Seminar in Animal Behavior (ZOOL 691D)

Fall 2015

Accoustic 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

 -

2 9/2 Reproduction
Mark Ladao Primates
Clay et al. 2010, Belle et al. 2014
3 9/9 Anke Keugler Cetaceans

4

9/16 Adam Smith Non-cetacean marine mammals

5

9/23 Bethany Coffey Fish

6

9/30 Territory Defense
Mark Ladao Insects

7

10/7 Anke Keugler Birds

8

10/14 Adam Smith Primates

9

10/21 Bethany Coffey Reptiles

10

10/28 Predation
Mark Ladao Crustaceans

11

11/4 Anke Keugler Birds

12

11/11 Adam Smith Amphibians

13

11/18 Bethany Coffey Mammals

14

11/25 Competition for Mates
Mark Ladao &
Anke Keugler
Spiders/millipedes

15

12/2 Adam Smith &
Bethany Coffey
Anurans

16

12/9 Tim Tricas Final Exam