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Meeting Program


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THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017


CONFERENCE  DAY 4 



8:15 - 8:30 AM
KEYNOTE/SYMPOSIUM

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES
AC223


8:30 - 9:30 AM

KEYNOTE/SYMPOSIUM

PLENARY TALK: ELIZABETH TIBBETTS
AC223


8:30
Animal signals influence social behavior, physiology, and cognition: Lessons from wasp faces
Elizabeth A Tibbetts. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States


9:30 - 10:00 AM

BREAK

MORNING SNACKS
Meeting Place


10:00 - 12:00 PM

KEYNOTE/SYMPOSIUM

ANIMAL COGNITION: MECHANISMS, ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SYMPOSIUM
AC223


10:00
Cognitive innovations and the evolutionary biology of expertise
Reuven Dukas. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

10:30
Individual behavior shapes environmental variation and selection on learning
Emilie Snell-Rood1, Meredith Steck1, Marjo Saastamoinen2. 1University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN, United States2University of Helsinki, Helsinki Finland

11:00
Components of change and the experimental evolution of learning
Aimee Dunlap. University of Missouri, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

11:30
Habitat, environmental variability, and learning in winter residents   
Julie Morand-Ferron. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

PARALLEL TALKS

BEHAVIORAL PLASTICITY
Chair/Organizer: Jeff Lucas
SW319


10:00
Low altitude great tits show greater accuracy on a serial reversal learning task.
Ethan D. Hermer1, Maxime Cauchoix2, Alexis Chaine2, Julie Morand-Ferron1. 1University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada2Centre national de la recherche scientifique-CNRS , Moulis, Ariège, France

10:15
Dissecting the cuttlefish's stereotyped prey capture
Jennifer A Mather1, Claudio Carere2, Francesca Zoratto3. 1University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada2University of Tuscia, Tuscia Italy3Instituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome Italy

10:30
Ant-plant sociometry: how tree and colony structure interact and give rise to emergent behavior
Peter R. Marting. Arizona State Unitversity, Tempe, Arizona, United States

10:45
Autotomy Induces Decreased Locomotor Performance but Triggers Behavioral Compensation in Harvestmen
Ignacio Escalante1, Marc A Badger1,2, Damian O Elias1. 1University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States2University of California - Davis, Davis, CA, United States

11:00
Predator-induced Parental Effects on Female Offspring Mate Choice
Whitley/R Lehto, Robin/M Tinghitella. University of Denver, Denver, CO, United States

11:15
Is age just a number? Not for a gravid female: Effect of physiology on host acceptance in fig wasps
Pratibha Yadav, Renee Maria Borges. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

11:30
Does early life stress shape offspring development and cooperative behavior in meerkats?
Ben Dantzer1, Nigel Bennett2, Tim Clutton-Brock3, Shelley Adamo4. 1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States2University of Pretoria, Pretoria South Africa3University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom4Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


COMMUNICATION
Chair/Organizer: Gregory Kohn
SW309


10:00
Mammals squeaking underwater and bellowing on land? Comparing drivers of vocalisation in mammals.
Kobe Martin1, Marlee Tucker1,2, Tracey Rogers1. 1University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia2Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Frankfurt Germany

10:15
Individual, sex, population, and parasite-mediated variation in songbird preen oil composition
Leanne Grieves, Elizabeth MacDougall-Shackleto. Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

10:30
Conspecific challenges provoke female canyon wrens to sing but not to duet 
Lauryn Benedict, TJ Hathcock. University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, United States

10:45
Social networks and call sharing in female Budgerigar flocks
Gregory Kohn, Clara Hansen, Timothy Wright. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

11:15
The potential costs and benefits of a terminal trill in splendid fairy-wrens (Malurus splendens)
Christina Masco1, Carlo A. Rozzi2, Stephen Pruett-Jones1. 1University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States2Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Modena, MO, Italy

11:30
Courtship behavior and coloration influence conspicuousness of wolf spiders to avian predators
Tricia L. Rubi1, David L. Clark2, Jonathan S. Keller3, George W. Uetz4. 1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States2Alma College, Alma, MI, United States3University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN, United States4University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States

11:45
Pheromonal mechanisms of reproductive isolation in two hybridizing species of Xiphophorus.
Christopher Holland, Gil G. Rosenthal. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States


SEXUAL SELECTION AND SEXUAL CONFLICT
Chair/Organizer: Sarah Lawson
HW216


10:00
Tactical dimorphism between male Alternative Reproductive Tactics in Xiphophorus multilineatus
Melissa N. Liotta1, Oscar Rios-Cardenas2, Jessica K. Abbott3, Molly R. Morris1. 1Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States2Instituto de Ecología, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico3Lund University, Lund, Skåne, Sweden

