jess miller
Artwork by Ethan Kocak http://blackmudpuppy.com

I am investigating reproductive trade-offs and mating behaviour in red squirrels:

1. I am using long-term data to investigate whether age at first reproduction affects senescence.

2. I am interested in whether resource pulses influence male life history traits and mating behaviour.

3. I am testing whether individual-level resources are linked with reproductive success and mating behaviour.

These projects are a collaboration with the Kluane Red Squirrel Project which I started during my PhD at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Dr. Stan Boutin.