I am an animal ecologist and my research focuses on the behaviour, conservation, and evolution of birds. I obtained a MSc from York University in 2009, and completed my PhD at the University of Saskatchewan in 2014.
My research focuses on empirical and theoretical problems related to movement ecology, life history variation, habitat selection, seasonal interactions and migration.
The fieldwork for my PhD research on Northern Flickers was conducted at Riske Creek, British Columbia, Canada.
My Killam postdoctoral research at the University of British Columbia, I studied parental care, kinship and inbreeding an island population of song sparrows.
Currently, as a NSERC postdoctoral fellow I am studying the geographical variation in the annual cycle of tree swallows using geolocation data from populations across North America.
Please check out the projects section to learn more.
I am always open for potential collaborations, please contact me if you are interested.
I have 4 recently published papers:
Reid JM, G Bocedi, P Nietlisbach, AB Duthie, ME Wolak, EA Gow, P Arcese. 2016. Variation in parent-offspring kinship in socially monogamous systems with extra-pair reproduction and inbreeding. Evolution 70:1512–19 DOI: 10.1111/evo.12953
Gow EA. 2015. Analyzing geolocator data for birds that roost in cavities year-round. Journal of Field Ornithology 87:74–83 DOI: 10.1111/jofo.12130
Gow EA, & KL Wiebe. 2015. Nest sanitation in response to short-and long-term manipulations of brood size: males clean more in a sex-role reversed species. Animal Behaviour 104:137–143 doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.03.2014
Gow EA, & KL Wiebe. 2015. Northern flicker mates foraging on renewing patches avoid competition not by separate niches but by segregation. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69:101–108 DOI: 10.1007/s00265-014-1822-8