ABS 2018 Program

Greetings! You may browse the ABS 2018 preliminary program below. Additional program formats will be released in July.

Please note that all contributed talk slots are 15 minutes (12 minutes for talk and 3 minutes for Q&A).


Friday, August 3

  Friday, August 3
TimeUnion Ballroom
7:45 am - 8:00 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
Moderator: Jonathan Pruitt & Johannes Britz

  Friday, August 3
TimeUnion Ballroom
8:00 am - 9:00 amPlenary Talk: Katie Slocombe: Chimpanzee Communication: Have We Underestimated Vocalisations?

  Friday, August 3
Time2nd Floor Lounge
9:00 am - 9:30 amMorning Coffee/Snacks

  Friday, August 3
TimeUnion BallroomLubar N140Lubar S151Lubar N146Lapham 103
9:30 am - 12:00 pmPresidential Symposium: Animal Communication, Cognition & the Evolution of Language I
Moderator: Bill Searcy
Communication 1
Moderator: Daniel A. Sasson
Behavioral Pasticity 1
Moderator: Eve A. Humphrey
Social Behavior 1
Moderator: William L. Romey
Applied Animal Behavior 1
Moderator: James Ha
9:30The honeybee waggle dance: the importance of dance communication for individual and colony success
C. Grueter
Male German Blue Rams Prefer Females with bright belly coloration: a study using computer animated fish models
L. LaPlante, S. Delaney
Response to aversive vocal playbacks by California mice before and after pairbonding
N. Rieger, C. Marler
Presence of a Stressed Sibling Altered Cardiovascular and Behavioral Responses in Prairie Voles
W. Watanasriyakul, M. Normann, O. Akinbo, M. Cox, S. Ciosek, J. Wardwell, A. Grippo
What happens when animal shelters stop assessing for food guarding in thier shelter assessment?
H. Mohan-Gibbons, E. Dolan, P. Reid, M. Slater, H. Mulligan, E. Weiss
9:45The quantitative genetics of signal traits, preferences, and thermal reaction norms in a treehopper  
D. Sasson, D. Jocson, K. Fowler-Finn
An unexpected behavior: Acorn Woodpeckers use granaries in urban areas in northern South America 
P. Pulgarin, H. Londoño
Oxytocin, affiliation, and social bonds in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus [Sapajus] apella)
M. Sosnowski, M. Benítez, O. Tomeo, S. Brosnan
Improving Canine Welfare In Commercial Breeding (CB) Operations: Evaluating Rehoming Candidates  
J. Ha, J. Stella, T. Shreyer, C. Croney
10:00Birdsong learning, avian cognition, and the evolution of language
W. Searcy, S. Nowicki
Receiver response to song divergence in a Neotropical songbird
A. Demko, J. Sosa-López, D. Mennill
Variation in Behavior as a Result of Eumelanin Coloration in the Eastern Mosquitofish.
E. Humphrey, K. Hughes, J. Travis
Social Buffering of Maternal Stress in Wild Yellow-Bellied Marmots
X. Ortiz Ross, G. Pinho, A. Reese, D. Blumstein
Optimizing outcomes for extremely fearful dogs at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center
K. Miller, V. Cussen, K. Collins, P. Reid
10:15Habitat Structure Drives the Evolution of Aerial Displays in Birds
J. Menezes, R. Maia, E. Santos
