Lunch Bunch

Research Design in the Study of Animal Social Behavior, hosted by Mike Webster

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

Fall 2022:

Date Speaker Possible Topic
August 23, 2022 Mike Webster Organizational and Open Discussion
August 30, 2022 Mike Sheehan and Matthew Zipple Emergence of spatial and social structure in experimental populations of mice
September 6, 2022



September 13, 2022 Madelyn Ore

Piloting methods in color analysis of Black-throated Blue Warblers

September 20, 2022 Lizemarie Cirone A behavioral paradigm to investigate parental feeding using a baby robot zebra finch
September 27, 2022 Leah Valdes Disease is a cost of social life in bumble bees
October 4, 2022


October 11, 2022 Fall Break  
October 18, 2022 Cancelled  
October 25, 2022 Rikki Laser Experiment/thesis proposal: The impact of ambient temperature on parental behavior and offspring behavior
November 1, 2022 Zhilei Zhao

Use machine learning to study complex social vocalizations and gestures in parrots

November 8, 2022 Mike Webster

How do we define 'sexual selection', and does it matter?

November 15, 2022 Raunak Sen Strong reproductive isolation between sister species of the Hawaiian cricket genus Laupala
November 22, 2022 Shayla Salzman Ecology and evolution of a cycad-weevil pollination mutualism
November 29, 2022 Zena Casteel Morphometrics and Melodies: Early-stage testing for correlation between beak morphology and song