Adam Ford (former PhD student, UBC)
Adam "AKA All Terrain, AKA Aboot Toque, AKA Alcohol-Tobacco-Firearms" Ford completed a Liber Ero postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Guelph, before joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia Okanagan as a Canada Research Chair.
We have many fond and unusual memories of Adam. These include, but are not limited to, a Hazzard county-esque chase ending unceremoniously with bout of pink eye, a dustup with the Kenyan Ministry of Fisheries Development, and a tense situation involving a dying rabbit call, a leopard, and an unspeakable amount of mud. He will be missed mightily, and we don't mean perhaps.
Ford, A.T., J.R. Goheen, T.O. Otieno, L. Bidner, L.A. Isbell, T.M. Palmer, D. Ward, R. Woodroffe, and R.M. Pringle. 2014. Large carnivores make savanna tree communities less thorny. Science 346:346-349. PDF
Ford, A.T. 2015. The mechanistic pathways of trophic interactions in human-occupied landscapes. Science 350:1175-1176. PDF
Ford, A.T. and J.R. Goheen 2015. An experimental study on risk effects in a dwarf antelope. Journal of Mammalogy 96:918-926. PDF
Ford, A.T. and J.R. Goheen 2015. Trophic cascades by large carnivores: a case for strong inference and mechanism. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30:725-735. PDF
Ford, A.T., J.R. Goheen, D.J. Augustine, M.F. Kinnaird, T.G. O'Brien, T.M. Palmer, R.M. Pringle, and R. Woodroffe. 2015. Recovery of African wild dogs suppresses prey density but does not trigger a trophic cascade. Ecology 96:2705-2714. PDF