Behaviour 2019 Program

Please find the Behaviour 2019 program below.

NEW THIS YEAR: All presenters must accept/comfirm their presentation assignment through the email notification sent by ABS, otherwise the presentation slot will be assigend to someone else.

ABS policy is that acceptance of submissions for talks are on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately this year we received more talk requests than could be schedulde, so please let us know if you can no longer present so that another person "in line" can be assigned.

Additonally, changes to the program are very limited. If you have any questions please contact:


Friday, July 26

  Friday, July 26
TimeUIC Dorin Forum
9:00 am - 10:00 amPlenary Session: Neeltje Boogert
9:00Effects Of Early-life Stress On Learning Strategies
N. Boogert

  Friday, July 26
TimeInner Circle at Student Center East
10:00 am - 10:45 amCoffee Break/Walk to Student Center

  Friday, July 26
TimeIllinois BIllinois ACardinalDearbornIllinois C605302
10:45 am - 12:45 pmAnimal Behaviour On An Urbanized Planet Symposium 2
Moderator: James Chadwick Johnson
Cross-taxa Perspectives On Behavior And Developmental Origins Symposium 1
Moderator: Stacy Rosenbaum & Elizabeth Archie
Applied Animal Behavior 2
Moderator: MarÌa DÌez-LeÛn
Cognition & Learning 5
Moderator: Miles K Bensky
Behavioral Plasticity 4
Moderator: Matthew K LeFauve
Social Behavior 7
Moderator: Helen F McCreery
Communication 7
Moderator: Daniel T Blumstein
10:45Surface sterilization and city sickness: a case study with bird feeders and water baths
K. McGraw
A hierarchical analysis of the Pace-of-Life syndrome
D. Reale
The predictive power of personality for hatchery raised Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
K. Church, L. Nguyen-Dang, B. Neff, C. Semeniuk
Using electrophysiology to uncover the sources of variation of an important learning phenomenon in honey bees 
M. Bennett, H. Lei, C. Cook, B. Smith
Intraspecific variation and behavior in bumble bees: population-level consequences
M. Austin, A. Dunlap
 Collective transport up vertical surfaces in the weaver ant Oecophylla smaragdina
A. Burchill, C. Reid, K. O'Meara, T. Pavlic, S. Pratt
Costly calling? Alarm calling is associated with decreased annual survival but not longevity
D. Blumstein, J. Uy
11:00Does territoriality explain abnormal behavior in critically endangered captive European mink?
M. Díez-León, L. Tummeleht, K. Nemvalts, T. Maran
Differences in cognitive flexibility among populations of sticklebacks are preserved in a common garden
M. Bensky, A. Bell
Anthropogenic noise and social context affect vocal plasticity in a common urban passerine
E. Grabarczyk, M. Vonhof, S. Gill
3D-tracking allows disentangling private from social information in damselfish collective escape
S. Gingins, R. Bastien, L. Jordan, I. Couzin
Do Starlings use ‘contact calls’ to coordinate group foraging behaviour?
N. Carlson, H. Naik , M. Nagy, J. Koblitz, I. Couzin
11:15Novel Fear Dynamics in Urban Ecosystems
S. Magle
Early life effects on biomarkers of adult health in the Turkana people
A. Lea
A Pilot Study for Training Canines to Recognize Volatile Organic Compounds from Cancer Positive Plasma Samples
J. Essler, Y. Lee, G. Preti, J. Gillespie, J. Eades, Z. Vesley-Gross, P. Smith, J. Tsang, J. Tanyi, J. Piltz-Seymour, A. Johnson, C. Otto
open slotCorrelated Behavioral Traits: A Window into Invasiveness
M. LeFauve, L. Hernandez
Emergent coordination and collective problem solving during cooperative transport in ant
H. McCreery
Categorical perception of carotenoid-based color signal variation in male zebra finches
P. Green, E. Caves, M. Zipple, S. Peters, S. Johnsen, S. Nowicki
