Ph.D. Candidate (part-time)
The boreal shield in eastern Manitoba is home to wolves and a prey guild composed mainly of moose, white-tailed deer and beaver. My project consists primarily of determining kill and predation rates of wolf packs in eastern Manitoba through kill site investigations. In addition to examining predator-prey dynamics, I will also be examining the potential effects of parasite transmission between white-tailed deer and moose in hopes to better understand the sometimes complex relationship between wolves, moose and white-tailed deer in the region.