News from the Mennill Lab

Conservation Award: In 2013 the Essex Region Conservation Authorty (ERCA) recently presented me with a Conservation Champion Award for the research and teaching that I do. It was an honour. You can read their citation here and see a few photos on my photos page.


Congratulations to Lauren Fitzsimmons: Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Fitzsimmons, who recently received a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship from NSERC. Lauren completed her MSc in the Mennill Lab and her PhD in the Bertram Lab at Carleton University. She will return to the Mennill Lab for her postdoc, studying communication networks and animal acoustic behaviour.


Congratulations to Alana Demko: Congratulations to incoming Mennill Lab PhD student Alana Demko for receiving a three year doctoral scholarship from NSERC. Alana will conduct research on the vocal behaviour of neotropical warblers.


Adrianna Bruni defends her MSc thesis: Congratulations to Mennill Lab MSc student Adrianna Bruni who successfully defended her MSc in late July 2013: "The influence of weather and ambient light on the dawn chorus start times of north temperate birds." Congratulations Adrianna!


Kristin Kovach defends her MSc thesis: Congratulations to Mennill Lab MSc student Kristin Kovach who successfully defended her MSc in late July 2013: "Cooperative functions of duetting behaviour in tropical wrens." Congratulations Kristin!



Claire Sanders defends her MSc thesis: Congratulations to Mennill Lab MSc student Claire Sanders who successfully defended her MSc in late July 2013: "Bioaoustic monitoring of nocturnal songbird migration in a southern Great Lakes ecosystem". Congratulations Claire!


Microphone Array Paper: I recently published a paper on a new type of microphone array. Together with a group of colleagues, we showed that this cable-free system can be used to triangulate the position of wild animals based on the sounds they produce. Read the paper here and watch a YouTube video about the paper here. We have also written new software for processing array recordings called "Sound Finder". Read about it soon on my publications page.


Cover Articles: Much of the research in my lab stems from long-term studies of two species: Black-capped Chickadees and Rufous-and-white Wrens. Excitingly, both species appeared on the covers of behavioural and ornithological journals in the summer of 2012! You can read these cover articles through my publications page here.


Faculty of Science Teaching Award: I was recently honoured to receive the Roger Thibert Teaching Excellence Award. I was also honoured to receive a Faculty of Science Performance Award for excellence in research, teaching, and service. See some photos on my photos page. A video about the teaching award ceremony is here.


University of Windsor Research Awards: I was recently honoured to receive the University of Windsor Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity and to see Matt Battiston receive the Mayhew Undergraduate Research Award at the 2012 Celebration of Research Excellence. See photos from the awards ceremony at my Photos page.


University of Windsor Teaching Award: I was recently honoured to receive the University of Windsor Alumni Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Teaching. The university made a video about the award that you can see here. The video was presented at a ceremony that you can see here.


Luis Wins Research Award: Mennill Lab PhD Candidate Luis Sandoval was recently given the University of Windsor Research Excellence Award. Congratulations Luis! Some photos of the award ceremony are on my photos page.


Ornithology Field Trip Photos: In September 2012, my Ornithology class took a day-long field trip to Point Pelee National Park and Holiday Beach Conservation Area. You can see photos of our excellent trip here. You can read a story about our trip in the U Windsor Daily News here.


Best Presentation Award: In August 2012, Mennill Lab Master's student Sarah Baldo won an award for the best student presentation at the North American Ornithological Congress in Vancouver. Congratulations Sarah! We're proud of you for winning this prestigious award at such a major international conference!


Encounternet Radiotelemetry Paper: In collaboration with a group of colleagues, I recently published a methodological paper on a new type of digital raiotelemetry called Encounternet. You can read the paper here, watch a YouTube video here, and find the Encounternet homepage here.


Wireless Microphone Array Paper: I recently published a paper on a new type of microphone array. Together with a group of colleagues, we showed that this cable-free system can be used to triangulate the position of wild animals based on the sounds they produce. Read the paper here and watch a YouTube video about the paper here.


New Photos of Tropical Ecology Field Course: I've posted new photos of the 2012 Tropical Ecology of Costa Rica field course from the dry forests and cloud forests of Central America.  Find them at my Photos page


The newest Dr. Mennill: My sister Sally recently defended her PhD dissertation "Prepping the cut: Caesarean section scenarios in English Canada, 1945-1970" in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at UBC. Congratulations Dr. Mennill!


