Congratulations to Dr Tom Mason on a post-doctoral research position at the Laval University in Québec City, Canada. Tom, who completed his PhD in 2013 with our research group, has recently moved to Québec City to join Daniel Fortin's lab in the Biology Department at Laval University. Tom's post-doctoral research will investigate the impacts of forest management on the habitat use and survival of threatened boreal woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou). Also, he will attempt to identify indicator species which can accurately predict species richness in boreal forests. Ultimately, Tom would like to establish whether boreal forests can be managed in a way that benefits both caribou survival and biodiversity.
Tom is enjoying life in Québec and seems to be appreciating Canada's finest. He sent along this photo of the classic Canadian dish - poutine (chips, gravy and cheese curds).