As a Research Assistant at Rollins Urban & Structural Entomology Facility, I am responsible for managing the molecular laboratory. This includes genetic profile collection of urban pest insects, maintaining our genetic database and assisting and supervising undergraduate and graduate students.
I have a strong interest in molecular ecology and conservation research. I obtained my Masters in Science at Saint Mary’s University, where my thesis used molecular techniques to understand migration patterns of the northern long-eared bat. Since I have joined the Rollins Facility I have had the opportunity to work with numerous graduate and postgraduate researchers, assisting in research focusing on further understanding the invasion patterns, breeding structures and population genetics of various pest insects.
M.S. Population Genetics, 2014, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS
Thesis title: “Subtle population structure found within northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) inhabiting mainland
Honors, B.S. Zoology, 2011, University of Guelph, Guelph ON
Thesis title: “Spatial variability in plant predation determines the strength of stochastic community assembly.”
Johnson L.N.L. , McLeod B.A., Burns, L.E., Arseneault K, Frasier, T.R., Broders, H.G. (2015) Population genetic structure within and among seasonal site types in the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) and the Northern long- eared bat (M.septentrionalis). Plos One.
Segers, J.L., Irwin, A.E., Farrow, L.J., Johnson, L.N.L. and Broders, H.G. (2013) First records of Lasiurus cinereus and L. borealis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Northeastern Naturalist Notes, 20: 14-15.
Germain, R., Johnson, L., Schneider, S., Cottenie, K., Gillis, L. and MacDougall, A.S. (2013) Spatial variability in plant predation determines the strength of stochastic community assembly. American Naturalist 182: 169-179.