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Revision as of 17:55, 7 November 2013

Contents

THE VERTLUNCH PAGE—FALL 2013 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 - you will receive an email with this information; if you did not get the email, ask Schwenk or Schultz). Once the pdf file is uploaded, an email will automatically be sent to the address you specified.

Copy the html text that was emailed to you. Log in using your Net ID and password. Click on the 'Edit' button at the top of the page. Scroll down to the appropriate date and paste the hypertext between the single and the double page-break symbols.

Including an image is completely optional. The image must first be uploaded to EEBedia using the 'Upload file' link at the left of the page. Once the image is uploaded, copy and paste the html text for an image from some other place on the page, but then replace the image file name with YOUR image file name.

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


30 AUGUST

Kurt:

Pdficon small.gif Squeaky lizard!

LiolaemusChiliensis.jpg

6 SEPTEMBER

Pdficon small.gif Feisty hummers!

Ramphodon.jpg



13 SEPTEMBER

Andrew:

Pdficon small.gif Scandalous skinks!

Fg8 online.gif



20 SEPTEMBER
Bill

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Gasparini et al 2013 - Ugly friends.pdf

Ugly males look better when uglier males are present, or "Why Kurt let me join his lab".

Look at that hair...dreamy



27 SEPTEMBER
Dan

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Barklow 2004 Animal Behaviour 68, 1125–1132

Hippo.jpg

4 OCTOBER

Mike:

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Sexual selection on chameleon ornaments?
Furcifer labordi
Furcifer verrucosus



11 OCTOBER

Sara: Pdficon small.gif

Crayola lizards—males fight, but females choose...
Podarcis melisellensis—which one smells better?'
Podarcis melisellensis



18 OCTOBER

Jessie:

Pdficon small.gif ChiversandFerrari2013.pdf

"Tadpole antipredator responses change over time: what is the role of learning and generalization?"

Woodfrog tadpole, Rana sylvatica



25 OCTOBER

Adora-Bill

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Clownfish should learn to avoid potential predators

1 NOVEMBER

Andrew:

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REPRODUCTIVE ISOLATING MECHANISMS BETWEEN TWO SYMPATRIC SIBLING SPECIES OF SEA SNAKES SeaSnake2.jpg

8 NOVEMBER

Kurt
Read the FIRST paper posted below (Frog Jumping Performance)
Read ONLY THE ABSTRACT of the second paper

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FrogJumpingPerformance13.pdf
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PerformanceRepeatability08.pdf
FrogJumpSequence.jpg
JumpingFrogTwain.jpg



15 NOVEMBER



22 NOVEMBER



29 NOVEMBER



6 DECEMBER



13 DECEMBER



20 DECEMBER





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