MSc. Department of Biology
Co-supervisor: Dr. Ann McKellar
BSc. Plymouth State University
Birthplace: New Hampshire, USA
Project: Influence of winter origin on population structure, migration timing, and route selection in Sanderling (Calidris alba) during spring migration
My research aims to identify distinct geographic wintering origins and migration routes of Sanderling populations staging at Chaplin Lake, SK using feather stable isotopic signatures and automated radio telemetry of nano-tagged individuals. Additionally, I intend to investigate annual variation in the relative proportion of individuals from different wintering biomes in order to identify changes in the Chaplin Lake population structure migration timing over time.