Dr. Jayne Yack
Jayne is interested in animal sensory systems, with a particular focus on insect bioacoustics. Projects in her neuroethology lab incorporate a variety of approaches and methods (bioacoustics, behaviour, genetics, neurophysiology, phylogenetics) and organisms (beetles, moths, butterflies, caterpillars, earthworms).
Melanie is studying the evolution of defensive sounds in silk and hawkmoth caterpillars (Bombycoidea).
Elham (Elly) is studying acoustic communication in bark beetles.
Leonardo is studying the vibratory landscape of a caterpillar utilizing spatial and behavioral analyses, as well as investigating the potential application of networks analysis for social caterpillars.
Evolution and function of sound production in cicadas.
Sara is looking at vibratory antipredator strategies in two species of group-living caterpillars: Malacosoma americanum and Drepana arcuata.
Emma is studying antipredator behaviours and use of vibrations to assess predation risk in the fall field cricket (Gryllus pennsylvanicus).
Undergraduate Honours Thesis Student
Emma is studying the correlation between behaviours and vibratory signals of social masked birch caterpillars (D. arcuata).
Michelle keeps this website up to date and helps everyone with field work.
Proximate mechanisms of larval social behaviour, with a focus on vibroacoustics and sociogenomics
Caterpillar defense sounds and predator-prey interactions
Vibration sensitive sensory organs in caterpillars
Do butterflies use hearing aids? Investigating the structure and function of inflated wing veins in Nymphalidae
“Can you hear me?” Investigating the acoustic communication signals and receptor organs of bark beetles
Acoustic communication in bark beetles with a focus on Dendroctonus species
Complex vibratory signaling and putative receptor organs in the masked birch caterpillar, Drepana arcuata (Lepidoptera)
Acoustics of Mountain Pine Beetle and Lodgepole Pine
Hearing in butterflies: Neurophysiological characterization of afferents in Morpho peleides
Neurophysiology of hearing in butterflies
Evolution of vibrational signaling in Hook-tip moth caterpillars
Acoustic communication in the pine engraver bark beetle (Ips pini)
Jean Paul Fournier
Neuroethology of butterfly hearing
Vibratory spacing in larvae of the dutch elm beetle
Evolution of defensive acoustics in silk and hawk moth larvae (Bombycoidea)
Vibration sensitivity in earthworms
Acoustic communication in bark beetles (Scolytidae)
Near-field sound reception in Monarch caterpillars (Danaus plexipus)
Neuroethology of hearing in Nymphalidae butterflies
Structure and function of Vogel's Organ in
the Speckled Wood Butterfly (Pararge aegeria)
Clicking caterpillars: Acoustic aposematism in Bombycoidea
Work study student
Dr. Raul Guedes
Larval Neuroethology/Acoustic Communication
Dr. Jeff Dawson
Neuroethology of Insect Auditory Systems
High School Co-op student
Data analysis on vibrational communication