University of Windsor Research Awards: I was honoured to receive the University of Windsor Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity and to see Matt Battiston receive the Mayhew Undergraduate Research Award at the 2012 Celebration of Research Excellence. See photos from the awards ceremony at my Photos page.


January 27 visit by Laurene Ratcliffe: On Friday January 27 the Mennill Lab will host a visit from Dr. Laurene Ratcliffe of Queen's University.  Laurene's seminar "Why the early bird gets the worm: Insights from a long-term study with American Redstarts" will be at 2:00 pm in Biology Room 122.


Faculty Performance Award: In Fall 2011, I was honoured to receive a Faculty Performance Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Service from the Dean of Science. See photos from this and other recent award ceremonies on my Lab Photos page.


Alumni Teaching Award Video: I was recently honoured to receive the University of Windsor Alumni Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Teaching. The university made a video about my teaching that you can see here. The video was presented at an awards ceremony that you can see here.


New Photos of Mennill Lab Field Research: I've posted some new photos of members of the Mennill Lab conducting field research in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Ontario during the 2011 field season.  Find them at my Photos page.


Blackbirds change their song in response to traffic noise: In October 2011, my colleagues and I published the cover article in the Journal of Experimental Biology, showing that Red-winged Blackbirds change their song in response to traffic noise.  Read about it here and here. Listen to Mennill Lab postdoc Dave Wilson on the October 15 edition of Quirks & Quarks.


2011 Ornithology Field Trip Photos: In September 2011, I organized a full-day field trip of 59 undergraduate ornithology students from the University of Windsor. You can see photos of our expedition here and read about it here.


Tree Swallow Grid Setup: Together with 17 friends and colleagues, I recently set up a grid of 51 Tree Swallow nest boxes at the University of Windsor Pelee Environmental Research Centre in Leamington. Find photographs here, and read about it here.

New Mennill Lab Photos: I have added new photos to my photos page, including shots from the recent Behavior 2011 meeting in Bloomington Indiana. See them here.


Alumni Teaching Award: In the summer of 2011, I was honoured to receive the University of Windsor Alumni Award for Distinguished Contribution to University Teaching. You can read about it here or watch a video here (click on 2011 Convocation Session 4; the award is presented at 49:00).


Research feature in Journal of Applied Ecology: I recently published a collaborative review paper on acoustic monitoring in the Journal of Applied Ecology (see my publications page for details). The article was selected as the "Editor's Choice" and was featured in the May 2011 issue, including a photo of Stephanie and I deploying a microphone array.  Read the "Editor's Choice" article here.

Posted May 2011



Mennill Lab heads to the field: This spring, members of the Mennill Lab are conducting field research all over the world. We are studying chickadees at Queen's Biology Station and Point Pelee National Park, ground sparrows in Costa Rica's central valley, wrens and manakins in Santa Rosa National Park, wrens in various parts of Mexico, and buntings in the Arctic.  Stay tuned for results.

Posted May 2011



Roberto completes his Comprehensive Exam: Mennill Lab PhD Student Roberto Sosa recently completed his Comprehensive Exam. Congratulations on becoming a PhD Candidate Roberto!

Posted May 2011



Sarah receives NSERC and OGS scholarships: Mennill Lab MSc student Sarah Baldo (cosupervised by Oliver Love) was recently awarded both an NSERC Canada Post-Graduate Scholarship and an OGS Scholarship to fund her research on the singing behaviour of Snow Buntings.  Congratulations Sarah!

Posted April 2011



Dugan receives three research awards: Mennill Lab MSc student Dugan Maynard recently received three student research awards: a Paul A. Stewart Research Grant from the Wilson Ornithological Society, a Frank M. Chapman Award from the Americam Musem of Natural History, and an Animal Behavior Society Research Awards. These awards will help to fund his research on manakins. Congratulations Dugan!

Posted April 2011



Luis receives Field Museum scholarship: Mennill Lab PhD student Luis Sandoval recently received a scholarship from Chicago's Field Museum as part of their Visiting Scholar's Program to conduct research on Melozone ground sparrows. Congratulations Luis!

