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).


Sunday, August 5

  Sunday, August 5
TimeUnion Ballroom
8:15 am - 8:30 amMorning Announcements
Moderator: Jonathan Pruitt

  Sunday, August 5
TimeUnion Ballroom
8:30 am - 9:30 amABS Fellows Talk: George Uetz: Multimodal communication in wolf spiders: content, context and consequences

  Sunday, August 5
Time2nd Floor Lounge
9:30 am - 10:00 amMorning Coffee/Snacks

  Sunday, August 5
TimeUnion BallroomLubar N140Lubar S151Lubar N146Lapham 103
10:00 am - 12:30 pmWhat Are We Not Asking About The Evolution of Behavior That We Should Be Asking SymposiumPredation & Foraging 1
Moderator: Todd Freeberg
Conservation 1
Moderator: Esteban Fernandez-Juricic
Sexual Selection & Sexual Conflict 2
Moderator: Anne Danielson-Francois
Ecological Effects 2
Moderator: Joseph B. Burant
10:00Communication is fundamental to arguments about the evolution of social cognition
K. Gentry, J. Lucas, K. Sieving, T. Freeberg
Risk of Social Colours in a Tropical Agamid Lizard Across an Urban-Rural Landscape
M. Amdekar, M. Thaker
Making Animal Behavior Research Count in Conservation and Management
O. Berger-Tal, A. Greggor, D. Blumstein
Risky Business in Ephemeral Waters: Evidence of Single Season Breeding in an Australian Anuran  
J. Gould, J. Clulow, S. Doody, M. Mahony, S. Clulow
Sensory Variation of the Threespine Stickleback in Response to Habitat
R. Mobley, J. Boughman
10:15Odor Alters Color Preference in a Foraging Jumping Spider
M. Vickers, L. Taylor
Dam-cub interactions of captive red pandas (Ailurus fulgens) during the 24 hours post-parturition
J. Dechanupong, E. Freeman, C. Aitken-palmer, J. Ayala, L. Li
Persist or switch? An experimental study of outside options on the lek using robotic females.
R. Logsdon, A. Perry, A. Krakauer, C. DiBernardo, A. Patrick, J. Forbey, G. Patricelli
Does scratching control avian ectoparasites?
G. Goodman, M. Klingensmith, D. Clayton
10:30Distinguishing Behavioral Novelty from Behavioral Atavism: Insights from an Adaptive Radiation  
S. Foster
Skunk Fear! Antipredator Strategies of Striped Skunks in Response to Cues of Aerial and Terrestrial Predators
T. Stankowich, K. Fisher
A novel approach to assessing bird avoidance of lights: implications for human-induced avian mortality
E. Fernandez-Juricic, B. Goller, B. Blackwell, T. DeVault, P. Baumhardt
Looking for the Signature of Reinforcement in Male and Female Banded Darters
N. Roberts, T. Mendelson
Ecology, behavior, and consequences of hybridization between two insect species
J. Hamel
10:45Diversity in mixed species groups improves success in a novel feeder test in a wild songbird community
T. Freeberg, S. Eppert, K. Sieving, J. Lucas
Effects of Electrofishing on Behavior of Two Age-Classes of Endangered Hellbenders
S. Morrison, J. Briggler, A. Mathis
Practice makes perfect: males’ display matching within courts of the Swallow-tailed manakin
L. Schaedler, P. Ribeiro, A. Guaraldo, L. Manica
