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=='''THE VERTLUNCH PAGE—SPRING 2012 EDITION'''==
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=='''THE VERTLUNCH PAGE—FALL 2012 EDITION'''==
 
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This page is for use by participants in EEB 6480 Seminar in Vertebrate Biology a.k.a. VertLunch.<br/>
 
This page is for use by participants in EEB 6480 Seminar in Vertebrate Biology a.k.a. VertLunch.<br/>
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=='''Who We Are'''==
 
=='''Who We Are'''==
 
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'''SPRING 2012 PICTURES ARE HERE!  - IF YOUR PICTURE IS NOT HERE OR IF YOU WANT A DIFFERENT ONE, PLEASE EMAIL IT TO KURT''' (kurt.schwenk@uconn.edu)<br/>
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''FORTHCOMING''
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/Vertlunch_People_Spr12b.pdf}}
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=='''Papers to Download for Discussion'''==
 
=='''Papers to Download for Discussion'''==
 
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'''JANUARY 20'''<br/>
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'''31 AUGUST'''<br/>
 
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Elizabeth Timpe<br/><br/>
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Kurt<br/>
Snake constriction
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A test of tail autotomy in blue-tailed lizards
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/SnakeConstrictionHeartbeat12.pdf}}
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/VertLunch8_31.pdf}}
:SnakeConstrictionHeartbeat12.pdf
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:VertLunch8_31.pdf
Background:
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[[Image:BlueTailedSkink.jpg|center|frame| A blue-tailed skink—the tail can be voluntarily dropped off, or 'autotomized']]
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/GreeneBurghardtConstriction78.pdf}}
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:GreeneBurghardtConstriction78.pdf
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[[Image:PythonSebaeCostrictsSquirrelWeb.jpg|center|frame|African rock python constricts and ingests ground squirrel.]]
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'''JANUARY 27'''<br/>
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'''7 SEPTEMBER'''<br/>
 
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Aquatic Origin of Vertebrates - Jeffrey Divino
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Jessie<br/>
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/Ditrich07_marineAncestryOfVerts.pdf}} Ditrich07_estuarineAncestryOfVerts.pdf
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How to make a sexy snake: estrogen activation of female sex pheromone in male red-sided garter snakes.
[[Image:Paleokidney Figure.jpg|center|thumb]]
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/sexy%20snake.pdf}}
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:sexy snake.pdf
'''FEBRUARY 3'''<br/>
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[[Image:Mating_ball.jpg|center|frame| A large female red-sided garter snake is swamped by smaller males upon emerging from hibernation]]
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[[Image:sssexy.jpg|center|frame| Warning: do NOT type the phrase "sexy snake" into google image search with your safe search off.]]
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: <br/>Chemistry getting you down? Read a summary of this article in layman's terms [http://www.reptilechannel.com/reptile-news/2012/02/10/scent-and-mating-of-red-sided-garter-snake.aspx HERE]. <br/>
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Get up-close-and-personal with a garter snake mating ball with [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSO4ooNN_MY&feature=player_embedded THIS VIDEO].
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'''14 SEPTEMBER'''<br/>
 
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Experimental Evidence of Population-Specific Marine Spatial Distributions of Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha - Heidi Golden
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Johana<br/>
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/Quinn2011MigrationGeneticsSalmon.pdf}}
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''Allobates femoralis'' uses both acoustic and visual signals to communicate (i.e., it's not just about croaks)
Quinn2011MigrationGeneticsSalmon.pdf
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/FrogMultimodalComm10.pdf}}
[[Image:ChinookSalmonMigrating.jpg|center|frame|Chinook salmon migrating upstream.]]
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:FrogMultimodalComm10.pdf
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[[Image:Allobates_femoralis.jpg|center|frame| ''Allobates femoralis'' is a dendrobatid ('poison dart' frog, not as brightly colored as many others]]
 
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'''FEBRUARY 10'''<br/>  
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'''21 SEPTEMBER'''<br/>  
 
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A novel female call incites male-female interaction and male-male competition in the Emei music frog, Babina daunchina - Johana Goyes
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Jason<br/>
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/J.%20Cui%20et%20al.%202010.%20Female%20calling.pdf}}
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/Wasko%20%26%20Sasa%202012.pdf}}
J. Cui et al. 2010. Female calling.pdf
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:Wasko & Sasa 2012.pdf
[[Image:EmeiFrog.jpg|center|frame|Emei Frog]]
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[[Image:Bothrops-asper.jpg|center|frame| ''Bothrops asper'', a tropical pitviper]]
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'''FEBRUARY 17'''<br/>
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'''28 SEPTEMBER'''<br/>
Transcriptomics of environmental acclimatization and survival in wild adult Pacific sockeye salmon during spawning migration - Jon "the destroyer" Velotta
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/EvansetalSalmonTranscriptome.pdf}}
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:SockeyeTranscriptome.pdf
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Bill<br/>
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/Winkler%20and%20Van%20Buskirk%202012%20-%20Venue%20influences%20on%20tadpoles.pdf}}
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:Winkler and Van Buskirk 2012 - Venue influences on tadpoles.pdf
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[http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.01965.x/suppinfo '''Supporting Information for paper''']
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[[Image:marksaweirdguy.jpg|center|frame| Mark has some weird photos on his website.]]
  
