Seminar in Animal Behavior (ZOOL 691D)

Fall 2013

Social Behavior and Learning

 

Dr. Timothy C. Tricas

Wednesday 9.30 - 11.00 , Snyder 410

 

In this seminar we will discuss current topics on animal learning in social settings. We will read book chapters and supplementary papers from the primary literature of interest to class participants. This course is well-suited for any graduate student interested in the study of animal behavior. The seminar will convene on Wednesdays from 9.30 – 11.00 am in Snyder 410.

 

Schedule - Learning in Social Settings

Week

Date

Discussion Leader

Topics & Papers

1

8/28

Organizational meeting

 -

2 9/4 Adam Griesemer Stress
Jimenez et al. 2013, Mouterde et al. 2012,
Waas 1991
3 9/11 Kelly Williams Foraging
Lambert & Weimershirch 2013, Mazur & Seher 2008

4

9/18

Nicole Muszynski Altruistic feeding behavior in vampire bats
Wilkinson 1984, Clutton-Brock 2009,
Carter & Wilkinson 2012

5

9/25

Lindsay Veazey

Cephalopods
Fiorito & Scotto 1992, Boal et al. 2000,
Tricarico et al. 2011

6

10/2

Adam Griesemer

Communication
Gruter and Ratneiks 2011, Gruter et al. 2013

7

10/9

Kelly Williams Habitat selection
Hahn & Silverman 2006, Part et al. 2011

8

10/16

Nicole Muszynski Sexual coercion
Muller et al. 2007, Knott et al. 2009,
Stumpf et al. 2009

9

10/13

Lindsay Veazey Elephant learning
McComb et al. 2000, King et al. 2007,
McComb et al. 2011

10

10/30

Adam Griesemer Nesting
Jouventin and Aubin 2000, Bolton 2007

11

11/6

Kelly Williams Sexual behavior
Darden et al. 2009, Jacoby et al. 2010,
Darden & Watts 2012

12

11/13

Nicole Muszynski Swarming in bees
Seeley et al. 2006, Liang et al. 2012,
Schaerf et al. 2013

13

11/20

Lindsay Veazey Parrot learning
Gajdon et al. 2004,Giret et al. 2008,
Mikolasch et al. 2011, Pepperberg 2005

14

11/27

Adam and Kelly Predator avoidance
Ferrari & Chivers 2006, Mitchell et al. 2011,
Manassa & McCormick 2012

15

12/4

Nicole and Lindsay Cultural transmission of tool use
Krutzen et al. 2005, Holzhaider et al. 2010,
Mann et al. 2011

16

12/11

Tim Tricas

Final Exam