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, students are studying the [1] chemical ecology of rough-skinned newts in the presence/absence of invasive signal crayfish, and [2] status of long-toed salamanders in the Foothills of the Rockies. I also maintain interests in community phylogenetics, geography of diversification, and the ecology and evolution of angiosperm breeding systems.

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

Opportunities - please read before contacting me

(last updated: April 2019)

Postdoctoral Scholar openings: I am currently recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar with interests in conservation translocations, outreach, and field stations. The ad has been advertised on Twitter, posted to CSEE, TAMU, and ECOLOG job boards, and is available here.

Graduate openings: With two more graduate students expected to start in September, I am not currently recruiting. Check in the fall for a possible opening for September 2020.

Undergraduate openings: I may be looking to recruit an undergraduate project student for summer 2019.

Contact Information


Dr. Steven M. Vamosi
Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Faculty of Science
Scientific Director, Biogeoscience Institute
Professor, Population Biology, Department of Biological Sciences

2500 University Drive NW
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