Behaviour & Neurobiology

Research on behaviour and neurobiology in the Department of Biology has multiple facets, and explores this area using genetics, physiology, evolution, and ecological approaches. Research includes the genetic and neurological basis of behavioural traits in model or non-model organisms, as well as ecological or evolutionary questions about animal behaviour using field and/or lab-based approaches.

Regular or Term Faculty

Behaviour and Neurobiology Regular or Term Faculty


Research Interest

Robert Cumming Brain Metabolism and Aging
Tim Hain Animal social behaviour
Keith Hobson Biological conservation, isotope ecology
Nusha Keyghobadi Molecular ecology, landscape genetics and conservation genetics
Beth MacDougall-Shackleton Ecoimmunology and behavioural ecology of migratory birds
Jeremy McNeil Behavioural and Chemical Ecology of Insects
Natasha Mhatre Communicating with sound and vibration
Amanda Moehring Genetics of behaviour and species formation
Bryan Neff Molecular and Behavioural Ecology
Anne Simon Genetics of Social Behavior
Graham Thompson Behavioural Genetics and Sociobiology
Liana Zanette Wildlife Population, Conservation, and Behavioural Ecology

Adjunct, Emeritus or Cross-Appointed Faculty

Behaviour and Neurobiology Adjunct, Emeritus or Cross-Appointed Faculty


Research Interest

Scott MacDougall-Shackleton
(Dept. Psychology)
Animal cognition; behavioural & cognitive neuroscience
Shiva M. Singh
Molecular Genetics of Complex Diseases and Phenotype

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