Eric Vander Wal

Université de Sherbrooke
Postdoctoral fellow candidate

Supervisor: Fanie Pelletier
Marco Festa Bianchet
Start: 2011-05-01
End: 2014-04-15
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Links between sociality, fitness, and population dynamics


sociality, ungulates, disease, evolutionary demography, habitat selection, space use, sociobiology


1- Evolutionary rescue in vertebrates: evidence, applications and uncertainty
Vander Wal, E., D. Garant, M. Festa-Bianchet, F. Pelletier
2012 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

2- Density-Dependent Effects on Group Size Are Sex-Specific in a Gregarious Ungulate
Eric Vander Wal, Floris M. van Beest, Ryan K. Brook
2013 PLoS ONE

3- Sex-based differences in density-dependent sociality: an experiment with a gregarious ungulate
Vander Wal, E, H Yip, P. D. McLoughlin
2012 Ecology

4- Influence of landscape and social interactions on transmission of disease in a social cervid
2012 Molecular Ecology

5- An individual-based quantitative approach for delineating core areas of animal space use
Vander Wal, E., A.R. Rodgers
2012 Ecological Modelling

6- Seasonal shifts in habitat selection of a large herbivore and the influence of human activity
McLoughlin, Philip D., Eric Vander Wal, Stacey J. Lowe, Brent R. Patterson, Dennis L. Murray
2011 Basic and Applied Ecology

7- Considering ecological dynamics in resource selection functions
McLoughlin, Philip D., Douglas W. Morris, Daniel Fortin, Eric Vander Wal, Adrienne L. Contasti
2010 Journal of Animal Ecology

8- Designating Seasonality Using Rate of Movement
Vander Wal, Eric, Arthur R. Rodgers
2009 Journal of Wildlife Management

9- Evaluating use of cattle winter feeding areas by elk and white-tailed deer: Implications for managing bovine tuberculosis transmission risk from the ground up
Brook, Ryan K., Eric Vander Wal, Floris M. van Beest, Stéphane M. McLachlan
2013 Preventive Veterinary Medicine

10- Spatial and temporal factors influencing sightability of elk
Wal, Eric Vander, Philip D. McLoughlin, Ryan K. Brook
2011 The Journal of Wildlife Management