11:30Aggression toward familiar people, strangers, and conspecifics in gonadectomized and intact dogs.
P. Farhoody, I. Mallawaarachchi, P. Tarwater , J. Serpell , D. Duffy , C. Zink
The type of nest threat predicts defense responses in hosts of avian brood parasites
J. Enos, S. Lawson, M. Hauber
Temperament and plasticity in defensive behaviour of paca (Mammalia, Hystricognatha)
S. Nogueira, S. Noguei-Filho, M. Mendl
More social female yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventer) have enhanced summer survival
A. Montero, D. Williams, J. Martin, D. Blumstein
Eavesdropping on Heterospecific Functional Reference Calls as a Frontline Defense Against Brood Parasitism
S. Lawson, J. Enos, M. Hauber
11:45Behavioural ecology of urban organisms: Moving beyond the low-hanging research fruits
M. McDonnell
Prenatal maternal stress effects on the development of primate social behavior
O. Schuelke
Utilizing The Great Ape Information Network to understand life history patterns of chimpanzees in Japan
K. Havercamp, K. Watanuki, M. Tomonaga, T. Matsuzawa, S. Hirata
Supplementary mark-test for mirror self-recognition of the cleaner wrasse
M. Kohda, S. Awata, N. Kubo, A. Fujita, A. Jordan
Does multivariate plasticity vary between populations? A test of G × E effects in a common garden experiment
R. Royauté, A. Hedrick, N. Dochtermann
Individual participation in cooperative mobbing behavior in spotted hyenas
T. Montgomery, K. Lehmann, J. Beehner, K. Holekamp
Signal Allocation & Competition in House Mice
C. Miller, M. Sheehan
12:00Can training species of conservation concern prior to release increase survival?
C. Kopack, E. Fetherman, R. Fitzpatrick, E. Broder, L. Angeloni
Natural selection and spatial cognition in wild food-caching mountain chickadees
V. Pravosudov, B. Sonnenberg, C. Branch, A. Pitera, E. Bridge
Does different energy intake gradually promote personality variation in a clonal gecko species?
O. Sakai
Influence of the Physical and Social Environment on Nest Site Choice and Foraging in a Social Spider
G. Najm, A. Pe, J. Pruitt, N. Pinter-Wollman
Perch Higher and be Quieter: Acoustic Adaptation and Sound Radiation Patterns in Allobates femoralis 
C. Rodríguez, A. Amézquita, M. Ringler, A. Pašukonis, W. Hödl
12:15Group DiscussionDo Captive Ruffed Lemurs (Varecia spp.) Contrafreeload or Forage Using Optimal Foraging Theory?
R. Vagell, S. Matters, A. Baden
Get the show on the road: Pre-crastination in bonobos (Pan paniscus)
N. Schwob, A. Epping, D. Weiss
Evolution, Transgenerational Plasticity, Social Learning and Response to Environmental Change  
A. Sih, B. Barrett, A. Bell, D. Clement, S. Donelan, J. Hellmann, B. Luttbeg, A. Munson, I. Neylan, J. Orrock, L. Pollack, N. Roberts, S. Schreiber, M. Sheriff, P. Trimmer, E. Zepeda
Macronutrient regulation by the desert leafcutter ant Acromyrmex versicolor
N. Smith, J. Fewell
Vocal turn-taking in meerkat groups
A. Strandburg-Peshkin, V. Demartsev, M. Manser
12:30Case Studies of Pairing Singly Housed Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) at a Monkey Sanctuary
H. Hemmes-Kavanaugh, B. Cyr, S. Alger
Experience influences mating behavior in Heliconius butterlies 
E. Westerman , P. Rather , A. Herzog, D. Ernst
Evaluating the Behavioral Plasticity of Urban Carnivores
L. Stanton, E. Bridge, J. Huizinga, S. Johnson, J. Young, S. Benson-Amram
Why do birds exhibit female-biased patterns of chemical dimorphism?
D. Whittaker, J. Hagelin

  Friday, July 26
Time603713On Own
12:45 pm - 2:00 pmCAAB Meet and GreetDiversity Committee MeetingLunch On Own

  Friday, July 26
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmIEC Lunch Meeting

