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Dr. Kiyoko Gotanda

Dr. Kiyoko Gotanda

Quebec Government Fellow

Office Phone: 01223 (7)67130

Research Group

Behavioural Ecology Group:
Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests

My research focuses on the intersection of evolution, ecology, and behaviour. Broadly, I seek to understand how variation in selective pressures affects the origins and evolution of biological diversity. More specifically, I focus on adaptation and how it is affected by spatial and temporal variation in selection. My work encompasses a variety of areas including antipredator behaviour, swimming kinetics, parasites, and sensory ecology.

Key Publications

Gotanda, K. M., Correa, C., Turcotte, M. M., Rolshausen, G., Hendry, A. P. (2015) Linking macro-trends and micro-rates: re-evaluating micro-evolutionary support for Cope’s Rule. Evolution 69(5): 1345-1354. doi: 10.1111/evo.12653

Gotanda, K. M. and Hendry, A. P. (2014). Using adaptive traits to consider potential consequences of temporal variation in selection: male guppy colour through time and space. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 112(1): 108-122. doi: 10.1111/bij.12261

Siepielski, A. M.*, Gotanda, K. M.*, Morrissey, M. B., Diamond, S. E., DiBattista, J. D., Carlson, S. M. (2013). The spatial patterns of directional phenotypic selection. Ecology Letters. 16(11): 1382-1392. doi : 10.1111/ele.12174 *Authors contributed equally to this work. **F1000 Prime recommended.

Gotanda, K. M., Turgeon, K., and Kramer, D. L. (2009). Body size and reserve protection affect flight initiation distance in parrotfishes. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 63(11):1563-1572. doi: 10.1007/s00265-009-0750-5

Other Publications

Gotanda, K. M., Sharpe, D. M. T., De León, L. F. (2015). Galapagos Mockingbird preys on an invasive mammal. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 127(1): 138-141. doi: 10.1676/14-055.1

Gotanda, K. M., Delaire, L. C., Raeymaekers, J. A. M., Pérez-Jvostov, F., Dargent, F., Bentzen, P., Scott, M. E., Fussmann, G. F., Hendry, A. P. (2013). Adding parasites to the guppy-predation story: insights from field surveys. Oecologia. 172(1): 155-166. doi: 10.1007/s00442-012-2485-7

Gotanda, K. M., Reardon, E. E., Murphy, S. M. C. and Chapman, L. J. (2012). Critical swim speed and fast-start response in an African Cichlid: convergent performance in divergent oxygen regimes. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 90(5): 545-554. doi: 10.1139/z2012-019

Haller, B. C., De León, L. F., Rolshausen, G., Gotanda, K. M., Hendry, A. P. (2012). Magic traits: distinguishing the important from the trivial. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 27(1): 5-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2011.09.005

Gotanda. K. M., Reardon, E. E., Chapman, L. J. (2011). Hypoxia and behaviour in a male African cichlid. Journal of Fish Biology. 78(7): 2085-2092. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02996.x