Some like it hot? Temperature influences behavior and physiology in Habronattus jumping spiders
E. Brandt, K. Roberts, D. Elias
11:00On the importance of acknowledging and studying individual differences in ‘skill’ or ‘intelligence’?  
A. Sih, G. Patricelli, D. Sinn
Acoustic validation of behavioral states predicted from GPS tracking: a case study in a marine foraging bat
E. Hurme, E. Gurarie, S. Greif, G. Herrera, G. Wilkinson, Y. Yovel
Using sensory information to keep eagles out of wind turbines: (1) the auditory system
J. Lucas, B. Goller, P. Baumhardt, T. Katzner, E. Dominguez, P. VanWick, E. Fernandez-Juricic
Evaluating Zebra Finch Mate Choice Following Treatment with 17a-Ethinylestradiol
M. Naylor, J. Grindstaff
Behavioral and physiological responses to stressors in a changing world
P. Trimmer
11:15Response to Conspecific Alarm Cues by Larval Ambystoma Salamanders
K. Gardner, A. Mathis
The Boys of Summer: The role of municipal parks in the urban ecology of bats. 
K. Patriquin, C. Guy, J. Ratcliffe
Functional failures: flubbed intromissions in an orbweaver are cryptic sperm removal behaviors  
A. Danielson-Francois, Y. Drobot
Habitat Loss, Behavioural Shifts, and Population Collapse in a Seasonal Context
J. Burant, C. Park, D. Norris
11:30Understanding color perception in order to understand color differences between species
T. Price
Do Oklahoma Salamanders Respond to Aquatic Predator Scents and Alarm Cues after Metamorphosis?  
A. Mathis, S. Johnson
Non-lethal Effects of Predation: An Experimental Test of House Wren Nesting Across an Urban Gradient
A. Grade, S. Lerman, P. Warren
Physiological Costs of Bearing Weaponry in New Zealand Harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones)
E. Powell, C. Painting, G. Holwell, A. Hickey
Time Activity Budgets of Wintering Whooping Cranes in Texas
L. Tiegs, E. Smith, J. Wozniak
11:45Does the risk of mate-searching communication influence predator-prey space use strategies?
V. Torsekar, M. Thaker, R. Balakrishnan
Using Behavioral Responses by Whooping Cranes to Evaluate Conservation Needs on Protected and Private Lands
E. Smith, N. Davis, L. Tiegs, J. Wozniak
The phenotypic and genetic basis of plasticity in female preference in Gryllus firmus crickets
L. Conroy, D. Roff
Open Slot
12:00What are we missing in current measures of animal social complexity?
E. Hobson
Habitat structure changes the relationships between predator behavior, prey behavior, and prey survival rates
J. Lichtenstein, K. Daniel, J. Wong, C. Wright, G. Navid Doering, J. Pruitt
Open Thermally sensitive male signals and female mate preferences in treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae)
K. Fowler-Finn
Open Slot
12:15Heads up! Manipulating Eastern Chipmunks’ Environment in Island and Mainland Settings
S. McWaters, W. Pangle
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  Sunday, August 5
TimeSandburg Cafe (Meal Plan)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch On Your Own

