Jayne M. Gardiner

Assistant Professor of Biology

Ph.D., University of South Florida
M.A., Boston University
B.Sc., McGill University
 
Professor Gardiner specializes in the sensory biology and behavior of fishes. Her research focuses primarily on multisensory integration – understanding how animals use multiple sensory cues simultaneously to perform complex behaviors such as feeding, navigation, and homing. She is also interested in how fish learn to use sensory information and how human activities and environmental disturbances affect sensory perception and behavioral performance. Her research employs both laboratory and field-based techniques to study these questions in elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays), as well as bony fishes.
 
Recent Courses
Introduction to Biological Techniques Laboratory
Fish Biology
Fish Biology Laboratory
Biology of Sharks, Skates, and Rays
Biology of Sharks, Skates, and Rays Laboratory
Sensory Biology of Fishes
Sensory Biology of Fishes Laboratory
 
Selected Publications
Gardiner, J.M., Atema, J., Hueter, R.E., and Motta, P.J. 2014. Multisensory integration and behavioral plasticity in sharks from different ecological niches. PLOS One 9(4): e93036
 
Gardiner, J.M. and Atema, J. 2014. Flow Sensing in Sharks: Lateral Line Contributions to Navigation and Prey Capture. In: Bleckmann, H., Mogdans, J., and Coombs, S. (eds.) Flow Sensing in Air and Water – Behavioral, Neural, and Engineering Principles of Operation, Springer-Verlag, p. 127-146.
 
Gardiner, J.M. and Motta, P.J. 2012. Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) switch feeding modalities in response to sensory deprivation. Zoology 115:78-83.
 
Gardiner, J.M., Hueter, R.E., Maruska, K.P., Sisneros, J.A., Casper, B.M., Mann, D.A., and Desmski, L.S. 2012. Sensory Physiology and Behavior of Elasmobranchs. In: Carrier, J.C., Musick, J.A., and Heithaus, M.R. (eds) Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, Vol. 1, 2nd edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 349-401.
 
Motta, P.J., Maslanka, M., Hueter, R.E., Davis, R.L., De la Parra, R., Mulvany, S.L., Habegger, M.L., Strother, J.A., Mara, K.R., Gardiner, J.M., Tyminski, J.P., and Ziegler, L.D. 2010. Feeding anatomy, filter-feeding rate, and diet of whale sharks Rhincodon typus during surface ram feeding off the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Zoology 113(4):199-212.
 
Gardiner, J.M. and Atema, J. 2010. The function of bilateral odor arrival time differences in olfactory orientation of sharks.Current Biology 20: 1187-1191.
 
Gardiner, J.M. and Atema, J. 2007. Sharks need the lateral line to locate odor sources: rheotaxis and eddy chemotaxis. Journal of Experimental Biology 210: 1925-1934.

 

Contact Information

New College of Florida
Division of Natural Sciences
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243-2109

jgardiner@ncf.edu
(941) 487-4456

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