Contact Information

Professor Liana Zanette





+1-519-661-2111 ext. 88317
Department of Biology
Western University
Collip Building, Room 207
London, ON, N6A 5B7, CANADA 
Join us!

For interests in collaborating with us,

Please contact us via email. For more information on our past collaborations, please visit our Collaborations webpage and our Automated Behavioural Response systems (ABR Systems) webpage.

For joining us as a MSc Candidate or a PhD Candidate,

We are always interested in recruiting students to work on a variety of projects within the context of our current major research program. Please fill in the Potential Grad Student Questionnaire and forward it to us via email, together with your C.V. and a brief (up to 2 page) outline of the kind of research you envisage conducting in our lab.  Please also send your transcripts as an attachment. Transcripts from the web are fine (i.e., we do not require official transcripts).

For conducting an undergraduate Honours Thesis Project in our lab (Dept. of Biology only),

Please contact us via email. State your research interests and career goals after graduation, attach your C.V., as well as attach your academic transcript. Transcripts from the web are fine (i.e., we do not require official transcripts).

For volunteer opportunities,

Please visit the Department of Biology's undergraduate page for information on awards and research. You can join us as a work study student, an award holder (such as a USRA), or you can directly contact us via email to see if there are any current opportunities available. A weekly commitment of a 4 hour shift is usually required. Volunteers in the past have had the opportunity to gain experience working with a variety of species in activities such as...
  • nest searching
  • mist-netting
  • radio-tracking
  • camera trapping
  • live trapping
  • blood sampling
  • microscopy
  • immunochemistry procedures
  • & watching videos of amazing African animals!

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Highlighted News

New Current Biology paper:
Fear of the human "super predator" pervades the South African savanna

Wildlife's fear of humans far exceeds even the fear of lions!

Video of giraffe, leopard, hyena, zebra, kudu, warthog, and impala running in response to hearing humans.

Video of elephants, rhinos, and other wildlife reacting to humans and lions.

Lions have long been seen as the world’s most fearsome predator, the “king of beasts”. Recent global surveys show humans kill prey at much higher rates than other predators, meriting humans being termed a “super predator”. We report experimentally demonstrating that fear of humans far exceeds even that of lions throughout the savanna mammal community in a premier African protected area; strengthening the evidence that fear of the human “super predator” pervades the planet. Paramount fear of humans adds to our global environmental impacts as fear itself can reduce wildlife numbers.