Comparative Neurobiology Lab


H. Peters, F. Laberge and H. Heyland (2022). Latent effect of larval rearing environment on post-metamorphic brain growth in an anuran amphibian. Zoology 152:126011.

J. Mesich, A. Reynolds, M. Liu and F. Laberge (2022). Recovery-from-extinction effects in an anuran amphibian: renewal effect, but no reinstatement. Animal Cognition 25:359-368.

E. Versteeg, T. Fernandes, M. Guzzo, F. Laberge, T. Middel, M. Ridgway and B. McMeans (2021). Seasonal variation of behavior and brain size in a freshwater fish. Ecology and Evolution 11:14950-14959. (link to pre-print:

F. Laberge, M. Gutgesell and K.S. McCann (pre-print). Increased brain growth in escaped rainbow trout.

V. Lewis, F. Laberge and A. Heyland (2021). Transcriptomic signature of extinction learning in the brain of the fire-bellied toad, Bombina orientalis. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 184:107502.

C. Axelrod, F. Laberge and B.W. Robinson (2021). Interspecific and intraspecific comparisons reveal the importance of evolutionary context in sunfish brain form divergence. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 34:639-652.

S. Ouellet, A. Lavictoire and F. Laberge (2020). Determinants of the water seeking response in a T-maze in the fire-bellied toad Bombina orientalis. Learning and Motivation 72:101679.

C. Axelrod, F. Laberge and B.W. Robinson (2020). Isolating the effects of ontogenetic niche shift on brain size development using pumpkinseed sunfish ecotypes. Evolution & Development 22:312-322.

V. Lewis, F. Laberge and A. Heyland (2020). Temporal profile of brain gene expression after prey catching conditioning in an anuran amphibian. Frontiers in Neuroscience 13:1407.

F. Laberge, I. Yin-Liao and N.J. Bernier (2019). Temporal profiles of cortisol accumulation and clearance support scale cortisol content as an indicator of chronic stress in fish. Conservation Physiology 7:coz052.

I. Yin-Liao, P.A. Wright and F. Laberge (2019). Factors affecting terrestrial movement in the amphibious mangrove rivulus (Kryptolebias marmoratus). Journal of Fish Biology 95:1013-1021.

N.B. Edmunds, T. Bartley, A. Caskenette, F. Laberge and K.S. McCann (2019). Relationship between water transparency and walleye (Sander vitreus) muscle glycolytic potential in Northwestern Ontario lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76:1616-1623.

C. Axelrod, F. Laberge and B.W. Robinson (2018). Intraspecific brain size variation between coexisting sunfish ecotypes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 285:20181971.

N. Edmunds, K.S. McCann and F. Laberge (2018). Relative heart size and fish foraging ecology in a lake food web. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 75:1477-1484.

F. Laberge and A. Smith (2017). Efferent axonal projections of the habenular complex in the fire-bellied toad Bombina orientalis. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 90:276-288.

N. Edmunds, F. Laberge and K.S. McCann (2016). A role for brain size and cognition in food webs. Ecology Letters 19:948-955.

N. Edmunds, K.S. McCann and F. Laberge (2016). Food web structure shapes the morphology of teleost fish brains. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 87:128-138.

F. Laberge, N. Edmunds, I. Yin-Liao and K.S. McCann (2016). Relationship between ontogenetic changes in foraging ecology and muscle lactate dehydrogenase activity in wild smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73:1389-1394.

E.S.K. To and F. Laberge. (2014). Illness-dependent conditioned prey avoidance in an amphibian. Behavioural Processes  103:291-296.

Z.J. Ramsay and F. Laberge. (2014). Organization of afferents to the striatopallidal systems in the fire-bellied toad Bombina orientalis. Brain Structure and Function 219:1955-1967.

Z.J. Ramsay, J. Ikura and F. Laberge. (2013). Modification of a prey catching response and the development of behavioral persistence in the fire-bellied toad (Bombina orientalis). Journal of Comparative Psychology  127:399-411.

A.C. Telfer and F. Laberge. (2013). Responses of Eastern red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) to chemical cues of prey presented in soluble and volatile forms. Physiology & Behavior  114-115:6-13.

A. Duhaime-Ross, G. Martel and F. Laberge. (2013).  Sensory determinants of agonistic interactions in the red-backed salamander Plethodon cinereus. Behaviour 150:1467-1489.

F.C. Roth and F. Laberge. (2011). High convergence of olfactory and vomeronasal influence in the telencephalon of the terrestrial salamander Plethodon shermani. Neuroscience 177:148-158.

J.N. Zeyl and F. Laberge. (2011). Multisensory signals trigger approach behaviour in the fire-bellied toad Bombina orientalis: sex differences and call specificity. Zoology  114:369-377.

S.E.M. Jenkin and F. Laberge. (2010). Visual discrimination learning in the fire-bellied toad Bombina orientalis. Learning and Behavior 38:418-425.

F. Laberge. (2008). Cytoarchitecture of the accessory olfactory bulb in the salamander Plethodon shermani. Brain Research  1219:32-45.

F. Laberge, R.C. Feldhoff, P.W. Feldhoff and L.D. Houck. (2008). Courtship pheromone-induced c-Fos-like immunolabeling in the female salamander brain. Neuroscience  151:329-339.

F. Laberge and G. Roth. (2007). Organization of the sensory input to the telencephalon in the fire-bellied toad, Bombina orientalis. Journal of Comparative Neurology  502:55-74.

F. Laberge, S. Mühlenbrock-Lenter, W. Grunwald and G. Roth. (2006). Evolution of the amygdala: new insights from studies in amphibians. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 67:177-187.

F. Laberge and T.J. Hara. (2003). Non-oscillatory discharges of a F-prostaglandin responsive neuron population in the olfactory bulb-telencephalon transition area in lake whitefish. Neuroscience 116:1089-1095.