Rm: 4320 Bioscience Complex
Tel: (613) 533-6598
Lab Web Site: http://post.queensu.ca/~pm45/
Faculty Web Site: http://www.queensu.ca/biology/people/faculty/martin.html
RESEARCH AREA/POTENTIAL PROJECTS
Our lab is interested in population differentiation and evolution among closely related species, how species come to coexist, the causes of broad patterns of diversity, and the natural history of poorly-known species.
Two types of honours thesis projects are available for this coming year. The first involves field work on birds at the Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS), studying interactions among birds. The second involves comparative analyses of trait evolution in birds. The latter projects rely upon published phylogenetic relationships, genetic data, geographic range data (using GIS), and measures of traits from the literature or from museums. These latter projects will not require field work.
Please see my webpage for more details regarding our general research in the lab (http://post.queensu.ca/~pm45/).
I will take up to 3 honours thesis students next year.
STARTING DATE: Field projects start in early May with some field work possible in April. Field work typically extends to the end of June or early July. Non-field
projects will require some part time work in the summer, and intensive work beginning in September.