Animal Behavior Society
Working towards a better understanding of animal behavior
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Meeting Program

  Thu - Aug 02      Fri - Aug 03      Sat - Aug 04      Sun - Aug 05      Mon - Aug 06   



8:15 - 8:30 AM

Union Ballroom

8:30 - 9:30 AM


Union Ballroom

Multimodal communication in wolf spiders: content, context and consequences.  
George Uetz. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States

9:30 - 10:00 AM


2nd Floor Lounge

10:00 - 12:00 PM


LUB S151

Making Animal Behavior Research Count in Conservation and Management
Oded Berger-Tal1, Alison L. Greggor2, Daniel T. Blumstein3. 1Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Midreshet Ben-Gurion Israel2San Diego Zoo Global, Escondido, CA, United States3UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Dam-cub interactions of captive red pandas (Ailurus fulgens) during the 24 hours post-parturition
Juthapathra Dechanupong1, Elizabeth W. Freeman1,2, Copper Aitken-palmer2, James Ayala3, Luo Li3. 1George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, United States2Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA, United States3Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Chengdu China

A novel approach to assessing bird avoidance of lights: implications for human-induced avian mortality
Esteban Fernandez-Juricic1, Benjamin Goller1, Bradley Blackwell2, Travis DeVault2, Patrice Baumhardt1. 1Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States2USDA, Sandusky, OH, United States

Effects of Electrofishing on Behavior of Two Age-Classes of Endangered Hellbenders
Stephanie Morrison1, Jeff Briggler2, Alicia Mathis1. 1Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, United States2Missouri Department of Conservation, Jefferson City, MO, United States

Using sensory information to keep eagles out of wind turbines: (1) the auditory system
Jeffrey Lucas1, Benjamin Goller1, Patrice Baumhardt1, Todd Katzner2, Ernesto Dominguez3, Peach VanWick3, Esteban Fernandez-Juricic1. 1Purdue Univ, West Lafayette, IN, United States2USGS, Boise, ID, United States3Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA, United States

The Boys of Summer: The role of municipal parks in the urban ecology of bats. 
Krista J. Patriquin1, Cylita E. Guy2, John R. Ratcliffe1,2. 1Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, Canada2Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

The role of learning ability and experience in driving recreational angling vulnerability in largemouth bass
Michael Louison1,2, Jeffrey Stein1, Cory Suski2. 1Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, Illinois, United States2University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Urbana, Illinois, United States

Non-lethal Effects of Predation: An Experimental Test of House Wren Nesting Across an Urban Gradient
Aaron M Grade1, Susannah B Lerman2, Paige S Warren3. 1Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, United States2USDA Forest Service, Amherst, MA, United States3Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, United States

Using Behavioral Responses by Whooping Cranes to Evaluate Conservation Needs on Protected and Private Lands
Elizabeth Smith1, Nicole A. Davis1, Lindsey A. Tiegs2, Jeffrey R. Wozniak3. 1International Crane Foundation, Texas Program, Fulton, Texas, United States2University of Wisconsin, Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, Madison, Wisconsin, United States3Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, United States

Effects of Glyphosate-Based Herbicide in Guppies Reproductive Behavior
Percilia Giaquinto, Bruno Gonçalves. Sao Paulo State University, Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil

LUB N140

Risk of Social Colours in a Tropical Agamid Lizard Across an Urban-Rural Landscape
Madhura S. Amdekar1, Maria Thaker1. 1Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India2Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Odor Alters Color Preference in a Foraging Jumping Spider
Michael E Vickers, Lisa A Taylor. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States

Skunk Fear! Antipredator Strategies of Striped Skunks in Response to Cues of Aerial and Terrestrial Predators
Ted Stankowich, Kimberly A. Fisher. California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, United States

Diversity in mixed species groups improves success in a novel feeder test in a wild songbird community
Todd Freeberg1,2, Shannon Eppert2, Kathryn Sieving3, Jeffrey Lucas4. 1Psychology, Knoxville, TN, United States2Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Knoxville, TN, United States3Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, Gainesville, FL, United States4Biological Sciences, West Lafayette, IN, United States

Acoustic validation of behavioral states predicted from GPS tracking: a case study in a marine foraging bat
Edward Hurme1, Eliezer Gurarie1, Stefan Greif2, Gerardo Herrera3, Gerald Wilkinson1, Yossi Yovel2. 1University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States2Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv Israel3Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City Mexico

Response to Conspecific Alarm Cues by Larval Ambystoma Salamanders
Katy Gardner, Alicia Mathis. Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, United States

Do Oklahoma Salamanders Respond to Aquatic Predator Scents and Alarm Cues after Metamorphosis?  
Alicia Mathis, Shannon Johnson. Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, United States

Does the risk of mate-searching communication influence predator-prey space use strategies?
Viraj R Torsekar, Maria Thaker, Rohini Balakrishnan. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Habitat structure changes the relationships between predator behavior, prey behavior, and prey survival rates
James L.L. Lichtenstein1, Karis A. Daniel2, Joanna B. Wong3, Colin M. Wright1, Grant Navid Doering1, Jonathan N. Pruitt1. 1University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States2Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States3Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Heads up! Manipulating Eastern Chipmunks’ Environment in Island and Mainland Settings
Shannon R McWaters, Wiline M Pangle. Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, MI, United States

10:00 - 12:30 PM


Union Ballroom

Communication is fundamental to arguments about the evolution of social cognition
Katherine Gentry1, Jeffrey Lucas1, Kathryn Sieving2, Todd Freeberg3. 1Department of Biological Sciences; Purdue University 2Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation; University of Florida at Gainesville 3Department of Psychology and Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Distinguishing Behavioral Novelty from Behavioral Atavism: Insights from an Adaptive Radiation  
Susan A Foster. Clark University, Worcester, MA, United States

On the importance of acknowledging and studying individual differences in ‘skill’ or ‘intelligence’?  
Andrew Sih, Gail Patricelli, David Sinn. University of California, Davis

Understanding color perception in order to understand color differences between species
Trevor Price. University of Chicago

What are we missing in current measures of animal social complexity?
Elizabeth Hobson. Santa Fe Institute


Lapham 103

Temperature and host personality affect trematode infection in the California killifish
Adrienne B. Mora1, Marine Banse2, Arev Markarian3, Andrew Sih4. 1Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States2University of Namur, Namur, Wallonia, Belgium3California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA, United States4University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, United States

Sensory Variation of the Threespine Stickleback in Response to Habitat
Robert B Mobley, Janette W Boughman. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States

Does scratching control avian ectoparasites?
Graham B. Goodman, Margaux Klingensmith, Dale H. Clayton. The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Ecology, behavior, and consequences of hybridization between two insect species
Jen Hamel. Elon University, Elon, NC, United States

Some like it hot? Temperature influences behavior and physiology in Habronattus jumping spiders
Erin E. Brandt, Kevin T. Roberts, Damian O. Elias. University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States

Behavioral and physiological responses to stressors in a changing world
Pete C Trimmer. UC Davis, Davis, CA, United States

Habitat Loss, Behavioural Shifts, and Population Collapse in a Seasonal Context
Joseph B. Burant, Candace Park, D. Ryan Norris. Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

Time Activity Budgets of Wintering Whooping Cranes in Texas
Lindsey A. Tiegs1, Elizabeth H. Smith2, Jeffrey R. Wozniak3. 1University of Wisconsin - Madison, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Madison, Wisconsin, United States2International Crane Foundation, Texas Program, Fulton, Texas, United States3Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, United States

Open Slot.

Open Slot.

LUB N146

Risky Business in Ephemeral Waters: Evidence of Single Season Breeding in an Australian Anuran  
John Gould, John Clulow, Sean Doody, Michael Mahony, Simon Clulow. University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Persist or switch? An experimental study of outside options on the lek using robotic females.
Ryane M. Logsdon1, Anna C. Perry1, Alan H. Krakauer1, Christina DiBernardo1, Alexandria Patrick1, Jennifer S. Forbey2, Gail L. Patricelli1. 1University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States2Boise Sate University, Boise, ID, United States

Looking for the Signature of Reinforcement in Male and Female Banded Darters
Natalie S. Roberts, Tamra C. Mendelson. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States

Practice makes perfect: males’ display matching within courts of the Swallow-tailed manakin
Laura M. Schaedler, Pedro H. L. Ribeiro, André C. Guaraldo, Lilian T. Manica. Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Evaluating Zebra Finch Mate Choice Following Treatment with 17a-Ethinylestradiol
Madeleine F. Naylor, Jennifer L. Grindstaff. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, United States

Functional failures: flubbed intromissions in an orbweaver are cryptic sperm removal behaviors  
Anne Danielson-Francois, Yevhen Drobot. Universit of Michigan-Dbn, Dearborn, MI, United States

Physiological Costs of Bearing Weaponry in New Zealand Harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones)
Erin C Powell, Christina J Painting, Gregory I Holwell, Anthony J Hickey. University of Auckland, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand

The phenotypic and genetic basis of plasticity in female preference in Gryllus firmus crickets
Lauren P. Conroy, Derek A. Roff. University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, United States

Thermally sensitive male signals and female mate preferences in treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae)
Kasey/D. Fowler-Finn. Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, United States

Open Slot.

12:30 - 1:30 PM


Sandburg Cafe (Meal Plan)

1:30 - 2:30 PM


Union Ballroom

2:30 - 3:30 PM


Union Ballroom

How enemies shape communication systems
Rachel Page.

