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
Bark Beetle Acoustics
Dr. Jayne E. Yack
Associate Professor of Biology
Nesbitt Biology Building, Room 250
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
Office Phone: (613) 520 - 3887
Lab Phone: (613) 520 - 2600 ext. 1513 or 1912
Fax: (613) 520 - 3539
Email: jayne.yack [at] carleton.ca