Recent Honors Theses in Animal Behavior

  • Mae Lacey. 2018. Role of nest site microclimate and food availability in chick development and reproductive success in black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla).
  • Corinne Leard. 2018. Relationship factors impact looking time to images of familiar conspecifics by capuchin monkeys.
  • Allie Schrock. 2018. Sociality, dominance rank, and hair cortisol in tufted capuchin monkeys.
  • Meredith Lutz. 2017. A comparative analysis of risk modification during play in Cebus apella, Papio hamadryas and Propithecus diadema.
  • Alison Billas. 2016. The influence of task specific factors on quantity discrimination by brown capuchins (Cebus apella) and squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus).
  • Kristen Palframan. 2015. The impact of modern processed and natural food diets on flavor-nutrient learning and response to sweet taste in rats.
  • Evan Sloan. 2015. Testing marginal value theorem in Saimiri sciureus.
  • Kimberly Fisher. 2014. Brown capuchins (Cebus apella) exhibit self-control on a delay of gratification food exchange task when food options differ qualitatively.
  • Lindsay Schwartz. 2014. The use of human and conspecific gestures by capuchin monkeys to solve an object-choice task.
  • Mackenzie Smith. 2014. Capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) fail to be equitable in an ultimatum game.
  • Alexander Vining. 2014. Co-advisor with Heidi Marsh. Investigation of rudimentary meta-cognition in lion-tailed macaques and tufted capuchins.

Recent Masters Theses in Animal Behavior

  • Melissa Painter. M’18. Social relationships and self-directed behavior in hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas).
  • Sara Faiad. M’17. Capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) behave prosocially more often with strong affiliative partners during a food sharing task.
  • Jordan Kemfort, M’15. Can honeybees use floral scent cues to make interpatch foraging decisions?
  • Susan Haverly. M’14. Tool use acquisition and self-control in lion-tailed macaques (Macaca silenus).
  • Stacey Zander. M”13. The expression of motor planning in squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) and brown capuchins (Cebus apella).
  • Jennifer Essler. M’13. Use of conspecific gestural cues to solve an object-choice task in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella).
  • Melissa Meierhofer M'13. Physiological consequences of white-nose syndrome.