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Research Design in the Study of Animal Social Behavior, hosted by Kerry Shaw

A weekly discussion group for the evaluation of ongoing research projects - not necessarily finished products - in areas related to animal behavior. Neurobiology and Behavior graduate students studying animal behavior are encouraged to sign up to present once every year, especially those students in their second year and beyond. Students, post-docs and faculty from any field are welcome to both present and attend. 

Tuesdays, 12:20-1:30 PM, W358 Mudd Hall

To schedule a date, contact slf42@cornell.edu (Saundra Anderson)

Spring 2017:

Date Speaker Possible Topic
January 31 Josh LaPergola Genetic mating system of the colonially breeding Hispaniolan Woodpecker
February 7 Nathan Oakes Taking an agent based approach to the evolution of eusociality bias in haplodiploids
February 14 Joe Welklin Social environment, molt, and sexual selection: a report on a recent experiment in Red-backed Fairy-wrens
Feburary 21 FEBRUARY BREAK  
February 28 Liz Bergen Establishing methods for long-term monitoring of arena-based social displays in a wild satin bowerbird population
March 7 Rusty Ligon The evolution of courtship complexity in birds of paradise
March 14 CANCELED - Thomas Blankers QTL reuse in replicate species pairs of sexually divergent Hawaiian sword-tail crickets
March 21 David Peck Host behaviors both facilitating parasite transmission, and providing host resistance in the Arnot Forest honey bee population surviving with the mite Varroa destructor
March 28 Geoffrey Broadhead Hawkmoth learning and nectar preferences: The sweet taste of success?
April 4 SPRING BREAK  
April 11 Mingzi Xu Evolution, efficacy and genetics of mating signals--a first attempt to morph towards a job talk
April 18 Hailey Scofield Hot tempered bees: tying together aggression, learning, and plasticity
April 25 Thomas Blankers QTL reuse in replicate species pairs of sexually divergent Hawaiian sword-tail crickets
May 2 Derrick Thrasher Evaluating costs and benefits of group living for female variegated fairy-wrens
May 9 Sara Miller Comparative genomics gives insight into selection in paper wasps