Insect Neuroethology & Bioacoustics Lab

Neuroethology is an exciting field that lies at the crossroads of animal behaviour and neuroscience. Neuroethologists seek to understand how nervous systems have evolved to adapt an animal to its natural environment.

In the Yack laboratory we are interested in the acoustic behaviour of insects and other invertebrates. We employ a variety of methodologies in bioacoustics, neuroscience, animal behaviour, phylogenetics, and behavioural genetics to form an integrated view of behaviour. We ask questions at all levels of analysis, from those that investigate the neurophysiological or genetic processes of acoustic communication, to those that focus on the function and evolution of hearing or communication signals.

Research Areas & Interests

Invertebrate Neuroethology

Invertebrate Neuroethology

Butterfly Hearing

Butterfly Hearing

Beatle Acoustics

Bark Beetle Acoustics

Caterpillar Acoustics

Caterpillar Acoustics

Dr. Jayne Yack

Dr. Jayne E. Yack

Associate Professor of Biology

Nesbitt Biology Building, Room 250 

Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

K1S 5B6 

Office Phone: (613) 520 - 3887

Lab Phone: (613) 520 - 2600 ext. 1513 or 1912 

Fax: (613) 520 - 3539

Email: jayne.yack [at]