Past Graduate Students

Mike Brown

Trent University, NSERC CREATE MSc student co-supervised with Dr. Jeff Bowman of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. 

Thesis on “Hybridization hotspots in Glaucomys flying squirrels and Peromyscus mice” (2015-2018).

Dr Melanie Prentice

Trent University, PhD student co-supervised by Dr. Jeff Bowman of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry.

Thesis on “Canada lynx landscape genomics” (2012-2017).

Dr Theresa Stotesbury

Theresa completed her PhD in Material Science at Trent University in 2017 titled " A silicon sol-gel approach to the development of forensic blood substitutes: Design considerations for research and training." She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science/Chemistry at Trent University and co-founder of Impact Scientific.

Senior Lecturer - Forensic Science / Chemistry

Kimberly Morris

Trent University, NSERC CREATE MSc student co-supervised with Dr. Jeff Bowman of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry.

Thesis on “Mink genomics and hybridization” (2014-2017).

Janet Greenhorn

Trent University, MSc student co-supervised by Dr. Jeff Bowman of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry.

Thesis on “Landscape genetics and genomics of fisher (Martes pennanti)” (2013-2017).

Pauline Priadka

Currently a PhD student at Laurentian University, Greater Sudbury, thesis on "Boreal Ecology".

Natural Resource Institute (NRI), University of Manitoba, MSc student co-supervised with Dr. Micheline Manseau of Parks Canada and the University of Manitoba. Thesis on “Landscape genetics of western boreal caribou” (2013-2016).

Michelle McKay

Trent University, MSc student co-supervised by Dr. J. Bowman of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. Thesis on “Peromyscus hybridization, functional genomics and climate change” (2012-2015).

Amy Flasko

Currently a Caribou Recovery Biologist for the Alberta Environment and Parks - Fish and Wildlife Branch, Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Natural Resource Institute (NRI), University of Manitoba, MSc student co-supervised with Dr. Micheline Manseau of Parks Canada and the University of Manitoba. Thesis on “Age determination of caribou pellets through size, morphology and hormones to facilitate pedigree reconstruction” (2011-2014).

Amanda MacDonald

Currently a PHD Candidate, University of Guelph, Dept. of Pathobiology, thesis on "Health assessment to determine disease prevalence in wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) in Ontario".

Trent University, MSc student. Thesis on “Coding trinucleotide repeats for application to wildlife forensic science” (2012-2015).

Laura Thompson

Currently a Research Ecologist at USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, Washington D.C. Metro Area.

Trent University, PhD student (Part-time). Thesis on “Conservation genetics of woodland caribou in the central boreal forest of Canada” (2008-2015).

Adam Marques

Currently a PhD student at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. His work  involves incorporating genomics and ecological niche modelling to assess how adaptive potential may influence the probability of persistence among climate sensitive American pika

Trent University, MSc student co-supervised by Dr. K. Abraham of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. Thesis on “Adaptive genetic markers reveal the biological significance and evolutionary history of woodland caribou” (2012-2015).

Philip Bertrand

Currently a PhD Candidate at the Université du Québec à Rimouski, Quebec, Canada.

Trent University, NSERC Alexander Bell Scholar, MSc student co-supervised with Dr. Micheline Manseau of Parks Canada and the University of Manitoba. Thesis on “Sex-specific graphs: Implicaitoins of partitioning population-based landscape genetic analysis into sex components” (2013-2015).

Emily Kerr

Currently a Wildlife DNA Research Technician at Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Trent University, MSc. Thesis on “Mitogenome characterization of the shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) for international trade validation of aquaculture-reared caviar” (2012-2015).

Lamya Bodokhon

Trent University, MSc student co-supervised with Dr. Joanna Freeland. Thesis on “Conservation genetics of thrush” (2011-2014).

Dr. Erin Koen

Currently an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Biology Department of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Trent University, NSERC funded PhD student co-supervised with Dr. Jeff Bowman of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. Thesis on “Evaluating the effects of landscape structure on genetic differentiation and diversity” (2008-2013).

Aaron Walpole

Currently a Biologist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry.

Trent University, MSc student with an Ontario Graduate Scholarship and co-supervised with Dr. Jeff Bowman of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Thesis on “Functional connectivity along the southern periphery of the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) range in Ontario, Canada” (2008 to present).

Mike Illes

Currently a Lecturer Professor in the Forensic Science Program at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Trent University, Part-time MSc student and Forensic Identification Supervisor for the OPP (Retired). Thesis on “Investigation of a model for stain selection and a robust estimation for area of origin in bloodstain pattern analysis”. (2008-2011).

Peter Hettinga

Currently a Wildlife Biologist at Wildlife Resource Consulting Services, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Manitoba.

Natural Resource Institute (NRI), University of Manitoba, MSc student co-supervised with Dr. Micheline Manseau of Parks Canada and the University of Manitoba. Thesis on “Use of fecal DNA to estimate population demographics of the boreal and southern mountain ecotypes of woodland caribou” (Completed 2010).

Lindsay Thomson

Completed Law School at Dalhousie University and is currently an Associate Lawyer at Beckett Personal Injury Lawyers, London, Ontario.

Trent University, MSc student. Thesis topic “A pathway analysis candidate gene approach to seasonal reproductive timing in mammals with a focus on Period and Casien Kinase 1 in Peromyscus” (2007-2010).

Kristyne Wozney

Currently a Senior Resource Technician for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Aquatic Research and Development Section, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Trent University, MSc student. Thesis on “Real-time PCR detection and quantification of elephantid DNA: Species identification for highly processed samples associated with the ivory trade” (Part-time, 2007-2009).

Karen Smith (McQuade)

Currently a Professor at Fleming College in the Forensic Biotechnology Program, Peterborough, Ontario.

Trent University, NSERC funded MSc student. Thesis topic “Investigating the Genetic Component to geographical variation in behaviour and metabolism in temperate mammals” (2007-2009).

Dr. Stephen Petersen

Currently the Head of Conservation & Research at Assiniboine Park Zoo concentrating on the oversight of the International Polar Bear Research Centre.

Trent University, PhD NSERC Scholar. Thesis topic “Spatial genetic patterns of arctic mammals: Peary caribou (Rangifer tarandus pearyi), polar bear (Ursus maritimus), and ringed seal (Pus [=Phoca] hispida). (2003-2008).

Dr. Mark Ball

Currently the Wildlife Disease Specialist & Geneticist for the Fish and Wildlife Disease Division of Sustainable Resource Development in the Government of Alberta, Edmonton. 

Trent University, PhD NSERC Scholar. Thesis topic “Conservation genetics of Canadian boreal caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou)” (2003-2008).

Dr. Martha Coleman

Completed a PhD at the University of Hawai'i and is currently a Molecular Ecologist and Education Specialist at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, USA.

Trent University, MSc student. Thesis entitled “Conservation genetics of Plant Species-at-Risk” (2004-2007).

Tara McEachen

Trent University, MSc student co-supervised with Dr. Jeff Bowman of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. Thesis topic “A genetic test of range expansion by the southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) at its northern range boundary”. (2004-2007)

Denis Carr

Currently an Open Data Supervisor at City of Toronto, Ontario.

Trent University, MSc student co-supervised with Dr. Jeff Bowman of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. Thesis entitled “Genetic structure and diversity of an expanding population of fishers”. (2003-2005).

Ashleigh Crompton

Currently an Environmental Advisor at Chevron, Calgary, Alberta.

Trent University, MSc student of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. Thesis entitled “Genetic Characterization of Hudson Bay Polar Bears” (2002-2004).

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