Crypsis and diversification in the evolution of electric signaling in weakly electric fishes
Philip K Stoddard1, Rüdiger Krahe2. 1Dept. Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL, United States2Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Biologie, Berlin Germany


Lapham 103

Concentration and Receiver Attributes Influence Responses to Chemical Signals in Asian Elephants
Bruce A Schulte1, Chase A LaDue1,2, Thomas E Goodwin3. 1Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, United States2George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, United States3Hendrix College, Conway, AR, United States

Heat stress reduces discrimination against heterospecific mating signals
Casey M. Coomes1,2, Raymond M. Danner3, Elizabeth P. Derryberry1,2. 1University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, United States2Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, United States3University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, United States

Signal Divergence and Habitat Partitioning among Non-Native Bark Anoles in South Florida
Winter A. Beckles, J. Albert C. Uy. University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, United States

Visual Ecology Of A Prey: The Potential For Aggressive Mimicry In A Coral Reef Fish  
Michele E.R. Pierotti1, W. Owen McMillan1, Ellis R. Loew2. 1Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, Pa, Panama2Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States

LUB S151

The Role of Neophobia in Saving a Critically Endangered Corvid, the ‘Alalā 
Alison L. Greggor, Bryce Masuda, Ronald R. Swaisgood. Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global, Escondido, CA, United States

Sensitive birds in a noisy world: the impacts of noise pollution on greater sage-grouse
Gail L Patricelli1, Jessica L Blickley1,2, Skip Ambrose3, Christine A Florian3, Holly E Copeland4. 1University of California, Davis, CA, United States2Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, United States3Western Bioacoustics, Castle Valley, UT, United States4Nature Conservancy, Lander, WY, United States

A Forest Honey Bee Population Shows Multiple Mechanisms of Behavioral Resistance to the Parasitic Varroa Mite
David Peck, Thomas Seeley. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States

Inaudible noise pollution: environmental ultrasound pollution is prevalent and has biological effects
John P. Swaddle, Elizabeth M. Ransone, Isabel T. Ritrovato. William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, United States

LUB N140

Behavioral composition effects growth of exploratory and non-exploratory largemouth bass.
Michael A Nannini, David Wahl. Illinois Natural History Survey, Kinmundy, IL, United States

Do High Bird Densities Near Feeders Attract Mosquitoes?
Douglas G. Barron, Stetson R. Collard, Justin Barrett. Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, United States

Seeing in Scrub: Estimating Visibility for Florida Scrub-jay Foragers and Sentinels
Peter Bednekoff1, Reed Bowman2. 1Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, United States2Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, FL, United States

How do rewards shape interactions between bees and plants?: A closer look at the floral supermarket  
Anne Leonard, Jacob Francis, Felicity Muth. University of Nevada, Reno, NV, United States

LUB N146

Predator-induced parental effects on offspring mating behavior: ultimate and proximate perspectives
Whitley R. Lehto, Robin M. Tinghitella. University of Denver, Denver, CO, United States

On The Architecture of Mate Choice Decisions: Preference Functions and Choosiness are Distinct Traits
Daniel Neelon, Rafael Rodríguez, Gerlinde Höbel. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Attentiveness During Courtship as a Mechanism of Sexual Selection for Cognition
Maria Poujai, Rafael Lucas Rodríguez Sevilla. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Effect of Personality on Reproductive Success in Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus)  
Allison M. Roth, Tommaso Pizzari. University of Oxford, Oxford, England, United Kingdom

3:30 - 4:00 PM


2nd Floor Lounge

4:00 - 6:30 PM


Union Ballroom

Can predator eavesdropping affect communication signals in mixed-species groups?
Eben Goodale1, Graeme Ruxton2, Guy Beauchamp3. 1Guangxi University, Nanning, Guangxi, China2University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom3Independent Researcher, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Private communication beyond the visible— Examining ultraviolet and polarization signals in fish
Molly E Cummings. University of Texas, Austin, TX, United States

Is vibrational signalling a private communication channel?
Meta Virant-Doberlet, Anka Kuhelj, Jernej Polajnar, Rok Šturm. National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana Slovenia

Effects of Predator Cues on Prey Signaling Behavior: Bats and Katydids in the Neotropical Forest
Hannah M. ter Hofstede1, Laurel B. Symes1, Sharon J. Martinson1, Lars-Olaf Höger1, Rachel A. Page2. 1Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States2Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Panama

Trade-off between Loudness and Duration of Ultrasonic Courtship Songs in Moth
Ryo Nakano. Institute of Fruit Tree and Tea Science, NARO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan


LUB S151

The third wheel strategy: Delayed dispersal in the Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)
Nicolas A Lois1,2, Sol Rodríguez-Martínez3, Natalia Rebolo-Ifrán4, José L Tella5, Martina Carrete6. 1Laboratorio de Ecologia y Comportamiento Animal - Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Argentina2IEGEBA - CONICET, Buenos Aires Argentina3Departamento de Ecología Evolutiva - Estación Biológica Doñana - CSIC, Sevilla Spain4Grupo de Investigaciones en Biologia de la Conservacion - INIBIOMA - CONICET, Bariloche Argentina5Departamento de Biología de la Conservación - Estación Biológica Doñana - CSIC, Sevilla Spain6Departamento de Sistemas Físicos, Químicos y Naturales - Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla Spain

Do promiscuous females mate with males similarly? A study using Cyprinodon variegatus
Andrew N. Bloch, Keegan O'Keefe, Mike Kuchka, Murray Itzkowitz. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, United States

Mate Choice in the American Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus)
H. Jane Brockmann, Mary K. Hart. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States

Parental Investment and Sex Roles in a Multimodal Duetting System (Onomarchus uninotatus)
Aswathy Nair, Anjana Dey, Rohini Balakrishnan. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Hidden Mating Tactics and Social Structure in a Wild Insect Population
Ummat Somjee1,3, Gregory M. Kohn2, Christine W. Miller1. 1University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States2New Mexico State University , Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States3Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Panamá, Panama

Extreme Allometries: Uncovering an Alternative Mating Tactic in the Weevil Brentus anchorago (Linnaeus, 1758)
Salvatore Anzaldo1, Ummat Somjee2,3, Peter Marting1, Christina Painting4. 1Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States2University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States3Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City Panama4University of Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

Quantifying behavioral isolation between closely related species of mice
Tyler Ryan, Polly Campbell. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, United States

A Rocky Relationship? Mating and Reproduction in a Pair-Living Hermaphroditic Gastropod
Jessica L Schaefer1, Peter B Marko1, John H Christy2. 1University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States2Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City Panama

The First Stages of Coevolution Between a Brood Parasite and Its New Host: Are Naïve Hosts Defenseless?  
Virginia E. Abernathy1,2, Naomi E. Langmore1. 1Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia2University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH, United States

Causes and consequences of individual variation in maternal behavior at the nest
Emily H. DuVal, Blake C. Jones , Pearl R. Rivers. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Lapham 103

Transient Increases in Testosterone alter Location Preferences and Vocalizations in Mice in the Field
Catherine Marler1, Radmila Petric2, Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell2. 1University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, United States2The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, United States

Measuring the effects of environmental complexity on telencephalon volume using MRI in a lizard species
Lara LaDage1, Yee-Eun Kim2, Thomas Neuberger2, Gangchea Lee2. 1Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA, United States2Penn State University, State College, PA, United States

Hearing in 3D: Cues for Sound Localization in Northern Saw-whet Owls
Megan D Gall, Megan de Koning, Julia Beatini, Glenn A Proudfoot. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, United States

Adolescent Corticosterone Exposure Improves Social Integration in Adult Zebra Finches
Michael G. Emmerson. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Male stress response is signaled by ornamentation but unrelated to oxidative stress in a warbler
Amberleigh E. Henschen, Linda A. Whittingham, Peter O. Dunn. University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Chick Stress And The Role Of Group Size In A Cooperative Breeder
Jessica A. Cusick1, Emily H. DuVal1, James A. Cox2. 1Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States2Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, Tallahassee, FL, United States

Under a Neighbor's Influence: social information impacts stress physiology and behavior in a songbird
Jamie M Cornelius1, Megan Wurtz1, Micah Bohanon1, Tom Hahn2, Simone Meddle3. 1Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, United States2University of California-Davis, Davis, CA, United States3University of Edinburgh, Midlothian United Kingdom

Parental care influences the microbiome structure and function on earwig eggs  
Jordan A. Greer1,2, Andrea Swei1, Vance T. Vredenburg1, Andrew G. Zink1. 1San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, United States2University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States

Open Slot.

Open Slot.

LUB N140

Foraging enrichment for domestic cats: Owner use and attitudes
Mikel M Delgado, Tony Buffington, Melissa Bain. Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, United States

Culture of learning: floral microbes are a cue shaping learning of floral preference by bees
Avery / L Russell, Tia-Lynn / R Ashman. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Prey response to predictable and unpredictable variation in predation risk  
Manvi Sharma, Kavita Isvaran. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Visual detection and threat response in North American harvestmen (Opiliones:Arachnida)
Leticia Classen-Rodriguez1, Simon Ymson1, Wes Gingrich2, Kasey Fowler-Finn1. 1Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States2William Jewel College, Liberty, Missouri, United States

Nocturnal foraging behavior in the giant honey bee Apis dorsata
Allison M. Young1, Patrick Kohl2, Benjamin Rutschmann2, Fred C. Dyer1. 1Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States2University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany

Look at the time! Flight initiation distance varies with time of day
Stephen M. Ferguson1,2, Lauren N. Gilson1, Philip W. Bateman1. 1Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia2Ball State University, Muncie, IN, United States

Sleeping With the Enemy: Managing Multiple Predation Risks in an Arboreal Lizard
Amos Bouskila, Einat Zahabian, Reut Ein-Gil. Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Beer-Sheva Israel

Traveling and Grazing Herds: Effects of Random Motion  
Paul R. Ohmann, Taryn M. Kay. University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, United States

The Effects of Perceived Predation Threat on Stress Response and Memory in Birds
Chloe S.N. Carter, Scott A. MacDougallShackleton. Western University, London, ON, Canada

A once in a while predator: low expense and high reward dictates feeding behaviour in white sharks
Taylor K Chapple1, Paul E Kanive2,3, Salvador J Jorgensen3, Oliver Jewell3,4, Gregory Skomal5, Martin Wikelski6, Barbara A Block1, Adrian C Gleiss4. 1Stanford University, Pacific Grove, CA, United States2Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States3Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA, United States4Murdoch University, Perth Australia5MA Marine Fisheries, New Bedford, MA, United States6Max Planck Institute, Radolfzell Germany

LUB N146

How habitat influences anti-predator behavior in túngara frogs
Stephanie Gutierrez1, Rachel Page2, Ximena Bernal1,2. 1Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States2Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Panama

Preference for conspecifics evolves earlier in males than females in a sexually dimorphic radiation of fishes
Tamra C. Mendelson1, Jennifer M. Gumm2, Michael D. Martin3, Patrick J. Ciccotto4. 1University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States2Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, United States3Oxford College of Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States4North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, United States

Females exhibit a complex response to changes in male courtship across thermal environments
Malcolm F Rosenthal, Damian O Elias. UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States

When do trade‐offs occur? Energy constraints and trait flexibility in bushcricket populations
Flavia Barbosa1, Daren Rebar2, Michael Greenfield3. 1Department of Biology, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL, United States2Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, United States3Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l’Insecte, Tours France

Sex pheromone and information transfer
Ally Harari1, Victoria Soroker 1, Adrea Gonzalez-Karlsson1, Yftach Golov 1,2, Russell Jurenka3. 1The Volcani Center, Israel, Rishon lezion Israel2Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv Israel3Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States

The frogs they are a-changin': Extreme climatic events alter mate choice behavior
Andrew Cronin1, Ryan Taylor1,2, Rachel Page2, Michael Ryan2,3, Megan Murphy1, Kimberly Hunter1. 1Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland, United States2Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panama, Panama3University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States

Environmental variation influences mating behavior
Kimberly Hunter1, Andrew Cronin1, Ryan Taylor1,2. 1Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland, United States2Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panama, Panama

Within-individual variation in sexual displays limits female choice in noisy treefrog choruses
Jessie C. Tanner, Mark A. Bee. University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Good vibrations: Female response to signal components in Schizocosa ethospecies
Madeline M. Lallo, George W. Uetz. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Open Slot.

6:30 - 7:30 PM


Sandburg Cafe (Meal Plan)

7:30 - 9:30 PM


2nd Floor Lounge

Interactions of Streptococcus infantarius ss coliStreptococcus phocae in Resurrection & Kackemak Bay, AK
Natalie Rouse 1,2, Katrina Counihan2, Debbie Boege-Tobin1, Khrystyne Duddleston1. 1University of Alaska Anchorage , Anchorage , AK, United States2Alaska Sea Life Center, Seward, Ak, United States

Dominance Status Does Not Affect Zebra Finch Mate Choice
Sarah Jane Alger, Jennie Krusiec, Jade Piper. University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI, United States

Pair Bonding in Cowbirds: Motivation and Strategy
Eve Armstrong1, Xiao Zeng1, Ammon Perkes1, Marc Schmidt1, Vijay Balasubramanian1, David White2. 1University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States2Wilfried Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Does courtship behavior of male lance-tailed manakins affect offspring survivability? 
Ivonne Arriola Mendieta. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States

Audience Effect on Neophobic Tendencies in Brown-Tufted Capuchins (Cebus apella)
Juliana F. Berhane, Mikayla K. Cochrane, Regina P. Gazes. Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, United States

Egg sac recognition and fostering in Pardosa milvina, and its effects on spiderling survival
Alexander D. Berry1, Ann L. Rypstra2. 1Miami University, Oxford, OH, United States2Miami Univeristy, Hamilton, OH, United States

Response of Cyprinodon rubrofluviatilis to Chemical Cues of Conspecific and Heterospecific Males
Jillian P Blenderman, Jennifer M Gumm. Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, United States

Testing the Sensory Ability of Canis lupus familiaris to Distinguish Between Human Identical Twins 
Samantha M. Bogdahn , Leslie J. Curren . University of New Hampshire , Durham, NH, United States

