Changku Kang

Post-doctoral Fellow

Degrees:B.Sc., Ph.D. (Seoul National University)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3866
Office:Office: CTTC 4660
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 17:00
Lab: Tom Sherratt lab

Current Research

My interest centres on understanding the evolution and diversity of animal signals focusing on their coloration such as camouflage and waring coloration. Currently my main focus is investigating into the evolution of secondary ‘back-up’ defence which operates when the first line of defence (e.g. camouflage) fails to protect the prey animal. A typical example is deimatic display.

Selected publications

Kang C, Stevens M, Moon JY, Lee SI, Jablonski PG. 2015. Camouflage through behavior in moths: the role of background matching and disruptive coloration. Behavioral Ecology, 26(1): 45-54.
Kang C, Moon JY, Lee SI, Jablonski PG. 2014. Moths use multimodal sensory information to adopt adaptive resting orientations. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 111(4): 900-904.
Kang C, Moon JY, Lee SI, Jablonski PG. 2013. Cryptically patterned moths perceive bark  structure when choosing body orientation that match wing color pattern to the bark pattern.  PLos One, 8(10): e8711.
Kang C, Moon JY, Lee SI, Jablonski PG. 2013. Moths on tree trunks seek out more cryptic positions when their current crypticity is low. Animal Behaviour, 86: 587-594.
Kang C, Moon JY, Lee SI, Jablonski PG. 2012. Camouflage through an active choice of a resting spot and body orientation in moths.   Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25: 1695-1702.