People

Dr. Jayne Yack

Principal Investigator

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).

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Chanchal Yadav

Chanchal is studying proximate mechanisms of larval social behaviour, with a focus on vibroacoustics and sociogenomics.

Ph.D. Candidate

Melanie Scallion

Melanie is studying the evolution of defensive sounds in silk and hawkmoth caterpillars (Bombycoidea).

Ph.D. Candidate

Mairelys Naranjo

Mairelys is studying courtship communication in moths and vibratory sensitivity in caterpillars.

Lab Assistant

Carrie Sun

Carrie is studying butterfly hearing aids.

M.Sc. Candidate

Amanda Dookie

Amanda is studying caterpillar defense sounds and predator-prey interactions.

Ph.D. student (recently defended!)

Conrado Denadai

Conrado is studying vibration sensitive sensory organs in caterpillars.

M.Sc. Candidate

Andras Dobai

Andras is studying acoustic communication in bark beetles.

M.Sc. Candidate

Julia Craig

Undergraduate Honours Thesis Student

Julia is studying hearing in butterflies.

Lyn Vakulenko

Undergraduate Honours Thesis Student

Lyn is investigating hearing organs in micro moths

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Former students

Graduate students

Amanda Lindeman

Acoustic communication in bark beetles with a focus on Dendroctonus species 

Christian Nathan

Complex vibratory signaling and putative receptor organs in the masked birch caterpillar, Drepana arcuata (Lepidoptera)

 

Mathias Kaiser

Acoustics of Mountain Pine Beetle and Lodgepole Pine

 

Andrew Mikhail

Hearing in butterflies: Neurophysiological characterization of afferents in Morpho peleides

 

Laura McMillan

Neurophysiology of hearing in butterflies

Jaclyn Scott

Evolution of vibrational signaling in Hook-tip moth caterpillars

Sen Sivalinghem

Acoustic communication in the pine engraver bark beetle (Ips pini)

Jean Paul Fournier

Neuroethology of butterfly hearing

Sarah Matheson

Vibratory spacing in larvae of the dutch elm beetle

Veronica Bura

Evolution of defensive acoustics in silk and hawk moth larvae (Bombycoidea)

Ombor Mitra

Vibration sensitivity in earthworms

Alan Fleming

Acoustic communication in bark beetles (Scolytidae)

Chantel Taylor

Near-field sound reception in Monarch caterpillars (Danaus plexipus)

Katie Lucas

Neuroethology of hearing in Nymphalidae butterflies

Shannon Mahony

Structure and function of Vogel's Organ in

the Speckled Wood Butterfly (Pararge aegeria)

Sarah Brown

Clicking caterpillars: Acoustic aposematism in Bombycoidea

 

Undergraduate students

Alyssa Rochefort

Udara Kandegedara

Jordan Huffman

Terry Gall

Kyle LeMay

Courtney Young

Jaime Saxl

Chelsea Stunden

Madison Vidovic

Chelsey Blackman

Asha Toner

Colleen O’Conner

Megan Goulding

Ali Moore

Rajeet Lidhar

Cynthia Prazeres

Joel Buffam

Caitlin Preston

Corey Cougle

Amen Obasohan

Caitlin Grant

Tamara Nevills

Justin Hick

Jenn Mongrain

Sharleen Gill

Sarah Bond

Nadia Kusters

Jessica King

Antoine Hnain

Atif Kukaswadia

Karla Lane

Rebecca Lynes

Amber Dugal

Tiffany Timbers

Brett Painter

Caitlin Saunders

Anne Jose

Barbara Frei

Chris MclIhinney

 

Other visitors

Alexis Williams

Artists Program

Mikhel Sikhand

Research Technician

Michael Forceno

Work study student

Dr. Raul Guedes

Larval Neuroethology/Acoustic Communication

Sabbatical visitor

Veronica Bura

Laboratory Technician

Animal Care

Dr. Jeff Dawson

Postdoctoral Fellow

Neuroethology of Insect Auditory Systems

Alan Fleming

Technician

Tiffany Soo

High School Co-op student 

Data analysis on vibrational communication

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