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THE VERTLUNCH PAGE—SPRING 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


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)

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Vertlunch People Spring 2012


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


JANUARY 20

Elizabeth Timpe

Snake constriction

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SnakeConstrictionHeartbeat12.pdf

Background:

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GreeneBurghardtConstriction78.pdf
African rock python constricts and ingests ground squirrel.


JANUARY 27

Aquatic Origin of Vertebrates - Jeffrey Divino

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FEBRUARY 3

Exerimental Evidence of Population-Specific Marine Spatial Distributions of Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha - Heidi Golden

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Quinn2011MigrationGeneticsSalmon.pdf

Chinook salmon migrating upstream.



FEBRUARY 10

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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J. Cui et al. 2010. Female calling.pdf

Emei Frog



FEBRUARY 17
Transcriptomics of environmental acclimatization and survival in wild adult Pacific sockeye salmon during spawning migration - Jon "the destroyer" Velotta

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SockeyeTranscriptome.pdf




FEBRUARY 24

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Predation Enhances Cohort Survival?


S. couchii metamorph



MARCH 2

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ConsumingNewts.pdf
Mmmmm...



MARCH 9

Matt Gaudio
Energetic costs of mate-guarding in a whiptail lizard

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LizardMateGuarding.pdf
Mexican whiptail lizard, Aspidoscelis costata



MARCH 16

SPRING BREAK - GO HOME

MARCH 23

Purbita Saha
Do sharks have communities?

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SharkCommunities.pdf
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MARCH 30

Ben Gagliardi
Killer cane toads - can they be stopped?

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vertlunch3_30_12.pdf


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