  Friday, July 26
TimeIllinois BIllinois ACardinalDearbornIllinois C605302
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmThe when, why and how of new animal conversations Symposium 1
Moderator: E. Dale Broder & Robin Tinghitella
Cross-taxa Perspectives On Behavior And Developmental Origins Symposium 2
Moderator: Stacy Rosenbaum & Elizabeth Archie
Applied Animal Behavior 3
Moderator: Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
Cognition & Learning 6
Moderator: Aimee S. Dunlap
Development 1
Moderator: Zach Laubach
Social Behavior 8
Moderator: Linda S. Rayor
Communication 8
Moderator: Grace Smith-Vidaurre
2:00How do new conversations begin? A discussion synthesizing what we know and what we need to know.
G. Rosenthal
Natal environmental effects on life history decisions in the Mauritius kestrel
K. Norris
Using Humans as Early Life Stressors to Improve Coping in Sheep
L. Atkinson, R. Doyle, E. Jongman
Long-term memory and cultural transmission in a predatory context in common ravens (Corvus corax)  
C. Blum, T. Fitch, T. Bugnyar
Sibling social influences on vocal development in a wild parrot
C. Arellano, K. Berg, A. Mata-Betancourt
Tracking vampire bat cooperative relationships from the lab to the field
G. Carter, S. Ripperger
A novel aspect of goby-shrimp mutualism: Shrimp excavate sand sediments and provide food to the goby
S. Awata, H. Yamanouchi, T. Saeki, S. Satoh, S. Sogawa, M. Kohda
2:15A Review of the Impact of Dog Physical Traits on Shelter Outcomes
J. Friend, C. Bench
Sexual conflict and cognition-- reviewing their relationship in poeciliid fishes
M. Cummings
Early development of behavior in Mexican Gray Wolf using Multivariate statistical techniques
M. Armella, C. Vazquez-Gonzalez, M. Soto-Alaverez, M. Yáñez-López
The Function and Mechanisms of Female Ornamentation in a Lekking Bird
A. Earl, A. Kimmitt, R. Simpson, J. Yorzinski
Using Acoustic Signals to Reduce Bird Collisions with Human-made Structures in Open Airspace.
T. Boycott, J. Swaddle
2:30Title: What can a new song teach us about how signals evolve?
E. Broder
Maternal effects, development and behavioral plasticity
J. Mateo
Daily positive human contact alters the frequency of sow-initiated interactions with a stockperson
M. Hayes, L. Hemsworth, R. Morrison, M. Rice, P. Hemsworth
Producer-scrounger dynamics in foraging bumble bees
A. Dunlap, M. Austin, I. Rojas-Ferrer
Investigating the ontogeny of behavioral patterns and independence in beluga calves (Delphinapterus leucas)
B. Brown, H. Hill
Shifting sands and contentious cohabitation: social networks in the maritime earwig (Anisolabis maritima)
V. Iyengar, A. Coonfield
Are Humpback Whale Non-Song Call Types Consistent Across Time, Space and Context?  
M. Epp, M. Fournet, G. Silber, G. Davoren
2:45Exploratory behaviour of piglets raised in two farrowing-lactation systems  
L. Hemsworth, M. Duke, A. Tilbrook, P. Hemsworth
Hierarchical integration of multimodal cues facilitates nest recognition in carpenter bee aggregations
M. Ostwald, Z. Shaffer, S. Pratt, J. Fewell
The Development of Object Play in Dog Breeds (Canis lupis familiaris)
K. Davis, G. Burghardt, J. Albright
