Introduction

Animal Behaviour ~ Applied olfactory processing ~ Mammals (canids) and Reptiles (colubrids and emydids) ~ Sniffer dogs for wildlife conservation (species-at-risk) and biomedical applications

Research:

Themes of research program:

  • Animal olfactory processing: Olfactory psychophysics, semiotics, and sensory ecology
    • Early detection and diagnosis using biological systems.
  • Conservation ethology of reptiles.
  • Behaviour patterns (canids): action sequences.
  • Less recent research:
    • Behavioural endocrinology (canids) and toxicology (fish models): steroid hormones, stress and social (agonistic, affiliative) behaviour; neurotoxins.
  • Personal, non-research interest:
    • Canine-human symbiology.
  • More here.

Species:

  • Domestic dogs.
  • Eastern Canada wild canids: wolves (Canis lupus), coyotes (Canis latrans), foxes (Vulpes vulpes).
  • Eastern Canada reptiles: ribbon snakes (Thamnophis sauritus) and wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta).
  • More here.

Teaching:

Undergraduate:

Graduate: