The Ecology of Fear

My lab’s research addresses the effects of predator-induced fear on populations and ecosystems, on health and development, and on gene expression in the brain. We conduct large-scale field experiments that provide a unique opportunity to test the demographic consequences of behavioural, physiological, and neurobiological phenomena. Our approach is to first establish the ecological validity of phenomena in the field and then explore the mechanisms in semi-natural conditions and in the lab.





Liana Zanette, Professor and Faculty Scholar