Dr. John Millar’s research is focused on the life history adaptations of mammals to seasonal environments, with a special interest in the life histories of small mammals in northern environments. His research group has studied small mammals in a wide range of geographic locations, including Mexico, California, and the Northwest Territories. However, much of his work has been conducted in the Kananaskis Valley of Southwestern Alberta where the breeding seasons of most small mammals are very short. His research group has conducted long-term studies of patterns of reproduction and survival, as well as targeted studies on behaviour, genetics, and energetics. Species that have been targeted for intensive study include deer mice, red-backed voles, wood rats, and chipmunks.
Long-term data from Dr. Millar’s research can be obtained from the Biogeoscience Institute by request at firstname.lastname@example.org.