Kathreen E. Ruckstuhl

University of Calgary, Canada


Kathreen E. Ruckstuhl received her M.S. degree in ethology at the University of Bern, Berne, Switzerland (from 1988 to 1992). She worked at the Museum for Natural History, Bern, Switzerland, for 2 years before starting her Ph.D. degree at the University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada (from 1994 to 1998), on sexual segregation and foraging behavior in rocky mountain bighorn sheep. This was followed by a 5‐year Postdoctoral degree (from 1999 to 2004) at the Zoology Department of Cambridge. Presently, Ruckstuhl has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, since 2004. Her main research interests lie in the behavioral ecology and conservation of ungulates and other mammals. Ruckstuhl is mostly well known for her contributions to the study of sexual segregation in ungulates and has published an edited book (CUP 2005) on this topic. Her interests include the evolution of sociality, cooperation, social network theory, and foraging theory. Ruckstuhl has also published on other topics, such as global change and the boreal forest, sex ratio allocation and job stress in humans, and parasitology.

Biography Updated on 9 December 2013

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