Allison Roth

McGill University
Postdoctoral fellow candidate

Supervisor: Irene Gregory-Eaves
Andrew Hendry
Gregor Fussmann
Start: 2021-12-01
End: 2023-11-30


Individual to community level effects of freshwater browning on fish
Freshwater aquatic ecosystems are home to rich biodiversity but are vulnerable to many forms of environmental change. Freshwater browning is one such environmental change, and lakes across northern North America and northern Europe have experienced dramatic increases in freshwater browning over the past few decades. My core research centers around examining how freshwater browning can influence individual to community level traits in fish. My work will therefore contribute to the goals set out by QCBS to promote world class research in biodiversity science.


Freshwater Browning, Fish


1- Some Nocturnal and Crepuscular Mammals of Kakamega Forest: Photographic Evidence
Roth, Allison M., Marina Cords
2015 Journal of East African Natural History

2- Prevalence and intensity of avian malaria in a quail hybrid zone
Roth, Allison M., Carl N. Keiser, Judson B. Williams, Jennifer M. Gee
2021 Ecology and Evolution

3- Parasites of spiders: Their impacts on host behavior and ecology
Durkin, Emily S., Steven T. Cassidy, Rachel Gilbert, Elise A. Richardson, Allison M. Roth, Samantha Shablin, Carl N. Keiser
2021 The Journal of Arachnology

4- Parasitic Personalities: Consistent Individual Differences in Behavior in a Facultatively Parasitic Mite
Durkin, Emily S., Allison M. Roth, Carl N. Keiser
2020 Journal of Insect Behavior

5- Zoo visitors affect sleep, displacement activities, and affiliative and aggressive behaviors in captive ebony langurs (Trachypithecus auratus)
Roth, Allison M., Marina Cords
2020 acta ethologica

6- Sexual selection and personality: Individual and group‐level effects on mating behaviour in red junglefowl
Roth, Allison M., Niels J. Dingemanse, Shinichi Nakagawa, Grant C. McDonald, Hanne Løvlie, Diana A. Robledo‐Ruiz, Tommaso Pizzari
2021 Journal of Animal Ecology

7- Partner’s age, not social environment, predicts extrapair paternity in wild great tits (Parus major)
Roth, Allison M, Josh A Firth, Samantha C Patrick, Ella F Cole, Ben C Sheldon,
2019 Behavioral Ecology

8- Heterogeneous selection on exploration behavior within and among West European populations of a passerine bird
Mouchet, Alexia, Ella F. Cole, Erik Matthysen, Marion Nicolaus, John L. Quinn, Allison M. Roth, Joost M. Tinbergen, Kees van Oers, Thijs van Overveld, Niels J. Dingemanse
2021 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

9- Effects of group size and contest location on the outcome and intensity of intergroup contests in wild blue monkeys
Roth, Allison M., Marina Cords
2016 Animal Behaviour

10- Experimental confirmation that avian plumage traits function as multiple status signals in winter contests
Chaine, Alexis S., Allison M. Roth, Daizaburo Shizuka, Bruce E. Lyon
2013 Animal Behaviour

11- Personality-mediated speed-accuracy tradeoffs in mating in a 17-year periodical cicada
Roth, Allison M, Sarah M Kent, Elizabeth A Hobson, Gene Kritsky, Shinichi Nakagawa,
2022 Behavioral Ecology

12- Autumn Copulatory Behavior in California Quail: Observations and Potential Functions
Roth, Allison M., Jennifer M. Gee, Carl. N. Keiser
2021 Western Birds