Miya Warrington is an adjunct professor of natural resources at the University of Manitoba. Warrington is a behavioral ecologist with research interests in the evolution and ecology of animal behavior with a focus on conservation biology and animal adaptations to environmental change. Warrington's research combines field-based mensurative and manipulative experiments with laboratory approaches (e.g. genetics) to explore the evolutionary and ecological drivers of cooperation, and behavioral response to impacts of natural environmental change, and human-induced disturbances (e.g. traffic, noise, and industrial activity) and climate change.
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