10:15
Decadence by Mate Choice: Evolution of Ulna Shape in the Club-winged Manakin (Machaeropterus deliciosus
Richard O. Prum, Matthew Hack, Samuel Snow. Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States

10:30
The role of male preference in maintaining female polymorphism in a Batesian mimetic butterfly
Erica Westerman 1, Riva Letchinger2, Ayse Tenger-Trolander2, Darli Massardo2, Marcus Kronforst2. 1University of Arkansas , Fayetteville , AR, United States2University of Chicago , Chicago , IL, United States

10:45
Hidden Costs of a Sexually Selected Weapon
Ummat Somjee1,3, Meghan Duell2,3, Christine W. Miller1. 1University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States2Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States3Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Panamá, Panama

11:00
Functional failures: flubbed intromissions remove rival sperm from females
Anne Danielson-Francois. University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, United States

11:15
Courtship Lateralization in the Wild Turkey
Richard Buchholz, Mara Vernier. University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, United States

11:30
Exploring the role of male hormone-mediated courtship behavior on female preference in the convict cichlid
Joseph M. Leese, Nicholas Noverati, Vanessa Rivas. DeSales University, Center Valley, PA, United States

11:45
Caring Moms Are No Food Diggers: Egg Sac Carrying Females Refuse Prey-Gifts in a Spider Species
Pietro Pollo1, Claudia Sabrina Spindler2, Luiz Ernesto Costa-Schmidt2. 1University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil2Unisinos University, Sao Leopoldo, Rio Grando do Sul, Brazil


10:00 - 12:15 PM

KEYNOTE/SYMPOSIUM

BEHAVIORAL BIODIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM
AA112


10:00
Taxonomic skew in research: defining the issue
Malcolm Rosenthal1, Matthew Gertler2, Angela Hamilton2, Sonal Prasad2, Maydianne Andrade2. 1University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States2University of Toronto-Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

10:30
How many strings does a puppet master need? Multifactorial control of host behavior by parasitic manipulators
Shelley Adamo.

11:00
What we've learned from spiders that we could have had trouble learning anywhere else
Michael M Kasumovic. UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia

11:30
Behavioral Insights from the Invisible Cities 
Sarah E Bengston. Rice University, Houston, Texas , United States


12:00 - 1:00 PM

WORKSHOP

NSF WORKSHOP 2: Q & A LUNCH WITH PROGRAM DIRECTORS
AA160


12:00 - 1:30 PM

MEETING

ANIMAL COGNITION: MECHANISMS, ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION DISCUSSION (INVITATION ONLY)
Residence Centre


DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEETING (MEET OUTSIDE THE CAFETERIA AFTER PICKING UP LUNCH)
SW421


LATIN AMERICAN LUNCH AND FRIENDS
Marketplace Cafeteria Meeting Room

LUNCH

LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
Marketplace Cafeteria


1:30 - 2:30 PM

MEETING

ABS BUSINESS MEETING
AC223


2:30 - 3:30 PM

KEYNOTE/SYMPOSIUM

ANIMAL COGNITION: MECHANISMS, ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SYMPOSIUM
AC223


2:30
Some do, most don’t: constraint, opportunity, and the evolution of echolocation  
John M Ratcliffe. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

3:00
Receiver Biases in the Perception and Interpretation of Acoustic Communication Signals
Michael Ryan. University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States


BEHAVIORAL BIODIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM
AA112


2:30
Flies as Noverl Systems to Understand Sexual Selection on Females 
Darryl Gwynne. University of Toronto Mississauga

3:00
Alternative reproductive tactics and sexual selection in the New Zealand giraffe weevil
Christina J. Painting, Greg I. Holwell. University of Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

PARALLEL TALKS

AGONISM
Chair/Organizer: P. A. Green
SW309


2:30
Do varying levels of predation risk affect territorial behavior by male and female Ozark Zigzag salamanders? 
Sarah Heimbach, Alicia Mathis. Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, United States

2:45
Aggressive female house wrens are more successful during experimentally enhanced competition  
Cara A Krieg, Thomas Getty. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States

3:00
The energetics of ultrafast displays: kinetic energy of ritualized sparring strikes in mantis shrimp
P. A. Green1, M. J. McHenry2, S. N. Patek1. 1Biology Department, Duke University, Durham, NC, United States2Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States

3:15
Density-dependent behavior and agonistic interactions in female black widow spiders (Latrodectus hesperus)
Nishant Singh. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada


BEHAVIOR GENETICS/GENOMIC & GENETICS & EVOLUTION
Chair/Organizer: Sandra M. Rehan
SW319


2:30
Genetic Correlations between Sociability, Activity, and Aggression in Fruit Flies
Andrew M. Scott, Carling M. Baxter, Ian Dworkin, Reuven Dukas. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

