Animal Behavior Society
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Meeting Program


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MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018


CONFERENCE  DAY 5 



8:00 - 9:30 AM

PLENARY/SYMPOSIUM

HOW ENEMIES SHAPE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS SYMPOSIUM III
Union Ballroom


8:00
Why does signal exploitation only rarely lead to trait loss?
Justa Heinen-Kay, Marlene Zuk. University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, United States

8:30
Evolution of Riskier Male Signals and Female Preferences in Response to Eavesdropping Parasitoids
William E. Wagner1, Oliver M. Beckers2. 1University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, United States2Murray State University, Murray, KY, United States

9:00
How enemies shape communication: Sensory strategies of prey to avoid eavesdropping predators and parasites  
Ximena Bernal1,2, Rachel Page2. 1Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States2Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Ancon, Panama, Panama

PARALLEL TALKS

COGNITION & LEARNING 2
LUB N146


8:00
Using Bayesian models of development to predict behavioral GxE
Judy A Stamps1, Peter A Biro2, David J Mitchell2, Julia B Saltz3. 1Evolution and Ecology, Univ. Calif. Davis, Davis, California, United States2Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia3BioSciences, Houston, Texas, United States

8:15
Squirrel Monkeys and Brown-tufted Capuchins Perform Similarly on a Tool-use Task 
Renee C. Russell, Melissa C. Painter, Peter G. Judge. Animal Behavior Program, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, United States

8:30
Information transfer in the slime mold Physarum polycephalum membrane during decision-making
Subash K. Ray1, Gabriele Valentini2, Purva Shah1, Abid Haque1, Simon Garnier1. 1New Jersey Institute of Technology & Rutgers University - Newark, Newark, New Jersey, United States2Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States

8:45
Costa's Hummingbird Vocal learning: The Senstive Phase of Learning
Katherine E. Johnson, Christopher J. Clark. University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, United States

9:00
How Cognitive Biases Select for Imperfect Mimicry: A Study of Asymmetry in Learning with Bumblebees
David W Kikuchi. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States

9:15
Food or sex? Food deprivation impacts exploratory choices in meadow voles.
Lyndsey M. Pierson, Michael H. Ferkin. University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, United States


GENETICS & EVOLUTION
LUB N140


8:00
Possible adaptations of oviposition behaviors in Aedes aegypti to habitat-specific oviposition sites
Siyang Xia1, Diego Ayala2, Jeffrey Powell1. 1Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States2Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier, Occitanie, France

8:15
Alignment of plasticity and among-individual correlations: A test of theoretical predictions
Monica A. Berdal, Ned A. Dochtermann. North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, United States

8:30
Genetic mating system of Australasian Gannets (Morus serrator)
Mark E Hauber1, Claire Daniel2, Brent Stephenson2, Craig D Millar2, Stefanie MH Ismar3. 1University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States2University of Auckland, Auckland New Zealand3GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel Germany

8:45
The new guy in town: female preference for unfamiliar male color patterns in the guppy, Poecilia reticulata
Jennifer J. Valvo1, F. Helen Rodd2, Kimberly A. Hughes1. 1Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States2University of Toronto, Toronto, ONT, Canada

9:00
Social interactions from beyond the grave: Do extended phenotypes allow dead squirrels to influence live ones?
David N. Fisher, Andrew G. McAdam. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

9:15
Open Slot.


9:30 - 10:00 AM

BREAK

MORNING COFFEE/SNACKS
2nd Floor Lounge


10:00 - 11:00 AM

PLENARY/SYMPOSIUM

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: JEFF PODOS
Union Ballroom


10:00
GALAPAGOS FINCHES IN A WEB OF ADAPTATION
Jeff Podos. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, United States


11:00 - 12:00 PM

MEETING

ABS 2018 AWARDS CEREMONY
Union Ballroom


12:00 - 1:30 PM

LUNCH

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
Sandburg Cafe (Meal Plan)


2:00 - 3:00 PM

BREAK

SHUTTLES TO MILWAUKEE ZOO (FOR CLOSING BANQUET TICKET HOLDERS)
Milwaukee Zoo


5:30 - 9:30 PM

EVENING ACTIVITY

CLOSING BANQUET (SHUTTLE TO THE ZOO AVAILABLE FOR BANQUET TICKET HOLDERS)
Milwaukee Zoo