I strongly believe I would not have been able to achieve what I have done so far if it weren’t for the amazing people I met and previously collaborated with. While my supervisors have been important every step of the way, I want to give a shout out to the early career researchers that have accompanied me at one point or another in the past. For my ongoing collaborations, please visit my current lab webpage.
Iris Boey – former bachelor’s student in biology at UGent. She examined which landscape elements explained the type of nests jackdaws used in urban and rural environments. Iris successfully carried out the first challenging step in a new research line that I am interested to pursue.
Hera Casidsid – former bachelor’s student in psychology at UManitoba. Her thesis focused on the social cues used by pinyon jays to elicit the display of caching behaviours. She helped me explore a new research idea and contributed to the data collection of a massive study.
Dawson Clary – former PhD student in psychology at UManitoba. His research work focused on the cognitive abilities of corvids, with a predilection for Clark’s nutcrackers. Dawson took me under his wing when I started my PhD and was an excellent mentor.
Ben Farrar – former PhD student in psychology at UCambridge. His research focus was on bias and replication in animal research. His views challenged me on my scientific beliefs and contributed to my desire to have my research more open.
Marie-Line Fiola – former MSc student at UMoncton. Her thesis focused on food webs, especially on nest predation in ovenbirds. She contributed tremendously to the continuation of my MSc work.
Elias Garcia-Pelegrin – former PhD student in psychology at UCambridge. His research work was on the perception of deceptive motions in birds, primates, and humans. Eli’s enthusiasm in research has been instrumental into my development of new collaborations and ideas.
Kevin Leonard – former lab manager at UManitoba. He contributed to data collection during an operant experiment examining abstract-concept learning in corvids. In addition to supervising the running of the lab, Kevin was key to ensure that my PhD research was successful.
J. Andrew McCausland – former undergraduate research assistant in psychology at UManitoba. He contributed to the data collection during two experiments on inhibitory control in pet dogs and sled dogs. His knowledge in pet dogs was a great asset for the establishment of the dog cognition branch in the lab.
Laura Stiles – former undergraduate research assistant in psychology at UManitoba. She assisted with establishing the dog cognition branch in the lab and contributed to the data collection during an experiment in inhibitory control in pet dogs. She single-handedly managed all the interactions (including scheduling and video making) with pet owners to ensure a flawless undertaking of the experiment.
Meara Stow – former bachelor’s student in psychology at UManitoba. She investigated the link between personality and inhibitory control in California scrub jays and black-billed magpies. Additionally, she participated in the data collection on an experiment in mirror self-recognition in California scrub jays. Meara was the first student that I co-supervised and her scientific mindset and professionalism continue to inspire me to this day.