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Welcome to the Landscape Ecology and Spatial Analysis (LESA) lab, directed by Dr. Yolanda Wiersma. Please use the links above to navigate my site. Here’s the LESA Lab News for this month.

November 2018

In lab news, congratulations to Travis and Patrick who contributed to organizing the Atlantic Society of Fish and Wildlife Biologists Annual symposium. They both presented papers, as did Tegan, who awarded 2nd prize for best talk (pretty cool to see a lichens & wetlands talk win at a wildlife meeting!)

Tegan giving her talk

In other news, lab alumna Rachel Wigle just landed a full-time job that is Biology related (though not in ecology). She is working on Quality Assurance in a greenhouse with Aphira. Pretty cool to have a former student get hired in the marijuana industry within two weeks of it being legalized here in Canada…

In other conference news, I am participating indirectly in the big Caribou Confab in Ottawa; I’m a co-author on a paper led by Ronnie Drever of the Natural Conservancy, which was presented by Chantal Hutchison.

Next week we will say good-bye to our “Ghost-Doc” Carly Ziter who is off to start a tenure-track position at Concordia. I’m sure she will do some awesome trailblazing to advance the field of urban landscape ecology in Canada!

In my role as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Ecology, I recently wrote a blog post about one of the papers I handled. “Holiday snapshots can help us to understand conservation sites

****To read the LESA Lab news archives click here.

****To see stories from the LESA Lab in the Media click here

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