Recent Submissions

  • Phylogeography of a migratory songbird across its Canadian breeding range: Implications for conservation units 

    Haché, Samuel; Bayne, Erin M.; Villard, Marc-André; Proctor, Heather; Davis, Corey S.; Stralberg, Diana; Janes, Jasmine K.; Hallworth, Michael T.; Foster, Kenneth R.; Chidambara-vasi, Easwaramurthyvasi; Grossi, Alexandra A.; Gorrell, Jamieson C.; Krikun, Richard (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017-06-28)
    The objectives of this study were to describe and evaluate potential drivers of genetic structure in Canadian breeding populations of the Ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapilla. We performed genetic analyses on feather samples ...
  • Voyage of discovery? A comment on Koch et al. "A voyage to Terra Australis: human-mediated dispersal of cats" 

    Andrew, Rose L.; Smith, Deane; Gorrell, Jamieson C.; Janes, Jasmine K. (BioMed Central, 2016-12-07)
    The origins of feral cats in Australia may be understood with the help of molecular studies, but it is important that hypotheses be tested with appropriate sampling and methodology. We point out several shortcomings in ...
  • Very low levels of direct additive genetic variance in fitness and fitness components in a red squirrel population 

    McFarlane, S. Eryn; Gorrell, Jamieson C.; Coltman, David W.; Humphries, Murray M.; Boutin, Stan; McAdam, Andrew G. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014-05)
    A trait must genetically correlate with fitness in order to evolve in response to natural selection, but theory suggests that strong directional selection should erode additive genetic variance in fitness and limit future ...
  • Adopting kin enhances inclusive fitness in asocial red squirrels 

    Gorrell, Jamieson C.; McAdam, Andrew G.; Coltman, David W.; Humphries, Murray M.; Boutin, Stan (Macmillan Publishers Ltd., 2010-06-01)
    Orphaned animals benefit from being adopted, but it is unclear why an adopting parent should incur the costs of rearing extra young. Such altruistic parental behaviour could be favoured if it is directed towards kin and ...