Stress in a Social Hierarchy: Oxidative Stress and Social Network Stability in a Cichlid Fish
Shana E Border, Hannah Janeski, Taylor Piefke, Robert Fialkowski, Tyler Funnell, Peter D Dijkstra. Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, MI, United States

A Newly Discovered Peri-Copulatory Vocalization in the Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).
Richard Buchholz, Callie Grey. University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, United States

Preferred Techniques for Addressing Two Common Canine Training Problems: A Survey of 2000 Dog Trainers
Mary R. Burch. American Kennel Club, New York, NY, United States

Sex affects the length of time a meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) recollects conspecifics
Kelsey E. Clark, Michael H. Ferkin. University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, United States

The History of Conservation Behavior
Barbara Clucas1, M. Elsbeth McPhee2. 1Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, United States2University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI, United States

"Zoo-Wide Studies", A Widely Applicable Protocol Used To Assess Effects of  Zoo Surroundings on Behavior
Cathleen R Cox1,2, Ruth Yakushiji1. 1Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California, United States2UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States

Context-dependent mutualists warn hosts of their lethal potential 
Mazie Davis1, Matt Boot1, Stefanie Neupert2, Tappey H Jones3, Rachelle MM Adams1. 1Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States2University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany, Germany3Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virgina, United States

Sound Influences Eye Movements in Jumping Spiders
Daniel J. Daye1, Philip Denbaum1,2, Elizabeth M. Jakob1. 1University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States2Uppsala University, Uppsala, Uppland, Sweden

Positive reinforcement based training for treatment of fear-related behaviors of a horse on stall rest
Tammy M. Donaldson. Applied Animal Behavior Consulting, Golden, CO, United States

Food Deprivation Promotes Perseveration Among Rats in a Probability-Learning Task
Neil E. Driscoll, Matthew H. Scheel. Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

Distributed vs. Centralized Leadership: Domestic Ungulates on the Move
Nicole Dykstra1, Lisa O'Bryan1, Maggie Wisniewska1, Gareth Russell1, Guy Cowlishaw2, Andrew King3, Simon Garnier1. 1Federated Department of Biological Sciences, Rutgers University - Newark / New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, United States2Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, London United Kingdom3Department of Biosciences, College of Science, Swansea University, Swansea Wales

Sensory Integrative Perspective Applied Across Domain to Canine Subjects for Improved Well-Being  
Mary Beth Evans. EBS Health Care, West Chester, PA, United States

Facebook for squirrels: marking point visitation and breeding in the eastern gray squirrel 
Sasha J. Ewing, Maura E. Sullivan. Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua, NY, United States

Fifty shades of gray in treefrogs: investigating multimodal signals in Hyla versicolor
Olivia S. Feagles, Gerlinde Hoebel. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Social Organization and Personality in American Alligators at the Tennessee Aquarium
Preston Foerder1, Kimberly C. Bagley1, Jennifer Wawra2, Sara E. Web2. 1The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States2The Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

Age of a predator scent as an indicator of the liklihood of a predator encounter  
Sarah S. Garris , Michael H. Ferkin. University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Migration in 3D: Tracking Wood Warblers (Parulidae) using microphone arrays  
Zach Gayk1, Dan Mennill2. 1University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada2University of Windsor, WIndsor, Ontario, Canada

Owner perceptions regarding use of psychotropics to treat behavior problems in their dogs
Emma K. Grigg1,2, Karen van Haaften3, Lori Kogan4, Cheryl Kolus4,5, Lynette A. Hart1. 1University of California, Davis, School of Vet. Med., Davis, CA, United States2Bergin University of Canine Studies, Rohnert Park, CA, United States3British Columbia SPCA, Vancouver, BC, Canada4Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States5Clicker Learning Institute for Cats and Kittens, Fort Collins, CO, United States

When does it pay to care for more than one brood?
Rebecca E. Hale, Brian White, Ashley Passmore. University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC, United States

Does Attempted Pilferage Affect Subsequent Cache Site Choices of Squirrels?
Sylvia L. Halkin, Tia G. Brown, Melissa V. Hart, Dawn M. Hubbell, Joseph W. Soucy. Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, United States

Female mate preference for bold males in Xiphophorus helleri 
Neil F. Hamrick, Danielle D'Amore, Molly R. Morris. Ohio University Dept. of Biological Sciences, Athens, Ohio, United States

Resilient Behavior in the Face of Chemical Exposure: Striped Lynx Spider Recovery from Bifenthrin
Catherine J.B. Hanna1, Chadwick J. Hanna2. 1Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA, United States2California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA, United States

The Role of Cognitive Ability in Male Song Production and Female Song Preference
Clara Howell1, Rindy Anderson2, Elizabeth Derryberry1. 1University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, United States2Florida Atlantic University, Davie, FL, United States

