Dr Andrew McAdam

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph.  I am interested in the processes that affect the evolution of phenotypes in natural populations.  Research in my lab investigates the causes of natural selection, quantitative genetics and how the social interactions (maternal effects and neighbourhood effects) affect natural selection and evolution.  Much of this work is done as part of the Kluane Red Squirrel Project, but we also work in a variety of other systems.


the lab


I have carried on a tradition from my Ph.D. advisor of decorating cakes for students to celebrate their defence.  Some of the cakes are below.

Missing Cakes

Van La, Ph.D. 2015

Morgan Trotter, M. Sc. 2015

Adam Goble, M.Sc. 2008

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. David Fisher (2016-2018)

Dr. Gustavo Betini (2014-15)

Dr. David Wilson (2014)

Dr. Amy Newman (2009-2012)