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Lunch Bunch

Research Design in the Study of Animal Social Behavior
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.

Fall 2015

Tuesdays, 12:20-1:30 PM, W358 Mudd Hall
To schedule a date, contact (Saundra Anderson)

Possible Topic
August 25 Kerry Shaw Organizational Meeting
September 1 Lesley Yorke and Melissa Osgood Crafting Your Message for Communicating Science
September 8 Brandon Conley The how and why of Mayr's proximate-ultimate distinction
September 15 Glenn Stamps Chemical communication and mate recognition in Hawaiian swordtail crickets (genus Laupala)
September 22 Joshua LaPergola The bird and the bill: testing ecological causation hypotheses of sexual size dimorphism in Hispaniolan Woodpecker
September 29 Kristin Hook Copulatory courtship and sperm precedence in the seed beetle (Callosobruchus maculatus)
October 6 Sara Keen Social learning of acoustic cues in Great tits: Experimental design
October 13 FALL BREAK  
October 20 Michael Smith Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst: workers switch comb building during re-queening
October 27 Jay Falk Quantifying niche specialization between the sexes in a bird with female-limited polymorphism
November 3 Callum Kingwell Chemical communication and the transition from solitary to social organization: insights from a facultatively eusocial bee
November 10 Julie Miller The role of self-organization in driving the major transitions in evolution
November 17 Changwoo Seo Optical interrogation of the serotonergic system in motivated behaviors
November 24 Mingzi Xu Towards unraveling the genetic architecture underlying song-preference covariation in Laupala crickets
December 1 Maria Modanu The role of anisogamy in sex roles: insights from experimental evolution
December 8 Undergraduate honors thesis presentation of Maddie Ostwald The mechanisms of thirst in honey bee colonies: individual and colony-level responses to hyperthermia.

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