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Meeting Program


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FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017


CONFERENCE  DAY 5 



8:15 - 8:30 AM
KEYNOTE/SYMPOSIUM

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES
AC223


8:30 - 9:30 AM

KEYNOTE/SYMPOSIUM

PLENARY TALK: ANITA AISENBERG
AC223


8:30
Journey to an upside-down world: a transgressive South American spider as a model for sexual selection studies
Anita Aisenberg. Laboratorio de Etología, Ecología y Evolución, Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable, Avenida Italia 3318, Postal Code 11600, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay


9:30 - 10:00 AM

BREAK

MORNING SNACKS
Meeting Place


10:00 - 12:00 PM

PARALLEL TALKS

COGNITION AND LEARNING
Chair/Organizer: Colin Wright
HW216


10:00
Experimental evidence for innate biases in vocal sequencing learning
Logan S. James, Jon T. Sakata. McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

10:15
Testing the Potential for Cognitive Ability to Act as a Reproductive Isolating Barrier
Michael A. McQuillan1, Timothy C. Roth2, Amber M. Rice1. 1Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, United States2Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, United States

10:30
Exploration as a metric for information gathering in black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus)  
Isabel Rojas-Ferrer, Megan Joy Thompson, Julie Morand-Ferron. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

10:45
What factors really guide domestic dogs’ search for an item dropped down a diagonal tube?  
Daphna Buchsbaum, Emma Tecwyn. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

11:00
The effects of food deprivation on exploratory behavior in meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus
Lyndsey M. Pierson, Michael H. Ferkin. University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, United States

11:15
Evidence of an Exploration-Exploitation Tradeoff in Bees Collecting Multiple Floral Rewards
Daniel R. Papaj1, Avery L. Russell1,2, William O. Sabino3, Kevin B. Mauerman1. 1University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States2Entomology and Insect Science Graduate Program, Tucson, Arizona, United States3Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

11:45
The Nocturnal bull ant, Myrcemcia midas, orients on trees
Cody A. Freas, Ajay Narendra , Ken Cheng. Macquarie University , Sydney, NSW, Australia


COMMUNICATION
Chair/Organizer: Daniel B. Zurek
SW309


10:00
The Effects of Habitat on the Courtship Signal Active Space of Two Wolf Spiders
Emily E. Pickett, George W. Uetz. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States

10:15
The Interaction Of Female Gaze And Male Courtship Displays In Habronattus Jumping Spiders
Daniel B. Zurek1,2, Sebastian A. Echeverri2, Skye M. Long3,4, Elizabeth Jakob3, Nathan I. Morehouse1,2. 1University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States2University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States3University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States4University of Arizona Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States

10:30
Quantifying interactions across social contexts in the amblypygid Paraphrynus laevifrons
Tyler B. Corey, Eileen A. Hebets. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

10:45
Finding Females in a Sensory Storm: How do Male Western Widows Localize Mates?
Catherine E. Scott, Sean M. McCann, Maydianne C. B. Andrade. University of Toronto Scarborough, Scarborough, ON, Canada

11:00
Songbird chemical signals reflect uropygial gland androgen sensitivity and predict aggressive behavior 
Danielle J. Whittaker1,2, Kimberly A. Rosvall3, Samuel P. Slowinski3, Helena A. Soini4,5, Milos V. Novotny4,5, Ellen D. Ketterson3. 1BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States2Department of Integrative Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States3Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, United States4Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, United States5Institute for Pheromone Research, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, United States

11:15
SONG DIVERSITY AND BREEDING SUCCESS IN SOUTHERN HOUSE WRENS (Troglodytes aedon chilensis)
Ednei B. Dos Santos1, Paulo E. Llambías2, Drew Rendall3. 1University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada2CONICET, Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina3University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

11:30
Communicative Complexity in Flocks of Familiar & Unfamiliar Carolina Chickadees
Brittany Coppinger, Todd Freeberg. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, United States

11:45
Why do male mated songbirds sing?
Marc Naguib1, Simon C Griffith2. 1Behavioural Ecology Group, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen Netherlands2Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney Australia


PREDATION AND FORAGING
Chair/Organizer: Michael Vickers
AA112


10:00
Fear of predators has long-lasting effects on the brain and behaviour in wild animals.
Lauren E. Witterick1, Julia A. Hrynkiewicz1, Scott A. MacDougallShackleton1, Craig D.C. Bailey2, Michael Clinchy1, Liana Y. Zanette1. 1Western University, London, Ontario, Canada2University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

10:15
Implications of Autotomy of Metasoma for Locomotion in Scorpions
Solimary García-Hernández, Glauco Machado. Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

10:30
Group foraging on Antarctic krill in gentoo penguins
Won Young Lee1, Nobuo Kokubun2, Seongseop Park1,3, Noori Choi1,4, Hosung Chung1, Jeong-Hoon Kim1. 1Division of Polar Life Sciences, Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon, Incheon, South Korea2National Institute of Polar Research, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan3Division of Life Sciences, Incheon National University, Incheon, Incheon, South Korea4School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