  Sunday, August 5
TimeUnion Ballroom
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmABS Business Meeting

  Sunday, August 5
TimeUnion BallroomLubar N140Lubar S151Lubar N146Lapham 185Lapham 103
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmHow Enemies Shape Communication Systems Symposium I
Moderator: Ximena Bernal
Predation & Foraging 2
Moderator: Peter Bednekoff
Conservation 2
Moderator: John P. Swaddle
Sexual Selection & Sexual Conflict 3
Moderator: Daniel Neelon
Public Affairs Committee: 3MT Competition Communication 5
Moderator: Bruce A. Schulte
2:30How enemies shape communication systems
R. Page
Behavioral composition effects growth of exploratory and non-exploratory largemouth bass.
M. Nannini, D. Wahl
The Role of Neophobia in Saving a Critically Endangered Corvid, the ‘Alalā 
A. Greggor, B. Masuda, R. Swaisgood
Predator-induced parental effects on offspring mating behavior: ultimate and proximate perspectives
W. Lehto, R. Tinghitella
Concentration and Receiver Attributes Influence Responses to Chemical Signals in Asian Elephants
B. Schulte, C. LaDue, T. Goodwin
2:45Do High Bird Densities Near Feeders Attract Mosquitoes?
D. Barron, S. Collard, J. Barrett
Sensitive birds in a noisy world: the impacts of noise pollution on greater sage-grouse
G. Patricelli, J. Blickley, S. Ambrose, C. Florian, H. Copeland
On The Architecture of Mate Choice Decisions: Preference Functions and Choosiness are Distinct Traits
D. Neelon, R. Rodríguez, G. Höbel
Heat stress reduces discrimination against heterospecific mating signals
C. Coomes, R. Danner, E. Derryberry
3:00Crypsis and diversification in the evolution of electric signaling in weakly electric fishes
P. Stoddard, R. Krahe
Seeing in Scrub: Estimating Visibility for Florida Scrub-jay Foragers and Sentinels
P. Bednekoff, R. Bowman
A Forest Honey Bee Population Shows Multiple Mechanisms of Behavioral Resistance to the Parasitic Varroa Mite
D. Peck, T. Seeley
Attentiveness During Courtship as a Mechanism of Sexual Selection for Cognition
M. Poujai, R. Rodríguez Sevilla
Signal Divergence and Habitat Partitioning among Non-Native Bark Anoles in South Florida
W. Beckles, J. Uy
3:15How do rewards shape interactions between bees and plants?: A closer look at the floral supermarket  
A. Leonard, J. Francis, F. Muth
Inaudible noise pollution: environmental ultrasound pollution is prevalent and has biological effects
J. Swaddle, E. Ransone, I. Ritrovato
The Effect of Personality on Reproductive Success in Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus)  
A. Roth, T. Pizzari
Visual Ecology Of A Prey: The Potential For Aggressive Mimicry In A Coral Reef Fish  
M. Pierotti, W. McMillan, E. Loew

  Sunday, August 5
Time2nd Floor Lounge
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmAfternoon Coffee/Snacks

