EducationBSc, University of British Columbia, zoology, 1970; MSc, University of British Columbia, zoology, 1973; PhD, University of Guelph, entomology, 2000.
Areas of InterestIn biology, my interests revolve around systematics—taxonomy, classification, phylogenetics, biogeography—but anything to do with evolution and ecology intrigues me. I get a kick out of writing about these things. I mainly study insects, but love examining all groups of organisms. My love of birds and botany, for instance, has produced life-long interests in birding and gardening. I enjoy traveling. I read a lot—in addition to biology, mostly history (and historical fiction), biography, travel writing and poetry. What else? Good food. Good wine. Walking and hiking. Nature conservation. Photography. Drawing. Jazz. Museums. People.
Contact Dr. Rob CanningsEmail: email@example.com
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