I have been watching a female lizard in my garden slowly increase in girth as her eggs developed in May to early June. […]Read More »
Gavin has many publications, including two chapters in the Naturalist’s Guide to the Victoria Region, and 28 species entries in Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World’s Wildlife (2001), both aimed at a general audience.
Gavin also works with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to document marine fish distributions, and is working on a series of papers detailing many new species records and species range extensions along our coast. Gavin also works with the BC Ministry of Environment to collect and monitor exotic vertebrates, with a special interest in the role of the pet trade, angling industry and importation of live food fishes as a source of exotic/invasive animals.
EducationPhD, University of Alberta, 2001
MSc, University of Manitoba, 1996
BSc, MSc, University of Manitoba, 1991
Areas of InterestSpecialty: Biogeography and biology of fishes; palaeoichthyology
Areas of Expertise: Fishes, extant and extinct
Exotic/invasive animals and the role of the pet trade in species introductions
Amphibian and reptile biology and biogeography
Contact Dr. Gavin HankeEmail: email@example.com
It is 2020, and people are asking whether this year will get any stranger. How about barracuda in BC waters? Does that qualify? […]Read More »
Response behaviour of native lizards and invading wall lizard to interspecific scent: implications for invasion success
Authors: Robert J.WilliamsaAlison M.DunnaGavinHankebJoel W.DixonaChristopherHassalla aSchool of Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, U.K. bRoyal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, BC, Canada […]Read More »
Working at home has allowed me to pay plenty of attention to the individual lizards in our garden. I can watch where they […]Read More »
I recently spent a glorious sunny day on Willows Beach in Victoria. Staghorn sculpins (Leptocottus armatus) and many small soles raced to deeper […]Read More »