manitoba RGPIN Effects of landscape complexity on the functional diversity of natural enemies and the ecosystem service of pest control 5 $28,000.00
Cowen, Laura
Department
Mathematics and Statistics
Victoria RGPIN Methods for modeling population dynamics 5 $33,000.00
Cullingham, Catherine
Department
Biology
Carleton RGPIN Identifying genetic variation associated with pathogen susceptibility in pines using population genomics 5 $33,000.00
Cumming, Steven
Department
Sciences du bois et de la forêt
Université Laval RGPIN Ecological forecasting for boreal conservation: fire, owls and woodpeckers 5 $28,000.00
D'Aloia, Cassidy
Department
Biological Sciences (Saint John)
New Brunswick RGPIN Larval dispersal in a changing ocean: patterns, causes, and consequences 5 $33,000.00
Daniels, Lori
Department
Forest and Conservation Sciences
British Columbia RGPIN Forest resilience in the 21st century: Adapting to altered fire regimes and climate change 5 $65,000.00
Davies, Thomas
Department
Botany
British Columbia RGPIN Towards a phylogenetic ecology of plant pests and pathogens: using evolutionary history to model species interactions 5 $65,000.00
Dawson, Russell
Department
Ecosystem Science and Management Program
University of Northern British Columbia RGPIN Reproductive Effort and Success in Birds 5 $40,000.00
Dayanandan, Selvadurai
Department
Biology
Concordia RGPIN Evolution and conservation of biodiversity in forest and agricultural landscapes:insights from phylogeny and endophytic fungal microbiome of the forest tree genus Populus 5 $33,000.00
de Koning, A.P. Jason
Department
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Calgary RGPIN Modelling the Population Genetics of Non-Equilibrium Molecular Evolution: Understanding The Forces that Shape The Genome 5 $33,000.00
Dower, John
Department
Biology
Victoria RGPIN Quantifying and partitioning spatiotemporal variability in secondary production and trophic transfer efficiency in pelagic marine ecosystems 5 $33,000.00
Eckert, Christopher
Department
Biology
Queen's RGPIN Ecology & Evolution of Species Range Limits 5 $65,000.00
Elliott, Kyle
Department
Natural Resource Sciences
McGill RGPIN Using energetics to link movement with individual fitness across timescales 5 $55,000.00
El-Sabaawi, Rana
Department
Biology
Victoria RGPIN Characterizing the ecological effects of phenotypic diversity using the stoichiometric phenotype 5 $55,000.00
Erbilgin, Nadir
Department
Renewable Resources
Alberta RGPIN Effects of climate change on interactions between host trees and beetle-fungal symbiont complex 5 $40,000.00
Fenton, Nicole
Department
Institut de recherche sur les forêts (IRF)
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue RGPIN Landscape ecology for conservation : Canadian boreal cryptogams in a global context 5 $47,000.00
Fisher, Jonathan
Department
Fisheries and Marine Institute
Memorial Univ. of Nfld RGPIN Functional traits inform ecosystem processes in marine systems 5 $33,000.00
Fisk, Aaron
Department
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Windsor RGPIN Quantifying spatial subsidies of freshwater fish in large lakes 5 $65,000.00
Foote, Jennifer
Department
Biology and Chemistry
Algoma University RGPIN Function and repeatability of conspicuous and rare vocal signals 5 $28,000.00
Fortin, Daniel
Department
Biologie
Université Laval RGPIN Interactions trophiques et mécanismes de répartition spatiale des grands herbivores 5 $40,000.00
Fowler, Susan
Department
Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser RGPIN Managing microbial communities with functional ecology 5 $28,000.00
Fox, Jeremy
Department
Biological Sciences
Calgary RGPIN Quantitative population and community dynamics 5 $55,000.00
Fu, Jinzhong
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN High-elevation adaptation of amphibians and reptiles and its genetic basis 5 $28,000.00
Fussmann, Gregor
Department
Biology
McGill RGPIN The impact of environmental change on freshwater communities 5 $33,000.00
Geoffroy, Maxime
Department
Fisheries and Marine Institute
Memorial Univ. of Nfld RGPIN Minnigiak: Forage fish ecology and population dynamics in northern Labrador under a changing climate 5 $28,000.00
Golding, Geoffrey
Department
Biology
McMaster RGPIN Patterns of Evolution 5 $33,000.00
Gosselin, Louis
Department
Biological Sciences
Thompson Rivers RGPIN Role of the early benthic phase in regulating the distribution and abundance of marine invertebrate populations. 5 $28,000.00
Gregory-Eaves, Irene
Department
Biology
