Program Coordinator for the Conservation Biology B.Sc.
- B.S. (University of Michigan)
- M.Sc. (University of Guelph)
- Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
Office: LHS D235
Lab: LHS D203
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext.7640
Lab phone: ext 7670
- Avian conservation biology
- Avian ecology
- Forest ecology
My research examines how climate variability impacts arctic shorebird populations. I am also interested in the effects of anthropogenic disturbances on the ecology and conservation of forest birds.
BIOL 1020H: Foundations of Biodiversity
BIOL 3380H: Advanced Ecology
ENLS 5001H: Research Design and Data Analysis
Young, K. G., L. V. Kennedy, P.A. Smith, and E. Nol. 2021. Does camera presence influence habitat specific predation pressure on artificial shorebird nests in East Bay, Southampton Island? Arctic.
Falconer, M. and E. Nol. 2021. Eastern Wood-Pewee reproductive success in red pine plantations and deciduous forests in Ontario, Canada. Wilson Journal of Ornithology.
Korne, N., S. A. Flemming, P. A. Smith and E. Nol. 2020. Applying structure-from-motion habitat reconstruction and GIS terrain analysis to tests of shorebird nest-site selection hypotheses. Journal of Field Ornithology. Early view December 2020.
Information for prospective students
I am interested in most aspects of the biology and conservation of shorebirds, both on their breeding grounds and in their wintering range. The focus of this research is primarily on the genus Charadrius (the small plovers) but I have also had students work on communities of shorebirds in southern estuarine environments and in recent years have been working on breeding Whimbrel, and other shorebird species on their sub-arctic breeding grounds. I welcome inquiries from students with strong skills in avian and population ecology. Prospective students with skills in marine biology but are interested in the terrestrial vertebrate components of marine communities are also most welcome to write. Excellent bird identification skills are an asset. I am not currently able to support students who are not qualified for internal or external funding.