Researcher Profile

James Grant

Job Title: Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Employer: Concordia University
Place of Birth: London, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: Orchard Park Public School, London
High School attended: Sir Frederick Banting, London
Further Education: University of Western Ontario (B.Sc.), Queen's University (M.Sc.), University of Guelph (Ph.D.), McGill University (P.D.F.).
Geographic focus of research: Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario

Brief synopsis of current research:
We study the behavioural ecology of resource defence and territoriality. We use tropical fishes in the laboratory and house sparrows in semi-wild conditions to study the effects of resource dispersion and competitor density and the competitive tactics used by animals. In the wild, we use juvenile Atlantic salmon in New Brunswick streams as a system for studying the mechanisms of density dependent population regulation.

Mailing address:
Department of Biology, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd., West, Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8

Recent Publications:

Grant, J.W.A. and D.L. Kramer. 1990. Territory size as a predictor of the maximum density of juvenile salmonids in streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 47:1724-1737.

Grant, J.W.A., M.J. Bryant and C.E. Soos. 1995. Synchrony of female arrival, mediated by synchrony of female arrival, alters the variance of male mating success in the Japanese medaka. Animal Behaviour 49:367-375.

Grant, J.W.A. Territoriality. 1997. In: J-G.J. Godin (ed). Behavioral ecology of teleost fishes, pp. 81-103. Oxford University Press.

Grant, J.W.A., S.Ó. Steingrímsson, E.R. Keeley and R.A. Cunjak. 1998. Implications of territory size for the measurement and prediction of salmonid abundance in streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55 (Suppl. 1): 181-190.

Grand, T.C. and J.W.A. Grant. 1994. Spatial predictability of food influences its monopolization and defence by juvenile convict cichlids. Animal Behaviour 47:91-100.