Current Research Projects 2017

Baggett, Bob A.; 5/12/17—5/31/17; Tennessee Technological University; The Effects of Abiotic and Biotic Factors on the Movement Patterns of Pardosa valens and Rabidosa santrita Wolf Spiders; Email: babaggett21@stu/dents.tntech.edu  

Bond, Alan & Diamond, Judy; 9/17/17—9/22/17; University of Nebraska; Avian Social Complexity; Email: abond1@unl.edu

Brown, Chris; 5/12/17—5/31/17; Tennessee Technological University; Population of Wolf Spiders and Scorpions in Southeastern Arizona; Email: cabrown@tntech.edu 

Calabrese, Gina; 7/1/17—8/15/17; University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; Population variation in mate preference behavior of Spea multiplicata; Email: ginamc@live.unc.edu

Cooper, Bill; 5/15/17—5/22/17; Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne; Lizard escape behavior; Email: cooperw@ipfw.edu

De Luca, Paul; 7/17/17—8/7/17; University of the Bahamas; Diversity of buzz-pollination in North America bees and plants; Email: paul.deluca@ub.edu.bs

D’Orgeix, Christian; 7/16/17—7/29/17; Virginia State University; Behavioral ecology of Slevin’s bunch grass lizard; Email: cdorgeix@vsu.edu

Dudley, Jessica; 6/26/17—7/17/17; University of Sydney; What cellular changes in the uterus allow for successful implantation and formation of the placenta in the Kangaroo Rat?; Email: jessica.dudley@sydney.edu.au

Frack, Donald; 4/09/17—4/13/17; Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History;Survey and Biology of Primitive moths in the Southwestern United States; Email: donfrack@earthlink.net

Frank, Jeremy; 5/5/17—5/12/17; Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History; Building the first phylogeny for the behaviorally diverse Bembix San Wasps; Email: jfrank@amnh.org

Friedman, Daniel; 4/28/17—5/2/17; Stanford University; Neurophysiology of harvester ants; Email: dfri@stanford.edu

Gill, Tiare; 5/21/17—7/31/17; University of Puget Sound; Female visual ornamentation and skin lipids as potential redundant signals in sexual communication of the striped plateau lizard; tegill@pugetsound.edu

Jablonski, Piotr; 1/12/17—1/28/17; Seoul National University; Ecology of Mexican Jays; Email: piotrjab@hotmail.com

Jones, Taylor; 7/3/17—8/31/17; Wake Forest University; Mechanisms of Sonar Jamming; Email: jonet15@sfu.edu

Kelly, Patrick: 6/28/17—9/18/17; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; The interplay of sexual and natrual selection across life stages in spadefoot toads; Email: patk@live.unc.edu

Lymburner, Alannah; 5/1/17—7/30/17; University of Ottawa; Thermoregulatory effort in Yarrow’s spiny lizards at varying altitudes in the Chiricahua Mountains of Southeastern Arizona;  Email: alymb099@uottawa.ca

Martin, Ryan; 7/7/17—8/1/17; Case Western University; Ecological Character Displacement, Ecosystem Processes, and Community Structure; Email: ram225@case.edu

McGee, Earyn; 6/12/17—7/7/17; University of Arizona; Linking perinnial surface water and aquatic food subsidies to lizards in arid enviorments; Email: earynmcgee@email.arizona.edu

Middendorf, George; 7/12/17—7/31/17; Howard University; Behavioral ecology of Sceloporus jarrovii and other sypatric lizards; Email: gmiddendorf@howard.edu

Ohl, Michael; 7/7/17—7/15/17; Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin; Phylogeny, taxonomy, and evolution of aculaete Hymenoptera; Email: michael.ohl@mfn-berlin.de

Pfennig, David; 7/13/17—8/4/17; University of North Carolina; Evaluating Phenotypic Plasticity’s Role in Adaptive Evolution; Email: dpfennig@unc.edu

Pfennig, Karin; 7/13/17—8/4/17; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Hybridization and mate choice in spadefoot toads; Email: kpfennig@unc.edu

Ponisio, Lauren; 6/1/17—8/20/17; UC Riverside; Connecting ecological networks with their evolutionary histories to determine drivers of ecosystem function and resilience; Email: lponisio@gmail.com

Powers, Don; 6/7/17—6/21/17; George Fox University; Hummingbird response physiological response to high environmental temperature; Email: dpowers@georgefox.edu

Saulnier, James; 4/09/17— 4/13/17; Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History; A synoptic Collection of the Endemic Species of Aphodius occurring within and in the vicinity of the Chiricahua Mountains; Email: jwsaulnier@earthlink.net

Sherbrooke, Wade 5/15/17—6/5/17; Southwestern Research Station, AMNH; Reproduction and antipredator behaviors of horned lizards (Phrynosoma); Email: wcs@amnh.org

Weiss, Stacey; 5/21/17—6/7/17; University of Puget Sound; Maternal protection of eggs via anti-fungal microbes in oviparous lizards; Email: sweiss@pugetsound.edu

Wilson, Keaton; 8/14/17—8/28/17; University of Arizona; Geographic variation in host-plant quality of Datura wrightii. Parasitoid behavior and function of the tachinid flies on Manduca sexta caterpillars; Email: keatonwilson@email.arizona.edu