Mélanie Guigueno

Assistant Professor,
McGill University

Department of Biology
E-mail: melanie.guigueno@mcgill.ca
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- BSc (2003-2007) Department of Zoology, University of Manitoba - MSc (2007-2010) Department of Zoology, University of Manitoba - PhD (2011-2015) Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario


Combining field and laboratory approaches to examine natural behaviour in natural settings and to examine links between behaviour, cognition, and the brain.

QCBS students

Anna Lippold

Other (co-)supervisor: Jonathan Verreault, UQAM
(Start: 2020)
Neural correlates of spatial ability in relation to contaminant exposure in urbanized ring-billed gulls


28- Cognition and the brain of brood parasitic cowbirds
Sherry, DF, Guigueno, MF
2019 Integrative Zoology (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

27- Sex-specific responses in neuroanatomy of hatchling American kestrels in response to embryonic exposure to the flame retardants bis(2-ethylhexyl)-2,3,4,5-tetrabromophthalate and 2-ethylhexyl-2,3,4,5-tetrabromobenzoate
Guigueno, MF, Karouna-Renier, NK, Henry, PFP, Peters, LE, Palace, VP, Letcher, RJ, Fernie, KJ
2018 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

26- Female hatchling American kestrels have a larger hippocampus than males: A link with sexual size dimorphism?
Guigueno, MF, Karouna-Renier, NK, Henry, PFP, Head, JA, Peters, LE, Palace, VP, Letcher, RJ, Fernie, KJ
2018 Behavioural Brain Research (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

25- Are There Place Cells in the Avian Hippocampus?
Sherry, DF, Grella, SL, Guigueno, MF, White, DJ, Marrone, DF
2017 Brain, Behavior and Evolution (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

24- Assessment of neuroanatomical and behavioural effects of in ovo methylmercury exposure in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
Yu, MS, Eng, ML, Williams, TD, Guigueno, MF, Elliott, JE
2017 NeuroToxicology (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

23- Birds and flame retardants: A review of the toxic effects on birds of historical and novel flame retardants
Guigueno, MF, Fernie, KJ
2017 Environmental Research (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

22- Status of the three?wattled bellbird (procnias tricarunculatus) in the nicoya mountains, Costa Rica
Stein, AC, Elliott, K, Guigueno, MF, Kalinina, V
2017 Ornitologia Neotropical (Date Added: 2018-08-04)

21- Sex and seasonal differences in hippocampal volume and neurogenesis in brood-parasitic brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater)
Guigueno, MF, MacDougall-Shackleton, SA, Sherry, DF
2016 Developmental Neurobiology (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

20- Sex and seasonal differences in neurogenesis and volume of the song-control system are associated with song in brood-parasitic and non-brood-parasitic icterid songbirds
Guigueno, MF, Sherry, DF, MacDougall-Shackleton, SA
2016 Developmental Neurobiology (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

19- Context-dependent Egr1 expression in the avian hippocampus
Grella, SL, Guigueno, MF, White, DJ, Sherry, DF, Marrone, DF
2016 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

18- Sex differences in spatial memory in brown-headed cowbirds: Males outperform females on a touchscreen task
Guigueno, MF, Macdougall-Shackleton, SA, Sherry, DF
2015 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

17- Antoine Joseph Lottinger's first book on the common cuckoo and its fosterers: A rare book with three different title-pages
Watt, D, Sealy, SG, Guigueno, MF
2015 Archives of Natural History (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

16- Brominated flame retardant trends in aquatic birds from the Salish Sea region of the west coast of North America, including a mini-review of recent trends in marine and estuarine birds
Miller, A, Elliott, JE, Elliott, KH, Guigueno, MF, Wilson, LK, Lee, S, Idrissi, A
2015 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2015-01-23)

15- Spatial and temporal trends in brominated flame retardants in seabirds from the Pacific coast of Canada
Miller, A, Elliott, JE, Elliott, KH, Guigueno, MF, Wilson, LK, Lee, S, Idrissi, A
2014 Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987) (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

14- Rejection of parasitic eggs in passerine hosts: Size matters more for a non-ejecter
Guigueno, MF, Sealy, SG, Westphal, AM
2014 Auk (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

13- Female cowbirds have more accurate spatial memory than males
Guigueno, MF, Snow, DA, MacDougall-Shackleton, SA, Sherry, DF
2014 Biology Letters (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

11- Nest sanitation in passerine birds: Implications for egg rejection in hosts of brood parasites
Guigueno, MF, Sealy, SG
2012 Journal of Ornithology (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

10- Acceptance of simulated cowbird parasitism in a northern population of red-winged blackbirds
Capper, C-L, Guigueno, MF, Sealy, SG
2012 American Midland Naturalist (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

9- Infrequent ejection of artificial bronzed cowbird (Molothrus aeneus) eggs by the clay-colored thrush (Turdus grayi) in Costa Rica
Rasmussen, JL, Sealy, SG, Guigueno, MF, Elliott, KH
2012 Ornitologia Neotropical (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

8- Factors influencing legacy pollutant accumulation in alpine osprey: Biology, topography, or melting glaciers?
Elliott, JE, Levac, J, Guigueno, MF, Shaw, DP, Wayland, M, Morrissey, CA, Muir, DCG, Elliott, KH
2012 Environmental Science and Technology (Date Added: 2015-01-23)

7- Differential exposure of alpine ospreys to mercury: Melting glaciers, hydrology or deposition patterns?
Guigueno, MF, Elliott, KH, Levac, J, Wayland, M, Elliott, JE
2012 Environment International (Date Added: 2015-01-23)

6- Determining seabird body condition using nonlethal measures
Jacobs, SR, Elliott, K, Guigueno, MF, Gaston, AJ, Redman, P, Speakman, JR, Weber, J-M
2012 Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (Date Added: 2015-01-23)

4- How small is too small? Incubation of large eggs by a small host
Stewart, RLM, Guigueno, MF, Sealy, SG
2011 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

2- Clutch abandonment by parasitized yellow warblers: Egg burial or nest desertion?
Guigueno, MF, Sealy, SG
2010 Condor (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

1- Nest sanitation plays a role in egg burial by yellow warblers
Guigueno, MF, Sealy, SG
2009 Ethology (Date Added: 2019-05-08)

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