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:


Saturday, July 27

  Saturday, July 27
TimeUIC Dorin Forum
8:00 am - 9:00 amPlenary Session: Amy Toth
8:00Building the Superorganism: Integrative insights into the evolution and regulation of insect sociality
A. Toth

  Saturday, July 27
Time302UIC Dorin Forum
9:00 am - 10:00 amPublic Day: The Modern Dog: In & Out of the Shelter- 9am-1pmPlenary Session: John Swaddle
9:00Promoting animal behavior to tackle global challenges
J. Swaddle

  Saturday, July 27
TimeInner Circle at Student Center East
10:00 am - 10:45 amCoffee Break/Walk to Student Center

  Saturday, July 27
TimeIllinois BCardinalDearbornIllinois C605Illinois A613
10:45 am - 12:45 pmEmbracing The Complexity Of Animal Social Systems Using Multilayer Network Analysis Symposium 1
Moderator: Matthew Silk et al
Applied Animal Behavior 4
Moderator: Sergio Nogueira-Filho
Sexual Selection & Sexual Conflict 4
Moderator: Reuven Dukas
Social Evolution 1
Moderator: Etya Amsalem
Social Behavior 11
Moderator: Massimo Bardi
Predation & Foraging 5
Moderator: Sean M Ehlman
Miscellanous 1
Moderator: Eleanor M Caves
10:45Kelly Finn Presentation
K. Finn
Pesky Primates and Lurking Leopards: Can predator stimuli reduce crop-raiding by green monkeys?
M. Burns-Cusato, E. Bell, K. Kamenish, B. Cusato
Plumage coloration predicts haemosporidian infection incidence in birds  
V. Aguiar de Souza Penha, R. Rodrigues, A. Quaglia, P. Hoepers, K. Del-Claro, L. Soares
The road to sociality: Brood regulation of worker reproduction in the simple eusocial bee Bombus impatiens  
E. Amsalem, J. Starkey, A. Brown
Get back to home: homing behavior in the rubí poison frog Andinobates bombetes (Dendrobatidae)
L. Arcila-Pérez, M. Atehortua-Vallejo, F. Vargas-Salinas
Spatial Memory and Nutritional Balancing in Bornean Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii).
S. Alavi, E. Vogel
Carotenoid concentration in avian retinal oil droplets correlates with categorical color discrimination
E. Caves, L. Schweikert, P. Green, C. Taboada, M. Zipple, S. Peters, S. Nowicki, S. Johnsen
11:00Behavioral Diversity as a Potential Positive Indicator of Animal Welfare
L. Miller
Genetic variation in sexual aggression and the factors that determine forced-copulation success
R. Dukas, C. Baxter, J. Yan
Replacing kin-selection with a maternal risk-management model on the origin of animal societies  
D. Cassill
Social Play and the Genesis of Empathy in Male Long-Tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis)
M. Bardi
Tracking insect flight path with GoPros and VSLAM software, a case study with dragonflies.
P. Brady
Hormonal Responses to Both Real and Simulated Social Challenges in a Competitive Female Songbird
E. George, A. Bentz, S. Wolf, K. Rosvall
11:15Potential of the multiplex approach for the analysis of animal social structure
S. Smith-Aguilar et al
Individual temperament traits and production efficiency of the collared peccary (Pecari tajacu)
S. Nogueira-Filho, P. Cairo, R. Borges, M. Vandenheede, S. Nogueira, J. Bindelle
Flex time: Causes and consequences of variation in development time in a field cricket
S. Gershman
Developmental plasticity shapes social traits and selection in a facultatively eusocial bee
K. Kapheim, B. Jones, W. Wcislo
The Role of Temporal and Motivational Processing in the Organization of Rat String-Pulling Behavior
A. Blackwell, D. Wallace
Provenance mediates survival and the perception of risk in guppies exposed to turbidity
S. Ehlman, A. Munson, A. Sih
Male and female virile crayfish (Faxonius virilis) signal honestly during territorial contests
