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Sciences naturelles et génie; Environnement et développement durable

Sandra Ann Binning

Professeure adjointe

Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département de sciences biologiques

Complexe des sciences, local B-5426

514 343-7461


Expertise de recherche

Je suis généralement intéressé par la façon dont les poissons (et parfois d’autres organismes aquatiques) sont affectés par différents facteurs de stress environnementaux. Ces facteurs de stress comprennent des éléments tels que le manque d'oxygène, les parasites, les vagues et le débit d'eau fluctuant, la salinité élevée, etc. Je suis particulièrement intéressé par la variation au sein des espèces (différences intraspécifiques) le long des gradients environnementaux naturels.

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Enseignement et encadrement


Projets de recherche

2019 - 2024

Chaire de recherche du Canada en Eco-Evolution of Host-Parasite Interactions

Chercheur principal : Sandra Ann Binning
Sources de financement : SPIIE/Secrétariat des programmes interorganismes à l’intention des établissements
Programmes de subvention : PVX50399-Chaires de recherche du Canada
2018 - 2024

Parasites and their effects on host physiology, movement and behaviour

Chercheur principal : Sandra Ann Binning
Sources de financement : CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
Programmes de subvention : PVX20965-(RGP) Programme de subvention à la découverte individuelle ou de groupe
2018 - 2024

Parasites and their effects on host physiology, movement and behaviour

Chercheur principal : Sandra Ann Binning
Sources de financement : CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
Programmes de subvention : PVXXXXXX-(DGECR) Tremplin vers la découverte
2020 - 2022

Interactions hôte-parasite dans un monde en réchauffement

Chercheur principal : Sandra Ann Binning
Sources de financement : FCI/Fondation canadienne pour l'innovation
Programmes de subvention : PVXXXXXX-Fonds des leaders
2019 - 2022

La préférence thermique des poissons en réponse à une infection parasitaire : une stratégie de comportement thérapeutique

Chercheur principal : Sandra Ann Binning
Sources de financement : FRQNT/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FQRNT)
Programmes de subvention : PVXXXXXX-(NC) Établissement de la relève professorale
2019 - 2021

Open data: what drives Canadian researchers to share?

Chercheur principal : Sandra Ann Binning
Sources de financement : CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
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Publications et communications


33) Gingins S, Marcadier F, Wismer S, Krattinger O, Quattrini F, Bshary R, Binning SA (2018). The performance of cleaner wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus, in a reversal learning task varies across experimental paradigmes. PeerJ. 6:e4745. doi: 10.7717/peerj.4745

32) Binning SA, Roche DG, Grutter AS, Colosio S, Sun D, Miest J, Bshary R (2018). Cleaner wrasse indirectly affect the cognitive performance of a damselfish through ectoparasite removal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 20172447. doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.2447

Reported in The Atlantic,, AAAS Science Radio, Science Daily, CBC Radio Canada, IFLScience and numerous other media outlets :;;;;;

31) Jutfelt F, Norin T, Ern R, Overgaard J, Wang T, McKenzie DJ, Lefevre S, Nilsson GE, Metcalfe NB, Hickey AJR, Brijs J, Speers-Roesch B, Roche DG, Gamperl AK, Raby GD, Morgan R, Esbaugh AJ, Grans A, Axelsson M, Ekstrom A, Sandblom, E, Binning SA, Hicks JW, Seebacher F, Jorgensen C, Killen SS, Schulte PM, Clark TD (2018). Oxygen-and capacity-limited thermal tolerance: blurring ecology and physiology. A response to Portner et al. Journal of Experimental Biology. 221: jeb169615 doi: 10.1242/jeb.169615.

30) Clark TD, Roche DG, Binning SA, Speers-Roesch B, Sundin J (2017). Upper thermal limits of coral reef damselfishes are size-dependent and resilient to near-future ocean acidification. Journal of Experimental Biology doi: 10.1242/jeb.162.

29) Binning SA, Rey O, Wismer S, Triki Z, Glauser G, Soares MC, Bshary R (2017). Reputation management promotes strategic adjustment of service quality in cleaner wrasse. Scientific Reports.7:8425, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-07128-5
Reported in IFLScience, EurekaAlert; s-and-animals/thieving-cl; eaner-fish-con-artists-coral-reefs/

28) Mendoza-Franco EF, Binning SA, Roche DG (2017). New and previously described dactylogyrid species (Monogenoidea: Polyonchoinea) and a gastrocotylinean pre-adult (Heteronchoinea) from pomacentrid and caesionid (Perciformes) fishes from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Acta Parasitologia. 62:688-698, doi:10.1515/ap-2017-0082

27) Binning SA, Shaw AK, Roche DG (2017). Parasites and host performance: Incorporating infection into our understanding of animal movement. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi:10.1093/icb/icx024

26) Roche DG, Careau V, Binning SA (2016). Demystifying animal ‘personality’ (or not): why inter- and intra- individual variation matters to experimental biologists. Journal of Experimental Biology. doi: 10.1242/jeb.146712

25) Clark TD, Binning SA, Raby GD, Speers-Roesch B, Sundin J, Jutfelt F, Roche DG (2016). Scientific misconduct: the elephant in the lab. A response to Parker et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2016.09.006

24) Rupia EJ*, Binning SA*,Roche DG*, Lu W (2016) Personality and aerobic capacity mediate physiological defense responses in flatfish. Journal of Animal Ecology. 85:927-937doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12524 - * equal contributions

