Jean-Guy Godin received his Ph.D. degree in zoology from the University of British Columbia, Canada, in 1979. Following his graduate studies, he held an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in zoology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Since 1980, he has been a Permanent Faculty Member at three Canadian universities: the Université du Québec (INRS-Eau) in Québec City (1980–81), Mount Allison University in Sackville (1981–2002), and Carleton University in Ottawa (2002–present). He has held the rank of Full Professor of biology since 1991. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Science at both Mount Allison University (1998–2002) and Carleton University (2002–2007). He is currently the Chancellor’s Professor at the Department of Biology, Carleton University. His field of research is behavioral ecology, and his research programme focuses on sexual selection and mating strategies and tactics; group living and social associations; and the behavioral ecology of predator-prey interactions. He has served on numerous university committees, national scholarship and grant-selection committees, and governance bodies within and outside academia (including the Executive Councils of the Animal Behavior Society, the Canadian Society of Zoologists, and the International Society of Ethologists). He served as an Editor of Ethology journal (1999–2002), and he is currently a Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of this journal. He is the recipient of several awards and honors including the Elected Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society, the Paul Paré Medal of Excellence, a Royal Society (UK)-NSERC (Canada) Fellowship, and Chancellor’s Professor at Carleton University.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2008