 
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'''FEBRUARY 24'''<br/>
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'''5 OCTOBER'''<br/>
 
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/Vert%20Lunch%202.pdf}}
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Lyndsay
:Predation Enhances Cohort Survival?
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/GroundSquirrelTailFlagRattlesnake12.pdf}}
[[Image:Spade_Foot_Toad_Picture.jpg|center|S. couchii metamorph]]
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:GroundSquirrelTailFlagRattlesnake12.pdf
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|  [[Image:2GroundSquirrels.jpg|center|frame|Cute little California ground squirrels]]  ||  [[Image:CrotalusInGroundSquirrelHole.jpg|center|frame|Watch out little ground squirrels!  There's someone waiting for you at home...]] ||
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||  [[Image:CrotalusOregEatingGroundSquirrelPup.jpg|center|frame|Sometimes the snakes win...]] ||  [[Image:GroundSquirrelEatsPituophis.jpg|center|frame|...and sometimes they lose (in this case a ''Pituophis'']]  ||
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'''MARCH 2'''<br/>
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'''12 OCTOBER'''<br/>
 
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/ConsumingNewts.pdf}}
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Sara<br>
:ConsumingNewts.pdf
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Baby-killing skinks!<br>
[[Image:NewtB.jpg|center|frame|Mmmmm...]]
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/Maternal%20care%20in%20a%20social%20lizard%20links%20between%20female%20aggression.pdf}}
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:Maternal care in a social lizard links between female aggression.pdf
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[[Image:EgerniaWhitiiWhitesSkink.jpg|center|frame| White's skink (''Egernia whitii'')]]  ||  [[Image:StopInfanticideOfBabySkinks.jpg|center|frame|]] ||
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'''MARCH 9'''<br/>
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'''19 OCTOBER'''<br/>
 
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Matt Gaudio<br/>
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Sofia<br>
Energetic costs of mate-guarding in a whiptail lizard
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/MammHyenaProblemSolving12.pdf}}
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/LizardMateGuarding.pdf}}
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:MammHyenaProblemSolving12.pdf
:LizardMateGuarding.pdf
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[[Image:HyenaMouthOpen.jpg|center|frame|]]
[[Image:AspidoscelisCostata.jpg|center|frame|Mexican whiptail lizard, ''Aspidoscelis costata'']]
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'''MARCH 16'''<br/>
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'''26 OCTOBER'''<br/>
 
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SPRING BREAK - GO HOME
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diego<br/>
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/dial%26carrier2012.pdf}}
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:dial&carrier2012.pdf
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http://jeb.biologists.org/content/suppl/2012/10/07/215.21.3703.DC1/Movie3.mov<br/>
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"...And I'm free, I'm free fallin'<br/>
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Yeah I'm free, free fallin'..."<br/>
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-Tom Petty<br/>
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[[File:babymallard.jpg]]
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'''MARCH 23'''<br/>
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'''2 NOVEMBER'''<br/>
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Purbita Saha<br/>
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Do sharks have communities?
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/SharkCommunities.pdf}}
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:SharkCommunities.pdf
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[[Image:jaws2.jpg|center]]
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[[File:SharkBook.jpeg|center|950px|link=http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/9/9b/SharkBook.jpeg|Another one of the "many methods for detecting communities within social networks (that) have been described in recent years."  Click twice for a readable size...]]
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Michael
 
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/Kratina%20et%20al%202012%20Ecology%20%28Warming%20modifies%20trophic%20cascades%20and%20eutrophication%20in%20experimental%20freshwater%20communities%29.pdf}}
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:Kratina et al 2012 Ecology (Warming modifies trophic cascades and eutrophication in experimental freshwater communities).pdf
  
 
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'''MARCH 30'''<br/>
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'''9 NOVEMBER'''<br/>
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RETURN OF THE BILL
Ben Gagliardi<br/>
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/Stahlschmidt%20et%20al%202012%20-%20Alternative%20parental%20care%20in%20pythons.pdf}}
Killer cane toads - can they be stopped?
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:Stahlschmidt et al 2012 - Alternative parental care in pythons.pdf
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/vertlunch3_30_12.pdf}}
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:vertlunch3_30_12.pdf
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'''APRIL 6'''<br/>
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And yes, that's Rick Shine.
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[[File:rickdull.jpg]]
 
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'''APRIL 13'''<br/>
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'''16 NOVEMBER'''<br/>
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Jason
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/vertlunch/restricted/Ho%20%26%20Burggren%202012.pdf}}
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:Ho & Burggren 2012.pdf
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[[File:Zebrafish.jpg]]
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'''APRIL 20'''<br/>
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'''30 NOVEMBER'''<br/>
 
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'''APRIL 27'''<br/>
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'''7 DECEMBER'''<br/>
 
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Revision as of 17:38, 9 November 2012

Contents

THE VERTLUNCH PAGE—FALL 2012 EDITION


This page is for use by participants in EEB 6480 Seminar in Vertebrate Biology a.k.a. VertLunch.


