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    • 50 Years of Solitude: Lessons in Evolution from a Neglected Strain of C. elegans 

      McGrath, Patrick (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-01-10)
      Most biological traits have a strong genetic, or heritable, component. Understanding how genetic variation influences these phenotypes will be important for understanding common, heritable diseases like autism. However, ...
    • Attachment and early rearing: longitudinal effects in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) 

      Clay, Andrea Wolstenholme (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-04-04)
      Between the years of 1991 and 1995, two different chimpanzee nursery rearing strategies were employed by caregivers and research staff at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. One of these strategies included, in ...
    • Cue hierarchy and foraging in calanoid copepods: ecological implications of oceanographic structure 

      Woodson, Clifton Brock; Webster, Donald R.; Weissburg, Marc J.; Yen, Jeannette (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInter-Research, 2007-01)
      Fine-scale water column structure was mimicked in a laboratory plane jet flume to examine responses of the calanoid copepods Temora longicornis and Acartia tonsa to layers consisting of a velocity gradient, density gradient, ...
    • Digital naturalism: Designing a digital media framework to support ethological exploration 

      Quitmeyer, Andrew J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-19)
      This research aims to develop and evaluate a design framework for creating digital devices that support the exploration of animal behaviors in the wild. In order to carry out this work, it both studies ethology’s foundational ...
    • The distance chemosensory behavior of the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus 

      Pisut, Daniel P. (Daniel Peter) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-01-09)
      Many organisms that lack vision rely on chemical signals to glean information from their environment. Little is known, however, about the ability of sea urchins to detect and respond to such signals. This lack of ...
    • Mapping the Structure of Animal Behavior 

      Berman, Gordon (2016-12-05)
      Animals perform a complex array of behaviors, from changes in body posture to vocalizations to other dynamic outputs. Far from being a disordered collection of actions, however, there is thought to be an intrinsic structure ...
    • Optimal behavior composition for robotics 

      Bartholomew, Paul D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04-02)
      The development of a humanoid robot that mimics human motion requires extensive programming as well as understanding the motion limitations of the robot. Programming the countless possibilities for a robot’s response to ...
    • Probing Worm Brain with Microfluidics and Light 

      Lu, Hang (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-05-18)
    • Rotifer Ecotoxicology: Behavioral Avoidance of Toxicants 

      Weigel, Emily G. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-05-05)
      Previous rotifer ecotoxicology studies have shown varied effects of sublethal concentrations of hormones and metals on species but have largely ignored toxicant effects on behavior. Given the importance of chemical cues ...
    • Rotifer Ecotoxicology: Behavioral Avoidance of Toxicants 

      Weigel, Emily Grace (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-05-05)
      Previous rotifer ecotoxicology studies have shown varied effects of sublethal concentrations of hormones and metals on species but have largely ignored toxicant effects on behavior. Given the importance of chemical cues ...
    • Social Systems Biology 

      Goodisman, Michael A. D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-09-11)
      The evolution of sociality represented one of the major transition points in evolutionary history. We are interested in understanding how evolutionary processes affect social systems and how sociality, in turn, affects ...
    • The effects of background music on video game play performance, behavior and experience in extraverts and introverts 

      Levy, Laura M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-12-04)
      For many, listening to music is an enjoyable experience pursued throughout one’s lifetime. Nearly 200 years of music psychology research has revealed the various ways music listening can impact human emotional states, as ...