Colin Garroway
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Assistant Professor

Office 421E Bio-Sci Bldg
204-474-8267

Funded MSc/Phd positions to work on urban adaptation available. Click here for more info

My research integrates population genomic, evolutionary, and ecological analyses to explore the ways that population structures form, persist, collapse, and change through time. This involves both intensive field-based work on wild animal populations and computer-based data modelling and analysis.

I have only recently (Dec 2015) arrived at the University of Manitoba and so I’m in the process of starting projects and looking for students and assistants. This summer (2016) we will start fieldwork to monitor behavioural, demographic, and genomic variation among squirrel populations within and outside of Winnipeg to explore local adaptation to urban environments. We will sample additional city and forest populations more broadly to try to generalize our population genomic findings. I am also building a multi-species database to explore relationships between life history traits and population structure.

If you are interested in joining the group for field, lab, or computer based aspects of this work please get in touch! There will be positions available beginning this summer.

A complete and up to date list of publications can be found at my Google scholar page. Click here for my in need of an update personal page.

Research Interests

Landscape and population genetics, evolutionary ecology, local adaptation, gene flow and genetic drift, conservation and management, behaviour

Recent Publications

  • Laine, Veronika N, Gossmann, TI, Schachtschneider, KM, Garroway, CJ, Madsen, O, Verhoeven, KJF, de Jager, VCL, Megens, HJ, Warren, WC, Minx, P and et al. (2016). Evolutionary signals of selection on cognition from the great tit genome and methylome. Nature Communications (in press).
  • Aplin, LM, Firth, JA, Farine, DR, Voelkl, B, Crates, RA, Culina, A, Garroway, CJ, Hinde, CA, Kidd, LR, Psorakis, I and et al. (2015). Consistent individual differences in the social phenotypes of wild great tits, Parus major. Animal behaviour 108, 117–127.
  • Bouwhuis, Sandra, Vedder, Oscar, Garroway, Colin J and Sheldon, Ben C (2015). Ecological causes of multilevel covariance between size and first-year survival in a wild bird population. Journal of Animal Ecology 84, 208–218.
  • Crates, Ross A, Sheldon, Ben C and Garroway, Colin J (2015). Causes and consequences of individual variation in the extent of post-juvenile moult in the blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus (Passeriformes: Paridae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116 (2), 341–351.
  • Farine, Damien R, Firth, Josh A, Aplin, Lucy M, Crates, Ross A, Culina, Antica, Garroway, Colin J, Hinde, Camilla A, Kidd, Lindall R, Milligan, Nicole D, Psorakis, Ioannis and et al. (2015). The role of social and ecological processes in structuring animal populations: a case study from automated tracking of wild birds. Royal Society Open Science 2 (4), 150057.

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Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Crackerjack Seminar - Christa Burstahler — Friday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m., 527 Buller.

General seminar: Crackerjack Seminar — Friday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m., 527 Buller.

General seminar: Workshop - Using Social Media Professionally — Monday, October 30 at 12:30 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Alison Loeppky PhD Proposal: “Elemental marking of hard structures in Lake Sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens, to determine natal origin and reconstruct environmental life histories of individuals” — Thursday, November 2 at 1 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.