• Julia RIley

The Riley Lab has a home!


Starting in November 2021, I am starting as an Assistant Professor at Mount Allison University (MtA). I am very much looking forward to building a dynamic lab focused on studying the integrative ecology of amphibians and reptiles. As well as teaching courses about Data Visualisation, Behavioural Ecology, and Herpetology. Part of my role at MtA, is to contribute to their Data Science certificate program. I am looking forward to teaching about this field and applying its principles in my lab!



MtA is located in Sackville, New Brunswick. This maritime province is home to 3 turtles, 4 snakes, 9 frogs, and 7 salamanders. It is a Canadian stronghold for many of these species - including the Northern Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fucus).


The Riley Lab will aim to increase our knowledge about the ecology and behaviour of Atlantic coast herps and apply our research to their conservation. We also will continue our research with collaborators in Australia and South Africa - especially regarding lizard sociality.


If you are excited by any of these topics or have a related question you are itching to study - check out the information about "Joining Our Team". I look forward to hearing from you!