Job Title: Associate Professor, Biology
Employer: Carleton University
Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Public School attended: Clayton Park, Halifax
High School attended: Kings County Academy, Kentville
Further Education: Acadia University (B.Sc.), University of Western Ontario (M.Sc.), University of Toronto (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Iceland, Guatemala
Brief synopsis of current research:
The evolutionary ecology of parasite-host interactions, using aquatic organisms as model study systems.
Forbes MR. 1991. Ectoparasites and mating success of male Enallgama ebrium damselflies (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Oikos 60: 336-343.
Forbes MR, Baker RL. 1991. Condition and fecundity of the damselfly, Enallagma ebrium (Hagen): the importance of ectoparasites. Oecologia (Berlin). 86:335-341.
Forbes MR. 1993. Parasitism and host reproductive effort. Oikos 67:444-450.
Forbes MR, Boates JS, McNeil NL, Brison, AE. 1996. Mate searching by males of the intertidal amphipod, Corophium volutator (Pallas). Can. J. Zool. 74:1479-1485.
Leung B, Forbes MR. 1997 Modeling fluctuating asymmetry in relation to stress and fitness. Oikos 78:397-405.