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Marcia Spetch University of Alberta

Marcia Spetch received her Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of British Columbia, where she studied temporal and spatial memory in pigeons with Dr. D. Wilkie.  She conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSD with Dr. E. Fantino where she studied operant choice behavior.  She was an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University from 1983-1987, and she is currently a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta.  Her area of expertise is Comparative Cognition with a current focus on spatial cognition and decision processes.  Her primary research is conducted with pigeons and humans, but over the years, she has published collaborative research on numerous behaviors and cognitive processes (learning, memory, timing, choice behavior, object recognition, motion perception, spatial cognition, gambling) in a variety of species.  She has received continuous grant support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada since 1983 and recently she is also funded by the Alberta Gambling Research Institute.  She has published over 100 research articles and several book chapters.  Her past positions include appointments as consulting editor on several journals, associate editor of Animal Learning & Behavior, member of NSERC grant selection panel and president of the Comparative Cognition Society. She has supervised several post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, honors students, and international internship students.

Anna Wilkinson University of Lincoln

Anna is interested in how animals perceive the world, how they learn about their environment and how they use and retain this information. Anna received her PhD from University of York (UK) in 2008 where she studied avian visual perception under the supervision of Kim Kirkpatrick. She then went on to do a postdoctoral fellowship investigating the role of experience on perception and cognition in birds at the University of Vienna with Ludwig Huber. Alongside her research with birds, she started working on reptile cognition during her PhD, this expanded into the cold-blooded cognition lab which she established in Vienna and then brought with her to Lincoln when she was appointed in 2010. She is currently a Reader in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Lincoln.

Editorial Board

Peter Balsam Barnard College, Columbia University
Michael Beran Georgia State University
Verner Bingman Bowling Green State University
Aaron Blaisdell University of California at Los Angeles
Laurie Bloomfield Algoma University
Kent Bodily Georgia Southern University
David Brodbeck Algoma University
Leyre Castro University of Iowa
Ken Cheng Macquarie University
Lauren Guillette University of Alberta
Susan Healy University of St Andrews
Karen Hollis Mount Holyoke College
Debbie Kelly University of Manitoba
Kimberly Kirkpatrick Kansas State University
Suzanne MacDonald York University
James Mazur Southern Connecticut State University
Neil McMillan Melbourne, Australia
Eduardo Mercado III SUNY Buffalo
Leslie Phillmore Dalhousie University
Toru Shimizu University of South Florida
Brad Sturz Georgia Southern University

Past Editors:
Ron Weisman (2006–2011), Queen’s University
Robert Cook (2006–2011), Tufts University
Tom Zentall (2012–2014), Kentucky University
Christopher Sturdy (2012-2017), University of Alberta

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