Hi. I'm Darcy Visscher, an assistant professor of biology at The King's University.

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I am generally interested in the role that landscapes and individual behaviour play in structuring ecological processes. In particular, I am interested how animals trade-off foraging reward and risk, both predation and human disturbance, in urbanizing environments. I investigate these topics using the three pronged approach of developing theory, building models to test theory, and grounding these results using statistical analysis of field data.

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CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

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Epidemiology of the zoonotic parasite Echinococcus spp. 

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Monitoring wildlife using remote cameras

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Foraging and stress in urban birds

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Non-consumptive effects of predation


PUBLICATIONS