Who we are


We are a group of comparative physiologists interested in linking physiology to species distribution

Dr. Katie Marshall   Twitter : @ke_marshall  Email : kmarshall@zoology.ubc.ca

Dr. Katie Marshall

Twitter: @ke_marshall
Email: kmarshall@zoology.ubc.ca

Skye Butterson, BSc (Honours)   Twitter : @skyebutterson  Email : butterson@zoology.ubc.ca

Skye Butterson, BSc (Honours)

Twitter: @skyebutterson
Email: butterson@zoology.ubc.ca

Assistant Professor, UBC (2018 - )
Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma (2016 - 2018)

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC (2015 - 2016)
Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC (2013 - 2016)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Wilfrid Laurier University (2013)
PhD, University of Western Ontario (2007 - 2013)
BSc. (Hons), Acadia University (2003 - 2007


BSc (Honours), Stellenbosch University (2015)
BSc, Stellenbosch University (2014)

For my Honours, I worked with Prof. Susana Clusella-Trullas associated with the Centre of Excellence in Invasion Biology. My thesis focused on transgenerational thermal plasticity in the invasive Harlequin ladybeetle, Harmonia axyridis.

Current research:

Broadly, I’m interested in the role of thermal stress in shaping species distributions. For my Masters, I’m studying the physiological mechanisms underlying local adaptation to cold stress as well as transgenerational plasticity in cold hardiness. This work uses the eastern spruce budworm, a North American boreal pest caterpillar, as a model. CV