Way behind on posting!

Wow, I fell way behind on updating the postings to this site.  So here’s a few highlights:

Back in March Lily won Best Poster at the Master of Science Showcase at TRU.  Good going. That just might be two years in a row that our lab has won the competition (Camille won the previous year!).   Lily also won a prestigious BC Graduate Scholarship!

The first paper from Chloe’s thesis has been published!  See Western Rattlesnake spring migration in British Columbia: a comparative study of juveniles and adults.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 2023: https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2022-0173

At the end of March, no less than 7 members of our lab (Jade, Chloe, Camille, Rory, Alexis, Julien and Kyla) made it to the combined meeting in Victoria of the BC Chapter and Canadian Chapter of the Wildlife Society.  Marcus (a lab alumni) also appeared! Everyone presented!  The 2024 meeting of the BC Chapter will be right here in Kamloops!

Karl and Veronica appeared in an episode of CBC’s Planet Wonder with host Joanna Wagstaff.  The episode was entitled “Do we need to be cold-blooded for our warm future” and it covered, among a number of things, how animals may adapt (or be adapted) to deal with a changing climate.  You can watch the 25-minute show by clicking right here.

In May, Karl ticked off #1 on his bucket list by taking a trip to Indonesia to see the magnificent Komodo Dragons.

That’s all for now.  I’ll try to stay on top of this better from now on. Pip pip, tally ho.







Lily presents in Montréal

In mid-August, Lily presented a poster on her thesis work at  the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America.  She entitled it  “How does translocation affect the movement and survival of a population of gophersnakes at their northern range limit?”.

Lab holiday social

Amazingly, everyone (particularly the exam-laden undergraduates) made an effort to squeeze in a bit of holiday social time just before the Christmas semester break.   A great feast was provided through the combined efforts of the group.  A special thanks goes to Cheryl for helping with the herculean task of creating yet another Morton Thompson – Pierre Burton blackened turkey.  Sköld!