Z. Graham, D. Padilla-Perez, M. Angilletta
11:30Assessing Long-Term Social Bonds in a Colonial Bird
P. Rose, D. Croft
Sex in murky waters:  turbidity increases sexual selection in Guppy fish
P. Giaquinto, B. dos Santos, B. Goncalves, A. Ribeiro, D. Pinhal
From wolf to dog: did domestication affect stress responsiveness?
K. Kortekaas, K. Kotrschal
J. Hernández, A. Amézquita, S. Rodriguez, P. Palacios, M. Gonzalez
Coping with Uncertainty:  Individual Variation in Behavioral Strategies in Passer domesticus
A. McLaughlin, D. Westneat
Bin-opening by Sulphur-crested cockatoos – a case of wild culture?
B. Klump, J. Martin, J. Hörsch, R. Major, L. Aplin
11:45Sex and Power: Males, Females and Multi-Layer Networks
L. Barrett
The cascading effects of aggression on novelty and reproductive isolation within a radiation of pupfishes
M. St. John, C. Martin
Measuring rates of vestigial singing behavior after sexual signal loss in the Pacific field cricket
R. Olzer, M. Zuk
How Nest Architecture Changes with Group Size: A Comparative Analysis of Nest Connectivity in Ants
J. Miller, E. Wan, N. Pinter-Wollman
The evolution of decision-making, social information, and information-encoding systems
E. Hobson, S. DeDeo
A Sticky Insect From Australia That Collects Glue to Capture Difficult Prey
F. Soley, M. Herberstein
Aggressiveness and Submissiveness in Spotted Hyenas: One personality dimension or two?
S. McCormick, K. Holekamp
12:00Using thermography to detect arousal induced by an ephemeral and low-level frustration event
M. Whiteside, J. Madden
Male mate choice and the targets of male preferences in behavioral isolation
N. Roberts, T. Mendelson
Trait-mapping sociality and life-history adaptations in social and solitary huntsman spiders
L. Rayor, J. Gorneau, C. Moreau
How and Why to Become Anti-Social: Lessons from Hermits
M. Laidre
Hidden Markov models reveal variability in subsurface foraging behavior by fish-eating killer whales  
J. Tennessen, M. Holt, E. Ward, B. Hanson, C. Emmons, D. Giles, J. Hogan
Empirical test of the many-wrongs principle using homing pigeons, Columba liva
T. Sasaki, N. Masuda, R. Mann, D. Biro
12:15Discussion Panel
s. panel
Potential Lasting Effects of Therapeutic Play in Shelter Dogs to Reduce Stress and Increase Adoption
E. Congdon, J. Williamson, J. Copeland, M. Evans
Water deprivation affects mating behaviors and outcomes in the harvestman, Leiobunum vittatum  
D. Sasson, T. Johnson, E. Scott, K. Fowler-Finn
Reproductive control via the threat of eviction in the clown anemonefish
T. Rueger, T. Barbasch, M. Wong, M. Scrinivasan, G. Jones, P. Buston
Convergent evolution of tunneling with species-specific algorithms in termites
N. Mizumoto, P. Bardunias, S. Pratt
Substrate vibration caused by calling frogs: A cue for predatory spiders?
P. Torres, A. Amézquita, J. Casas, O. Herrera
Plasticity facilitates the diversification of communication systems
E. Tibbetts, B. Fuller, E. Snell-Rood
12:30Making Movement Personal: Inferring Personality Traits from GPS Tracking Data of Coyotes
C. Schell, M. Murray, C. St. Clair, S. Poessel, L. Angeloni, S. Breck
Dancing Drives Evolution of Sexual Size Dimorphism In Manakins
E. Shogren, W. Boyle
Strength of Social Selection Depends on the Physical Environment
E. Wice, J. Saltz
Commodity-dependent punishment for experimentally induced cheating in a cooperative breeder
J. Naef, M. Taborsky
Open SlotHorses in transition. Increasing options for horses in need of homes.
E. Weiss, E. Dolan, H. mohan-Gibbons, S. Gramann, M. Slater

  Saturday, July 27
TimeOn Own613
12:45 pm - 2:00 pmLunch On OwnWFAB Workshop
Moderator: Emilia Martins et al