Leadership and collective movement in vulturine guineafowl  
D. Papageorgiou, D. Farine
Females that look like males: Testing condition dependence among polychromatic female hummingbirds    
J. Falk, D. Rubenstein, M. Webster
3:00Insights from comparative studies for the evolution of communication.
M. Morris
Maternal Metabolic and Dietary Environmental Influences on Offspring Behavior
E. Sullivan
Comparative Analysis of Ontogenetic Trends in Mortality between Dispersing and Fledging Adolescents
B. Natterson-Horowitz, K. Bowers
Participation, Learning and Reversal Learning Performance of Wild Birds in an Automated Spatial Task
M. Reichert, G. Davidson, I. Kulahci, J. Quinn
Associations of early life environment, DNA methylation, and life history traits in wild spotted hyenas.
Z. Laubach, C. Faulk, D. Dolinoy, L. Montrose, M. Pion, K. Holekamp
Social evolution via black swans
J. Pruitt, D. Fisher, A. Little
Pair Associated Variation in Alarm Call Acoustics of Wild Mariana Crows (Corvus kubaryi)
A. Kroner, H. Fandel, R. Ha
3:15Equine Discomfort Ethogram
C. Torcivia, S. McDonnell
Discrimination of phonemic and identity cues in human speech by domestic dogs (Canis familiaris)
H. Root-Gutteridge, V. Ratcliffe, A. Korzeniowska, D. Reby
The effect of multiple stressors during development on later behavior
A. Munson, A. Sih
Blind herds: misinformation amplified via social contagion
E. Steele, M. Laidre
Diel Patterns of Humpback Whale Non-Song Calls on Newfoundland Foraging Grounds
A. Mikhailitchenko, G. Davoren
3:30Habitat use and novel sexual signals in the wolf spider Schizocosa floridana
M. Rosenthal
Maternal stress and behavior as a mediator of plasticity in offspring behavior, physiology, and life histories in wild mammals
B. Dantzer
Using the ZooMonitor App to Explore Environmental Influences on Behavior and Space Use
J. Wark, C. Stahlmann Roeder, N. Wierzal, T. Niemann, M. Ross, K. Cronin
A Comparative Approach of Mirror Self-recognition in Three Corvid Species  
L. Vanhooland, J. Massen, A. Szabo, T. Bugnyar
Age, Rank, and Strategy - Factors Influencing Reproductive Success in Maturing Males  
A. Mutwill, T. Zimmermann, C. Reuland, S. Fuchs, J. Kunert, S. Richter, S. Kaiser, N. Sachser
Experimental change in cooperative partner affects social dynamics in a species with alternative male tactics
K. Stiver, J. Hellmann, S. Marsh-Rollo, S. Alonzo
Evolutionary loss of a signaling color trait is linked to increased response to chemical stimuli
C. Romero-Diaz, J. Pruett, S. Campos, A. Ossip-Drahos, J. Zúñiga-Vega, C. Vital-García, D. Hews, E. Martins
3:45Achieving Health, Welfare, and Education Goals in a Zoo and Aquarium through Applied Animal Behavior  
M. Farmerie
Comparative studies on the evolution of the exploitation-exploration tradeoff in honey bees
A. Young, A. Brockmann, F. Dyer
Isolation calls in house mouse pups: individual consistency across time and situations
A. Verjat, H. Rödel, C. Féron
 Interactions between individual variation in behaviour and group performances in House Sparrow
B. Tuliozi, M. Griggio
Social information differs among contact calls of three vocal learning species
G. Smith-Vidaurre, M. Araya-Salas, T. Wright

