Laboratory

The Arthropod Ecology lab is a busy place. It has desks, computers, and microscopes. Often, when walking into the lab, you see lots of students looking into microscopes:

The arthropod ecology lab.

The arthropod ecology lab.

Here are the current graduate students in the Arthropod Ecology Laboratory, at McGill University:

Shaun Turney (PhD) is studying terrestrial-based arctic food webs. Shaun can be reached at: shaun.turney@mail.mcgill.ca

Shaun, in the lab, thinking about food-webs.

Shaun, in the lab, thinking about food-webs.

Elyssa Cameron (MSc) is studying how the biodiversity of arthropods might match the diversity of ecosites present around Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Elyssa can be reached at: elyssa.cameron@mail.mcgill.ca

Elyssa, hanging out in Nunavut.

Elyssa, hanging out in Nunavut.

Chris Cloutier (MSc) is studying the temporal and spatial patterns of mosquito communities at the Morgan Arboretum, near Macdonald Campus. Chris is co-supervised by Dr. Jim Fyles (Dept. Natural Resource Sciences). He can be reached at: christopher.cloutier@mail.mcgill.ca

Chris Cloutier: the man, the naturalist, the legend.

Chris Cloutier: the man, the naturalist, the legend.

Sarah Loboda (PhD) is studying high Arctic communities of Muscidae flies, with a particular focus on long-term changes to their assemblages. Sarah is co-supervised by Dr. Jade Savage (Bishop’s University). Sarah can be reached at: sarah.loboda@gmail.com

Sarah in front of her awesome poster at an Entomological Society of Canada meeting. This poster was a runner-up for a prize!

Sarah in front of her awesome poster at an Entomological Society of Canada meeting. This poster was a runner-up for a prize!

Étienne Normandin (M.Sc., University of Laval)  is studying bees in urban environments, and is co-supervised by Valérie Fournier

Étienne sweeping for bees (and other insects) in a Montreal community garden

Anna Solecki (M.Sc.)   is studying the phylogeography of higher Diptera in glacial refugia. She is part of theNorthern Biodiversity Program and is co-supervised by Prof. Terry Wheeler.

Anna Solecki completing field work in the high Arctic

 

Dorothy Maguire (Ph.D.): Dorothy is studying the effects of forest fragmentation on herbivorous insects living in forest canopies.  She can be reached at: dorothy.maguire@mail.mcgill.ca

Dorothy tree climbing!



Crystal Ernst
(Ph.D): Crystal is working on arthropod food-web dynamics
in Arctic Canada, and on the links between education and biodiversity in Northern communities.  She is also part of the Northern Biodiversity Program.  Crystal can be reached at:  crystal.ernst@mail.mcgill.ca

Crystal servicing a trap in Kugluktuk