Quinn Webber (he/him)
I am a behavioural ecologist interested in the intersection between animals, parasites, and the environment. Originally from Winnipeg, I completed my BSc Honours at the University of Winnipeg in 2013 and my MSc at the University of Winnipeg in 2016 where I focused on how animal personality and social behaviour affect parasite dynamics in bats. In 2016, I moved to St. John's Newfoundland and attended Memorial University of Newfoundland, where I finished my PhD on caribou social behaviour and space use in 2020. I was then a (remote) Post-Doc at the University of Colorado Boulder focusing on territoriality in red squirrels. In 2022 I started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph.
Teya Mathews (she/her)
I am a Master's student in Dr. Webber's lab studying the interaction between behaviors in little brown bats and the spread of ectoparasites. I began my journey in wildlife research during my undergraduate years when I studied animal personality in freshwater fish native to Costa Rica. I will also continue to study animal personality in Dr. Webber's lab as part of my thesis. In my free time I enjoy crocheting, bird watching, watching netflix, video games, and reading!
Arya Horon (she/her)
In 2021, I completed my BSc at the University of Alberta where I studied parasites in urban coyotes and community dynamics at cougar kill sites for undergraduate research projects. Outside of school, I’ve been fortunate to be able to combine my love for wildlife research and travel by working in a diverse range of ecosystems including the dry forests of Madagascar, the mountains of Banff, and the savannahs of Kenya. For my MSc research, I am evaluating the relationship between dynamic resource phenology and woodland caribou migration in northern Ontario using the green wave hypothesis framework. This work is co-supervised by Dr. John Fryxell. In my free time, you might find me reading, rock climbing, or coaching gymnastics!