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I recently completed an NSERC postdoctoral research fellowship with Dr. Dan Mennill at the University of Windsor, studying the acoustic communication behaviour of temperate songbirds and insects, with a focus on how social interactions are affected by the presence of anthropogenic noise.
 
I received my PhD in biology at Carleton University in May 2012, supervised by
Dr. Sue Bertram
 
I study behavioural ecology, which is a field that integrates ecology and evolution in the study of animal behaviour
. I study animal behaviours that are important in mate choice and aggression, with a focus on long-distance singing. I am interested in studying several related mating behaviours from a social perspective -- incorporating the natural social environment in which animals live to help us understand how and why animals behave.