Social Play Predicts Docility In Belding's Ground Squirrels
J. Hurst-Hopf, S. Nunes, M. Monroy Montemayor, N. Leonardi
Testosterone and status competition in male and female capuchin monkeys (Cebus [Sapajus] apella)
O. Tomeo, M. Benítez, M. Sosnowski, S. Brosnan
Systematic Rehabilitation of Specific Health Care Procedure Aversions in Five Ponies
C. Torcivia, S. McDonnell
10:30Using Birds to Provide Insights in the Evolution of Language
C. ten Cate
Synchronized Signaling: a Tradeoff in Female Attraction Between the Chorus and Individual
H. Legett, I. Aihara, X. Bernal
Keep animal behavior in the dark: Global anthropogenic lighting, biodiversity and behavior
B. Seymoure, J. White, R. Buxton, C. Linares, K. Fristrup, G. Wittemyer, K. Crooks, L. Angeloni
Ten percent of informed individuals are needed to trigger a full-group response
W. Romey, C. Kemak
Use of the Functional Analysis to Identify the Function of Mouthing in Dogs
M. Waite, T. Kodak, S. Bergmann, C. Fulton
10:45Signals of quality vs. individual recognition: A model of the tradeoffs in assessment strategies
E. Hobson, E. Harris
Phenotypic plasticity of mating calls of the field cricket Gryllus rubens (Orthoptera: Gryllinae)
O. Beckers, N. Norman, J. Pease, K. Murphey
Macronutrient Regulation by the Desert Leafcutter Ant Acromyrmex versicolor
N. Smith, J. Fewell
Demonstrating Behavioral Manifestation of Trichromacy in Ruffed Lemurs (Varecia spp.) Using SMARTA
R. Vagell, V. Vagell, R. Jacobs, J. Gordon, A. Baden
11:00Exploring compositionality and grammatical rules in avian vocal sequences
T. Suzuki
Male-Female Interactions During Courtship in a Lekking Bird with Complex, Acrobatic Displays
C. Vanderbilt, E. DuVal
When and Why Do Multiple Stressors Have Particularly Strong Negative Impacts?  A Conceptual Overview
A. Sih, P. Crowley, M. Gil, C. Jones, L. Lopez, A. Todgham, P. Trimmer
Collective Transport up Vertical surfaces in the Weaver Ant Oecophylla smaragdina
A. Burchill, C. Reid
New Methods to Study the Organization of Behavior in Laboratory Rats: An Ethological Approach
M. Glenn, D. Mumby, A. Doak, C. Pawelczyk, N. Joyce
11:15Open SlotOpen SlotHypervigilance, Anxiety, and Social Isolation in a Free-Ranging Primate (M. mulatta)
S. Larson, A. Ruiz-Lambides, M. Platt, L. Brent
Horses Prefer Food over Human Contact for Task Reward and Notes on Pasture Retrieval Behavior  
E. Kieson, C. Felix, S. Webb, C. Abramson
11:30The developmental neuromechanics of vocal behavior
A. Ghazanfar
Open SlotOpen SlotSocial Networks Mediate the Transmission of Commensal Gut E. coli among Captive Rhesus Macaques
K. Balasubramaniam, B. Beisner, J. Guan, J. Hubbard, J. Vandeleest, H. Fushing, R. Atwill, B. McCowan
Active space of grasshopper mouse vocalizations in relation to woody plant encroachment
D. Green, T. Scolman, B. Pasch
11:45Open SlotAltered gut microbiome can impact honey bee learning and memory   
S. Vojvodic
How to Disarm an Evolutionary Trap
B. Robertson, D. Blumstein

