Dr Ximena Nelson - People - Biological Sciences - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Associate Professor Ximena Nelson


Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour


PhD (Canterbury)


Biology 336

Contact Details

Phone: International +64 +3 Local 369-5198
Fax: +64 3 364 2590
Email: ximena.nelson@canterbury.ac.nz

Postal address: School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand

Research and Publications

Ximena's UC Research Profile

My primary research interests lie in animal behaviour and physiology. I am particularly interested in animal communication and animal cognition, as well as the manner in which animal sensory systems interact with behaviour to form the neuroethology of information processing and decision-making.

for up-to-date information see my personal homepage

Research interests:

  1. Communication and cognition in kea.
  2. Neural basis of information processing. Neuroethology of vision.
  3. Mimicry and deceptive signals.
  4. Predator and prey assessment.
  5. “Personality” traits or behavioural syndromes.