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Rob Laird

Robert Laird

Associate Professor
Biological Sciences
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4

Ph: (403) 317-5074
Fax: (403) 332-4039

robert.laird at

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Created: Feb 18, 2009
Launched: July 1, 2009
Updated: June 1, 2017

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We are a lab of evolutionary ecologists working in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. Current research includes experimental and theoretical work on plant-insect interactions, species coexistence, the evolution of cooperation, and the evolution of senescence.

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Lab news

Convocation 2017

June 1, 2017 - Convocation
Diana Wilches, MSc, and Vincent Hervet, PhD, both walked the stage at Convocation today. They are pictured above with co-supervisors Kevin Floate and Rob Laird. Congratulations to you both!

Diana, Medal of Merit winner

June 1, 2017 - Congratulations
MSc graduate Diana Wilches (above, left, with Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Robert Wood) was awarded the MSc Medal of Merit for 2017.
[Link to article in Lethbridge Herald]
Congratulations on this prestigious award, Diana!

Vince (R) and Luxie

June 1, 2017 - Kudos
PhD graduate Vincent Hervet (above, right) was nominated for the PhD Medal of Merit for 2017.

March 3, 2017 - Congratulations
Suzanne Chmilar was awarded an NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award. Congratulations, Suzanne!

March 3, 2017 - Congratulations
Jake Hayden was awarded a Alberta Conservation Association Grant in Biodiversity. Congratulations, Jake!

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