Current Research, Honors and Masters Theses
Publications Representative of Research Interest
Student authors are noted in bold.
Takahashi, M.K., Horner, L.M., Kubota, T., Keller, N.A. & Abrahamson, W.G. 2011. Extensive clonal spread and extreme longevity in saw palmetto, a foundation clonal plant. Molecular Ecology. In press.
Abrahamson, W.G. & Taylor, T.N. 2011. Plant-animal interactions. McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. In press.
Melika, G. & Abrahamson, W.G. 2011. Biodiversity and biogeography of oak gall inducing cynipid wasps. In: G. Stone, ed. Galls of Oak Trees. Ray Society, London, UK. In press.
Layne, J.N. & Abrahamson, W.G. 2010. Spatiotemporal variation of fruit digestible-nutrient production in Florida's uplands. Acta Oecologica, 36, 675-683.
Wise, M.J. & Abrahamson, W.G. 2010. Genetic variation for susceptibility to storm-induced stem breakage in Solidago altissima: The role of stem height and morphology. Acta Oecologica, 36, 372-376.
Blair, C.P., Schlanger, R.V., Diamond, S.E. & Abrahamson, W.G. 2010. Nutrition as a facilitator of host-race formation: the role of food quality in the shift of a stem-boring beetle to a gall host. Ecological Entomology, 35, 396-406.
Wise, M.J., Abrahamson, W.G. & Cole, J.A. 2010. Ducking as the means of resistance in "candy-cane" stems of goldenrod: Straightened stems lose their edge. American Journal of Botany, 97, 525-529.
Abrahamson, W.G. & Abrahamson, C.R. 2009. Life in the slow lane: Palmetto seedlings exhibit remarkable survival but slow growth in Florida's nutrient-poor uplands. Castanea 74, 123-132.
Dorchin, N., McEvoy, M.V., Dowling, T.A., Abrahamson, W.G. & Moore, J.G. 2009. Revision of the goldenrod-galling Rhopalomyia species (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in North America. Zootaxa, 2152, 1-35.
Wise, M.J., Yi, C.G. & Abrahamson, W.G. 2009. Associational resistance, gall-fly preferences, and a stem dimorphism in Solidago altissima. Acta Oecologica, 35, 471-476.
Whipple, A.V., Abrahamson, W.G., Khamiss, M.A., Heinrich, P.L., Urian, A.G. & Northridge, E.M. 2009. Host-race formation: promoted by phenology, constrained by heritability. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22, 793-804.
Dorchin, N., Jordan, S.D., Scott, E.R., Clarkin, C.E., Luongo, M.P. & Abrahamson, W.G. 2009. Behavioural, ecological and genetic evidence confirm the occurrence of host-associated differentiation in goldenrod gall midges. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22, 729-739.
Abrahamson, W.G. & Blair, C.P. 2008. Sequential radiation through host-race formation: herbivore diversity leads to diversity in natural enemies. Pp. 188-202 in Specialization, Speciation, and Radiation: the Evolutionary Biology of Herbivorous Insects. K. Tilmon ed., University of California Press, USA.
Wise, M.J. & Abrahamson W.G. 2008. Ducking as a means of resistance to herbivory in tall goldenrod, Solidago altissima. Ecology, 89, 3275-3281.
Wise, M.J. & Abrahamson, W.G. 2008. Applying the limiting resource model to plant tolerance of apical meristem damage. American Naturalist, 172, 635-647.
Elizabeth Capaldi Evans
Evans, E.C. & Butler, C.A. 2010. Why Do Bees Buzz? Fascinating Answers to Questions About Bees. Rutgers University Press: Piscataway, NJ.
Shah, K.S., Evans, E.C. & Pizzorno, M.C. 2009. Localization of deformed wing virus (DWV) in the brains of the honeybee, Apis mellifera L. Virology Journal, 6, 182.
Capaldi, E.A, Benson, S.N. & McDiffett, W. 2008. Native bee diversity in the Central Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, 81, 53-58.
Capaldi, E.A., Flynn, C.J. & Wcislo, W.T. 2007. Sex ratio and nest observations of Euglossa hyacinthina (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossini). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 80, 395-399.
Owen R. Floody
Hyer, M.M., Rycek, L.M. & Floody, O.R. 2011. Effects of apomorphine on mating behavior, flank marking and aggression in male hamsters. In preparation.
Floody, O.R. 2011. Cholinergic control of male mating behavior in hamsters: Effects of systemic agonist or antagonist treatment. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. In press.
Floody, O.R., Katin, M.J., Harrington, L.X. & Schassburger, R.L. 2011. Cholinergic control of male mating behavior in hamsters: Effects of central oxotremorine treatment. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. Under review.
Floody, O.R. 2011. Organization of mating behavior in male hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 125, 185-193.
Floody, O.R., Ouda, L., Porter, B.A. & Kilgard, M.P. 2010. Effects of damage to auditory cortex on the discrimination of speech sounds by rats. Physiology and Behavior, 101, 260-268.
Floody, O.R. 2009. Effects on hamster vocalization and aggression of carbachol injections into the MPOA/AH. Physiology and Behavior, 96, 294-299.
Peter G. Judge
Judge, P.G., Kurdziel, L.B., Wright, R.M., & Bohrman, J.A. 2011. Picture recognition of food by macaques (Macaca silenus). Animal Cognition. Under review.
Judge, P.G. & Bruno, S. 2011. Transport of functionally appropriate tools by capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). American Journal of Primatology. Under review.