Differences in spatial positioning of individuals amonb feral horse groups
Sota Inoue1, Shinya Yamamoto2, Monamie Ringhofer2, Renata Mendonça3, Satoshi Hirata1. 1Wildlife research center, Kyoto university, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan2Institute for advances study, Kyoto university, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan3Primate research institute, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan

Use of shared enclosure space by former pet and laboratory macaques at a primate sanctuary.
Tephillah Jeyaraj-Powell1, Tesa Martin2, Kyle Copp2, Madison Snow2, Huyen Tran1, Laurie Kauffman2. 1University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma, United States2Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Enrichment changes ultrasonic vocalization and mesolimbic dopamine in the Pink1 -/- rat
Cynthia Kelm-Nelson, Michelle Ciucci. University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States

Modeling the placebo effect in the zebrafish (Danio rerio)
Kanza M. Khan1, Erika M. Caramillo1, Adam D. Collier2. 1Department of Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, United States2The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, United States

Backpack microphone system for individualized vocalization recordings in captive flocks of Budgerigars 
Gregory Kohn, Justin Apodaca, Luis Fernandez, Timothy Wright. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

Behavior therapy for a service dog’s car phobia due to trauma: a case study 
Carmen LeBlanc. Way To Behave LLC, Vancouver, WASHINGTON, United States

Glare Reduction Properties of Bills and Plumage of Avian Museum Specimens
Clara K. Lebow, Donald B. Burt, Joseph A. Musser. Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, United States

The Effects of Limb Loss on Behavior and Performance of Adult Cellar Spiders, Pholcus phalangiodes
Todd Levine1, Benyapa Khowpinitchai1, Kerri Wrinn2, Gary Gerald3. 1Carroll University, Waukesha, WI, United States2University of Wisconsin - Whitewater at Rock County, Janesville , WI, United States3Nebraska Wesleyan, Lincoln, NE, United States

Alloparenting by a sub-adult female African elephant in an ex situ context
Julia M. Machado, Brandon A. Knepper, Samantha J. Ruppert, Robert H. I. Dale. Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Conspecific Scent Trailing in Juvenile Cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus)
Chelsea E. Martin 1, Brian D. Greene 1. 1Missouri State University , Springfield, Missouri, United States

Behavioral Responses of Cottonmouths to Conspecific Cloacal Gland Secretions
Alex J. Meinders, Brian Greene. Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, United States

Subsocial behaviour of Heterophrynus longicornis (Arachnida: Amblypygi) when feeding on a lizard
Paulo C. Motta1, Leciane M. da Mata2, Pedro H. O. Ribeiro1, Rafael C. Teixeira2. 1University of Brasília, Brasilia, DF, Brazil2Secretary of Environment, Itapaci, GO, Brazil

Aggressive Behavior of Territorial Damselfish Adults towards Conspecific and Heterospecific Juveniles
Devika W. Narain1, Michele Pierotti2. 1Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Paramaribo Surinam2Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City Panama

Are cuticular hydrocarbons used for species recognition by Gryllus veletis and G. pennsylvanicus crickets?
Alyssa V. Neimeyer1, Nicholas Boaz2, Chandreyee Mitra1. 1Biology, North Central College, Naperville, IL, United States2Chemistry, North Central College, Naperville, IL, United States

Forensic Applied Animal Behavior: Insights into the Field Using One Law Firm as a Case Study
Leah M Nettle1, Jeremy Cohen2, Amy Marder1. 1University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States2Boston Dog Lawyers, Beverly, Massachusetts, United States

Voluntary Exercise Induced Sexually Dimorphic Open Field Behaviors in Prairie Voles
Marigny C Normann, W. Tang Watanasriyakul, Sarah Ciosek, Nicole Holzapfel, Miranda Cox, Samantha Sujet, Oreoluwa I Akinbo, Angela J Grippo. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, United States

Does Increased Task Difficulty Reveal Individual Differences in Executive Function in the Domestic Dog?
Mariana R Olsen. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States

Opsin Diversity in Anurans
Leah K. Perez, Matthew A. Kwiatkowski, Jennifer M. Gumm. Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, United States

Measuring Stress in Female Poeciliidae Fish Exposed to Coercive or Courting Mating Environments.
Sarah M Price, Molly E Cummings. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States

Behavioral synchrony across relationship types in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
Nora H. Prior, Edward Smith, Robert J. Dooling, Gregory F. Ball. Psychology Department, University of Maryland, College Park , MD, United States

Morph Analysis in the Túngara Frog
Georgina Quaye, Megan Murphy, Andrew Cronin, Ryan Taylor, Kimberly Hunter. Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland, United States

