Dr. Mark Abrahams-Dean of Science
Bachelors: B.Sc. (hons) University of Western Ontario, ON
I examine the interaction between predators and their prey and how this is mediated by the physical environment. Recent research has been focusing on the role of scaling on hypoxia tolerance and its importance to ecological stability, physical size and its impact upon detecting and being detected using multiple senses, and behavioural syndromes and its application to conservation ecology
Abrahams, M.V.; Sloan, J. (2012). Risk of Predation, Variation in Dissolved Oxygen, and their Impact upon Habitat Selection Decisions by Fathead Minnow. Transactions Of The American Fisheries Society. 141 (3) 580-584. (Click here for Abstract)
Abrahams, M.V. (2011). A survival guide for fishes: how to obtain food while avoiding being food.. In Encycopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment. Elsevier2.
Chiu, S., Abrahams, M.V. (2010). Effects of turbidity and risk of predation on habitat selection decisions by Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas). Environmental Biology Of Fishes. 87 (4) 309-316. (Click here for Abstract)
Allen, P.J.; Barth, C.C.; Peake, S.J.; Abrahams, M.V .; Anderson, W.G. (2009). Cohesive social behaviour shortens the stress response: the effects of conspecifics on the stress response in lake sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens. Journal Of Fish Biology. 74 (1) 90-104. (Click here for Abstract)
Biro, P.A.; Abrahams, M.V.; Post, J.R. (2007). Direct manipulation of behaviour reveals a mechanism for variation in growth and mortality among prey populations. Animal Behaviour. 73 (891-896) Part 5.
Abrahams, M.V.; Mangel, M.; Hedges, K. (2007). Predator-prey interactions and changing environments: who benefits?. Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society B-biological Sciences. 362 (148) 2095-2104. (Click here for Abstract)
Biro, P.A.; Abrahams, M.V.; Post, J.R.; Parkinson, E.A. (2006). Behavioural trade-offs between growth and mortality explain evolution of submaximal growth rates. Ournal Of Animal Ecology. 75 (5) 1165-1171. (Click here for Abstract)
Abrahams, M.V. (2006). The physiology of anti-predator behaviour: what you do with what you've got. In Solman, K.A.; Balshine, S.; Wilson, R.W. (Eds.), Fish Physiology: Behaviour And Physiology Of Fish (Vol. 24, pp. 79-108).
Biro, P.A.; Post, J.R.; Abrahams, M.V. (2005). Ontogeny of energy allocation reveals selective pressure promoting risk-taking behaviour in young fish cohorts. Proceedings Of The Royal Society B-biological Sciences. 272 (1571) 1443-1448. (Click here for Abstract)
Abrahams, M.V.; Robb, T.L.; Hare, J.F. (2005). Effect of hypoxia on opercular displays: evidence for an honest signal?. Animal Behaviour. 70 427-432. (Click here for Abstract)
Tymchuk, W.E.V.; Abrahams, M.V.; Devlin, R.H. (2005). Competitive ability and mortality of growth-enhanced transgenic Coho salmon fry and parr when foraging for food. Transactions Of The American Fisheries Society. 134 (2) 381-389. (Click here for Abstract)