Roz Dakin, Principal Investigator (CV)

I am fascinated by animal behaviour, how it works, and how it evolves. I completed my BSc, MSc and PhD at Queen’s University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at UBC and the Smithsonian. I am passionate about data and quantitative biology.

Ilias Berberi – PhD Student

I am a PhD student researching the multivariate relationships in hummingbird flight behaviour. My research explores the influence of maximum flight performance on other aspects of flight, and whether trade-offs occur among flight behaviours. In addition to biology, I am interested in open data policies and sport science, and am a gearhead at heart.


Erin Jackson – MSc Student

I love birds (especially chickens!) and have a passion for creative writing. My research explores the impact of bird morphology on bird-window collisions, and whether particular flight-related traits contribute to species differences in collision vulnerability.



Sam Snow – Visiting Scholar

Sam is a PhD candidate visiting us from Yale University. He studies social evolution and reproductive strategies.

Zoe Hillier-Weltman – Undergraduate Honours

Ashley Irwin – Undergraduate Honours

Grace Simonds – Undergraduate Honours

Jenna Watson – Undergraduate Honours

Jessica Bellefeuille – Directed Studies

Brenna Gagliardi – Directed Studies

Charlotte Jerome – Carleton DSRI Award Intern (upcoming)


Undergraduate Honours

Paisley Clunis – Reciprocity in social networks

Erin Jackson – Flight morphology and bird collisions

Courtney Donkersteeg – Aerial insectivore population declines

Undergraduate Research Awards

Kara Scott – Bird collisions with windows, iCureus Award

Volunteers and Technicians

Many thanks to Kyna Crumley, Blossom Opanike, Mahmoud El-Saadi, and other excellent volunteers who have been helping with our research!