Are there differences in Swallow-tailed manakins exhibitions for different audiences?
Pedro H. L. Ribeiro, André C. Guaraldo, Lilian T. Manica. Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Knowing the Enemy: Meadow Voles Discriminate Between Individual Predators
Karl N Rohrer, Michael H Ferkin. University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Giraffe habitat selection for nursing and resting in Katavi National Park, Tanzania
Miho Saito, Gen'ichi Idani. Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto university, Kyoto Japan

Do Males Adjust Courtship Displays According to Female Feedback?
Brooklyn Samons, Laura Sullivan-Beckers. Murray State University, Murray, KY, United States

Changing tunes: Variation in singing behaviour in relation to age in a tropical bird
Lincoln M Savi, Dan J Mennill. University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Mating posture and female choice in songbirds: I. Neuroanatomical correlates
Marc Schmidt, Ammon Perkes, Collyn Messier, Ian Jean, Martin Wild. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Behavioral Self-Regulation Reduces Barking and Stress Behaviors for Dogs in an Animal Shelter
Melissa R. Shyan-Norwalt, Nicholas Bertoia. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Good neighbors policy? Behavioral responses in the co-existence of the burrowing owl and the southern lapwing
Douglas P. Soares, Eduardo G. Santos, Lia N. Kajiki. University of Brasilia, Brasília, Federal District, Brazil

The effects of northern pike invasion on threespine stickleback behavior and morphology
Dale R. Stevens II1, Stormy Haught2, David C. Heins3, Frank von Hippel4, John A. Baker1, Susan A. Foster1. 1Clark University, Worcester, MA, United States2University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK, United States3Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, United States4Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Juvenile Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in the Goualougo Triangle Master Termite Fishing
E. Caroline Stolz1, Annie Bryan1, M. Camila Ortiz1, Antonio Osuna-Mascaró1, Crickette Sanz2, Stephanie Musgrave2, David Morgan3, Dorothy M Fragaszy1. 1University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States2Washington University, St Louis, MO, United States3Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL, United States

Opportunity for female choice is frequently curtailed by low male trait variation
Kane D. Stratman , Gerlinde Höbel. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee , Milwaukee , Wisconsin , United States

Behavioral Evolution in Island Mice with Extreme Body Size
Jered A. Stratton, Megan Latsch, Mark J. Nolte, Michelle D. Parmenter, Bret A. Payseur. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, United States

Systemic stress during pregnancy increases maternal care at birth of male lambs
Cristiane G. Titto1, Fábio L. Henrique1, Evaldo A. L. Titto1, Helena V. A. Bezerra1, Heloíse Z. Polato1, Arícia C. Fernandes1, Henrique B. Hooper1, Adroaldo J. Zanella2. 1Faculdade de Zootecnia e Engenharia de Alimentos, Universidade de São Paulo, Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil2Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo, Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil

Calling Activity of Gray Treefrogs
Rebecca Trout, Gerlinde Hobel. UWM Biological Sciences, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Don’t be late for dinner! Temporal patterns of foraging behavior in Southern Brazil frugivorous bats
Luiz H. Varzinczak1, Marcelo B.G. Rubio2, Francisco G. Neto1, João M.D. Miranda3, Fernando C. Passos1. 1Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil2No affiliation, Curitiba, PR, Brazil3Unicentro, Guarapuava, PR, Brazil

Habitat Use of the Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) in a Disturbed Field Site
Alexandra/T Vlk. SUNY College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY, United States

Dog Personality, Human Personality, and Their Interaction to Predict Successful Adoptions of Shelter Dogs
Sheryl L Walker1,2, Niwako Ogata2, Hsin-Yi Weng2, Katy Anderson2. 1Wonderful Animal Guidance Services, Lafayette, IN, United States2Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States

Use of Habitat Space and Substrates by Goeldi’s Monkeys (Callimico goeldii) at Saint Louis Zoo.
Mylisa A. Whipple, Eli Baskir. Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO, United States

Modeling the environmental and social impacts on individual movement in group living species 
Maggie Wisniewska1, Nicole Dykstra1, Lisa O'Bryan1, Andrew King2, Guy Cowlishaw3, Gareth Russell1. 1New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, United States2Institute of Zoology Zoological Society of London, London United Kingdom3Swansea University, Swansea United Kingdom

Antipredator behavior of nestling red-winged blackbirds
Ken Yasukawa, Jessi Sollenberger, Josie Lindsey-Robbins, Elizabeth DeBruyn. Beloit College, Beloit, WI, United States

Divergent sexual selection causes rapid sexual isolation in an endemic fruit fly (Drosophila)
Roman Yukilevich. Union College, Schenectady, NY, United States

Testosterone-induced Place Preference: A Potential Endocrine Mechanism Underlying Territoriality
Xin Zhao, Frank Castelli, Anthony Auger, Catherine Marler. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, United States

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