Judge, P.G., Evans, D.W., Schroepfer, K.K., & Gross, A.C. 2011. Perseveration on a reversal-learning task correlates with rates of self-directed behavior in nonhuman primates. Behavioural Brain Research, 222, 57-65.
Pearson, B.L., Judge, P.G. & Reeder, D. 2008. Effectiveness of saliva collection and enzyme-immunoassay for the quantification of cortisol in socially housed baboons. American Journal of Primatology, 70, 1145-1151.
Judge, P.G., Griffaton, N.S. & Fincke, A.M. 2006. Conflict management by hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas) during crowding: A tension-reduction strategy. American Journal of Primatology, 68, 993-1006.
Judge, P.G. & Mullen, S.H. 2005. Quadratic post-conflict affiliation among bystanders in a hamadryas baboon group. Animal Behaviour, 69, 1345-1355.
Judge, P.G. 2003. Conflict resolution. Pp. 41-68 in Primate Psychology. D. Maestripieri ed., Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.
Kevin P. Myers
Myers, K.P. & Whitney, M.C. 2011. Rats' learned preferences for flavors encountered early or late in a meal paired with the postingestive effects of glucose. Physiology & Behavior, 102, 466-474.
Myers, K.P. 2007. Robust preference for a flavor paired with intragastric glucose acquired in a single trial. Appetite, 48, 123-127.
Myers, K.P. & Izbicki, E.V. 2006. Reinforcing and aversive effects of caffeine measured by flavor preference conditioning in caffeine-naive and caffeine-acclimated rats. Physiology & Behavior, 88, 585-596.
Myers, K.P. & Sclafani, A. 2006. Development of learned flavor preferences. Developmental Psychobiology, 48, 380-388.
Myers, K.P., Ferris, J.,& Sclafani, A. 2005. Flavor preferences conditioned by postingestive effects of nutrients in preweanling rats. Physiology & Behavior, 84, 407-419.
Reeder, D.M. & Widmaier, E.P. 2009. Hormone Analysis. Pp. 554-563 in Ecological and Behavioral Methods for the Study of Bats. Second Edition. T. H. Kunz & S. Parsons eds., The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.
Turner, G.G. & Reeder, D.M. 2009. Update of white-nose syndrome in bats, September 2009. Bat Research News, 50, 47-53.
Weaver, K.N., Alfano, S.E., Kronquist, A.R. & Reeder, D.M. 2009. Healing rates of wing punch wounds in free-ranging little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus). Acta Chiropterologica, 11, 220-223.
Reeder, D.M. & Turner, G.G. 2008. Working together to combat 'White-Nose Syndrome' in Northeastern U.S. bats: A report of the June 2008 meeting on White-Nose Syndrome held in Albany, N.Y. Bat Research News, 49, 75-78.
Pearson, B.L., Judge, P.G. & Reeder, D.M. 2008. Effectiveness of saliva collection and enzyme-immunoassay for the quantification of cortisol in socially-housed baboons. American Journal of Primatology, 70, 1-7.
Reeder, D.M., Kosteczko, N.S., Kunz, T.H. & Widmaier, E.P. 2006. The hormonal and behavioral response to group formation, seasonal changes and restraint stress in the highly social Malayan Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus) and the less social Little Golden-mantled Flying Fox (P. pumilus) (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Hormones & Behavior, 49, 484-500.
Pournajafi-Nazarloo, H., Partoo, L., Yee, J., Stevenson, J., Sanzenbacher, L., Kenkel, W., Mohsenpour, S.R., Hashimoto, K. & Carter, C.S. 2011. Effects of social isolation on mRNA expression for corticotrophin-releasing hormone receptors in prairie voles. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36, 780-789.
Stevenson, J.R., Schroeder, J.P., Nixon, K., Besheer, J. Crews, F.T. & Hodge, C.W. 2008. Abstinence following alcohol drinking produces depression-like behavior and reduced hippocampal neurogenesis in mice. Neuropsychopharmacology, 34, 1209-1222.
Recent Honors Theses in Animal Behavior
Casey Krause. Class of '11. Impulse control and cooperation in capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella).
Sean Coyne. Class of '10. Audience effects in cognitive task performance in capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella).
Margaret Haines. Class of '09. The effect of tail length on swimming performance in the dusky salamander (Desmognathus fuscus): An experimental manipulation.
Margaret Whitney. Class of '09. Flavor-nutrient conditioning in rats experiencing two flavors in one meal.
Jennifer Bohrman. Class of '08. Vocal complexity and functional semantics in Canis and Vulpes.
Risa Wright. Class of '08. Absolute numerousness judgments and the formation of matching concepts in lion-tailed macaques (Macaca silenus).
Kristina Johnson. Class of '07. An investigation of picture recognition of conspecifics and group mates in lion-tailed macaques.
Recent Masters Theses in Animal Behavior
Sarah Brownlee. Class of '11. Altered behavior in bats affected by white-nose syndrome
Eileen Kennedy. Class of '11. Color variation in museum specimens of birds: Effects of stress, pigmentation, and duration of storage.
Samantha Jones. Class of '10. The contexts of scratching behavior and post-conflict behavior in squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus).
Katherine Bachmann. Class of '09. The influence of reconciliation on the quadratic post-conflict interactions of hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas).
Samantha Bruno. Class of '09. Transport of appropriate tools from distant locations by capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella): Implications for working memory.
Laura Kurdziel. Class of '07. Picture recognition of food in brown capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella).
Brandon Pearson. Class of '07. Behavioral correlates of salivary cortisol in hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas).