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Faculty Members

The following is a list of core faculty members currently involved with the program. There are other faculty members from other departments who are willing to supervise or co-supervise graduate students in the program. There are also scientists from government agencies who are available to supervise from time to time.

Abrahams, Mark - (Biology/Ocean Sciences) The ecology of fear — investigating non-lethal predator-prey interactions and how they are mediated by the characteristics of the predator, its prey, and their environment.  Research mostly focuses on fish and also includes how their physiology interacts with their environment including sensory abilities, tolerance to hypoxia, and effects of temperature. (PhD, Simon Fraser)
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Anderson, Rita E. - (Psychology) Communication and social behaviour of wild and domestic canids and other mammals (PhD, California)
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Chapman, Tom - (Biology) The role of microbes in social evolution - defenders of insect colonies lay down their lives, often in spectacular battles with enemies. But, they may also be involved in a less obvious role of fighting pathogenic microorganisms. (PhD, Simon Fraser)
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Fleming, Ian - (Ocean Sciences) Fish evolutionary and behavioural ecology - emphasis on breeding system evolution, life history diversity, phenotypic plasticity and maternal effects, with application to conservation biology and fisheries management including species invasion, population restoration and captive breeding (PhD, Toronto)
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Hurford, Amy - (Mathematics and Statistics and Biology) theoretical ecology, evolution, and epidemiology. I develop mechanistic models that consider how intra- and interspecific species interactions affect population dynamics. I am interested how these interactions influence disease spread, the establishment of mutualisms, and social group formation. (PhD, Queen's)
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Koen-Alonso, Mariano - (DFO) trophic ecology, ecological modeling, multispecies modeling,community dynamics, population dynamics, fisheries management, biostatistics, diet analysis (marine fish and marine mammals), nonparametric statistics, computer intensive methods

Leroux, Shawn - (Biology) Ecosystem ecologist studying the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. In particular, how the consumptive (i.e. predation) and non-consumptive (i.e. predation risk) effects of predators cascade to impact ecosystem elemental cycling and how species respond and adapt to global change. (PhD, McGill)
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Marino, Paul - (Biology) Plant manipulation of insect behaviour. I work with a model system in which a highly specialized group of mosses attract insects (flies) via visual and odour cues in order to disperse their spores to discrete patchy resources. (PhD, Alberta)
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Miller, Ted - (Biology) Research focuses on morphological, behavioural, and acoustic evolution, with special reference to sexual selection and speciation in birds (PhD, Dalhousie)
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Montevecchi, William A. - (Psychology) Interdisciplinary ecosystem research program focused on the behavioural ecology of marine and terrestrial birds (PhD, Rutgers)
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Purchase, Craig - (Biology) Research focuses on the evolutionary ecology of fishes; including local adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, sexual dimorphism, gamete quality, and habitat selection (PhD, Toronto)
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Schneider, David C. - (Ocean Sciences) Scaling theory as it applies to ecology (PhD, State University of New York at Stony Brook)
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Staveley, Brian E. - (Biology) Drosophila models of human neurodegenerative (i.e. Parkinson's & Huntington's disease) and neurodevelopmental disease (i.e. Down's Syndrome) and the genetic control of larval and adult behaviours (feeding, locomotion) in fruit flies (MSc, Guelph; PhD, Alberta)
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Storey, Anne E. - (Psychology) Parental behaviour of seabirds, voles and humans (PhD, Rutgers)
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Walsh, Carolyn J. - (Psychology) Cognitive social ecology of dogs and pigs; behavioural endocrinology and temperament/personality in birds and mammals (PhD, Memorial)
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Warkentin, Ian - (Environmental Science, Grenfell Campus) Conservation biology, avian population ecology (PhD, Saskatchewan)
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Winger, Paul - (Fisheries and Marine Institute) Behaviour of marine finfish and shellfish in relation to fishing gear toward the development of improved harvesting technologies for the commercial fishing industry (PhD, Memorial)
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