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.
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.