ABS 2018 Program

Greetings! You may browse the ABS 2018 final program below as well as access the program in a variety of additional formats using the menu to the left.

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
TimeUnion-2nd 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
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch On Your Own

  Monday, August 6
TimeMilwaukee Zoo
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmShuttles ride 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)