Rudy Boonstra

faculty_img Academic Title: Professor

Campus: UTSC

CSB Appointment: Cross Appointment

Primary Undergraduate Department:
Biological Sciences, UTSC

Graduate Programs:
Cell & Systems Biology

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Mailing Address
Department of Cell & Systems Biology
University of Toronto
1265 Military Trail
Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
Canada
 

 

Contact Information
Office phone: 416-287-7419 
Office: SW 543 
Lab: S 426 
Lab phone: 416-287-7442 
Email: boonstra@utsc.utoronto.ca 
URL: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~boonstra

 

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Research

 

Publications

2014

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DHEA effects on brain and behavior: Insights from comparative studies of aggression.Soma KK, Rendon NM, Boonstra R, Albers HE, Demas GE.J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol. 2014 Jun;
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2013

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Density triggers maternal hormones that increase adaptive offspring growth in a wild mammal.Dantzer B, Newman AE, Boonstra R, Palme R, Boutin S, Humphries MM, McAdam AG.Science 2013 Jun;340(6137):1215-7
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Stress triangle: do introduced predators exert indirect costs on native predators and prey?.Anson JR, Dickman CR, Boonstra R, Jessop TS.PLoS ONE 2013;8(4):e60916
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2012

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The benefits of baseline glucocorticoid measurements: maximal cortisol production under baseline conditions revealed in male Richardon's ground squirrels (Urocitellus richardsonii).Delehanty B, Boonstra R.Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 2012 Sep;178(3):470-6
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Noninvasive monitoring of fecal cortisol metabolites in the eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus): validation and comparison of two enzyme immunoassays.Montiglio PO, Pelletier F, Palme R, Garant D, RĂ©ale D, Boonstra R.Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 2012 Mar-Apr;85(2):183-93
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Population dynamics of red-backed voles (Myodes) in North America.Boonstra R, Krebs CJ.Oecologia 2012 Mar;168(3):601-20
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2011

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From pattern to purpose: how comparative studies contribute to understanding the function of adult neurogenesis.Barker JM, Boonstra R, Wojtowicz JM.Eur. J. Neurosci. 2011 Sep;34(6):963-77
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How does diet affect fecal steroid hormone metabolite concentrations? An experimental examination in red squirrels.Dantzer B, McAdam AG, Palme R, Boutin S, Boonstra R.Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 2011 Nov;174(2):124-31
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Coping with intense reproductive aggression in male arctic ground squirrels: the stress axis and its signature tell divergent stories.Delehanty B, Boonstra R.Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 2011 Jul-Aug;84(4):417-28
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Measuring stress in wildlife: techniques for quantifying glucocorticoids.Sheriff MJ, Dantzer B, Delehanty B, Palme R, Boonstra R.Oecologia 2011 Aug;166(4):869-87
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Multiple measures elucidate glucocorticoid responses to environmental variation in predation threat.Clinchy M, Zanette L, Charlier TD, Newman AE, Schmidt KL, Boonstra R, Soma KK.Oecologia 2011 Jul;166(3):607-14
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From process to pattern: how fluctuating predation risk impacts the stress axis of snowshoe hares during the 10-year cycle.Sheriff MJ, Krebs CJ, Boonstra R.Oecologia 2011 Jul;166(3):593-605
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2010

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The Neurological Ecology of Fear: Insights Neuroscientists and Ecologists Have to Offer one Another.Clinchy M, Schulkin J, Zanette LY, Sheriff MJ, McGowan PO, Boonstra R.Front Behav Neurosci 2010;4:21
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The ghosts of predators past: population cycles and the role of maternal programming under fluctuating predation risk.Sheriff MJ, Krebs CJ, Boonstra R.Ecology 2010 Oct;91(10):2983-94
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Indirect predator effects on clutch size and the cost of egg production.Travers M, Clinchy M, Zanette L, Boonstra R, Williams TD.Ecol. Lett. 2010 Aug;13(8):980-8
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Fecal cortisol metabolite levels in free-ranging North American red squirrels: Assay validation and the effects of reproductive condition.Dantzer B, McAdam AG, Palme R, Fletcher QE, Boutin S, Humphries MM, Boonstra R.Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 2010 Jun;167(2):279-86
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Assessing stress in animal populations: Do fecal and plasma glucocorticoids tell the same story?.Sheriff MJ, Krebs CJ, Boonstra R.Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 2010 May;166(3):614-9
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2009

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The sensitive hare: sublethal effects of predator stress on reproduction in snowshoe hares.Sheriff MJ, Krebs CJ, Boonstra R.J Anim Ecol 2009 Nov;78(6):1249-58
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Assessment of the stress response in Columbian ground squirrels: laboratory and field validation of an enzyme immunoassay for fecal cortisol metabolites.Bosson CO, Palme R, Boonstra R.Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 2009 May-Jun;82(3):291-301
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Impact of live trapping on stress profiles of Richardson's ground squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii).Delehanty B, Boonstra R.Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 2009 Jan;160(2):176-82
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A non-invasive technique for analyzing fecal cortisol metabolites in snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus).Sheriff MJ, Bosson CO, Krebs CJ, Boonstra R.J. Comp. Physiol. B, Biochem. Syst. Environ. Physiol. 2009 Apr;179(3):305-13
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2008

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Plasma DHEA levels in wild, territorial red squirrels: seasonal variation and effect of ACTH.Boonstra R, Lane JE, Boutin S, Bradley A, Desantis L, Newman AE, Soma KK.Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 2008 Aug;158(1):61-7
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2006

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Population limitation of the northern red-backed vole in the boreal forests of northern Canada.Boonstra R, Krebs CJ.J Anim Ecol 2006 Nov;75(6):1269-84
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Overwinter mass loss of snowshoe hares in the Yukon: starvation, stress, adaptation or artefact?.Hodges KE, Boonstra R, Krebs CJ.J Anim Ecol 2006 Jan;75(1):1-13
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2005

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Preparing for winter: divergence in the summer-autumn hematological profiles from representative species of the squirrel family.Barker JM, Boonstra R.Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Part A Mol. Integr. Physiol. 2005 Sep;142(1):32-42
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Hormetic effects of gamma radiation on the stress axis of natural populations of meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus).Boonstra R, Manzon RG, Mihok S, Helson JE.Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 2005 Feb;24(2):334-43
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2004

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Coping with changing northern environments: the role of the stress axis in birds and mammals.Boonstra R.Integr. Comp. Biol. 2004 Apr;44(2):95-108
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Introduction: biology of the canadian arctic: a crucible for change in the 21st century.Hik DS, Boonstra R.Integr. Comp. Biol. 2004 Apr;44(2):81-4
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Balancing food and predator pressure induces chronic stress in songbirds.Clinchy M, Zanette L, Boonstra R, Wingfield JC, Smith JN.Proc. Biol. Sci. 2004 Dec;271(1556):2473-9
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2003

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Demography of short-tailed shrew populations living on polychlorinated biphenyl-contaminated sites.Boonstra R, Bowman L.Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 2003 Jun;22(6):1394-403
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2002

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Trapping-induced changes in expression of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor in the hippocampus of snowshoe hares.Boonstra R, Takagi N, Bissoon N, Vij S, Gurd JW.Neurosci. Lett. 2002 May;324(3):173-6
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