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Christine Madliger

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Degrees:B.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Windsor)
Phone:519-253-3000 x 2701
Office:Department of Biological Sciences
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave., Windsor, ON, N9B 3P4
Lab: Cooke Lab
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Current Research

I am interested in how physiological tools can best be utilized to solve conservation problems. While I have focused mainly on the validation of glucocorticoids (stress hormones) in this context, I am also interested in how the vast array of physiological techniques currently available to practitioners may lead to successful management and mitigation strategies. My work in the Cooke Lab focuses on determining the behavioural and physiological consequences of artificial light at night in a variety of fish species. In addition, I quantify how barriers related to logistics, interpretation, and translation of knowledge may limit the carry-through of physiological monitoring to conservation success.

Selected Publications

Madliger CL, Love OP (2016) Do baseline glucocorticoids simultaneously represent fitness and environmental quality in a declining aerial insectivore? Oikos. doi: 10.1111/oik.03354.

Madliger, CL, Cooke SJ, Crespi EJ, Funk JL, Hultine KR, Hunt KE, Rohr JR, Sinclair BJ, Suski CD, Willis CKR, Love OP (2016)  Success stories and emerging themes in conservation physiology. Conservation Physiology. 4: doi: 10.1093/conphys/cov057.

Madliger CL, Semeniuk CAD, Harris CM, Love OP (2016) Assessing baseline stress physiology as an integrator of environmental quality in a wild avian population: implications for use as a conservation biomarker. Biological Conservation. Biological Conservation 192: 409-417.

Madliger CL, Love OP (2015) The power of physiology in changing landscapes: considerations for the continued integration of conservation and physiology. Integrative and Comparative Biology 55: 545-553.

Madliger CL, Love OP (2013) The need for a predictive, context-dependent approach to the application of stress hormones in conservation. Conservation Biology 28: 283-287.