Kim Valenta
Assistant Professor
Office: Turlington Hall, Room B123


  • Ph.D. University of Toronto
  • M.A. University of Calgary
  • B.A. McGill University

Research Interests

Plant-animal co-evolution, sensory ecology, evolutionary ecology, conservation, Madagascar

Personal Statement

I am an evolutionary ecologist researching the interactions between wild plants and animals and how these can be affected by human activities. My research is integrative and multi-disciplinary and combines field observations of animal foraging behavior in the tropics with diverse analytical techniques – including chemistry and spectroscopy – to quantify plant attractants and deterrents.

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