University of Calgary

Steven Vamosi

  • Professor
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Research Interests

I am a population biologist with a diverse set of interests. My research foci include the: [1] evolutionary consequences of interactions between enemies and their prey, [2] influence of phylogenetic relatedness on community structure, [3] effects of larval competition on adult fitness, and [4] ecology of macroinvertebrates living in ponds and small lakes.

Graduate Students

Dennenmoser, Stefan PhD Phylogeography of prickly sculpin
Hausch, Stephen M.Sc. Community phylogenetics and species coexistence
Vanderzwan, Stevi M.Sc.  
Venables, Chandra Ph.D. Phylogenetics and phylogeography of predaceous diving beetles


2004 - Alberta Ingenuity Fund New Faculty Award

Selected Publications

  • Google Scholar Link
  • Vamosi SM & Queenborough SA. 2010. Breeding systems and phylogenetic diversity of seed plants along a large-scale elevational gradient. Journal of Biogeography 37: 465-476.
  • Wohlfahrt B & Vamosi SM. 2009. Antagonistic selection or trait compensation? Diverse patterns of predation-induced prey mortality due to the interacting effects of prey phenotype and the environment. Evolutionary Biology 36: 386-396.
  • Yee DA, Taylor S & Vamosi SM. 2009. Beetle and plant density as cues initiating dispersal in two species of adult predaceous diving beetles. Oecologia 160: 25-36.
  • Vamosi SM, Heard SB, Vamosi JC & Webb CO. 2009. Emerging patterns in the comparative analysis of phylogenetic community structure. Molecular Ecology 18: 572-592.
  • Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2008. Extinction risk escalates in the tropics. PLoS ONE 3(12): e3886.
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