THE VERTLUNCH PAGE—FALL 2012 EDITION
This page is for use by participants in EEB 6480 Seminar in Vertebrate Biology a.k.a. VertLunch.
In alphabetical order:
Eric Schultz (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Ichthyology (freshwater and marine bony fish, functional ecology, life history evolution)
Kurt Schwenk (email@example.com) - Herpetology (lizards/snakes, functional and evolutionary morphology)
Mark Urban (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Herpetology (salamanders, community and landscape ecology)
Kentwood Wells (email@example.com) - Herpetology (frogs, social behavior, communication)
Who We Are
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
A test of tail autotomy in blue-tailed lizards
A blue-tailed skink—the tail can be voluntarily dropped off, or 'autotomized'
How to make a sexy snake: estrogen activation of female sex pheromone in male red-sided garter snakes.
- 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.
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.
Allobates femoralis uses both acoustic and visual signals to communicate (i.e., it's not just about croaks)
Allobates femoralis is a dendrobatid ('poison dart' frog, not as brightly colored as many others
- Wasko & Sasa 2012.pdf
Bothrops asper, a tropical pitviper
- Winkler and Van Buskirk 2012 - Venue influences on tadpoles.pdf
Supporting Information for paper
Mark has some weird photos on his website.
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
- Maternal care in a social lizard links between female aggression.pdf
White's skink (Egernia whitii)
"...And I'm free, I'm free fallin'
Yeah I'm free, free fallin'..."
- Kratina et al 2012 Ecology (Warming modifies trophic cascades and eutrophication in experimental freshwater communities).pdf
RETURN OF THE BILL
- Stahlschmidt et al 2012 - Alternative parental care in pythons.pdf
And yes, that's Rick Shine.
- Ho & Burggren 2012.pdf
Yet another frog:
The 'Push-Up' as a calling posture in Nectophrynoides tornieri (Anura:Bufonidae) in the Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania