Susan Lingle


Susan Lingle Title: Associate Professor
Office: 2RC037
Building: Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex
Phone: 204.258.2964

Research Interests:

My lab group focuses on the evolution of prey defences against predation as these influence the social behaviour, ecology, and, increasingly, the psychology of animals. We continue to collect and analyse data on coyotes, deer and other prey to examine the interface between prey behaviour and predator hunting success, using exceptional field sites on the prairie grasslands of western Canada. Our most novel focus is to investigate the evolutionary continuity in distress calls (cries) of newborns and caregiver responses to these cries – from crocodiles to mule deer to humans. We do this work through acoustic analyses and playback experiments, in the field with species like deer and in the lab with humans.

I am happy to receive inquiries from prospective graduate students or post-docs.