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- Developmental biology and toxicology
- Cellular and molecular basis of abnormal embryonic development
- Stress-activated signal transduction pathways
- Vascular development
My research involved the behavioural ecology and conservation of a diversity of animals, mostly amphibians and arthropods, and the impact of environmental stresses on their survival and life histories.
My research is mainly focused upon life history adaptations of fishes to their abiotic and biotic environment, as well as exotic species introductions in Canada and Europe, and factors that affect their invasion success. I also work on habitat selection, feeding and bioenergetics of young-of-year fishes, and on game fish management issues.
I have been interested in coral biology for many years, especially the relationship of corals with their symbiotic zooxanthellae, the mechanism of coral bleaching, and currently, calcification and how they produce their skeletons.
Blood feeding insects are responsible for transmitting some of humanity's most important diseases including malaria, yellow fever, dengue and Zika virus to name a few. My research is on the blood host seeking behaviour of these insects and ways it can be exploited to yield sustainable control strategies. Currently, my research, in the form of lab and field studies, is focused on how mosquitoes interact with insecticide treated bed nets and other tools being used in the global effort to eliminate malaria.