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Lunch Bunch

Research Design in the Study of Animal Social Behavior

Thomas Seeley

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 2014

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

Possible Topic
August 26 Tom Seeley Organizational Meeting
September 2 Kristin Hook

Special Discussion: Open Access
Agrawal 2014
Carter et al 2014
Lanfear and Pennell 2014
Gadagkar 2014

September 9 Kristin Hook Special Discussion: Science Communication
September 16 Joshua LaPergola Understanding group-living in Melanerpes striatus, an aberrant, Neotropical woodpecker
September 23 Brandon Conley The Function of Carrying Information: Disentangling and Integrating Levels of Analysis
September 30 Kristin Hook Do seed beetles have sexy sperm?
October 7 Esther Niemasik Interspecific competition increases cooperative group sizes in Brown headed nuthatches (Sitta pusilla)
October 14 FALL BREAK  
October 21 Mickey Pardo New Directions
October 28 No Lunch Bunch - Seminar for Faculty Candidate  
November 4 No Lunch Bunch - Seminar for Faculty Candidate  
November 11 No Lunch Bunch - Seminar for Faculty Candidate  
November 18 McKenna Kelly Bird brains and counting: social environment and quantity discrimination in New World Scrub Jays
November 25 Vikram Gadagkar If zebra finches learn their song through trial-and-error, where is the error signal?
December 2 Qionghua Gao Elaborate courtship and mating behaviour in the Hawaiian swordtail cricket, Laupala cerasina

Previous Semester Schedules
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