I am interested in evolution of the brain and how this organ controls behavior in vertebrates. Projects in my lab are often highly collaborative and typically include different aspects of animal anatomy, physiology, behaviour, and ecology. Recent research efforts relevant to BiRN have begun to unravel how plastic organs, such as the brain, are influenced by ecology and environmental factors in aquatic wildlife. We are also evaluating the potential of new indicators of health in aquatic wildlife.

Fred’s University of Guelph page:

https://www.uoguelph.ca/ib/laberge

Fred’s Lab page:

http://comparativephys.ca/labergelab/member/fred-laberge/