Shaun Killen

Animal Ecophysiology Group Convenor

Shaun Killen is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, in the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine. He is interested in the physiological and behavioural ecology of animals and especially how energetic demand influences trade-offs involved with foraging and predator-avoidance behaviour. During his PhD at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada (2007), he studied how metabolic traits interact with behaviour throughout early development in larval marine fishes. More recently, he has focused on how environmental change affects relationships between behavioural and physiological traits in an ecological context. Currently he is also examining interactions between individual physiology and group behaviours, including socially-facilitated foraging and predator avoidance, dominance hierarchies, group locomotion and animal social networks. He is also studying the relevance of physiology and behaviour for fisheries-induced evolution.

Shaun S. Killen
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Rm. 206, Graham Kerr Building,
University of Glasgow,
Glasgow G12 8QQ