Dr. Darcy Visscher

Associate Professor, Biology

P: 825-901-1008
  • PhD Ecology, University of Alberta, 2010
  • M.Sc. Mammalogy, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2002
  • B.Sc. ENVS Biology, The King's University College, 2000


Darcy’s education includes a B.Sc. in Environmental Studies (Biology) from The King’s University in 2000, a MSc in African Mammalogy from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and a Ph.D in Ecology from the University of Alberta in 2010. His primary research interest is the role that behaviour plays in ecological processes, in particular, how animals trade-off foraging reward and predation risk. He investigates these topics using the three pronged approach of developing theory, building models to test theory, and grounding these results using statistical analysis of field data.