  Saturday, July 27
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmLunch with ABS Historian, Zuleyma Tang-Martinez

  Saturday, July 27
TimeIllinois BCardinalDearbornIllinois C605302Illinois A
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmEmbracing The Complexity Of Animal Social Systems Using Multilayer Network Analysis Symposium 2
Moderator: Matthew Silk et al
Applied Animal Behavior 5
Moderator: Kristyn R. Vitale
Sexual Selection & Sexual Conflict 5
Moderator: Heather L Auld
Mating/Breeding Systems 2
Moderator: Courtney Fitzpatrick
Social Behavior 10
Moderator: Kaitlin Baudier
Miscellanous 2
Moderator: Cameron Jones
Parental Care 2
Moderator: Matthew N. Zipple
2:00Statistical models and inference for multilayer and multimodal networks
S. Paul
I. Benfato, A. Quintarrilha, R. Santos, C. de Oliveira
Genome wide patterns of mate selection in wild and hatchery coho salmon  
H. Auld, D. Jacobson, A. Rhodes, M. Banks
Widespread signal jamming in brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) suggests sexual conflict
H. Anderson, J. Gottfried, C. Vigil, A. Perkes, D. White, M. Schmidt
Ageing modulates defensive tasks performed by soldiers of the stingless bee Tetragonisca angustula
K. Baudier, M. Bennett, J. Fewell, S. Pratt, T. Pavlic
Size and Dominance Judgements From the Human Voice
M. Armstrong, C. Han, J. Ostrega, D. Feinberg
Proximate predictors of variation in egg rejection behavior by avian brood parasite hosts
M. Abolins-Abols, M. Hauber
2:15Physiological and Behavioral Effects of a Therapy Session on the Therapy Dog
K. Cunningham, Z. Darwish, R. Strasser
Can't kill a bird twice: asking questions at the interface of sexual selection and gut microbial research.
M. Berlow, K. Kohl, E. Derryberry
 Semiochemical communication in female of domestic dogs in context of reproductiv behavior. 
M. Dzięcioł, A. Szumny, T. Jezierski, M. Woszczyło, B. Pieczewska, W. Niżański, E. Godzińska
An agent-based model of social group search and exploitation strategies
K. Chapin, A. Dornhaus
Can you think outside the box? Exploring the role of habits and mental fixation in human innovation
P. Ibáñez de Aldecoa, S. de Wit, S. Tebbich
Optimizing Embryonic Development: Modelling the Incubation-Foraging Trade-Off  
A. Cones, D. Coomes, P. Crowley
2:30Integrating movement ecology and social behavior: socio-spatial multilayer networks
N. Pinter-Wollman
Are wolves and dogs equally aroused during rest?
H. Jean-Joseph , K. Kortekaas , F. Range, K. Kotrschal
Love in Disguise: Sensory Ecology and Signaling in Jumping Spider Myrmecomorphs  
A. Dodson, D. Outomuro, N. Morehouse, A. Wiatr
Can “good genes” in females maintain male mate choice and female ornaments in polygynous systems? 
C. Fitzpatrick, S. Dhole, M. Servedio
Diet and Behavior Induce Inflammatory Polarization of Monocytes in Nonhuman Primates
C. Johnson, T. Register, K. Michalson, R. DeBo, T. Howard, S. Appt, C. Shively, N. Snyder-Mackler
Love thy neighbor: Modeling optimal personality-dependent settling decisions in widow spiders
C. Jones, M. Gil, A. Sih
Evidence for Maternal Style in Pectoral Fin Contact in Dolphins
K. Dudzinski, H. Hill, C. Ribic, T. Bolton
2:45A Comparison of Attachment Styles in Foster and Shelter Dogs
L. Thielke, M. Udell
Analysis of Male Display Behaviors Used in Natural and Staged Contests in a Stalk-Eyed Fly
J. Grace, S. Pohl, A. Kannangath, I. Lee, R. Wahab, P. Johns
How does mate assortment influence sexual selection in a highly polyandrous system?
G. Greenway, J. Hamel, C. Miller
Competitive behaviour and the mechanisms behind negative frequency-dependent selection on aggression