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23) Rummer JL, Binning SA, Roche DG, Johansen JL (2016). Method matters: Considering locomotory mode and respirometry technique when estimating metabolic rates in fish. Conservation Physiology. 4:1-13doi: 10.1093/conphys/cow008

22) Shaw AK, Binning SA (2016). Migratory recovery from infection as a selective pressure for the evolution of migration. The American Naturalist. 187: 491-501.doi:10.1086/685386;

21) Wagner ELES*, Roche DG*, Binning SA*, Wismer S, Bshary R (2015) Temporal comparison and predictors of fish species abundance and richness on undisturbed coral reef patches. PeerJ 3:e1459. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1459 - * equal contributions

20) Roche DG, Kruuk LEB, Lanfear R, Binning SA (2015). Public data archiving in ecology and evolution: How well are we doing? PLoS Biology doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002295

Media coverage;

19) Binning SA, Ros AFH, Nusbaumer D, Roche DG (2015). Physiological plasticity to water flow habitat in the damselfish, Acanthochromis polyacanthus: linking phenotype to performance. PLoS ONE:  e0121983.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121983

18) Binning SA, Roche DG (2015). Water flow and fin shape polymorphism in coral reef fishes. Ecology. 96:828-839. doi: 10.1890/14-0426.1

17) Beponis LM, O'Dea RE, Ohl VA, Ryan MP, Backwell PRY, Binning SA*, Haff TM* (2014) Cleaning up after a meal: the consequences of prey disposal for pit-building antlion larvae. Ethology. 120: 873-880.doi:10.1111/eth.12257 - * equal senior authorship

16) Binning SA, Barnes JI, Davies JN, Backwell PRY, Keogh JS, Roche DG (2014) Ectoparasites modify escape behaviour, but not performance, in a coral reef fish. Animal Behaviour. 93:1-7. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.04.010

15) Roche DG, Taylor MK, Binning SA, Johansen JL, Steffensen JF, Domenici P (2014). Unsteady water flow affects swimming energetics in a labriform fish (Cymatogaster aggregata). Journal of Experimental Biology. 217:414-422.doi:10.1242/jeb.085811

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14) Roche DG, Lanfear R, Binning SA, Schwanz LE, Cain KE, Haff TM, Kokko H, Jennions MD, Kruuk LEB (2014). Troubleshooting public data archiving: suggestions to increase participation. PLoS Biology. 12: e1001779. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001779
Featured as the PLoS Biology Editor's weekly pick:;jsessionid=2DD9872E08B42B5199251602CD21E7C4

13) Binning SA, Roche DG, Fulton CJ (2014). Localised intraspecific variation in the swimming phenotype of a coral reef fish across different wave exposures. Oecologia. 174:623-630. doi:10.1007/s00442-013-2794-5 - * Recipient of the Virginia Chadwick Award for best student publication

12) Roche DG, Binning SA, Strong LE, Davies JN, Jennions MD. (2013). Increased behavioural lateralization in parasitized coral reef fish. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology. 67:1339-1344 doi: 10.1007/s00265-013-1562-1

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11) Fulton CJ, Binning SA, Wainwright PC, Bellwood DR (2013). Wave-induced abiotic stress shapes phenotypic diversity in a coral reef fish across a geographical cline. Coral Reefs. 32:685-689 doi:10.1007/s00338-013-1039-8

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10) Roche DG, Binning SA, Bosiger Y, Johansen JL, Rummer JL (2013). Finding the best estimates of metabolic rates in a coral reef fish. Journal of Experimental Biology. 216: 2103-2110. doi: 10.1242/​jeb.082925.

9) Roche DG, Strong LE, Binning SA (2013). Prevalence of the parasitic Cymothoid isopod Anilocra nemipteri on its fish host at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. Australian Journal of Zoology, 60: 330-333.

8) Binning SA, Roche DG, Layton C (2013). Ectoparasites increase swimming costs in a coral reef fish. Biology Letters. 9: 20120927.

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7) Ménard A, Turgeon K, Roche DG, Binning SA, Kramer DL (2012). Shelters and their use by fishes on fringing coral reefs. PLoS One. 7(6):e38450

6) Binning SA, Fulton CJ (2011). A non-destructive method for measuring pectoral fin aspect ratio in fishes. Journal of Fish Biology. 79:812-818

5) Binning SA, Chapman LJ, Dumont J (2010). Feeding and breathing: trait correlations in an African cichlid fish. Journal of Zoology. 282:140-149

4) Binning SA, Chapman LJ (2010). Is intraspecific variation in diet and morphology related to environmental gradients? Exploring Liem’s paradox in a cichlid fish. Integrative Zoology. 5:241-55

3) Binning SA, Chapman LJ, Cosandey-Godin A (2009). Specialized morphology for a generalist diet: evidence for Liem’s Paradox in a cichlid fish. Journal of Fish Biology. 7:1683-1699

2) Roche DG, Torchin ME, Leung B, Binning SA (2009). Localized invasion of the North American Harris mud crab, Rhithropanopeus harrisii, in the Panama Canal: Implications for eradication and spread. Biological Invasions. 11(4):983-993


  • Biologie et autres sciences connexes
  • Eau et environnement
  • Environnement et développement durable

Champ d’expertise

  • Écologie aquatique
  • Stress environnemental
  • Écologie évolutive
  • Morphologie
  • Évolution
  • Biologie marine
  • Parasitisme
  • Parasistisme