Job Title: Coordinator, Canadian Botanical Conservation Network
Employer: Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton/Burlington, Ontario
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: Preuter Public School, Kitchener, Ontario; Centennial Senior Public School, Waterloo, Ontario
High School attended: Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational Institute (KWC&VS or KCI)
Further Education: University of Guelph (B.Sc. - 1982; M.Sc. - 1986), Queen's University (Ph.D. - 1991).
Geographic focus of research: Ontario
Brief synopsis of current research:
I am interested in the genetics and population biology of aquatic turtles, and carried out research into mating systems of aquatic turtles for my Ph.D. dissertation. The species I have worked on most are snapping turtles (Chelydra serpemtina) and terrestrial wood turtles (Clemmys insculpta). At present I am not conducting field research. One of my key interests in aquatic turtles is the phenomenon of environmental sex determination. At Royal Botanical Gardens I am developing conservation biology projects on rare and endangered plants.
Galbraith, D. A., and Brooks, R. J. 1987. Survivorship of adult females in a northern population of snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 65: 15811586.
Galbraith, D. A., Chandler, M., and Brooks, R. J. 1988. The fine structure of home ranges of male Chelydra serpentina: are snapping turtles territorial? Canadian Journal of Zoology. 65: 26232629.
Galbraith, D. A., Bishop, C. A., Brooks, R. J., Simser, W. L., and Lampman, K. 1988. Factors affecting density of populations of common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina serpentina). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 66: 12331240.
Brooks, R. J., Galbraith, D. A., Nancekivell, E. G., and Bishop, C. A. 1988. Developing management guidelines for snapping turtles. Pg. 174179. In R. C. Szaro, K. E. Severson, and D. R. Patton (Technical coordinators): Management of Amphibians, Reptiles, and Small Mammals in North America. Proceedings of the Symposium. USDA Forest Service. General Technical Report RM166.
Galbraith, D. A. 1997. The role of molecular genetics in the conservation of amphibians. Herpetological Conservation 1: 282-296.