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Research Design in the Study of Animal Social Behavior, hosted by Kern Reeve

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 Lori Maine

Spring 2019:

Date Speaker Possible Topic
January 22 Buck Trible, The Rockefeller University CRISPR/Caste: Using functional genomics to study the major evolutionary innovations of ants
January 29 Kern Reeve Chak et al. 2017. Evolutionary transitions towards eusociality in snapping shrimps
February 5
Held in A409 Corson/Mudd (Whittaker Room)
Rob Raguso Kikuchi et al. (in review). Community diversity determines predator generalization in mimicry
February 12
Held in A409 Corson/Mudd (Whittaker Room)
Mike Webster

Caves et al.  2018. Categorical perception of colour signals in a songbird

Optional: Kelber 2018. Birds perceive colours in categories.

February 19 Mike Sheehan Fischer et al. (in review). Convergent evolution of nursing behavior in poison frogs.
February 26
Held in A409 Corson/Mudd (Whittaker Room)
Kerry Shaw Bierbach et al. 2017. Behavioural individuality in clonal fish arises despite near-identical rearing conditions
March 5 Mike Sheehan A desire for feedback about a potential grant featuring mice, genetics, behavior and diversity
March 12 Angela Freeman The mystery of pouched rat reproduction
March 19 Alexander Walton Individuality in the Hive: Nutrition and behavioral variation in insect societies
March 26 Joseph Welklin Social and ecological determinants of sexual signal production in Red-backed Fairywrens
April 9 Andrew Legan Evolution and ontogeny of chemical signaling in Polistes fuscatus
April 23 Elizabeth Bergen Spatially explicit courtship in satin bowerbirds
April 30 Rose Tatarsky Characterization of Male-Male Interactions in Danionella dracula
May 7 Hailey Scofield Exploring "shake and bake syndrome"; possible behavioral mechanisms underlying thermoregulatory loss in commercial migratory honey bees