Stan Boutin- University of Alberta I worked with Stan as both a Ph.D. student and post-doc. We continue to collaborate on research involving phenology and life history evolution in red squirrels (see the Kluane Red Squirrel Project link below). Mark Brigham - University of Regina Mark Brigham was my M.Sc. supervisor and introduced me to the field of ecophysiology and the strange nocturnal world of bats and nightjars. Anne Charmantier - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Anne, together with Steve Dobson (below), supervised my post-doc at CNRS. Anne furthered my training in evolutionary ecology and we've continued to collaborate on research on red squirrels and Columbian ground squirrels Steve Dobson - Auburn University Steve and I have worked together on Columbian ground squirrels since 2008. We've worked together on a number of projects and maintain a close collaboration on this project. Kluane Red Squirrel Project KRSP is a comprehensive and collaborative research program on North American red squirrels in the Yukon. It's been operating for >25 years and is still going strong!
Loeske Kruuk - University of Edinburgh Loeske supervised my Royal Society Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh and trained me in quantitative genetics and evolutionary biology. We continue to collaborate on research designed to distinguish genetic versus phenotypically plastic variation in hibernation phenology. Jan Murie - University of Alberta Jan initiated the research project on Columbian ground squirrels in the early 90's. His guidance continues to benefit all involved researchers. Craig Willis - University of Winnipeg Craig and I work together on evolutionary physiology of Columbian ground squirrels and bats.