Joseph Burant

photo of Joseph Burant
Graduate Student, PhD
SSC 2442
Norris Lab

Broadly, my research to date has focused on avian ecology and evolution. I recently completed a Master’s degree at the University of Amsterdam, where I explored differential long-distance migration is lesser black-backed gulls and behavioural plasticity in red knots. In addition, my previous research experience includes work on egg size and ion-flux in threespine stickleback at the University of British Columbia.

Through my Ph.D. studies with Ryan Norris, I aim to investigate the population dynamics of seasonal populations and the effects of seasonal changes in environmental quality on population declines. This research will be conducted using seasonal laboratory populations of the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model system. These goals are especially pertinent given the ongoing and widespread decline of seasonal populations facing threats from habitat loss and global change.

 Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my research or if you are an undergraduate student interested in volunteering in the Norris Lab.

B.Sc. – University of British Columbia (2014)

M.Sc. – University of Amsterdam (2016)

Shamoun-Baranes, J., Burant, J. B., van Loon, E. E., Bouten, W., Camphuysen, C. J. (2016). Short distance migrants travel as far as long distance migrants in lesser black-backed gulls (Larus fuscus). Manuscript submitted for publication.