Faculty Instructors


In alphabetical order:

Eric Schultz (eric.schultz@uconn.edu) - Ichthyology (freshwater and marine bony fish, functional ecology, life history evolution)
Kurt Schwenk (kurt.schwenk@uconn.edu) - Herpetology (lizards/snakes, functional and evolutionary morphology)
Mark Urban (mark.urban@uconn.edu) - Herpetology (salamanders, community and landscape ecology)
Kentwood Wells (kentwood.wells@uconn.edu) - Herpetology (frogs, social behavior, communication)


Who We Are


FORTHCOMING


How to Upload a Paper to This Site


To upload a pdf use THIS FORM (note that you will be asked for username and password to access the form - contact Schultz, Schwenk or Wells to obtain)
Once you have used the form to upload a pdf file, it will email you the hypertext to copy and paste below the proper date (while in 'edit' mode). For additional help on doing this, consult the instructions for hypertext links in Help.
We've just learned why Bill left Tampa in a hurry. It's not good. Watch yourselves! He's easy to spot - he's a little runt of a guy... (click on the photo to get a better look) Photo by Tampa PD
Black racer wagging its tongue like a dog (click on pic to see animation!). Photo by T. Landberg
Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) tongue-flicking. Photo by K. Schwenk and C. Smith.
A helmeted iguana, Corytophanes hernandezii, in Belize. Photo by K. Hurme.
A spoiled domestic dog, Canis lupus familiaris, in Connecticut. Photo by Evan Schultz.
Huge, slimy green reptile accompanied by an iguana. Photo by T. Landberg with K. Schwenk's camera
Tropical treefrog, Agalychnis, with hideous, parasitic growth. Photo by C. Smith
Our fearless leader. Photo by K. Schwenk
Our fearless leader after unfortunate dipnet accident. Photo by K. Schwenk
Resident ich, Dr. Eric 'Gonopodium' Schultz of UConn attended closely by resident ick of the Fenton River, Dr. 'Pierce Your Ear For You? Crayfish. Photo by K. Hurme


Papers to Download for Discussion


31 AUGUST

Kurt
A test of tail autotomy in blue-tailed lizards

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VertLunch8_31.pdf
A blue-tailed skink—the tail can be voluntarily dropped off, or 'autotomized'


7 SEPTEMBER

Jessie
How to make a sexy snake: estrogen activation of female sex pheromone in male red-sided garter snakes.

Pdficon small.gif
sexy snake.pdf
A large female red-sided garter snake is swamped by smaller males upon emerging from hibernation
Warning: do NOT type the phrase "sexy snake" into google image search with your safe search off.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Chemistry getting you down? Read a summary of this article in layman's terms HERE.
Get up-close-and-personal with a garter snake mating ball with THIS VIDEO.



14 SEPTEMBER

Johana
Allobates femoralis uses both acoustic and visual signals to communicate (i.e., it's not just about croaks)

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FrogMultimodalComm10.pdf
Allobates femoralis is a dendrobatid ('poison dart' frog, not as brightly colored as many others



21 SEPTEMBER

Jason

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Wasko & Sasa 2012.pdf
Bothrops asper, a tropical pitviper



28 SEPTEMBER

Bill

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Winkler and Van Buskirk 2012 - Venue influences on tadpoles.pdf

Supporting Information for paper

Mark has some weird photos on his website.



5 OCTOBER

Lyndsay

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GroundSquirrelTailFlagRattlesnake12.pdf
Cute little California ground squirrels
Watch out little ground squirrels! There's someone waiting for you at home...


Sometimes the snakes win...
...and sometimes they lose (in this case a Pituophis



12 OCTOBER

Sara
Baby-killing skinks!

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Maternal care in a social lizard links between female aggression.pdf


White's skink (Egernia whitii)
StopInfanticideOfBabySkinks.jpg



19 OCTOBER

Sofia

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MammHyenaProblemSolving12.pdf
HyenaMouthOpen.jpg



26 OCTOBER

diego

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dial&carrier2012.pdf

http://jeb.biologists.org/content/suppl/2012/10/07/215.21.3703.DC1/Movie3.mov
"...And I'm free, I'm free fallin'
Yeah I'm free, free fallin'..."
-Tom Petty
Babymallard.jpg



2 NOVEMBER

Michael

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Kratina et al 2012 Ecology (Warming modifies trophic cascades and eutrophication in experimental freshwater communities).pdf



9 NOVEMBER
RETURN OF THE BILL

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Stahlschmidt et al 2012 - Alternative parental care in pythons.pdf

And yes, that's Rick Shine. Rickdull.jpg



16 NOVEMBER
Jason

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Ho & Burggren 2012.pdf

Zebrafish.jpg




30 NOVEMBER



7 DECEMBER




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