Seminar in Animal Behavior (ZOOL 691D)

Fall 2015

Acoustic Communication

 

Dr. Timothy C. Tricas

Wednesday 3.30 - 5.00, BioMed A208

 

In this seminar we will discuss current papers and topics on animal sound prodcution and acoustic communication in various behavioral contexts. We will read book chapters and/or papers from the primary literature of interest. This course is well-suited for any graduate student interested in the study of animal behavior.

 

Schedule - Sound Production and Acoustic Communication

Week

Date

Discussion Leader

Topics & Papers

1

8/26

Organizational meeting

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2 9/2 Reproduction
Mark Ladao Primates
Clay et al. 2010, Belle et al. 2014
3 9/9 Anke Kügler Cetaceans
Smith et al 2008,Tervo et al. 2011

4

9/16 Adam Smith Non-cetacean marine mammals
Hanggi and Shusterman 1994, Holt et al. 2010, Doiron et al. 2012

5

9/23 Bethany Coffey Fish
Vasconcelos et al. 2011, Maruska et al. 2012

6

9/30 Territory Defense
Mark Ladao Insects
Papachristoforou et al. 2008, Jonsson et al. 2011, Kojima et al. 2012

7

10/7 Anke Kügler Birds
Sprau et al. 2010, Toth et al. 2012

8

10/14 Bethany Coffey Reptiles (meet at Manoa Gardens)
Hibbitts et al 2007, Sicuro et al. 2013,
Phongkangsananan et al. 2014

9

10/21 Adam Smith Primates
Cords 2007, Van Belle et al. 2014,
Van Belle 2015

10

10/28 Predation
Mark Ladao Crustaceans
Patek and Caldwell 2005, Buscaino et al. 2011,
Ward et al. 2011

11

11/4 Anke Kügler Birds
Fallow and Magrath 2010, Haff and Magrath 2013, Billings et al. 2015

12

11/11 Veteran's Day Holiday -

13

11/18 Adam Smith Anurans
Bernal et al. 2007
, Page and Ryan 2008,
Dapper et al. 2011

14

11/23 Competition for Mates
Bethany Coffey Mammals
Pitcher et al. 2015, O'Connor and Feinberg 2012,
Puts et al. 2011

15

12/2 Mark Ladao &
Anke Kügler
Anurans
Tobias et al. 2010, Xu et al. 2012,
Hobel 2014

16

12/9 Tim Tricas Final Exam