MSc Candidate (2018-present)
With global temperatures expected to rise, the range distributions of many species will be affected. The ability of species to track their preferred climatic envelope is a matter of concern for the future of conservation, with range loss expected for many of species. Mountain species are of special concern due to elevational limits setting restrictions on how much climatic envelopes can move. Canada Jays on Vancouver Island are an alpine species which rely on cached food to survive through winter. For my Masters I will be looking at which climatic and biotic factors are important in determining what is suitable habitat for Vancouver Island Canada Jays.