Donald L. Kramer, McGill University

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Biology Professor Emeritus Montreal, Quebec donald.kramer@mcgill.ca Office: (514) 398-6466

Bio/Research

I am a behavioural ecologist with particular interests in freshwater and marine fishes, rodents and domestic mammals. Behavioural ecology is concerned with the function or adaptive significance of animal behaviour, the discovery of general principles relating behaviour to the environment in which...

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Bio/Research

I am a behavioural ecologist with particular interests in freshwater and marine fishes, rodents and domestic mammals. Behavioural ecology is concerned with the function or adaptive significance of animal behaviour, the discovery of general principles relating behaviour to the environment in which it occurs, and the application of those general principles to understand the distribution and abundance of animal populations. My current research focuses on space use and movement, including topics such as habitat selection, frequency- and density-dependent distributions, exploration and sampling, antipredator behaviour including vigilance, resource defence, and the implications of these processes for the effectiveness of conservation reserves. A “jack-of-all-trades” (despite its implications for mastery!), I particularly enjoy collaborative projects where I can relate my knowledge of the general principles of behavioural ecology to specific systems by working with individuals who know those systems well.



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