  Sunday, August 5
TimeUnion BallroomLubar N140Lubar S151Lubar N146Lapham 103
4:00 pm - 6:30 pmHow Enemies Shape Communication Systems Symposium II
Moderator: Ximena Bernal
Predation & Foraging 3
Moderator: Stephen M. Ferguson
Mating/Breeding Systems
Moderator: H. Jane Brockmann
Sexual Selection & Sexual Conflict 4
Moderator: Tamra C. Mendelson
Neuro/Endocrine and Physiological Mechanisms
Moderator: Lara LaDage
4:00Can predator eavesdropping affect communication signals in mixed-species groups?
E. Goodale, G. Ruxton, G. Beauchamp
Culture of learning: floral microbes are a cue shaping learning of floral preference by bees
A. Russell, T. Ashman
The third wheel strategy: Delayed dispersal in the Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)
N. Lois, S. Rodríguez-Martínez, N. Rebolo-Ifrán, J. Tella, M. Carrete
How habitat influences anti-predator behavior in túngara frogs
S. Gutierrez, R. Page, X. Bernal
Transient Increases in Testosterone alter Location Preferences and Vocalizations in Mice in the Field
C. Marler, R. Petric, M. Kalcounis-Rueppell
4:15 Prey response to predictable and unpredictable variation in predation risk  
M. Sharma, K. Isvaran
Mate Choice in the American Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus)
H. Brockmann, M. Hart
Preference for conspecifics evolves earlier in males than females in a sexually dimorphic radiation of fishes
T. Mendelson, J. Gumm, M. Martin, P. Ciccotto
Measuring the effects of environmental complexity on telencephalon volume using MRI in a lizard species
L. LaDage, Y. Kim, T. Neuberger, G. Lee
4:30Private communication beyond the visible— Examining ultraviolet and polarization signals in fish
M. Cummings
Visual detection and threat response in North American harvestmen (Opiliones:Arachnida)
L. Classen-Rodriguez, S. Ymson, W. Gingrich, K. Fowler-Finn
Parental Investment and Sex Roles in a Multimodal Duetting System (Onomarchus uninotatus)
A. Nair, A. Dey, R. Balakrishnan
Females exhibit a complex response to changes in male courtship across thermal environments
M. Rosenthal, D. Elias
Hearing in 3D: Cues for Sound Localization in Northern Saw-whet Owls
M. Gall, M. de Koning, J. Beatini, G. Proudfoot
4:45Nocturnal foraging behavior in the giant honey bee Apis dorsata
A. Young, P. Kohl, B. Rutschmann, F. Dyer
Hidden Mating Tactics and Social Structure in a Wild Insect Population
U. Somjee, G. Kohn, C. Miller
When do trade‐offs occur? Energy constraints and trait flexibility in bushcricket populations
F. Barbosa, D. Rebar, M. Greenfield
Adolescent Corticosterone Exposure Improves Social Integration in Adult Zebra Finches
M. Emmerson
5:00Is vibrational signalling a private communication channel?
M. Virant-Doberlet, A. Kuhelj, J. Polajnar, R. Šturm
Look at the time! Flight initiation distance varies with time of day
S. Ferguson, L. Gilson, P. Bateman
Extreme Allometries: Uncovering an Alternative Mating Tactic in the Weevil Brentus anchorago (Linnaeus, 1758)
S. Anzaldo, U. Somjee, P. Marting, C. Painting
Sex pheromone and information transfer
A. Harari, V. Soroker , A. Gonzalez-Karlsson, Y. Golov , R. Jurenka
Male stress response is signaled by ornamentation but unrelated to oxidative stress in a warbler
A. Henschen, L. Whittingham, P. Dunn
5:15Sleeping With the Enemy: Managing Multiple Predation Risks in an Arboreal Lizard
A. Bouskila, E. Zahabian, R. Ein-Gil
Quantifying behavioral isolation between closely related species of mice
T. Ryan, P. Campbell
The frogs they are a-changin': Extreme climatic events alter mate choice behavior
A. Cronin, R. Taylor, R. Page, M. Ryan, M. Murphy, K. Hunter
Chick Stress And The Role Of Group Size In A Cooperative Breeder
J. Cusick, E. DuVal, J. Cox
5:30Effects of Predator Cues on Prey Signaling Behavior: Bats and Katydids in the Neotropical Forest
H. ter Hofstede, L. Symes, S. Martinson, L. Höger, R. Page
Traveling and Grazing Herds: Effects of Random Motion  
P. Ohmann, T. Kay
A Rocky Relationship? Mating and Reproduction in a Pair-Living Hermaphroditic Gastropod
J. Schaefer, P. Marko, J. Christy
Environmental variation influences mating behavior
K. Hunter, A. Cronin, R. Taylor
Under a Neighbor's Influence: social information impacts stress physiology and behavior in a songbird
J. Cornelius, M. Wurtz, M. Bohanon, T. Hahn, S. Meddle
5:45The Effects of Perceived Predation Threat on Stress Response and Memory in Birds
C. Carter, S. MacDougallShackleton
The First Stages of Coevolution Between a Brood Parasite and Its New Host: Are Naïve Hosts Defenseless?  
V. Abernathy, N. Langmore
Within-individual variation in sexual displays limits female choice in noisy treefrog choruses
J. Tanner, M. Bee
Parental care influences the microbiome structure and function on earwig eggs  
J. Greer, A. Swei, V. Vredenburg, A. Zink
6:00Trade-off between Loudness and Duration of Ultrasonic Courtship Songs in Moth
R. Nakano
A once in a while predator: low expense and high reward dictates feeding behaviour in white sharks
T. Chapple, P. Kanive, S. Jorgensen, O. Jewell, G. Skomal, M. Wikelski, B. Block, A. Gleiss
Causes and consequences of individual variation in maternal behavior at the nest
E. DuVal, B. Jones , P. Rivers
Good vibrations: Female response to signal components in Schizocosa ethospecies
M. Lallo, G. Uetz
Open Slot
6:15OpenOpen Slot Synergy, through behavioral complementarity, drives evolution in biology and economics  
K. Jaffe
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  Sunday, August 5
TimeSandburg Cafe (Meal Plan)
6:30 pm - 7:30 pmDinner On Your Own

  Sunday, August 5
Time2nd Floor Lounge
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPoster Session 2

  Sunday, August 5
TimeUWM Gasthaus Grill
9:30 pm - 11:00 pmGrad Student Party