Lunch Bunch

Research Design in the Study of Animal Social Behavior, hosted by Ben Sandkam

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. 

Lunch Bunch held in A106 Morison Room on Tuesdays from 12:25 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

To schedule a date, contact Jaclene Weston

Spring 2023:

Date Speaker Possible Topic
January 24, 2023 Ben Sandkam Organizational and Open Discussion
January 31, 2023 No Lunch Bunch NBB Graduate Recruitment
February 7, 2023   Activity: Introducing Each Other's Research
February 14, 2023 Mike Sheehan Should I publish this data or collect more: A mouse pee saga
February 21, 2023 Ron Brown Social signals and caste in paper wasps
February 28, 2023 February Break  
March 7, 2023 Rikki Laser Framing the Issue: Talking About How Ambient Temperature Affects Parental Behavior
March 14, 2023 Cancelled  
March 21, 2023 Colleen Poje An experimental design: The effect of group living on nest protection
March 28, 2023 Ella Zhao An experimental design: The opportunity costs of spermatophore production & The chemical composition of spermatophores
April 4, 2023 Spring Break  
April 11, 2023 Caleb Vogt Crossing the rubicon: Costs and benefits of territoriality in rewilded house mice
April 18, 2023 Wout Pieter van der Heide Ideas on Study Design: Experimental Evidence That Reproductive Competition Promotes Divergence in an Island Radiation
April 25, 2023 Bhaavya Srivastava Investigating cuticular hydrocarbon variation in the wild
May 2, 2023 Helen Stec Guppy Love: Characterizing the interplay between neurogenomic state of receptivity and behavior.
May 9, 2023 Maximilliano Zuluaga Forero Discussion: selection consequences of sperm morphology