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Investigating fine-scale movement patterns and comparative swimming performance of the newly identified and threatened Rocky Mountain Sculpin (Cottus sp.) across its Canadian distributionDownload
Cumulative anthropogenic impacts to the riverscape, including hydrologic alteration, have contributed to an escalated number of freshwater fish species at risk in North America. Species dispersal is an important mechanism underlying many ecological processes. Understanding the scale at which...
Factors Influencing Mountain Pine Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Dispersal by Flight and Subsequent Trade-off Between Beetle Flight and ReproductionDownload
The mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), has an obligatory dispersal phase before selection of a suitable host for brood production. Flight during the dispersal phase is affected by both beetle physiology and environmental factors....
Modelling the spread of the invasive alga Codium fragile driven by long-distance dispersal of buoyant propagulesDownload
The secondary spread of an invasive species after initial establishment is a major factor in determining its distribution and impacts. Determining and understanding the factors driving this secondary spread is therefore of great importance to manage and predict invasions. In this study we...
Code and data for "Biased correlated random walks and invasive spread: Insights from the alga Codium fragile"
Code and data for "Biased correlated random walks and invasive spread: Insights from the alga Codium fragile"Download
Invasive species are a major threat to global biodiversity. Understanding what influences the spread of invasive species after introduction is key to minimizing impacts on native ecosystems and has been the subject of much applied and theoretical work. Thus far, models of spread have not...
The genetic signature of rapid range expansions: How dispersal, growth and invasion speed impact heterozygosity and allele surfingDownload
As researchers collect spatiotemporal population and genetic data in tandem, models that connect demography and dispersal to genetics are increasingly relevant. The dominant spatiotemporal model of invasion genetics is the stepping-stone model which represents a gradual range expansion in which...
Sperling, Felix A. H., Murray, Brent W., Li, Yisu, Coltman, David W., Bohlmann, Joerg, Janes, Jasmine K., Cooke, Janice E. K., Boone, Celia K., Huber, Dezene P.W., Keeling, Christopher I., Yuen, Macaire M. S.
The mountain pine beetle (MPB; Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins), a major pine forest pest native to western North America, has extended its range north and eastward during an ongoing outbreak. Determining how the MPB has expanded its range to breach putative barriers, whether physical...
Local and regional demography in a migratory forest songbird and effects of forest management intensityDownload
The numerical response of forest birds to habitat alteration has been well documented in North America, but the underlying demographic processes driving these changes remain largely unknown. Among species sensitive to such alterations, the Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) shows one of the largest...
Spatial ecology of cougars (Puma concolor) in the Cypress Hills: Implications for human-cougar interactions and range expansionDownload
Cougar (Puma concolor) range is expanding eastward in North America. Understanding how range expansion is occurring in a human-dominated landscape is needed to manage the social and ecological implications of a returning large carnivore. To address this, I used GPS-radio collars and...
Birds of a feather do not always lek together: Genetic diversity and kinship structure of Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in AlbertaDownload
Endangered species are sensitive to the genetic effects of fragmentation, small population size, and inbreeding, so effective management requires a thorough understanding of their breeding systems and genetic diversity. The Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is a lekking species that...
Tracing an Invasion : Phylogeography of Cactoblastis cactorum ( Lepidoptera : Pyralidae ) in the United States Based on Mitochondrial DNADownload
Abstract: The adventive cactus moth Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), a widely used biological control agent for Opuntia Mill. cacti, was detected in Florida in 1989. Since then, it has spread along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of southeastern United States, threatening...