Ronald AikenbackResearcher Profile

Ronald Aiken

Job Title: Professor and Head, Department of Biology
Employer: Mount Allison University
Place of Birth:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: Ionview Public School (Scarborough)
High School attended:Midland Avenue Collegiate Institute (Scarborough)
Further Education: University of Maryland (B.Sc. Zoology), University of Toronto (M.Sc. Zoology), University of Toronto (Ph.D. Zoology).
Geographic focus of research: New Brunswick, New Zealand, Caribbean.

Brief synopsis of current research:
Reproductive biology and sex allocation of hermaphroditic molluscs.
Mating strategies of aquatic invertebrates.
Ecology and life history strategies of aquatic insects.


Recent Publications:

Durelle, K.A., M.A. Barbeau and R.B. Aiken. Importance of mucus-trail following substrate texture and illumination in formation of aggregations of Onchidoris bilamellata (L.). Submitted to Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

Watt, J. and R.B.Aiken. Temperature-dependent development rates in an intertidal nudibranch Dendronotus frondosus (Opisthobranchis: Dendronotidae). Submitted to Journal of Molluscan Studies.

Wong, M. and R.B. Aiken. 1999. Diversity and densities of intertidal invertebrates in Passamaquoddy Bay, N.B.: does salmon aquaculture play a role? Proc. Bay of Fundy Ecosystems Project.

Aiken, R. B. & N. Malatestinic (1995). Life cycle, gonad state and changes in functional sex ratio in the salt marsh waterboatman, Trichocorixa verticalis. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 72: 552 - 556

Aiken, R.B. 1992. Mating behaviour of a boreal water beetle (Dytiscus alaskanus-Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Ethology, Ecology and Evolution. 4: 245 - 254.