University of Alberta

Amanda Droghini

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Amanda Droghini, MSc candidate
Office: CCIS 1-274

My Master’s thesis focuses on the movement patterns of grey wolves in northern Alberta, and the effects of snow conditions and manmade linear features area on fine- and broad-scale habitat selection. I am interested in landscape ecology and statistical modelling, and in exploring the dynamic relationship between humans and their environment.

I received my undergraduate degree from McGill University in 2013. It was during that time that I had the opportunity to travel to East Africa, Peru and the southwestern United States. I worked as a lab assistant for one summer, helping Dr. Waterway with research on the phylogeny of sedges. The following summer, I received a NSERC USRA with Dr. Humphries to study wild populations of Eastern chipmunks in southeastern Quebec. This work inspired me to do a research project and the resulting essay was selected for the 2013 Undergraduate Awards.

Scholarships and Awards:

§ FRQNT Masters Research Scholarship (2014-2015)

§ Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (NSERC CGS/M) (2013-2014)

§ Undergraduate Awards (Category: Agricultural & Environmental Sciences) (2013)

§ NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2012)

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