Wildlife Ethology & Conservation Canine Lab
Themes of research program:
Conservation ethology of reptiles (ongoing) and birds (in development). Wildlife conservation canines
- Animal olfactory processing: Olfactory psychophysics, learning and behaviour (fish, canines).
Behavioural ecotoxicology: Unobtrusive assessment of neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors.
Behaviour patterns (canids, anatids): Action sequences.
- Less recent research:
- Behavioural endocrinology (canids): steroid hormones, stress and social (agonistic, affiliative) behaviour (socioendocrinology)
- Domestic dogs.
- Eastern Canada wild canids: wolves (Canis lupus), coyotes (Canis latrans), red foxes (Vulpes vulpes).
- Birds: Fatalities at windfarms. Lead poisoning in Strigiformes and Anseriformes (in development).
- Eastern Canada reptiles (snakes and turtles): ribbon snakes (Thamnophis sauritus) and wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta), Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii)
- Fish: Mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus), Zebra fish (Danio rerio), Elephant nose fish (Gnathonemus petersii)
- More here.