  Friday, July 26
TimeInner Circle at Student Center East
4:00 pm - 4:15 pmCoffee Break

  Friday, July 26
TimeIllinois BIllinois ACardinalDearbornIllinois C605302613
4:15 pm - 5:45 pmThe when, why and how of new animal conversations Symposium 2
Moderator: E. Dale Broder and Robin Tinghitella
Cross-taxa Perspectives On Behavior And Developmental Origins Symposium 3
Moderator: Stacy Rosenbaum & Elizabeth Archie
Sexual Selection & Sexual Conflict 3
Moderator: Melissa Hughes
Cognition & Learning 7
Moderator: Lily Johnson-Ulrich
Genetics & Evolution 2
Moderator: Chris Clark
Social Behavior 9
Moderator: Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere
Communication 9
Moderator: Brittany A. Coppinger
3 Minute Thesis Talks
Moderator: Danielle Whittaker
4:15Seeing the light in visual signals: global change alters the natural signaling environment
B. Seymoure
Do social relationships mediate the relationship between early adversity and adult glucocorticoids in wild baboons?
S. Rosenbaum
Sexual selection on female ground weta leads to female ornaments and post-copulatory sexual selection in males
J. Browne, D. Gwynne
Understanding the sources of variation that contribute to differences in learning outcomes
M. Burns, J. Saltz
Gut microbiota across a primate hybrid zone are explained by site soil properties, not host species
E. Archie, L. Grieneisen, M. Charpentier, S. Alberts, R. Blekhman, G. Bradburd, J. Tung
Comparing the function of play bows in dingo puppies to dogs and wolf puppies 
S. Byosiere, J. Espinosa, B. Smith
Why so many song types? Testing hypotheses about aggressive signaling in Bachman’s sparrow 
R. Anderson, P. Ziadi, J. Niederhauser
4:30Functional failures: flubbed intromissions act as cryptic sperm removal behaviors
A. Danielson-Francois, V. Gerios, Y. Drobot
Experimental support for the mosaic brain evolution hypothesis.
S. Fong, N. Kolm
Hybrid hummingbird courtships: sequence analysis reveals transgressive displays and other behavioral novelty
C. Clark, B. Myers
Observational Study Of Contagious Yawning In Captive Chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes)
M. Campbell, C. Cox
Risk-Associated Audience Effects in Heterospecific Flocks of Chickadees and Titmice
B. Coppinger, S. Kania, J. Lucas, K. Sieving, T. Freeberg
4:45Social plasticity and the origin of novelty in mating signals and mate preferences: a case study with Enchenopatreehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae)
R. Rodriguez
Can animals predict the future?Evolutionary perspectives on the developmental origins of adult biology
C. Kuzawa
Sex and Death: Sexually Dimorphic Weaponry and Antipredator Behavior in Snapping Shrimp
M. Hughes, N. Patel
Do dolphins show preference for fish quantity? Initial training for delay of gratification investigation
H. Hill, K. Dudzinski, D. Yeater, L. Highfill, D. Melzer, T. Clarke, D. Cox
Understanding age-related changes in the mammalian gut microbiome
M. Dasari, D. Jansen, T. Gould, L. Grieneisen, J. Björk, J. Grenier, V. Yotova, N. Gottel, J. Gilbert, L. Barreiro, S. Alberts, R. Blekhman, J. Tung, E. Archie
Disentangling the relative importance of honeybee communication pathways with network-based diffusion analysis
M. Hasenjager, W. Hoppitt, E. Leadbeater
Multiple receivers of a multi-component cricket call
C. Kernan, J. Ralston, H. ter Hofstede
5:00Re-evaluating testosterone as a phenotypic integrator: implications for behavioral evolution
K. Rosvall, S. Lipshutz
Innovation and fitness in wild spotted hyenas
L. Johnson-Ulrich, S. Benson-Amram, K. Holekamp
Musicology, string sequences, and motifs: analysis of phylogenetic signal in silk spinning behavior
J. Edgerly, B. Sandel, O. Okolo, I. Regoli
Tracking communication: a spatially explicit approach to duet function
S. Krause, S. Booth, P. Mower, M. Dostie, D. Logue
5:15How do new conversations begin? A discussion synthesizing what we know and what we need to know.
R. Tinghitella
Social Networks Reveal Hidden Social Strategies for Large and Small Males in a Wild Population
U. Somjee, G. Kohn, C. Miller
Learning and problem solving in wild bat-eared foxes, Otocyon megalotis
A. le Roux, P. Jacobs, M. Petelle
Co-opting evo-devo concepts for new insights into mechanisms of behavioral diversity
K. Hoke, E. Adkins-Regan, A. Bass, A. McCune, M. Wolfner
Strategies for collective attack and defense of nests in the ant Temnothorax rugatulus
D. Charbonneau, J. Jackson, D. Diel, S. Pratt
Investigating Individual and Group Signatures in Whoops, the Long Distance Calls of the Spotted Hyena
K. Lehmann, K. Holekamp
5:30Social and physiological costs maintain the honesty of nuptial plumage in the Red-backed Fairywren
J. Welklin, S. Lantz, S. Khalil, J. Karubian, M. Webster
Use a tool, get a tool. Sequential tool use in parrots? 
T. Roessler, A. Auersperg
Contemporary loss of migration in commercially-sourced monarch butterflies
A. Tenger-Trolander, W. Lu, M. Noyes, M. Kronforst
Collective decision-making, social organization, and group foraging in capuchin and spider monkeys
G. Davis, M. Crofoot
Complex communication: Receiver-sourced signals that regulate information flow during social recruitment
G. Valentini, N. Mizumoto, T. Pavlic, S. Pratt, S. Walker

  Friday, July 26
TimeIllinois B
5:45 pm - 6:30 pmBusiness Meeting

  Friday, July 26
TimeOn Own
6:30 pm - 8:00 pmDinner Break

  Friday, July 26
TimeInner Circle at Student Center East
8:00 pm - 9:30 pmPoster Session