McGill RGPIN Aquatic community analyses of southeastern Canadian lakes: integrating environmental DNA and paleolimnological approaches 5 $47,000.00
Gries, Gerhard
Department
Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser RGPIN Distinct research opportunities in arthropod communication and immune ecology 5 $47,000.00
Griswold, Cortland
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Advancing ancestral graph theory of metacommunities and population genetic theory of polyploids 5 $28,000.00
Hamann, Andreas
Department
Renewable Resources
Alberta RGPIN Identifying drought resilient populations and genotypes of forest trees to address climate change 5 $47,000.00
Hamel, Sandra
Department
Biologie
Université Laval RGPIN Optimizing sampling design, data integration, and methods for understanding population dynamics and predicting ecological changes 5 $38,000.00
Hargan, Kathryn
Department
Biology
Memorial Univ. of Nfld RGPIN Paleo-archives of past cultures, seabirds, and their changing connectivity to ecosystems 5 $28,000.00
Hik, David
Department
Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser RGPIN Ecological interactions in high places: patterns, processes and consequences 5 $40,000.00
Hood, Glynnis
Department
Augustana Campus
Alberta RGPIN Beavers as drivers of ecological dynamics 5 $28,000.00
Houlahan, Jeff
Department
Biological Sciences (Saint John)
New Brunswick RGPIN Estimating the Direct and Indirect Impacts of Climate Change On Small Wetland Ecosystems 5 $47,000.00
Huber, Dezene
Department
Ecosystem Science and Management Program
University of Northern British Columbia RGPIN Arthropod biodiversity following massive disturbances in western Canadian forests 5 $33,000.00
Hubert, Casey
Department
Biological Sciences
Calgary RGPIN Sea Ice Microbial Ecosystems in the Rapidly Changing Arctic 5 $33,000.00
Humphries, Murray
Department
Natural Resource Sciences
McGill RGPIN To everything a season: bioenergetics in seasonal environments 5 $55,000.00
Hunt, Heather
Department
Biological Sciences (Saint John)
New Brunswick RGPIN Ecology of coastal benthic communities in a changing ocean 5 $33,000.00
Hunter, Fiona
Department
Biological Sciences
Brock RGPIN Evolution of mosquito-virus interactions: range expansions, viral coinfections and mosquito behaviour 5 $40,000.00
Husband, Brian
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Evolutionary Ecology of Genetic Systems 5 $65,000.00
Jackson, Donald
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN Structuring Mechanisms of Ecological Communities 5 $55,000.00
Janes, Jasmine
Department
Biology
Vancouver Island University RGPIN Tri-kingdom co-evolution: mechanisms and consequences of hybridization 5 $28,000.00
Kaczmarska, Irena
Department
Biology
Mount Allison RGPIN Molecular and developmental approach to understanding diversification in mediophyte diatoms 5 $40,000.00
Koen, Erin
Department
Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program
Trent RGPIN Landscape connectivity for wildlife in a changing environment 5 $28,000.00
Koprivnikar, Janet
Department
Chemistry and Biology
Ryerson RGPIN Diet and foraging-related aspects of host-parasite dynamics in freshwater systems 5 $33,000.00
Kremen, Claire
Department
Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Institute for
British Columbia RGPIN How diversified agriculture affects biodiversity-ecosystem service relationships and resource use, dispersal and persistence of key wildlife species 5 $47,000.00
Laforest-Lapointe, Isabelle
Department
Biologie
Université de Sherbrooke RGPIN Impact of plant-microbe interactions in the phyllosphere on terrestrial ecosystem functions 5 $28,000.00
Lamb, Eric
Department
Plant Sciences
Saskatchewan RGPIN The plants eye view: disentangling plant-plant, plant-herbivore, and plant-soil interactions 5 $47,000.00
Landry, Christian
Department
Biochimie, de microbiologie et de bio
Université Laval RGPIN Quantifying the genomic sources of evolutionary innovations through integrative biology 5 $65,000.00
Lane, Jeffrey
Department
Biology
Saskatchewan RGPIN Energy management and life history evolution in variable environments 5 $28,000.00
Lee-Yaw, Julie
Department
Biological Sciences
Lethbridge RGPIN Testing ecological and evolutionary hypotheses for geographic range limits 5 $28,000.00
LEROUX, SHAWN
Department
Biology
Memorial Univ. of Nfld RGPIN Animals and the zoogeochemistry of elemental cycling 5 $40,000.00
Lesack, Lance
Department
Geography
Simon Fraser RGPIN Limnology and Biogeochemistry of Arctic Delta Lakes 5 $28,000.00
Logue, David
Department
Psychology
Lethbridge RGPIN Interactive communication networks 5 $28,000.00
Love, Oliver
Department
Biological Sciences
Windsor RGPIN Examining mechanistic pathways driving the adaptive capacity of Arctic birds to respond to environmental change 5 $55,000.00
Luong, Lien
Department
Biological Sciences
Alberta RGPIN Ecology of fear: ecological and evolutionary consequences of non-consumptive effects of parasites 5 $33,000.00
Maddin, Hillary
Department
Earth Sciences
Carleton RGPIN Patterns and processes in the evolution of morphological novelty in the amphibian skull 5 $40,000.00
Mandeville, Elizabeth
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Hybridization, sex determination, and evolutionary diversification in freshwater fishes 5 $33,000.00
Mandrak, Nicholas
Department
Biological Sciences (Scarborough)
Toronto RGPIN Biodiversity and Conservation of Canadian Freshwater Fishes 5 $47,000.00
Mank, Judith
Department
Zoology
British Columbia RGPIN Sex-specific selection and the evolution of sexual dimorphism 5 $55,000.00
McCune, Jenny
Department
Biological Sciences
Lethbridge RGPIN Elucidating the drivers of plant community dynamics on fragmented landscapes 5 $38,000.00
McNeil, Jeremy
Department
Biology
Western Ontario RGPIN Monarch fall migration, overwintering mortality and the effects of defence compounds released by decomposing butterflies on the soil ecosystem. 5 $33,000.00
Mennill, Daniel
Department
Biological Sciences
Windsor RGPIN Vocal learning, communication, and the evolution of culture in wild animals 5 $65,000.00
Mercier, Annie
Department
Ocean Sciences Centre
Memorial Univ. of Nfld RGPIN Reproduction and dispersal strategies in extreme environments: insights into persistence and shifts in marine biodiversity 5 $40,000.00
Messier, Julie
Department
Biology
Waterloo RGPIN Advancing trait-based plant ecology: understanding the causes and consequences of trait covariation across biological scales 5 $28,000.00
Moore, Jean-Sébastien
Department
Biologie
Université Laval RGPIN Ecological genomics of anadromous migrations in a changing Arctic 5 $38,000.00
Morbey, Yolanda
Department
Biology
Western Ontario RGPIN Models of avian migration: development and empirical tests using automated radio-telemetry 5 $28,000.00
Musiani, Marco
Department
Biological Sciences
Calgary RGPIN Human impacts on isolation and diversity of wildlife populations 5 $33,000.00
Newman, Amy
Department
Integrative Biology
Guelph RGPIN Effects of environmental modification and early life stress on wildlife behaviour, physiology, and fitness. 5 $47,000.00
Nkongolo, Kabwe
Department
Biology
Laurentian RGPIN Ecophysiology and genetic analysis of plant adaptation to soil metal contamination 5 $33,000.00
nock, charles
Department
Renewable Resources
Alberta RGPIN Complementarity of gymnosperm and angiosperm trees in space and time 5 $33,000.00
NOISETTE, Fanny
Department
Sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Institut des
Université du Québec à Rimouski RGPIN Carbone bleu et mitigation des changements climatiques par les écosystèmes côtiers à macrophytes 5 $33,000.00
O'Brien, Jason
Department
Biology
Carleton RGPIN Transcriptomic dose-response modeling to support ecological risk assessment 5 $28,000.00
Orihel, Diane
Department
Environmental Studies, School of
Queen's RGPIN A New Ecological Framework for Adverse Outcomes of Contaminants on Ecosystems: Microplastics as a Case Study 5 $28,000.00
Packer, Laurence
Department
Science and Engineering , Faculty of
York RGPIN Bees: phylogeny, biogeography and taxonomy 5 $55,000.00
Palen, Wendy
Department
Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser RGPIN Forecasting population, species, and ecosystem vulnerability to rapid environmental change 5 $55,000.00
Pedersen, Eric
Department
Biology
Concordia RGPIN Dynamics of regime shifts in diverse and spatially structured marine communities 5 $28,000.00
Peres-Neto, Pedro
Department
Biology
Concordia RGPIN Ecology in spatially structured environments 5 $55,000.00
Perlman, Steven
Department
Biology
Victoria RGPIN Ecology, evolution, and genetics of parasitism and symbiosis in insects 5 $65,000.00
Pither, Jason
Department
Okanagan
British Columbia RGPIN Imprints and implications of historical contingencies in biodiversity patterns 5 $28,000.00
Potvin, Catherine
Department
Biology
McGill RGPIN Restoring tropical landscapes with resilient forests in the context of climate change mitigation 5 $47,000.00
Ratcliffe, John
Department
Biology (Mississauga)
Toronto RGPIN Cognitive ecology of predatory bats and sound-producing prey 5 $33,000.00
Reale, Denis
