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FRANÇOIS MESSIER'S HOME PAGE

messier Dr. François Messier
Professor and Head
Department of Biology
University of Saskatchewan
112 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 5E2
Canada
Phone: (306) 966-4400
Fax: (306) 966-4461
Email: francois.messier@usask.ca

Dr. Messier is currently the Head of Biology Department.  He currently teaches BIOL 312.3 Northern Ecosystems, an undergraduate course in Northern Ecology, and a graduate-level course in Advanced Statistics (Biol 880).

His major research interest is in population dynamics and ecology of mammals, specifically of polar bears in the Canadian arctic.  His previous and current ecology research lab examines ecological questions on mammals ranging from Ord's Kangaroo rats, black-tailed prairie dogs, muskrat, skunks, raccoons, wolves, caribou, wood bison, grizzly bears, and polar bears.


LIST OF RECENT PUBLICATIONS

NEW (23/02/2007): An interdisciplinary research group at the University of Saskatchewan is seeking applications for PhD and MSc positions to undertake research on the ecology and epidemiology of chronic wasting disease in wild deer. Students with undergraduate degrees in veterinary medicine, biology or related disciplines are encouraged to apply. This research program has various integrated components including studies on population and landscape genetics of deer, radio-telemetry studies to determine movement patterns and habitat utilization of deer, disease surveillance and diagnosis, and disease modeling. These programs will commence in fall of 2006 or winter 2007; therefore, interested individuals should apply as soon as possible. For further information contact:

Dr. Trent Bollinger
Department of Veterinary Pathology
52 Campus Dr.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 5B4
Phone 306-966-5153
Email: trent.bollinger@usask.ca


RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

 
P.McLoughlinDr. Philip D. McLoughlin's webpage

Email: mcloughlin@sask.usask.ca















GRADUATE STUDENTS

PAST GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Dr. John Virgl
Dr. Lui Marinelli
Dr. Jim Schaeffer
Dr. Jim Rettie
Dr. Brent Patterson
Dr. Serge Lariviere
Dr. Michael Ferguson
Ms. Kim Brown (M.Sc.)
Dr. Steve Ferguson (Post-doc)
Dr. Maria Arts-Parasitniak
Dr. Phil McLoughlin
Dr. Damien Joly
Ms. Erin Urton
Mr. Justin Pitt
Dr. Yeen Ten Hwang
Dr. David Gummer

CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS:

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Naomi Carrier, M.Sc. candidate
Supervisor: Dr. F. Messier
Email: nbc132@mail.usask.ca
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E VanderWalEric Vander Wal, Ph.D. candidate
Supervisor: Dr. F. Messier
Email: eric.vanderwal@usask.ca





















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