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news: october 9, 2017
The RADsequencing data associated with our publication in Biology Letters (Rutledge et al. 2015. RADsequencing and genomic simulations resolve hybrid origins in North American Canis) (http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/11/7/20150303) is now more easily accessible through the Dryad Repository at: http://datadryad.org/resource/doi:10.5061/dryad.pr318
news: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Our comment on hybrid origins of eastern and red wolves was published today in Science Advances. Read it here.
I am interested in how hybridization and environmental factors, including human influences, alter evolutionary trajectories and lead to contemporary evolution of species. Much of my work has been on Canis species and in particular Eastern Wolves (Canis lycaon), a threatened species in Ontario and Canada. In 2012, I founded the Eastern Wolf Survey, a research project focussed on non-invasively tracking Eastern Wolves in southern Ontario's Provincial Parks. I am currently appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the Environmental & Life Sciences Graduate Department at Trent University.