Required Readings

These readings should be read before you come to lab.  You are expected to be familiar with the methodology and results of each paper.  You may be quizzed on these readings during the first 10 minutes of class so it is in your best interest to read them. Please bring any questions concerning the articles to class for discussion.

Lab 1:

Milinski et al. 1995.Journal of Animal Ecology 64:758-766.
Milinski, M. 1979. Z. Tierpsychol. 51: 36-40.

Lab 2:
Waser, N.M. 1986. The American Naturalist 127 (5): 593-603.
Laverty, T.M. 1993. Can. J. Zoology 72: 43-47.
Chittka et al. in press.
Thomson, J. 1980. The American Midland Naturalist 105(2): 337-380.

Lab 3:
Weissburg, el at. 1991. Evolutionary Ecology 5:105-117.
Bertness, M.D. 1981. The American Naturalist 118: 432-437.
Scully, E.P. 1983.  The behavioral ecology of competition and resource utilization among hermit crabs,     in Studies in Adaptation: The behavior of higher Crustacea,. Eds. Rebach, S. and Dunham, D.  John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 23-55.

Lab 4:
Henzi, P.S. 1999. Primates 40(1): 47-59.

Lab 5 :

Dyer, FC and JL Gould. 1983. Honey bee navigation. Amer. Scientist 71: 587-597

Vickers, NJ and TC Baker. Reiterative responses to single strands of odor promote sustained upwind flight and odor source location by moths. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91: 5756-5760. See Science Classics in DISCOVER magazine’s accurate adaptation.

Walcott, C. 1972. Bird navigation. Natural History 81 (June): 32-43.

Yen, J. l988. Directionality and swimming speeds in predator-prey and male-female interactions of Euchaeta rimana, a subtropical marine copepod. Bull. Mar. Sci. 43(3):175-193.

Platt, J. 1964. Strong inference. Sci. 146: 347-353. For independent projects.

Lab 6:

Manning, A. 1956. Some aspects of the foraging behaviour of Bumble-bees.
Behaviour 9: 164-201.

Thomson, J.D. 1996.  Trapline foraging by bumblebees: I. Persistence of flight-path geometry. Behav. Ecol. vol 7 (2): 158-164.

Williams, N.M. and J.D. Thomson. 1998. Trapline foraging by bumblebees: III. Temporal patterns of visitation and foraging success at single plants. Behav.Ecol. Vol 9(6): 612-621.

Lab 7:  to be announced

Lab 8:

Guhl, A.M. 1956. The social order of chickens. Scientific America. p. 1-6

Eaton, G.G. 1976. The social order of Japanese macaques. Scientific America. 235 (4): 96-106.

Chase, I.D. 1982. Behavioral Sequences During Dominance Hierarchy Formation in Chickens. Sceince, 216: 439-440.

Lab 11/2/99:

Nelson, C.M. and T.G. Nolen. 1997. Journal of Insect Behavior. 10(4): 557-570.

Simmons, L.W. 1988. Animal Behav. 36: 380-394.

Balakrishnan, R. and Pollack, G.S. 1996. Anim. Behav. 51: 353-366.

Lab 11/9/99:

For this lab you should be familiar with all of the readings from Lab 8 and all of the reading from 11/2/99.  Review and understand them, you have not been quizzed on them yet.  In addition, read the lab handout:

Dingle, H. 1975. Agonistic Behavior and the social organization of crickets. in Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field. Eds. Price, E.O. and A.W. Stokes. W.H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco.