Current Research Projects 2018

Bond, Alan & Diamond, Judy; 11/19/18—12/1/18; University of Nebraska; Avian Social Complexity; Email: abond1@unl.edu

Brown, Chris; 6/4/18—6/12/18; Tennessee Tech University; Behavioral Ecology of Ripaninn Wolf spiders and scorpions; Email: cabrown@tntech.edu

Calabrese, Gina; 7/1/18—8/5/18; University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; Drivers of reproductive isolation among populations of Spea multiplicata; Email: ginamc@live.unc.edu

Chen, Catherine; 7/1/18—8/5/18; University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; www.catherine-chen.weebly.com;The role of female hybrid behavior in shaping species divergence; Email: catherine.chen@unc.edu

Friedman, Daniel; 8/3/18—9/3/18; Stanford University; www.danielarifriedman.com;Neurophysiology of harvester ants; Email: dfri@stanford.edu

Gherghel, Iulian; 7/4/18—8/15/18; Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University; www.iuliangherghel.com ;Field and experimental testing for coevolutionary dynamics driven by resource polymorphism; Email: iuliangherghel@case.edu

Harvey, Donald; 4/22/18--5/3/18; Smithsonian Institution; https://entomology.si.edu/StaffPages/HarveyD.html; Bee Biodiversity Initiative (BBI); Email: harveyd@si.edu

Jablonski, Piotr; 1/12/18—1/28/18; Seoul National University;http://behecolpiotrsangim.org/; Ecology of Mexican Jays; Email: piotrjab@hotmail.com

Johnson, Dennis; 4/21/18--5/5/18; BBI; Email: dermjohn@aol.com

Kelly, Patrick: 6/24/18—8/12/18; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;http://labs.bio.unc.edu/pfennig/LabSite/Welcome.html; Sexual Selection and Resource Competition in spadefoot toads; Email: patk@live.unc.edu

Ledon-Rettig, Cristina: 7/10/18—7/20/18; Indiana University; www.ledonrettig.com; Hormonal correlates of polyphenism in larval spadefoot toads; Email: crisledo@indiana.edu

Martin, Ryan; 7/1/18—8/10/18; Case Western University; www.martinevolutionaryecologylab.com; Ecological Character Displacement, Ecosystem Processes, and Community Structure; Email: ram225@case.edu

McGee, Earyn; 5/25/18—7/20/18; University of Arizona; Linking perennial surface water and aquatic food subsidies to lizards in arid enviorments; Email: earynmcgee@email.arizona.edu

McMahon, Timothy M.; 4/22/18--5/3/18; USGS BIML and Smithsonian; BBI; Email: timothy.mcmahon@USPTO.gov

Middendorf, George; 7/8/17—7/28/17; Howard University; Behavioral ecology of Sceloporus jarrovii and other sypatric lizards; Email: gmiddendorf@howard.edu

Milam, Joan; 4/21/18--4/30/18; University of Massachusetts--Amherst; http://eco.umass.edu/people/adjunct-faculty/milam-joan/ ; BBI; Email: jmilam@eco.umass.edu

Pfennig, David; 7/10/18—8/10/18; University of North Carolina; Evaluating Phenotypic Plasticity’s Role in Adaptive Evolution; Email: dpfennig@unc.edu

Pfennig, Karin; 7/10/18—8/10/18; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Hybridization and mate choice in spadefoot toads; Email: kpfennig@unc.edu

Powers, Don; 6/7/18—6/21/18; George Fox University; http://www.dpowerslab.com; Hummingbird response physiological response to high environmental temperature; Email: dpowers@georgefox.edu

Romero-Diaz, Cristina; 5/21/18—5/28/18; Arizona State University; https://martins.lab.asu.edu/; Chemical signaling in Sceloporus lizards;  Email: cromerod@asu.edu

Seal, Jon; 7/10/18—7/20/18; University of Texas at Tyler; https://www.uttyler.edu/biology/research/seal/; Mechanisms of specificity and homeostasis in an obligate symbiosis; Email: trachymyrmex@gmail.com

Sherbrooke, Wade 5/15/18—6/5/18; Southwestern Research Station, AMNH; Reproduction and antipredator behaviors of horned lizards (Phrynosoma); Email: wcs@amnh.org

Steffenson, Matt 5/13/18—5/19/18; Adams State University; Autotomy compensation mechanisms in the wolf spider Pardosa valens; Email: msteffen@stewards.edu

VanArnam, Ethan; 7/29/18—8/3/18; Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges; https://www.kecksci.claremont.edu/faculty/profile.asp?FacultyID=316; Chemical ecology of fungus-growing ant symbioses; Email: ethan.van.arnam@gmail.com

Weiss, Stacey; 3/1/18—10/30/18; University of Puget Sound; https://www.pugetsound.edu/faculty-pages/sweiss; Maternal protection of eggs via anti-fungal microbes in oviparous lizards; Email: sweiss@pugetsound.edu

Worthington, Sarah; 5/16/18—7/5/18; Indiana State University; Hormones, maternal aggression and natal dispersal in female Sceloporus jarrovii lizards; Email: sworthington1@sycamores.indstate.edu