Dr Quinn Fletcher
Honorary Research Fellow
Broadly, my research addresses how physiological and ecological factors place limits on the life-histories of mammals.
I am currently working in the Energetics Research Group of Prof. John Speakman. I also collaborate with Dr. Murray Humphries at McGill University and Dr. Karol Zub at the Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences.
Post-doctoral fellowship from the "Fond Québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies"
16. Archibald, D.W., Q.E. Fletcher, S. Boutin, A.G. McAdam, J.R. Speakman, and M.M. Humphries. in press. Sex-specific hoarding behavior in North American red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). Journal of Mammalogy.
15. Fletcher, Q.E., C. Selman, S. Boutin, A.G. McAdam, S.B. Woods, A.Y. Seo, C. Leeuwenburgh, J.R. Speakman, and M.M. Humphries. Early View Online. Oxidative damage increases with reproductive energy expenditure and is reduced by food-supplementation.Evolution. (Article published online: 20-Dec-2012; DOI: 10.1111/evo.12014).
14. Speakman, J. R., Q.E. Fletcher, and L. Vaanholt. in press. The ’39 steps’: an algorithm for performing statistical analysis of energy intake and expenditure data. Disease Models and Mechanisms.
13. Boonstra, R.*, B. Dantzer*, B. Delehanty*, Q.E. Fletcher*,and M. Sheriff. in press. Equipped for life in the boreal forest: the role of the stress axis in mammals. Arctic.(*all authors contributed equally to this manuscript)
12. Fletcher, Q.E., J.R. Speakman, S. Boutin, A.G. McAdam, S.B. Woods, andM.M. Humphries. 2012. Seasonal stage differences overwhelm environmental and individual factors as determinants of energy expenditure in free-ranging red squirrels. Functional Ecology 26:677–687.
11. Archibald, D.W., A.G. McAdam, S. Boutin, Q.E. Fletcher, andM.M. Humphries 2012. Within-season synchrony of a masting conifer enhances seed escape. American Naturalist 179:536-544.
10. Dantzer, B., A.G. McAdam, R. Palme, Q.E. Fletcher, S. Boutin, M.M. Humphries, andR. Boonstra. 2010. Fecal cortisol metabolite levels in free-ranging North American red squirrels: assay validation and the effects of reproductive condition. General and Comparative Endocrinology 167: 279-286.
9. Fletcher, Q.E., S. Boutin, J.E. Lane, J.M. LaMontagne, A.G. McAdam, C.J. Krebs, andM.M. Humphries. 2010. The functional response of a hoarding seed predator to mast seeding. Ecology 91:2673-2683.
8. Guillemette, C.U.*, Q.E. Fletcher*, S. Boutin, R.M. Hodges, A.G. McAdam, andM.M. Humphries. 2009. Lactating red squirrels experiencing high heat load occupy less insulated nests. Biology Letters 5:166-168. (*sharedfirst authorship)
7. Williams, P.D., T. Day, Q. Fletcher, andL. Rowe. 2006. The shaping of senescence in the wild. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21:458-463.
6. Fletcher, Q.E. andR. Boonstra. 2006. Impact of live trapping on the stress response of the meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus). Journal of Zoology 270:473-478.
5. Fletcher, Q.E. and R. Boonstra. 2006. Do captive male meadow voles experience acute stress in response to weasel odour? Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:583-588.
4. Brigham, R.M, C.P. Woods, J.E. Lane, Q.E. Fletcher, and F. Geiser. 2006. Ecological correlates of torpor use among five caprimulgiform birds. Acta Zoologica Sinica 52(suppl):401–404.
1. Fletcher, Q.E., C.W. Dockrill, D.J. Saher, and C.L. Aldridge. 2003. Observations of Northern Harrier attacks on Greater Sage-Grouse in southern Alberta. Canadian Field Naturalist 117:479-480.
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