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Dr. Kiyoko Gotanda

Dr. Kiyoko Gotanda

NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

Clare Hall Research Fellow in the Sciences

Office Phone: 01223 (7)67130

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

Hendry, A. P., Gotanda, K. M., Svensson, E. I. (2017). Human influences on evolution, and the ecological and societal consequences. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society – B.

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

Siepielski, A., Morrissey, M. B., Buoro, M., Carlson, S. M., Caruso, C. M., Clegg, S. M., Coulson, T., DiBattista, J., Gotanda, K. M., Francis, C. D., Hereford, J., Kingsolver, J. G., Augustine, K. E., Kruuk, L. E. B., Martin, R. A., Sheldon, B. C., Sletvold, N., Svensson, E. I., Wade, M. J., MacColl, A. D. C. (2017). Precipitation drives global variation in natural selection. Science 355(6328): 959–962. doi: 10.1126/science.aag2773

Alberti, M., Correa, C. Marzluff, J. Hendry, A. P., Palkovacs, E. P., Gotanda, K. M., Hunt, V. Apgar, T. M., Zhou, Y. (2017). Global urban signatures of phenotypic change in animal and plant populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi: 10.1073/pnas.1606034114 

 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