Amanda Roe

Amanda D Roe


I completed my BSc (Hons) in 2001 at the University of Alberta and PhD (2006) with Dr. Felix Sperling at the University of Alberta in 2006. I have held three postdoctoral positions from 2006 - 2013. First, a PDF with Dr. Susan Weller at the University of Minnesota funded by an NSF AToL Grant (LepTree; 2006-2007) where I examined high level evolutionary relationships among moths and butterflies. Then I moved to a PDF with Drs. Janice Cooke and David Coltman at the University of Alberta (2008-2010) funded by a Genome Canada grant (TRIA) to study the multi-partner mountain pine beetle system. Then I held a NSERC Visiting Fellowship with Canadian Government Laboratories with Dr. Nathalie Isabel (Laurentian Forestry Centre/Great Lakes Forestry Centre) where I examined the pattern and fitness impacts of exotic hybridization among poplar trees.

I have also held several non-research position. I have been a part-time faculty with Algoma University (2012 - 2016) and acted as the Laboratory Coordinator/Biosafety officer for the same organization from 2013-2014.

I co-founded a local science centre (Entomica) that uses insects as a catalyst for life long learning and public engagement.

Entomology Evolutionary Studies Genetics Genomics Taxonomy Zoology

Work details

Research Scientist

Natural Resources Canada, Great Lakes Forestry Centre
March 2016
Canadian Forest Service
Insect population genomics and scientific director for the Insect Production and Quarantine Laboratory Services