PEOPLE

Paul Martin

GRADUATE STUDENTS


Rachel Fanelli  (co-advised with Fran Bonier)
Adam Groulx
Haley Kenyon
Samreen Munim

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS


Katrina Esteireiro
Cameron MacPhail
Kate Mitchell

Kyra Rolfe

Previous Students

Paul Martin

Associate Professor

I grew up as a birder in Ottawa, Canada, where my fascination with the origins and maintenance of diversity began. In our lab, we use a broad array of approaches (field- and lab-based, comparative analyses) to address questions of interest, and collaborate with many scientists in areas outside of our main research foci. All of our research is based on a deep appreciation of natural history. Much of our current work takes place at the Queen’s University Biological Station (Ontario, Canada).

email: pm45@queensu.ca

My full contact Information is at the bottom of this page.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Rachel Fanelli  

MSc student  (co-advised with Fran Bonier)

My research uses a comparative approach to identify the factors that limit species distributions in cities. My current focus is looking at how habitat availability influences the occurrence of and interactions between two closely related species of bird that breed in Kingston, Ontario as part of the Urban Birds of Ontario Project.

Contact:
Queen's Biology Department
Biosciences Complex, 3441
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
phone: +001-613-533-6000 ext. 77537
email: 19ref@queensu.ca

 

Adam Groulx

PhD student

My research interests primarily involve behavioural ecology, entomology and interspecies interactions. As such, I am intending to study the ecology of burying beetle (Nicrophorus spp.) communities in southern Ontario as well as conduct comparative work with avian species. I will be looking into the potential role that trade-offs in functional traits play in structuring communities of related species.

 

Contact: Department of Biology, Queen’s University,

Biosciences Complex, 4320

Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

phone: +001-613-533-6000 ext. 77334

email: adam.groulx1990@gmail.com

Haley Kenyon

PhD student

My research revolves around understanding the role that premating reproductive barriers, such as song and colour, play in speciation in birds. Most recently, my work has used a combination of song analysis, genomic analysis and playback experiments to examine song as a reproductive barrier in avian hybrid zones. 

 

Contact: Department of Biology, Queen’s University,

Biosciences Complex, 4320

Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

phone: +001-613-533-6000 ext. 77334

email: haley.kenyon@queensu.ca

Samreen Munim

MSc student

I enjoy thinking about broad questions mostly pertaining to the fields of evolutionary ecology and community ecology. Why do we see certain species in certain places? What mechanisms allow species to coexist in those places? For my thesis, I will be exploring these themes as they relate to a group of New World sparrow species breeding on the rocky outcrops of the Frontenac Arch.

Contact: Department of Biology, Queen’s University,

Biosciences Complex, 4320

Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

phone: +001-613-533-6000 ext. 77334

email: 11sm170@queensu.ca

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Katrina Esteireiro

Mentorship student

still to come ...

Contact: Department of Biology, Queen’s University,

Biosciences Complex, 4320

Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

phone: +001-613-533-6000 ext. 77334

email: 

Cameron MacPhail

Honours thesis student

I am interested in understanding ecosystems and the challenges species face as they interact with human society and its effects. I believe understanding these issues is the best way to create solutions. Using a previously developed data set on the global abundance of birds in cities, I will study whether compounding challenges, such as climate, could limit the distribution of urban birds.

Contact: Department of Biology, Queen’s University,

Biosciences Complex, 4320

Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

phone: +001-613-533-6000 ext. 77334

email: 15cstm@queensu.ca

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Kate Mitchell

Mentorship student

still to come ...

Contact: Department of Biology, Queen’s University,

Biosciences Complex, 4320

Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

phone: +001-613-533-6000 ext. 77334

email: 

Kyra Rolfe

Honours thesis student

I've always had a love for ecology, exploring new places, and making discoveries. I am interested in evolutionary ecology and conservation biology. What are the limits to adaptation in a climate crisis? Why do animals exist where they do and how do they cope with the stresses of a changing environment? These are the questions I'm interested in answering. 

Contact: Department of Biology, Queen’s University,

Biosciences Complex, 4320

Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

phone: +001-613-533-6000 ext. 77334

email: 17ker@queensu.ca

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Paul Martin and Lab
Department of Biology

Queen's University
Kingston, ON  K7L 3N6
Canada

photos on the website by Paul (except for the photos of people, or those otherwise credited)

Street/Room address:

Biosciences Complex, 

Room 4320,  

116 Barrie Street, 

Kingston, ON  

K7L 3N6  Canada

lab phone: 613.533.6000

ext. 77334

Email: pm45@queensu.ca
Alternate email for Paul: hellmayr@gmail.com
phone: +001 613.533.6598

(Paul Office)

fax: +001 613.533.6617