R. Kilgour, A. McAdam, R. Norris
Tri-axial Accelerometers Classify Fine-scale Behaviors in the Port Jackson Shark
J. Kadar, M. Ladds, J. Day, C. Brown
Privileged Creatures: Are There Level Playing Fields in Nature?
B. Natterson-Horowitz, K. Bowers
3:00Using multilayer networks to study and the ecological and evolutionary consequences of social structure
M. Silk Et Al
Evidence of Attachment Security between Pet Cats and Human Owner
M. Udell, K. Vitale
Is individual variation in female behavior driven by variation in male courtship and coercion?
P. Queller, Y. Shirali, M. Cummings
Female cuticular hydrocarbon profile and male courtship behavior in two hybridizing field crickets
L. Maroja, B. Heggeseth, D. Sim, L. Partida
Nest resources but not social benefits promote colonial nesting in the Hispaniolan Woodpecker
J. LaPergola
Temperature Affects Duet Latency and Copulation Duration but Not Latency to Mate in a Treehopper.
N. Leith, K. Fowler-Finn
Developments in Amphibian Parental Care Research: History, Present Advances and Future Perspectives
J. Stynoski, L. Schulte, E. Ringler, B. Rojas
3:15Impact of Socialization Interventions on Shelter Cat Stress and Attachment Behavior
K. Vitale, M. Udell
Do social stress and social unpredictability affect attention to social cues in Xiphophorus nigrensis?
Y. Shirali, P. Queller, M. Cummings
Changes in urinary sex steroids of greater horseshoe bats during hibernation in South Korea
H. Ryu, K. Kinoshita, D. Hill, S. Joo, S. Kim
Reciprocity Mechanisms in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
J. Moran, J. Lehmann
How do humans 'break' octopus camouflage
J. Mather, G. McKenzie
Chronic Social & Environmental Stressors Impair Pair-Bonding and Alter Parental Behavior in Prairie Voles
W. Watanasriyakul, M. Normann, E. Viveros, M. Cox, A. Grippo
3:30Discussion Panel
s. panel
Japanese Macaque Rank is a Predictor of Aggression Toward Zoo Visitors
J. Woods, S. Ross, K. Cronin
Uncertainty about flying conspecifics causes territorial contests of the butterfly, Papilio machaon
T. Takeuchi, S. Yabuta, H. Takasaki
Size doesn’t matter: Caribbean livebearing fishes do not prefer large mates
M. Spikes, S. Huebler, I. Schlupp
“Selfish-herding” could be absent in collective motion: evidence from bird flocks under threat.
D. Sankey, R. Storms, R. Musters, T. Russell, C. Hemelrijk, S. Portgual
Simulating the evolution of inter-specific mating signal diversity: a machine learning approach  
S. Winters, J. Higham
Does Telomere Length Predict Trade-Offs between Aggression, Self-Maintenance, and Parental Care?
S. Wolf, T. Sanders, S. Beltran, K. Rosvall
3:45Evaluation of Playgroup Size and Methodology on Behavioral and Physiological Welfare in Shelter Dogs
L. Mehrkam, N. Dreschel, A. Heaney, T. Ward , A. Powers, M. O'Rourke, M. Conchar
Open SlotShould I sit or should I go? Temperature and hatchling success affects avian incubation
T. Shoot, S. Edwards, R. Martin, S. Healy, D. Sherry, M. Daley
Resolving dominance in dogs: Behavioral measures fail to predict relationships in most multi-dog homes
C. Walsh, M. Castro, M. Kinnunen, R. Anderson
Open SlotIntergenerational Fitness Effects of Early Life Adversity in Baboons
M. Zipple, E. Archie, J. Tung, J. Altmann, S. Alberts

  Saturday, July 27
TimeIllinois C
4:00 pm - 4:15 pmCoffee Break

  Saturday, July 27
4:15 pm - 5:15 pmAwards Ceremony
Moderator: Alison Bell

  Saturday, July 27
TimeInner Circle at Student Center East
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmClosing Banquet Event-
Moderator: ticket required