evolutionary & conservation ecology

Welcome! The research conducted in my lab primarily focuses on conservation and evolutionary ecology of threatened aquatic and semi-aquatic species in NW Canada (especially AB and YT). Currently, lab members are studying [1] population and conservation genetics of long-toed salamanders, [2] the crash of a chinook salmon population in the Yukon, and [3] range contraction and expansion in bull trout. You can see past works by visiting the publications page.

Keep up with me on Twitter and via my Google Scholar profile.

Opportunities - please read before contacting me


It's almost always true that I do not have funds to support the stipend of a postdoctoral fellow. Inquiries from interested folks with external funding - or those that want to apply for external funding (e.g., NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship or Liber Ero Fellowship) with me - are always welcome. For graduate student openings, keep an eye on my Twitter or my Faculty of Graduate Studies page. Finally, members of my lab are often seeking undergraduate research assistants for the summer - best to contact me in late Fall or by January at the latest, given when NSERC and PURE scholarship applications are due.

Contact Information


Dr. Steven M. Vamosi
Professor, Population Biology
Scientific Director, Biogeoscience Institute

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