evolutionary ecology lab

Welcome! The research conducted in my lab, although a bit of an eclectic mix, primarily considers the factors promoting the origin, maintenance, distribution and conservation of biodiversity. Currently, my students are studying: [1] adapation to young environments in threespine stickleback, [2] molecular phylogenetics of predaceous diving beetles, [3] the influence of traits on species coexistence in seed beetles, and [4] responses of threespine stickleback to the presence of non-native fish species. I also maintain active interests in community phylogenetics, geography of diversification, enemy-victim interactions, species invasions, and the ecology and evolution of angiosperm breeding systems. Keep up with me on Twitter.

Opportunities - please read before contacting me

Updated May 2015: Other than inquiries from potential postdoctoral fellows with/competitive for external funding (see below), I do not expect many openings in the foreseeable future.

Postdoctoral Fellow openings: I do not have funds to support the stipend of a postdoctoral fellow. That said, inquiries from interested folks with external funding - or those that want to apply for external funding (e.g., NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships) with me - are always welcome.

Graduate openings: With three incoming graduate students lined up for September 2015, I do not expect any openings until September 2016 (earliest) or 2017 (realistic).

Undergraduate openings: None at present; check back again in late Fall 2015.

Contact Information

Dr. Steven M. Vamosi
Associate Professor, Population Biology
2500 University Drive NW
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary
Calgary AB
T2N 1N4 Canada

Phone: 403.210.8508 (Office) | 403.210.8466 (Lab)
Fax: 403.289.9311
Email: smvamosi+ucalgary.ca