University of Calgary

Steven Vamosi

  • Professor
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Currently Teaching

Research Interests

I am an evolutionary and conservation ecologist with a diverse set of interests. At the time of writing (Summer 2023), graduate student projects in the lab are focused on a better understanding of the ecology, evolution, and conservation status of two species: bull trout and long-toed salamanders. Additionally, a co-supervised student (with Drs. Bhatnagar and Hubert) is studying bacterial communities associated with microplastics in river systems. This fall, a graduate student will join the lab to study beavers.

Graduate Students

Baumgartner, Emily PhD Evolutionary and conservation ecology of long-toed salamanders
Lepine, Tara MSc Conservation ecology of bull trout
Stadfeld, Jonas MSc Bacterial communities associated with microplastics


2004 - Alberta Ingenuity Fund New Faculty Award

Selected Publications

  • Carroll EKT & Vamosi SM. 2021. Population genetics of Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in the upper Athabasca River basin. Ecology and Evolution 21: 14509-14520.
  • Lewthwaite et al. 2018. Canadian butterfly climate debt is significant and correlated with range size. Ecography 41: 2005-2015.
  • Dennenmoser S, Vamosi SM, Nolte AW & Rogers SM. 2017. Adaptive genomic divergence under high gene flow between freshwater and brackish‐water ecotypes of prickly sculpin (Cottus asper) revealed by Pool‐Seq. Molecular Ecology 26: 25-42.
  • Vamosi SM, Heard SB, Vamosi JC & Webb CO. 2009. Emerging patterns in the comparative analysis of phylogenetic community structure. Molecular Ecology 18: 572-592.

See my Google Scholar profile for a more complete listing

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