2:45
On the genetic basis of hygienic and overwintering behaviour in the Honeybee
Harshilkumar Patel, Clement Kent, Tanushree Tiwari, Stephen Rose, Alivia Dey, Kathleen Dogantzis, Amro Zayed. York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

3:00
Comparative Social Evolution and Behavioral Genomics of Ceratina Small Carpenter Bees
Sandra M Rehan. University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States

3:15
Ecological speciation in Amazon waters: molecular and behavioral evidence from the sailfin tetra
Tiago H. S. Pires1, Elio A. Borghezan1, Valéria N. Machado2, Izeni P. Farias2, Jansen Zuanon1. 1Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology Lab (LECE), National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Manaus, AM, Brazil2Evolution and Genetics Lab (LEGAL), Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Manaus, AM, Brazil


ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS
Chair/Organizer: Doris Audet
HW216


2:30
Has behavior-dependent parasite exposure risk led to immune function divergence between two zebras?
Kaia Tombak, Daniel Rubenstein, Liana Wait, Laurel Easterling. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States

2:45
Exploring Variation in Seasonal Territoriality in Carolina Chickadees
Daniel P. Roche1, Stephen G. Mugel1, Anupriya Karippadath1, Todd M. Freeberg2, Kathryn E. Sieving3, Jeffrey R. Lucas1. 1Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States2University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, United States3University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States

3:00
Bats in the Playground: A Field Test for Interspecific Comparisons of Exploratory Behaviour
Doris Audet, Elene Haave Audet. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada


THREE MINUTE THESIS (3MT) COMPETITION
HW215


3:30 - 4:00 PM

BREAK

AFTERNOON SNACKS
Meeting Place


4:00 - 5:30 PM

KEYNOTE/SYMPOSIUM

PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE WORKSHOP: WRITING COMPELLING GRANT PROPOSALS: SCIENCE EDUCATION AND BROADER IMPACTS (4:00PM -5:30PM)
HW215

PARALLEL TALKS

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
Chair/Organizer: Matthew J. Hasenjager
SW319


4:00
Age, social group, and body-site related variation in spotted hyena microbiota
Connie A Rojas1, Kevin R Theis2, Kay E Holekamp1. 1Michigan State University, Department of Integrative Biology, East Lansing, MI, United States2Wayne State University, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, East Lansing, MI, United States

4:15
Leadership in Mammalian Societies: Emergence, Distribution, Power, and Payoff
Jennifer E. Smith1, Sergey Gavrilets2, Monique Borgerhoff Mulder3, Paul L. Hooper4, Claire El Mouden5, Daniel Nettle6, Christoph Hauert7, Kim Hill8, Susan Perry9, Anne E. Pusey10, Mark van Vugt11, Eric Alden Smith12. 1Mills College, Oakland, CA, United States2University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, United States3University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, United States4Emory University, Atlanta, GA , United States5University of Oxford, Oxford United Kingdom6Newcastle University , Newcastle United Kingdom7University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada8Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ , United States9University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States10Duke University, Durham, NC, United States11VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam Netherlands12University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States

4:30
Grooming as An Agonistic Behavior in Garnett’s Small-Eared Bushbaby (Otolemur garnettii)
Jennie L. Christopher, Tiffany A. Baker, Heidi Lyn. University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, United States

4:45
Heterospecific networks connect disconnected conspecific networks in chickadees and titmice
Jeffrey R Lucas1, Stephen Mugel1, Daniel Roche1, Nolan Lancaster1, Katie Sieving2, Todd Freeberg3. 1Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States2University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States3University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, United States

5:00
Testing optimal acceptance threshold theory in egg rejecter hosts of avian brood parasites
M Hauber1, D Hanley2, A Lopez3, V Fiorini4, T Grim5. 1Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2Long Island University 3University of Buenos Aires 4Palacky University

5:15
Fear of predation shapes social network structure and the acquisition of foraging information
Matthew Hasenjager.


4:00 - 6:00 PM

KEYNOTE/SYMPOSIUM

ANIMAL COGNITION: MECHANISMS, ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SYMPOSIUM
AC223


4:00
Memory and Cognitive Flexibility Trade-Offs: To Be or Not To Be Flexible, That is The Question
Vladimir Pravosudov. University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, United States

4:30
Social and ecological influences on problem-solving abilities
Sarah Benson-Amran. University of Wyoming

5:00
Artificial selection reveals the costs and benefits of large brain size
Alexander Kotrschal. Stockholm University, Stockholm Sweden

5:30
The cognitive ecology of alternative male tactics: Memory & fidelity among mostly monogamous voles
Steven M Phelps, Michael Viacheslavov, Gerard N Wallace. Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States


BEHAVIORAL BIODIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM
AA112


4:00
Signals, Sociality, and Sexual Selection: Crabby Insights
Mark / E. Laidre. Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States

4:30
Butterflies as a system to study the evolution and development of behavior in anthropogenic environments
Emilie Snell-Rood1, Megan Kobiela1, Kristin Sikkink1, Anne Espeset2. 1University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN, United States2University of Nevada, Reno, NV, United States

5:00
Ecological and development views of conflict in water striders
Locke Rowe. University of Toronto

5:30
Discussion
Maydianne Andrade.