  Friday, August 3
TimeSandburg Cafe (Meal Plan)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch On Your Own

  Friday, August 3
TimeLapham 101Channel LoungeLubar N126
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmNSF WorkshopLatin Affairs Lunch- All Latinos & Allies Are Invited
Moderator: Lilian Manica
CAAB Meet and Greet

  Friday, August 3
TimeUnion BallroomLubar N140Lubar S151Lubar N146Lapham 103
1:30 pm - 3:30 pmPresidential Symposium: Animal Communication, Cognition & the Evolution of Language IIParental Care
Moderator: Alison Bell
Behavioral Pasticity 2
Moderator: Amy A. Shipley
Social Behavior 2
Moderator: Sara Garnett
Applied Animal Behavior 2
Moderator: Lauren E. Thielke
1:30Some discontinuities in language evolution
K. Zuberbühler
When is the sensitive period for the effect of fathering on offspring behavior in threespined sticklebacks?
A. Bell, J. Keagy
Oh what a tangled web: How extended and behavioral phenotypes interact to determine foraging success
N. DiRienzo, P. Montiglio, A. Dornhaus
Decreased fidelity of PZP-treated females contributes to changes in male behavior in feral horses
M. Jones, C. Nuñez
The influence of exercise on anxiety-like behavior in zebrafish (Danio rerio)
C. DePasquale, J. Leri
1:45Parent-offspring communication and the effects of oxytocin on maternal care in the California mouse
C. Guoynes, C. Marler
Does increased rearing temperature affect behavior and/or physiology of Gryllodes sigillatus?
C. Mitra, M. Ernst, A. Fagerson, E. Glaser, A. Neimeyer, B. Pessman, J. Woger, A. Wojciechowski
Zebras and their Nematodes: How Host Behavior can Alter the Host-Parasite Arms Race
K. Tombak, J. Pansu, S. Budischak, R. Pringle, D. Rubenstein
Degree of Agreement for Three Methods of Canine Behavior Assessment
C. Loyer, R. Foster, J. Ha
2:00Gelada vocalizations and the origins of language
T. Bergman, M. Gustison, J. Beehner
Effects of paternal perception of predation risk on offspring behavior throughout development
K. Brass, N. Herndon, P. Campbell
Snow Roosting Behavior Reduces Temperature-induced Stress in a Wintering Bird
A. Shipley, M. Sheriff, J. Pauli, B. Zuckerberg
Expansion into the Terrestrial Niche by an Arboreal Neotropical Primate on Predator-free Islands
C. Monteza-Moreno, P. Jansen, M. Crofoot
Evaluating Attachment Styles in Shelter, Foster & Pet Dogs: Implications for Welfare and Separation Anxiety
L. Thielke, M. Udell
2:15Mechanisms by Which Adult Personality Influences Offspring Outcomes in Zebra Finches
K. Faust, M. Goldstein
Fitness effects of anthropogenic noise on acoustically signaling invertebrates
G. Gurule-Small, R. Tinghitella
Wild Zebrafish Population Differences in Collective behavior are related to Water flow, but not Vegetation
D. Shelton, S. Shelton, D. Daniel, A. Bhat, R. Tanguay, E. Martins
The Validity of a Fake Dog for Assessing Dog Sociability in Dogs from Rescue Hoarders 
S. Wirant, MA ACAAB, P. Reid, PhD, CAAB, E. Dolan, PhD, K. Miller, PhD, CAAB
2:30Functional parallels in language and animal communication
R. Seyfarth, D. Cheney
What mother-infant communication in feral horses can tell us about the mammalian juvenile stage
C. Nuñez, D. Rubenstein
Open SlotBenefits of developing with kin depend on resource availability in the American toad (A. americanus)
S. Garnett, E. Gering, T. Getty
Investigating inter-species interactions between primates in a mixed species exhibit at the Buffalo Zoo
J. Simpson, H. Zimbler-DeLorenzo
2:45Nana or No-no? Grandmother Effects in Bottlenose Dolphins
C. Karniski, E. Krzyszczyk, J. Mann
Open SlotGenetic mating system of Australasian Gannets (Morus serrator)
M. Hauber, C. Daniel, B. Stephenson, C. Millar, S. Ismar
Dog-dog Aggression: A Comparison of Successful and Unsuccessful Treatment
E. Mahurin
3:00Open SlotOpen SlotOpen SlotOpen SlotForaging enrichment for domestic cats: Owner use and attitudes
M. Delgado, T. Buffington, M. Bain
3:15Open SlotOpen SlotOpen SlotOpen Slot

  Friday, August 3
TimeLubar N120
3:00 pm - 6:00 pmConservation Committee Workshop
Moderator: Barbara Clucas

  Friday, August 3
Time2nd Floor Lounge
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmAfternoon Coffee/Snacks

