Atlantic Laboratory for Avian Research

ALAR Lab Members, 2014 (back row, left to right): Katherine Shlepr, Erin Whidden, Kevin Kelly and Chelsae Postma. Front row (left to right): Stephanie Symons, Dr. Tony Diamond, Lauren Scopel, and Kevin Mahabir.At the Atlantic Laboratory for Avian Research at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) we investigate relationships between bird populations and environmental change, however caused. We work mainly in marine, forested, and island ecosystems.


The lab was formerly the UNB node of the Atlantic Cooperative Wildlife Ecology Research Network (ACWERN). This collaboration among three Atlantic universities (UNB, Acadia, and Memorial) with Environment Canada/Canadian Wildlife Service and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), provided research and training in wildlife ecology to many successful graduate and undergraduate students between 1995 and 2009.

The UNB node alone published over 60 papers during this period.

ACWERN was dissolved by Environment Canada in 2009. It now operates as the Atlantic Laboratory for Avian Research or ALAR.