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  Former Bonier Lab Members

Past Grad Students and Postdocs:

Amelia Cox, MSc 2018; Thesis: Population decline in an avian aerial insectivore (Tachycineta bicolor) linked to climate change. Currently a research assistant with Bob Montgomerie (Queen's University).

Ivana Schoepf, Postdoc (Queen's University & Virginia Tech, co-supervised with Ignacio Moore); Costs of malaria infection in red-winged blackbirds. Currently Research Coordinator at the Queen's University Biological Station.

Laura Schoenle, PhD 2017, Virginia Tech, co-supervised with Ignacio Moore; Dissertation: Coping with chronic infection: the role of glucocorticoids in mediating resistance and tolerance to parasites. Currently Assistant Director & Coordinator of Research & Honors, Office of Undergraduate Biology,  Cornell University.

Chloe Montreuil-Spencer, MSc 2017; Thesis: Relationships between winter energetic condition and reproductive investment in a wild bird.

Kelsey Schoenemann, MSc 2017; Thesis: Individual variation in glucocorticoid levels: a field study of repeatability.

Caglar Akcay, Postdoc (Virginia Tech, co-supervised with Ignacio Moore); Behavioural ecology of aggression and parental care in tree swallows. Currently an Assistant Professor at Doc University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Sara Burns, MSc 2015; Thesis: Does trapping method introduce bias into studies of behaviour and physiology?

Adam Lendvai, Postdoc (Virginia Tech, co-supervised with Ignacio Moore); Evolutionary endocrinology and life history tradeoffs in tree swallows. Currently an Associate Professor at the University of Debrecen, Hungary.

Jenny Ouyang, Postdoc (Virginia Tech, co-supervised with Ignacio Moore); Evolutionary endocrinology and life history tradeoffs in tree swallows. Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Past 4th year Honours Thesis and Independent Study Students:

Kennedy Everitt (2018)

Zoe Walter (2018)

Matthieson Smith (2017)

Matt Richardson (2016)

Anthony Colangelo (2016)

Pria St. John (2015)

Alice Domalik (2014)

Sophie Gong (2014)

Lydia Rocheleau (2014)

Emily Dobson (2012)

Ainsley McGregor (2011)

Tristan Willis (2011)

Dana Drumm (2010)

Laura Lockhart (2009)

Hannah Munro (2009)



Sara Burns
Jenny Ouyang
Alice Domalik Caglar Akcay
Emily Dobson
Kelsey Schoenemann
Tristan Willis
Laura Schoenle