Posted March 2011



New photos from Tropical Ecology Field Trip: In February and March, Stephanie and I lead a two-week field course on the Tropcal Ecology of Costa Rica. Click to see photos of this hands-on field course in the Guanacaste Conservation Area.

Posted March 2011



March 11 Seminar by Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde: In On Friday March 11, Canada Research Chair Dr. Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde will visit the University of Windsor to deliver a Departmental Seminar. Details to follow.

Posted February 2011



Feb 4 Seminars by Peter Dunn and Linda Whittingham: On Friday February 4 Drs. Peter Dunn and Linda Whittingham will visit the University of Windsor. Linda will deliver a seminar "Cryptic mating behaviour in birds" during our BCN Seminar series at 10:30am. Peter will deliver a seminar "Conservation genetics of greater prairie-chickens" during our Departmental Seminar Series at 2:00pm.

Posted January 2011



Recent Awards: On January 20, 2011, I was awarded the Essex Region Conservation Authority's "Conservation Education Award" together with Drs. Oliver Love and Stephanie Doucet. In November 2010, I was awarded the Dean of Science's Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Service. See photos from the awards ceremonies on my Photos page.

Posted January 2011



Luis receives Field Museum scholarship: Mennill Lab PhD student Luis Sandoval recently received a scholarship from Chicago's Field Museum as part of their Visiting Scholar's Program to conduct research on Melozone ground sparrows. Congratulations Luis!

Posted January 2011



Jan 28 Seminar by John Klicka: On Friday January 28 the Mennill Lab will host a visit from Dr. John Klicka of the Unviersity of Nevada. John's seminar "Geographic and genetic patterns of variation among New World birds" will be at 2:00 pm in Biology room 122.

Posted January 2011



Seminar by David McDonald: On Friday January 14 the Mennill and Doucet Labs will host a visit from Dr. David McDonald of the Unviersity of Wyoming. Dave's seminar at 2:00 pm in Biology room 122 will be called: "Social networks in a lek: Viscosity, reputation, and male-male cooperation".

Posted January 2011



Photos of Mennill Lab Research: Visit my Photos page for new photographs from summer 2010 conferences and field seasons.

Posted November 2010



New research papers from the Mennill Lab: Visit  my publications page for new research papers on playback techniques for studying duets, vocal behaviour of owls, individual distinctiveness in chickadee songs, and signaling behaviour of toads.

Posted November 2010



Seminar by Jordan Price: On November 5 the Mennill Lab will host a visit from Dr. Jordan Price of St. Mary's College of Maryland. Jordan's seminar at 2:00 pm in Biology room 122 will be called: "A phylogenetic perspective on bird songs and colors: Revisiting Tinbergen’s neglected question".
 
Posted November 2010



Photos from Ornithology Field Trip: Visit my Photos page for new photographs from our 2010 Ornithology Field Trip to Point Point Pelee, University of Windsor's Pelee Environmental Research Centre, and Holiday Beach.
 
Posted September 2010



Jennifer Foote now faculty at Algoma: Mennill Lab postdoc Jennifer Foote has started a job as an Assistant Professor at Algoma University in Sault Ste Marie. Congratulations Jenn! Visit her new homepage here.
 
Posted September 2010



Photos from 2010 Tropical Ecology field trip: Visit my Photos page for new photographs from our recent field course in Costa Rica.
  

Posted March 2010




Yellow Toads in BBC Wildlife: The research Stephanie and I conducted on dynamic colour change in a neotropical toad was featured in the January 2010 issue of BBC Wildlife. Read the article here. Hear Stephanie discuss our work on Quirks & Quarks here.

Posted January 2010




Faculty of Science awards: In November 2009 Stephanie and I received the University of Windsor Dean of Science's Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Service. Photos on my Lab Photos page.

Posted December 2009





Upcoming seminar by Ryan Norris: On Dec 4 Mennill Lab will host a visit from Dr. Ryan Norris of the University of Guelph. Ryan's seminar at 2:00pm in Biology 122 is titled: "From the gold rush to the 21st century: Decoding the causes of population decline in North America's most cryptic seabird".
 

Posted November 2009





Upcoming seminar by Jeff Podos: On Nov. 13 the Mennill Lab will host a visit from Dr. Jeff Podos of the University of Massachusetts. Jeff's seminar at 2:00pm in Biology 122 will be called: "Galapagos finches and the unfinished business of Charles Darwin".

