Robert de Bruijn

Post Doctoral Fellows - Alumni  (April 2016 - August 2018)

Research interests: I am interested in how animals respond to and cope with changes in their environment. Within this broad question I am interested in how physiological systems modulate the response to ecologically relevant stressors. My work has a strong integrative approach, combining techniques from physiology, endocrinology, behavior, and ecology. Most recently I have especially become interested in what role individual variation and phenotypic plasticity play in this context with regards to individual fitness.


Education background:
Marie Curie Fellow at Max Planck Institute of Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany (2014-2015)
PhD from Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA (2008-2013)
Licentiate degree from Mid-Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden (2003-2008)
Master of Science in marine biology, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands (1998-2002)

Lab Publications (4)

  • Raby, G.D., J.M. Chapman, R. de Bruijn, E.J. Eliason, C.K. Elvidge, C.T. Hasler, C.L. Madliger, E.A. Nyboer, A.J. Reid, D.G. Roche, T. Rytwinski, T.D. Ward, A.D.M. Wilson and S.J. Cooke. 2020. Teaching post-secondary students in ecology and evolution: Strategies for early-career researchers. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution. 13:14–24.

  • Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Cover Image

    Prystay, T. S., M.J. Lawrence, A.J. Zolderdo, J.W. Brownscombe, R. de Bruijn, E.J. Eliason and S.J. Cooke. 2019. Exploring relationships between cardiovascular activity and parental care behavior in nesting smallmouth bass: a field study using heart rate biologgers.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 234:18-27.

  • aquatic conservation cover image

    Maxwell, R.J., A. J. Zolderdo, R. de Bruijn, J.W. Brownscombe, E. Staaterman, A.J. Gallagher and S. J. Cooke. 2018. Does motor noise from recreational boats alter parental care behaviour of a nesting freshwater fish? Aquatic Conservation. 28:969-978.

  • Environmental Reviews Cover Image

    Birnie-Gauvin, K., K.S. Peiman, A.J. Gallagher, R. de Bruijn and S.J. Cooke. 2016. Sublethal consequences of urban life for wild vertebrates. Environmental Reviews. 24:416-425.