  Friday, August 3
TimeUnion BallroomLubar N140Lubar S151Lubar N146Lapham 103
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmSexual Dialogues Symposium Cognition & Learning 1
Moderator: Lisa P. Barrett
Ecological Effects 1
Moderator: Jennifer A. Mather
Social Behavior 4
Moderator: Kelly J. Wallace
Behavior Genetics/Genomics
Moderator: Katherine M. Grillaert
4:00Dance as mutual courtship communication in Estrildid finches
M. Soma
Spatial learning abilities in captive and wild-born delicate skinks (Lampropholis delicata)
R. Vardi, C. Goulet, O. Berger-Tal, B. Wong, D. Chapple
Why Zebras are Striped
D. Rubenstein, B. Larison, K. Tombak, A. Gersick
The spatial context of collective behavior: social spiders on fences and trees
A. Kamath, S. Primavera, C. Wright, G. Doering, J. Pruitt
Is low aggression a sickness behavior in honey bees?
C. Rittschof
4:15Predictors of innovation in spotted hyenas
L. Johnson-Ulrich, Z. Johnson-Ulrich, K. Holekamp
One trait or many: reexamining the multidimensional nature of vocal learning
T. Wright, E. Derryberry
Reciprocal Relationships Between Information Transmission and Social Connections
I. Kulahci, J. Quinn
Testing for Behavioral and Transcriptomic Correlates of an Experimentally Evolved Oviposition Preference
M. Austin, P. Iturralde, K. West, H. Franko, A. Dunlap
4:30Copulatory dialogues between male and female tsetse flies (Diptera: Muscidae: Glossina pallidipes)
D. Briceño
Primate Problem-solving Paradigms for Captive Asian Elephants
L. Barrett, S. Benson-Amram
How are tentweb orbweaver spiders spatially sorted by personality in their invasive vs. native range? 
A. Chuang, S. Riechert
Comparative cognition in the western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)
K. Wallace, R. Rausch, M. Ramsey, M. Cummings
Call Traits and Preferences Differ across a Large Geographic Range
M. Murphy, K. Wilhite, K. Hunter, R. Taylor
4:45When to Learn? Bumblebees Offer Surprising Insights Toward Circadian Plasticity in Cognition
N. Giebink, D. Papaj
Role of Food Availability and Individual Behavioral Type on Angling Vulnerability
T. Keiling, M. Lousion, C. Suski
Do nonhuman primates also experience face pareidolia?
M. Flessert, J. Taubert, S. Wardle, D. Leopold, M. Beran, L. Ungerleider
Mating Behaviour of Teratorhabditis Nematode
5:00Vibrational duetting in Aphrodes makarovi
A. Kuhelj, M. Virant-Doberlet
Tracking a changing environment: Bumble bees rapidly learn not to forage for an unavailable food type
D. Papaj, W. Sabino, A. Russell
Mirror recognition in octopuses
J. Mather, C. Carere, G. Fiorito
Alarm Calling, Stress, and Fitness of Central Verses Peripheral Urocitellus richardsonii Females.
T. Wood, J. Hare
Epigenetic Methylation of the Oxytocin Receptor Gene in Differentially Socialized Dog Puppies
K. Grillaert, G. Cimarelli, Z. Bánlaki, K. Kotrschal, F. Range, Z. Virányi
5:15Black widow spiders form predictive mental models of their web.
C. Sergi, R. Rodriguez
Investigating the Intersection Between Warming Environments and Behavioral Traits Using Largemouth Bass
D. White, M. Nannini, D. Wahl
The intimate relationships among Entylia carinata treehoppers, their hostplants and ant protectors  
W. Shoenberger, K. Fowler-Finn
Early Brain Neurogenomic Response Associated With Variation In Female Mate Preferences
N. Bloch, A. Corral-López , S. Buechel, A. Kotrschal, N. Kolm, J. Mank
5:30Male and female Australian magpie-larks respond differently to variation in song frequency (pitch)
A. Dickerson, J. Rowland, A. Trama, D. Wraith-Frank, M. Hall
Shifts of Visual Attention in Jumping Spiders
M. Bruce, D. Daye, A. Conith, S. Long, E. Jakob
A Consequence of Sickness Behavior: Ectoparasites Reduce Activity Levels of Sceloporus Lizards
J. Zúñiga-Vega, S. Galicia, V. Argaez, S. Vargas-García, I. Solano-Zavaleta
Benefits of individual variation in bumble bee colonies
E. Kelemen, A. Dornhaus
Disrupted genomic imprinting impacts early postpartum maternal behavior in an interspecific mouse cross
S. Gardner, P. Campbell
5:45Do Birds That Tweet Also Feel Beat? The Perception of Temporal Patterns in a Songbird
B. Samuels, S. MacDougallShackleton, J. Grahn
Black Widows on an Urban Heat Island: Using Behavior to Understand Global Change
J. Johnson, C. Moen, T. Martin, E. Garver
Factors affecting female reproductive success in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster)
N. Solomon, B. Keane
Open Slot

  Friday, August 3
TimeSandburg Cafe (Meal Plan)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pmDinner On Your Own

  Friday, August 3
Time2nd Floor Lounge
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPoster Session 1