Posted October 2009





Photos from 2009 Ornithology field trip: Visit my Photos page for new photographs of my Ornithology class field trip to Point Pelee National Park and Holiday Beach Migration Observatory.


Posted October 2009




New research paper on Yellow Toads: Stephanie and I have just published a paper on dynamic colour change in the neotropical toad Bufo luetkenii in the journal Biology Letters. Visit my publications page for more information.


Posted October 2009




Photos from 2009 field research: Visit my Photos page for new photographs of Mennill Lab researchers conducting field studies at Queen's University Biology Station, Point Pelee National Park, and Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica.


Posted August 2009




New bird song papers from the Mennill Lab: Visit  my publications page for new research papers on rufous-and-white wren sound transmission, rufous-naped wren vocal behaviour, and woodpecker acoustic monitoring techniques.


Posted April 2009




Upcoming Talks: I will present public lectures on woodpeckers to the Norfolk Field Naturalists. on March 10, 2009, and to the Ontario Bluebird Society in Hamilton on March 14, 2009. I will present academic seminars to the University of Toronto Mississauga on March 13, 2009, and to the University of Massachusetts Amherst on March 27, 2009.

Posted January 2009



Mennill Lab Congratulates David Wilson: Congratulations to David Wilson of Macquarie University, who was recently selected as the University of Windsor's recipient of the Ministry of Research and Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship. We look forward to welcoming David into the Mennill Lab in the new year.

Posted October 2008

Departmental Seminar by David Lahti: On Friday October 24, Dr. David Lahti of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will visit the University of Windsor to deliver a departmental seminar called "How Does Behaviour Evolve?". The seminar is in room 122 at 2:00.


Posted October 2008

Lauren Fitzsimmons wins Governer General's Gold Medal: My former Master's student, Lauren Fitzsimmons (nee Reed), has been awarded the Governer General's Academic Gold Medal in recognition of the outstanding research she conducted during her graduate program at U Windsor. This is Canada's most prestigious  academic award. Congratulations Lauren!


Posted October 2008

New study in Current Biology: My latest study on duetting behaviour in Rufous-and-white Wrens was recently  published in Current Biology.  Read the article here, listen to the wrens sing here, and read media coverage here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, e aqui, und hier. Radio interviews can be heard here (CBC Radio: Quirks & Quarks) and here (BBC Radio: The World).

Posted September 2008

Nicole defends: On Thursday August 28, Nicole Barker successfully defended her Master's thesis: "Effective communication in tropical forests: Song transmission and the singing behaviour of rufous-and-white wrens". Congratulations Nic!

Posted August 2008


Pelee Environmental Research Centre: Together with a group of colleagues from throughout Ontario, I am leading an effort to develop an environmental research centre near Leamington. Find out more about this exciting project here.

Posted August 2008


Departmental Seminar by Beth MacDougall-Shackleton: On Friday September 12, Dr. Elizabeth MacDougall-Shackleton from the University of Western Ontario will present a departmental seminar on her research on Song Sparrow mate choice.

Posted August 2008


Summer 2008 Conferences: This summer I will attend three conferences. I will present a plenary talk on duetting wrens at the Vocal Communication Conference in St. Andrews, Scotland. I will present a paper on Screaming Pihas at the AOU/SCO meeting in Portland, Oregon. I will present a paper on chickadees at the ISBE in Ithaca, New York. Mennill Lab grads will attend both ISBE and AOU/SCO meetings.

Posted July 2008

Dan granted tenure: On July 1 2008, Dan was granted tenure and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Windsor.

Posted July 2008

David Bradley defends his MSc Thesis: On June 30, David Bradley successfully defended his Master's thesis: "The form and function of coordinated vocal signalling in a cooperatively breeding Neotropical songbird: the Rufous-naped Wren". Congratulations David!

Posted December 2007

New chickadee studies in print: Recent editions of Animal Behavior, Behavioral Ecology, and Acta Ethologica contain new research papers written by Lauren Fitzsimmons (Mennill Lab MSc student 2005-2007), Sarah Lippold (Mennill Lab Honours student 2006-2007), myself and our collaborators at Queen's University on network-based communication in chickadees. Visit my publications page to read the papers.

