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).


Monday, August 6

  Monday, August 6
TimeUnion BallroomLubar N140Lubar N146
8:00 am - 9:30 amHow Enemies Shape Communication Systems Symposium III
Moderator: Ximena Bernal
Genetics & Evolution
Moderator: Siyang Xia
Cognition & Learning 2
Moderator: Subash K. Ray
8:00Why does signal exploitation only rarely lead to trait loss?
J. Heinen-Kay, M. Zuk
Possible adaptations of oviposition behaviors in Aedes aegypti to habitat-specific oviposition sites
S. Xia, D. Ayala, J. Powell
Using Bayesian models of development to predict behavioral GxE
J. Stamps, P. Biro, D. Mitchell, J. Saltz
8:15Alignment of plasticity and among-individual correlations: A test of theoretical predictions
M. Berdal, N. Dochtermann
Squirrel Monkeys and Brown-tufted Capuchins Perform Similarly on a Tool-use Task 
R. Russell, M. Painter, P. Judge
8:30Evolution of Riskier Male Signals and Female Preferences in Response to Eavesdropping Parasitoids
W. Wagner, O. Beckers
The new guy in town: female preference for unfamiliar male color patterns in the guppy, Poecilia reticulata
J. Valvo, F. Rodd, K. Hughes
Information transfer in the slime mold Physarum polycephalum membrane during decision-making
S. Ray, G. Valentini, P. Shah, A. Haque, S. Garnier
8:45Social interactions from beyond the grave: Do extended phenotypes allow dead squirrels to influence live ones?
D. Fisher, A. McAdam
Costa's Hummingbird Vocal learning: The Senstive Phase of Learning
K. Johnson, C. Clark
9:00How enemies shape communication: Sensory strategies of prey to avoid eavesdropping predators and parasites  
X. Bernal, R. Page
Open SlotHow Cognitive Biases Select for Imperfect Mimicry: A Study of Asymmetry in Learning with Bumblebees
D. Kikuchi
9:15Open slotFood or sex? Food deprivation impacts exploratory choices in meadow voles.
L. Pierson, M. Ferkin

  Monday, August 6
Time2nd Floor Lounge
9:30 am - 10:00 amMorning Coffee/Snacks

  Monday, August 6
TimeUnion Ballroom
10:00 am - 11:00 amPresidential Address: Jeff Podos

  Monday, August 6
TimeUnion Ballroom
11:00 am - 12:00 pmABS 2018 Awards Ceremony

  Monday, August 6
TimeSandburg Cafe (Meal Plan)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch On Your Own

  Monday, August 6
TimeMilwaukee Zoo
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmShuttles to Milwaukee Zoo (for closing banquet ticket holders)

  Monday, August 6
TimeMilwaukee Zoo
5:30 pm - 9:30 pmClosing Banquet (shuttle to the Zoo available for banquet ticket holders)