Constance M. Smith
|Despite the fact that a glimpse of my desk would send Martha into spasms, I have been helping to keep the Centre for Wildlife Ecology (in current and previous guises) organized and on track for the past 20 years! (That is way scary). Permits of all persuasions, band schedules, equipment inventory (a.k.a. "Who's got the telescope?"), and data mashing and management all fall in my court. In my spare time (?!) I have collaborated with my husband, Dov Lank, on a long-term project studying the behaviour, ecology and genetics of the Ruff (Philomachus pugnax), a lekking shorebird with a dimorphism in male breeding behaviour.|
CM Smith and CM Smith. 2002.
DB Lank and CM Smith. 1999. Do resident and satellite Ruffs have dimorphic wintering strategies? American Ornithologists' Union Annual Meeting,
CM Smith, DB Lank and T Burke. 1991. Polyandry in a lek mating system: strategy or epiphenomenon in Ruffs? American Ornithologists' Union Annual Meeting,
Lank, D.B., C.M. Smith, O. Hanotte, A. Ohtonen, S. Bailey and T. Burke. 2002. High frequency of polyandry in a lek mating system. Behav. Ecol. 13:209-215.
Smith, CM. 2001. Master database for Harlequin Ducks in
Smith, CM. 2001. Update on research at the Centre for Wildlife Ecology,
Lank, D.B., C.M. Smith, O. Hanotte, T. Burke and F. Cooke. 1995. Genetic polymorphism for alternative mating behaviour in lekking male ruff Philomachus pugnax. Nature 378:59-62.
Lank, D.B. and C.M. Smith. 1992. Females prefer larger leks: field experiments with ruffs (Philomachus pugnax). Beh. Ecol. Sociobiol.30:323-329.
Lank, D.B. and C.M. Smith. 1987. Conditional lekking in ruff (Philomachus pugnax). Beh. Ecol. Sociobiol. 20:137-145