Posted June 2008

2008 Tropical Ecology course pictures: Stephanie and I recently taught a field course on the Tropical Ecology of Costa Rica to fourteen undergraduate students through the OUPFB program. You can see pictures from the field course through the link on my Photos page.

Posted March 2008

Rufous-and-white Wren study in BES: The online edition of Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology contains a new research paper written by Steph Topp (Mennill Lab MSc student 2005-2007) and myself on seasonal variation in the vocalizations of Rufous-and-white Wrens. Click here to read the paper.

Posted February 2008

Article in U Windsor's Alumni Magazine "View": The most recent version of University of Windsor's alumni magazine features an article about our new effort to develop a field research centre for the University of Windsor, including a cover photo of Dan and his organizing committee co-chair Daniel Heath. You can read the article here.

Posted February 2008

Kyle Swiston defends his MSc Thesis: On December 14, Kyle Swiston successfully defended his Master's thesis: "Bioacoustic monitoring tools and their application in assessing whether Ivory-billed Woodpeckers persist in Florida". Congratulations Kyle!

Posted December 2007

Dan receives U Windsor research award: Dan was recently awarded the University of Windsor Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity. This is the University of Windsor's top internal recognition award for excllence in research.

Posted November 2007

Niceforo's Wren Interactive Map: The November 2007 edition of Condor contains a new research paper by Sandra Valderrama (Mennill Lab Visiting Scientist 2006), Jorge Parra, and myself. We compare the song of the critically endangered Niceforo's Wren to the closely related Rufous-and-white Wren. Click here to visit an interactive webpage of the sounds contained in this paper. Click here to read the paper.

Posted November 2007


Plain Wren Interactive Website: The August 2007 edition of Condor contains a new research paper written by Jessica Cuthbert (Mennill Lab Honours student 2005-2006) and myself on the vocal behaviour Pacific Coast Plain Wrens. Click here to visit an interactive webpage of all of the sounds contained in paper. Click here to read the paper.

Posted November 2007

Departmental Seminar by Ben Evans: On Friday November 23, Dr. Ben Evans of McMaster University will deliver a guest lecture titled "Conservation of a biodiversity hotspot: testing alternative scenarios for diversification on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi". The seminar is in Biology Building room 122 and is open to the public.

Posted November 2007

Ornithology Field Trip to Pelee and Holiday Beach: On Saturday October 13, sixty one students of University of Windsor's Ornithology class took a field trip to Point Pelee National Park and Holiday Beach Conservation Area. See pictures of the students at my photos page, by clicking here.

Posted October 2007

Departmental Seminar by Nigel Mann: On Friday November 2, Dr. Nigel Mann of SUNY Oneonta will visit Windsor to deliver a guest lecture titled "Phylogenetic and ecological influences on the song styles of 'Thryothorus' wrens".

Posted October 2007

Dan wins Early Researcher Award: Ontario's Ministry of Research and Innovation recently announced that Dan has received an Early Researcher Award. This award will create new opportunities for graduate students in the Mennill Lab over the next five years.

Posted September 2007

Lauren Reed defends her MSc Thesis: On August 21, Lauren Reed successfully defended her Master's thesis: "Countersinging interactions in black-capped chickadee neighbourhoods: Graded aggressive signals and communication networks". Congratulations Lauren!

Posted August 2007

Steph Topp defends her MSc Thesis: On April 14, Steph Topp successfully defended her Master's thesis: "Seasonal variation in the duetting behaviour of rufous-and-white wrens". Congratulations Steph!

Posted April 2007
New book features Mennill Lab resesarch: Geoff Hill's recently published book Ivorybill Hunters describes the joint Auburn University / University of Windsor search for evidence of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers on the Choctawhatchee River in Florida, and features research from the Mennill Lab.

Posted March 2007

New book on behaviour and ecology of chickadees: The new book Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: An Integrated Approach featuers four chapters co-written by Dan, including a review chapter on all of Dan's research on the vocal behaviour of black-capped chickadees to date.

Posted March 2007

Tropical Ecology course photos: In February and March 2007, Dan and Stephanie taught a Tropical Ecology field course in Peru. You can see photographs from the field course at the Tropical Ecology Field Course Photos page.
 
Posted March 2007

Cover of Auk features dancing manakins:The cover of the January Auk features a painting by Julie Zickefoose that Dan comissioned for Stephanie on the occasion of her PhD defense. The cover article by Stephanie and her colleagues describes the age-graded plumage system of male long-tailed manakins. 

