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 Jason Wong

Other hymenoptera
Review: Ayasse et al. 2001, Ayasse & Jarau 2014
Discussion:

6

10/1 Nicole Muszynski Other hymenoptera

7

10/8 Brian Deis Marine fish

8

10/15 Deena Gary Gastropods

9

10/22 Garrett Lynch Stomatopods

10

10/29 Hayley Aronson Elasmobranchs

11

11/5 Melissa Wright & Bethany Coffey Birds

12

11/12 Nicole Muszynski & Jessika Santamaria Amphibians

13

11/19 Brian Deis & Deena Gary Mammals

14

11/26 Garrett Lynch & Hayley Aronson Bacteria and protists

15

12/3 Jason Wong & All Cephalopods

16

12/10 Tim Tricas Final Exam