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:

Gail MacInnis (PhD) is  interested in how bee diversity affects the yield and quality of agricultural food crops, with a particular focus on pollen deposition and foraging behaviour. She is co-supervised by Jessica Forrest at University of Ottawa.

Here is Gail. Sitting in a field.

Here is Gail. Sitting in a field.

Anne-Sophie Caron (MSc) is part of the BESS program, and will be doing a project in the neotropics, about forest diversity and herbivorous insects. She is co-supervised by Don Windsor, at STRI.

Anne-Sophie may be doing research in the neotropics, but she is also quite at home in a Montreal winter...

Anne-Sophie may be doing research in the neotropics, but she is also quite at home in a Montreal winter…

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!