Posted January 2007

Dan presents public seminar at Canada South Science City: On Tuesday December 5, Dan will present a free public lecture: "The Ivory-billed Woodpecker: The Search for Evidence in a Flooded Wilderness". The lecture will take place at Canada South Science City and is open to the public.

Posted December 2006

Dan receives Faculty of Science award: Dan recently received the Unviersity of Windsor Faculty of Science Performance Award, given to professors in the Faculty of Scinece who have made an exceptional contribution to research, teaching, and service.

Posted November 2006

Departmental Seminar by Mike Kasumovic: On Thursday November 9, Michael Kasumovic of University of Toronto will present a seminar as part of the Behaviour Cognition and Neuroscience seminar series. Mke's talk is titled: "Developmental plasticity and the evolution of male phenotypes in sexually cannibalistic spiders". The seminar is in Biology Building room 122 and is open to the public.

Posted November 2006

Departmental Seminar by John Burt: On Friday October 27, Dr. John Burt of University of Washington will present a departmental seminar: "The importance of social factors in bird song learning". The seminar is in Biology Building room 122 and is open to the public.

Posted October 2006

Departmental Seminar by Stephanie Doucet: On Thursday October 26, Dr. Stephanie Doucet will present a seminar as part of the Behaviour Cognition and Neuroscience seminar series. Stephanie's talk is titled: "The function and evolution of colourful plumage in birds". The seminar is in Biology Building room 122 and is open to the public.

Posted October 2006

Departmental Seminar by Jim Quinn: On Friday September 15, Dr. Jim Quinn of McMaster University will present a departmental seminar: "Cooperation and conflict among communist and capitalist birds". The seminar is in Biology Building room 122 and is open to the public.

Posted September 2006

Dan receives grants from Canada Foundation for Innovation: Dan recently received support for his project: "Acoustic location systems and advanced recording and playback technology for studying communication networks in temperate and tropical birds" from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Posted March 2006

Tropical Ecology course photos: In February and March 2006, Dan and Stephanie ran a 15-day Tropical Ecology field course at the Guanacaste Conservation Area in northwest Costa Rica through the University of Windsor. You can see photographs from the field course at the Tropical Ecology Field Course Photos page.

Posted March 2006

Journal of Experimental Biology cover photo: A study on Satin Bowerbird feathers written by Stephanie Doucet appears in the January 2006 issue of Journal of Experimental Biology. Stephanie is presently a visiting researcher in the Mennill Lab. The article features a cover photograph by Dan. Find out more about Stephanie's research on avian feather colour through Stephanie's webpage.

Posted March 2006

Departmental Seminar by Gail Patricelli: On Thursday February 2, Dr. Gail Patricelli of U. C. Berkeley will present a seminar as part of the Behaviour Cognition and Neuroscience seminar series. Gail's talk is titled: "Interactive courtship signaling in satin bowerbirds: An experiment with robotic females". The seminar is in Biology Building room 122 and is open to the public.

Posted February 2006

Whip it Good!: Listen to one of the world's most extraordinary singers and discover an amazing pattern of geographic variation in the duets of Australia's Eastern Whipbirds at my Interactive Whipbird Webpage. Listen to Dan's discusses of whipbird songs on the January 28 episode of Quirks and Quarks on CBC radio.

Posted January 2006

Departmental Seminar by Geoff Hill: On Friday November 11, Dr. Geoff Hill of Auburn University will present a departmental seminar: "The signal content of colourful plumage in the house finch". The seminar is in Biology Building room 122 and is open to the public.

Posted November 2005

Departmental Seminar by Angelika Poesel: On Thursday October 27, Dr. Angelika Poesel of Ohio State University will present a seminar as part of the Behaviour Cognition and Neuroscience seminar series. Angelika's talk is titled: "A network perspective: Male and female-directed song in blue tits". The seminar is in Biology Building room 122 and is open to the public.

Posted October 2005

Dan receives NSERC Discovery Grant: In April 2005, Dan received a Discovery Grant from NSERC to support his research on the ecology and behaviour of temperate and tropical birds over the next five years.

Posted April 2005

Dan joins the faculty at University of Windsor: On January 1, 2005, Dan began his first faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor .

Posted January 2005