Speaker : Vincent Careau – University of Ottawa – CRC Chair, Functional Ecology
Title : Energetics, behaviour and performance: trait (co)variance among and within individuals
Summary : We study how suites of performance, metabolic, and behavioural traits possibly interact with fitness. Over the past three years, we initiated a research program on wild rodents (Peromyscus and Tamias) and laboratory insects (Drosophila and Gryllus). We use a quantitative genetic approach to partition (co)variance between several traits at different levels of variation.