Matthew LeFauve

Matthew LeFauve
PhD Student
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Current Research

I use functional morphology and behavior to determine differences in brain regionalization, sensory ecology, and behavioral neuroscience in freshwater fishes. I also implement computational methods such as machine learning to increase reproducibility in animal behavior research.


B.S., Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation, Canisius College, USA, 2014

M.S., Biology, American University, USA 2016


LeFauve, M. K., & Connaughton, V. P. (2017). Developmental exposure to heavy metals alters visually-guided behaviors in zebrafish. Current zoology, 63(2), 221-227.

Peterson, E. K., Buchwalter, D. B., Kerby, J. L., LeFauve, M. K., Varian-Ramos, C. W., & Swaddle, J. P. (2017). Integrative behavioral ecotoxicology: bringing together fields to establish new insight to behavioral ecology, toxicology, and conservation. Current zoology, 63(2), 185-194.

LeFauve, M. K., & Margulis, S. W. (2015). Functionality in tool use in Western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). Animal Behavior and Cognition, 2(1), 96-104.


Hernandez Lab