PARALLEL TALKS

NEURO/ENDOCRINE & PHYSIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS
Chair/Organizer: Brent Stoffer
SW309


4:00
Potential molecular conflict between detoxification and immune defense in Manduca sexta
LE Hall, SA Adamo. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

4:15
Organizational effects of androgens on aggression in a sex-role reversed species, spotted hyenas
Sarah C. Jones1, Tracy M. Montgomery1, Jeffrey A. French2, Kay E. Holekamp1. 1Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States2University of Omaha Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, United States

4:45
Experience or endocrine: do nonapeptides regulate long term pair bonds in zebra finches?
E. McKenna Kelly, Elizabeth Adkins-Regan. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States

5:00
Aggression within a Mating Context: the Effects of Biogenic Amines on Spider Mating Behaviors
Brent Stoffer1, Jennifer B Price2, Rebecca Wilson2, Thomas C Jones2, George W Uetz1. 1University of Cinicnnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States2Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, United States

5:15
Increased testosterone decreases medial cortical volume and neurogenesis in territorial side-blotched lizards
Lara LaDage1, Timothy Roth2, Cynthia Downs3, Barry Sinervo4, Vladimir Pravosudov5. 1Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA, United States2Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, United States3Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, United States4UC-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States5University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, United States

5:30
Dopamine receptors are differentially involved in modulation of learning tasks in zebrafish (Danio rerio)
Mohammad Naderi1, Som Niyogi1,2, Douglas/P Chivers1. 1Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 112 Science Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada2Toxicology Centre, University of Saskatchewan, 44 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

5:45
Visual learning in tethered honeybees, Apis mellifera
Claire Rusch1,2, Eatai Roth1,2, Clément Vinauger1, Jeffrey A. Riffell1,2. 1Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States2University of Washington Institute for Neuroengineering, Seattle, Washington, United States


PARENTAL CARE
Chair/Organizer: Angela Freeman
HW216


4:00
Provisioning tactics of great tits in response to brood size manipulations differ across years
Kimberley J. Mathot1, Anne-Lise Olsen2, Ariane Mutzel3, Yimen G. Araya-Ajoy2, Marion Nicolaus4, David F. Westneat3, Jonathan Wright2, Bart Kempenaers5, Niels J. Dingemanse5,6. 1University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberga, Canada2Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim Norway3University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States4University of Groningen, Groningen Netherlands5Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Bavaria, Germany6Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Bavaria, Germany

4:15
Fit Daddies: Body Condition Increases Male Attractiveness in an Arachnid with Exclusive Male Care 
Louise M. Alissa, Gustavo S. Requena, Glauco Machado. Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

4:30
Leeches and Parental Care: Evidence of Local Adaptation in Helobdella modesta.  
Rebecca K. Beresic-Perrins, James C. Boothroyd, Cassidy A. Klovanish, Angela Rincon, Stephen M. Shuster. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

4:45
The effects of parental variation on social behavior and neural phenotype  
Marissa A. Rice1, Richard Dolman2, Loma Pendergraft2, Joshua Garner2, Alexander G. Ophir1. 1Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States2Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States

5:00
Paternity and cannibalism: male earwigs eat fewer eggs from clutches they sired
Anne Jacobs1,2, Tyler Stigall1. 1Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, United States2Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA, United States

5:15
Flexibility in the duration of parental care: female leopards prioritise cub survival over reproductive output
Guy Balme1,2, Hugh Robinson1,3, Ross Pitman1, Luke Hunter1,4. 1Panthera, New York, New York, United States2University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa3University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, United States4University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

5:30
Helper Recruitment in a Cooperative Breeder: The Role of Individual and Habitat Quality
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

5:45
Parents Do Know Best: Evidence of Trans-generational Effects on Offspring Behavior Across Taxa
Courtney R. Garrison, Ned A. Dochtermann. North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, United States


6:30 - 10:00 PM

EVENING ACTIVITY

THE PUB AT THE HOUSE (MILLER LASH HOUSE)
Miller Lash House


6:30 - 11:00 PM

EVENING ACTIVITY

EXCURSION BUS TRIP TO DOWNTOWN TORONTO (TICKET REQUIRED)
Residence Centre