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal RGPIN Personality, life history, and the evolution of individual niche specialization 5 $55,000.00
Reisz, Robert
Department
Biology (Mississauga)
Toronto RGPIN Patterns of diversification in terrestrial vertebrate evolution 5 $40,000.00
Reynolds, John
Department
Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser RGPIN Island Biogeography in a Sea of Subsidies 5 $65,000.00
Robert, Katleen
Department
Fisheries and Marine Institute
Memorial Univ. of Nfld RGPIN Quantifying the distinctiveness of deep-water vertical habitats 5 $28,000.00
Rodríguez, Marco
Department
Sciences de l'environnement
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières RGPIN Structure and functioning of ecological entities across levels of biological organization 5 $33,000.00
Rogers, Sean
Department
Biological Sciences
Calgary RGPIN Ecological genomics of population persistence and adaptation to environmental change in fishes 5 $65,000.00
Rowe, Locke
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN Evolutionary genetics of sexual dimorphism 5 $78,000.00
Samson, David
Department
Anthropology (Mississauga)
Toronto RGPIN Activity around the clock: The evolution of sleep in human and non-human primates 5 $28,000.00
Sanchez-Azofeifa, Gerardo
Department
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Alberta RGPIN Lianas and ecosystem structure of secondary tropical dry forests 5 $55,000.00
Schroeder, Lauren
Department
Anthropology (Mississauga)
Toronto RGPIN Reconstructing evolutionary process in hominin evolution 5 $38,000.00
Shutler, Dave
Department
Biology
Acadia RGPIN Novel questions about avian nesting ecology 5 $28,000.00
Soper, Fiona
Department
Biology
McGill RGPIN Plant nutrients and global change: can supply meet demand? 5 $28,000.00
Steiner, Nadja
Department
Earth and Ocean Sciences, School of
Victoria RGPIN Modelling marine ecosystem health and fisheries in the changing Arctic Ocean 5 $33,000.00
Strous, Marc
Department
Science, Faculty of
Calgary RGPIN Harnessing the power of soda lake microbial mats for CO2 capture and conversion 5 $40,000.00
Szpak, Paul
Department
Anthropology
Trent RGPIN Exploring Long-Term Variation in Arctic Marine Ecosystems through Stable Isotope Analysis and Fatty Acid Biomarkers 5 $28,000.00
Sztepanacz, Jacqueline
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN Uncovering the effect of apparent stabilizing selection on genetic architecture 5 $28,000.00
Tittensor, Derek
Department
Biology
Dalhousie RGPIN Quantifying and mapping marine biodiversity and ecosystem futures 5 $33,000.00
Tremblay, Rejean
Department
Sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Institut des
Université du Québec à Rimouski RGPIN Approche intégrative des mécanismes de recrutement des invertébrés marins 5 $33,000.00
Tseng, Michelle
Department
Botany
British Columbia RGPIN Multi-species responses to warming 5 $33,000.00
Vinebrooke, Rolf
Department
Biological Sciences
Alberta RGPIN An integrative approach to reveal community responses to multiple stressors 5 $47,000.00
Wang, Lin
Department
Mathematics and Statistics
New Brunswick RGPIN Modelling the effects of dispersal on metacommunity dynamics 5 $28,000.00
Wang, Yan
Department
Biological Sciences (Scarborough)
Toronto RGPIN Evolutionary genomics of early-diverging fungi living in the gut of insects 5 $28,000.00
Wiersma, Yolanda
Department
Biology
Memorial Univ. of Nfld RGPIN Micro to mega-landscapes: harnessing a model system to understand landscape-scale ecological processes in the boreal forest 5 $33,000.00
Williams, Jennifer
Department
Geography
British Columbia RGPIN Eco-evolutionary dynamics of population spread and plant demography in a changing world 5 $55,000.00
Willis, Craig
Department
Biology
Winnipeg RGPIN Ecological energetics, behavioural variation and wildlife disease 5 $47,000.00
Work, Timothy
Department
Sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal RGPIN Maintaining biodiversity in managed forests in the face of multiple ecosystem stressors 5 $28,000.00
Wright, Stephen
Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (St. George Campus)
Toronto RGPIN Population genomics of evolutionary conflicts 5 $65,000.00
Yakimowski, Sarah
Department
Biology
Queen's RGPIN The evolution of herbicide resistance 5 $28,000.00
Ydenberg, Ronald
Department
Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser RGPIN PREDATION DANGER IN THE EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY OF MIGRATION 5 $28,000.00
Zayed, Amro
Department
Biology
York RGPIN The evolution and genetics of superorganisms 5 $55,000.00