10:45
Effects of low environmental calcium on predator assessment of redbelly dace in undisturbed waters 
Reehan S Mirza, Mitchell Lett. Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, Canada

11:00
The bat-moth arms race: Evolution of an anti-predator sensory illusion
Juliette J Rubin1, Brad A Chadwell2, Chris JW McClure1,3, Krystie AM Miner1, Amanda J Lofthus1, Akito Y Kawahara4, Jesse R Barber1. 1Boise State University, Boise, ID, United States2Ohio University, Athens, OH, United States3The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID, United States4University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States

11:15
The Selfish Herd: The Importance of Noise in Movement Models
Paul R. Ohmann, Nicholas J. Ose. University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, United States

11:30
Widespread Anti-Bat Ultrasound Production in Moths
Jesse Barber1, Peter Houlihan2, Krystie Miner1, David Plotkin2, Nick Homziak2, Brian Leavell1, Jesse Breinholt2, Akito Kawahara2. 1Boise State University, Boise, ID, United States2University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States


SEXUAL SELECTION AND SEXUAL CONFLICT
Chair/Organizer: Kyle Summers
AC223


10:00
Dietary nutrient effects on life history and sexually selected traits in male Jamaican field crickets
Mykell L. Reifer, Susan M. Bertram. Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

10:15
Re-Examining the Testosterone - Immunosuppression Hypothesis:  Why Some of the Evidence Casts Doubts
Zuleyma Tang-Martinez1, Stan Braude2. 1University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis , Missouri, United States2Washington University , St. Louis , Missouri, United States

10:30
Courtship Behavior and Male Size in Black-chinned Hummingbirds (Archilochus alexandri)
Sean C. Wilcox, Christopher J. Clark. University Of California, Riverside, Riverside, California, United States

10:45
Effects of arsenic exposure on female anxiety and mate preference in Betta splendens
M Scarlett Tudor, Sarah Conlin, Heather Hamlin. University of Maine, Orono, Maine, United States

11:00
Eat Prey, Love: the impact of prey density and operational sex ratios on mating behavior in an orbweaver
Alexis Dodson, Ekene Ezeokoli, Anne Danielson-Francois. University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan, United States

11:15
Experimental evolution of sexual dimorphism in the nematode C. remanei
Maria Modanu. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States

11:30
THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED.


SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
Chair/Organizer: Chelsea N. Cook
SW319


10:00
Foraging Phenotypes Influenced by Learning Behavior, Neurotransmitters in Honey Bees  
Chelsea N. Cook1, Thiago Mosquiero2, Noa Pinter-Wollman2, Colin S. Brent3, Brian H. Smith1. 1Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States2UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States3USDA Arid Land Agriculture Research Center, Maricopa, AZ, United States

10:15
The fitness consequences of spiderling interactions on the group web in the desert spider, Agelenopsis aperta
Jordan Bush, Susan Riechert. University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, United States

10:30
Male vervet monkeys use punishment and coercion to de-escalate costly intergroup conflicts
T. Jean Arseneau-Robar1,2, Eliane Müller1,2, Anouk Taucher1,2, Carel van Schaik1,2, Redouan Bshary2,3, Erik Willems1,2. 1University of Zurich, Zurich Switzerland2Inkawu Vervet Project, Mawana Game Reserve South Africa3University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel Switzerland

10:45
When does diversity interfere with function: the effect of phenotypic diversity in bumble bee colonies  
Evan Kelemen, Anna Dornhaus. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States

11:00
Perception of Social Structure in Hermits?
Katherine / M. Bates, Mark / E. Laidre. Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States

11:15
Inferring dominance interactions from temporal RFID data
Julian C. Evans, Isabelle Devost, Teri B. Jones, Julie Morand-Ferron. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

11:30
Disentangling the effects of genotype and social context on individual infection risk
Carl N. Keiser1, Svjetlana Vojvodic2, Volker H.W. Rudolf1, Julia B. Saltz1. 1Rice University, Houston, TX, United States2Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, United States

11:45
Cache life: Factors related to how long caches stay where squirrels buried them
Mikel M Delgado, Lucia F Jacobs. University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States


12:00 - 1:30 PM

LUNCH

FOOD TRUCK LUNCH OPTION (TICKETS REQUIRED)
AC223 Atrium


LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
Marketplace Cafeteria


1:30 - 3:30 PM

KEYNOTE/SYMPOSIUM

AWARD CEREMONY AND PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS: WILLIAM SEARCY
AC223


1:30
Bird song and the problem of signal reliability
William Searcy. University of Miami


3:30 - 6:00 PM

BREAK

FREE TIME (ON YOUR OWN)
Meeting Place


6:00 - 10:00 PM

EVENING ACTIVITY

BANQUET (TICKET REQUIRED)
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