Dr. Aaron Shafer

Aaron Shafer

Awards

Canadian Association of Graduate Studies UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award
Banting Fellow
NSERC Discovery Grant
CFI-JELF
ComputeCanada RRG

Boards and Committees

Member of IUCN Caprinae SSC and an Associate Editor at Conservation Genetics

Biography

My research program uses genomic tools to better understand population demography and local adaptation with the hope of informing management and policy. My main study species are alpine ungulates.

Selected Publications

Martchenko D*, Prewer E, Latch EK, Kyle CJ, Shafer ABA. “Population genomics of ungulates.” In Population genomics: Wildlife, editors PA Hohenlohe and G Luikart. Springer Publishing, in press.

Britt M, Haworth SE, Johnson JB, Martchenko D, Shafer ABA. “The importance of nonacademic coauthors in bridging the conservation genetics gap.” Biological Conservation 218, 2018, pp. 118–123.

Shafer ABA, Wolf JBW, Alves PC, Bergström L, Bruford MW, Brännström I, Colling G, Dalén L, De Meester L, Ekblom R, Fawcett KD, Fior S, Hajibabaei M, Hill JA, Hoezel AR, Hoglund J, Jensen EL, Krause J, Kristensen TN, Krützen M, McKay JK, Norman AJ, Ogden R, Österling EM, Ouborg NJ, Piccolo J, Popovic D, Primmer CR, Reed FA, Roumet M, Salmona J, Schenekar T, Schwartz MK, Segelbacher G, Senn H, Thaulow J, Valtonen M, Veale A, Vergeer P, Vijay N, Vilà C, Weissensteiner M, Wennerström L, Wheat CW, Zieliński P. “Genomics and the challenging translation into conservation practice.” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30, 2015, pp. 78–87.

Shafer ABA, Northrup JM, White KS, Boyce MS, Côté SD, Coltman DW. “Habitat selection predicts genetic relatedness in an alpine ungulate.” Ecology 93, 2012, pp. 1317–1329.