Ronald Ydenberg

Professor & CWE Director, Behavioural Ecology

Areas of interest

I am interested in a wide variety of problems in behavioural ecology. Current field projects include studies of breeding seabirds at Triangle Island, and in the Creston Valley, both in British Columbia. Together with theoretical work, these projects are run collaboratively with my graduate students, my colleagues in the department and at other universities. My work is also applying behavioural ecology to phenomena such as diving behaviour, territoriality, foraging behaviour, the analysis of metabolic rate, population dynamics, and colony organization of social insects.


  • BSc, Simon Fraser University
  • DPhil, Oxford University