Seminar in Animal Behavior (ZOOL 691D)

Fall 2014

Vision and Chemical Signals in Reproductive Behavior

 

Dr. Timothy C. Tricas

Wednesday 5.00 - 6.30, Edmondson 408

 

In this seminar we will discuss current topics on visual and chemical signals used during reproductive activities. We will read book chapters and/or 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 5.00– 6.30 in Edmondson 408.

 

Schedule - Visual and chemical signals in reproductive behavior

Week

Date

Discussion Leader

Topics & Papers

1

8/27

Organizational meeting

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2 9/3 Bethany Coffey Fish
Fisher et al. 2009, Blais et al. 2009
3 9/10 Melissa Wright Lizards
Font et al. 2012, Heathcote et al. 2014

4

9/17 Jessika Santamaria Bees
Richard et al. 2011, Nino et al. 2013

5

9/24 Nicole Muszynski

Parasitic wasps
Review: Ayasse et al. 2001, Ayasse & Jarau 2014
Discussion: Blaul and Ruther 2011, Metzger et al. 2010

6

10/1 Jason Wong Parasitic wasps
Benelli et al. 2010, Mowles et al. 2013

7

10/8 Brian Deis Marine fish
Pipefish background: Berglund & Rosenqvist 1992, Rosenqvist & Johansson 1995
Discussion: Boyle & Tricas 2014, Roth et al. 2014

8

10/15 Deena Gary Gastropods
Kimura et al. 2013, Ng et al. 2011

9

10/22 Garrett Lynch Stomatopods et al.
Saunders et al. 2010, Chiou et al. 2011

10

10/29 Hayley Aronson Fish
Plath et al. 2004, Gerlach & Lysiak 2006

11

11/5 Bethany Coffey & Jessika Santamaria Birds
Torres & Velando 2005, Hagelin 2007,
Hicks et al. 2013

12

11/12 Nicole Muszynski & Brian Deis Amphibians
Waldman & Bishop 2004, Maan & Cummings 2009,
Treer et al. 2013

13

11/19 Jason Wong & Deena Gary Mammals
Havlicek et al. 2006,Havlicek et al. 2006,
Thornhill et al. 2013

14

11/19 Garrett Lynch & Hayley Aronson Bacteria and protists
Kenyon and Hunter 2007, Sharon et al. 2010

15

12/3 Deena Gary & Brian Deis Cephalopods

16

12/10 Tim Tricas Final Exam