Catherine Cullingham, Ph.D.

Welcome to my website! I will be joining the Biology faculty at Carleton University as Assistant Professor in Plant Population Genetics in July. My research uses molecular biology, landscape ecology, and population genetics/genomics to address issues in wildlife management (and yes, plants are wildlife too!). I am currently recruiting graduate students to join the GP3 lab, take a look at my research and see if your interests are in line with mine.

(Photo credit: Jessica Haines)


International Association of Landscape Ecology
Prion 2019
Canadian Society of Ecology & Evolution


Burns I, James PMA, Coltman DW, Cullingham CI (accepted) Spatial and genetic structure of the lodgepole × jack pine hybrid zone. Can J Forest Res

Cullingham CI,† Janes JK†, Hamelin R, James PMA, Murray B, Sperling F (accepted) The contribution of genetics and genomics to understanding the ecology of the mountain pine beetle system. Can J Forest Res

†equal contribution by both authors

Cullingham CI, Peery RM, Fortier CE, Mahon EL, Cooke JEK, Coltman DW (accepted) Linking genotype to phenotype to identify genetic variation relating to host susceptibility in the mountain pine beetle system. Evol Appl.

Russel T, Cullingham CI, Stothard P, Kommadath A, Herbst A, Coltman DW. 2019. Development of a novel mule deer genomic assembly and species-diagnostic SNP panel for assessing introgression in mule deer, white-tailed deer, and their interspecific hybrids. G3-Genes Genom Genet  9:911-919.

Featured article

Janes JK, Miller JM, Dupuis JR, Malenfant RM, Gorrell JC, Cullingham CI, Andrew RL (2017) The K=2 conundrum. Mol Ecol 26:3594-3602

Recent top cited article in Molecular Ecology

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