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Casual conversations between hosts (Matthew & Amy) and leading researchers in the field of animal behavior, merging science and stories. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Casual conversations between hosts (Matthew & Amy) and leading researchers in the field of animal behavior, merging science and stories. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

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United States

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Casual conversations between hosts (Matthew & Amy) and leading researchers in the field of animal behavior, merging science and stories. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Language:

English


Episodes

Supplemental Material: Dai Shizuka

9/13/2021
Bonus content to accompany Episode 7. We recommend listening to the full episode with Dai first before listening to this bonus content. Let us know what you think about this new bonus format at animalbehaviorpod@gmail.com

Duration:00:22:07

E07: Dai Shizuka on Sociality and Space Use

9/13/2021
Episode Summary: In this episode, Matthew speaks with Dai Shizuka (@ShizukaLab), an associate professor in the school of biological sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. They start out by talking about social networks in humans and non-human animals. They discuss applying these techniques to non-model organisms, like the golden-crowned sparrows that Dai has studied. Then they talk about the relationship between space use and sociality, and the feedback between the two. After the...

Duration:00:45:53

E06: Eileen Hebets on Arachnid Sensory Systems, Extreme Mating Behavior, and Science Communication

8/30/2021
Episode Summary: In this episode, Amy speaks with Eileen Hebets (@hebets_lab), a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and the current President of the Animal Behavior Society. They start out discussing sensory systems and the evolution of multimodal communication in arachnids. Then, we learn about sexual cannibalism and the evolution of this terminal investment strategy by males in many spider species. They also talk about Eileen's research...

Duration:00:45:04

Supplemental Material: Marcela Benítez

8/16/2021
Bonus content to accompany Episode 5. We recommend listening to the full episode with Marcela first before listening to this bonus content. Let us know what you think about this new bonus format at animalbehaviorpod@gmail.com

Duration:00:24:45

E05: Marcela Benítez on Social Comparisons and Cognition in Non-human Primates

8/16/2021
Episode Summary: In this episode, Matthew speaks with Marcela Benítez (@mebenitez85), an assistant professor in the department of Anthropology at Emory University and co-director of the Capuchinos de Taboga research project. They start out by talking about social comparisons in humans and non-human primates. They discuss mutual assessment and Marcela's work exploring mutual assessment in geladas. Then they talk about non-human primate perceptions of inequity, its implications for...

Duration:00:49:43

E04: Ted Stankowich on Mammal Weaponry, Aposematic Coloration, and Museum Specimens

8/2/2021
Episode Summary: In this episode, Amy speaks with Ted Stankowich (@CSULBMammalLab), an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Biological Sciences at California State University Long Beach. They start out discussing the ecological conditions that favor extreme morphological traits such as armor and weaponry. Then, they talk about Ted’s research into mammal coloration, including the relationship between skunk stripes and their infamous spraying abilities. We also learn about Ted’s...

Duration:00:42:56

E03: Eleanor Caves on the Umwelt, Cleaner Shrimp, and Imposter Syndrome

7/19/2021
Episode Summary: In this episode, Matthew speaks with Eleanor Caves (@EleanorCaves), a Marie Curie fellow and soon-to-be assistant professor at UC Santa Barbara. They start out by talking about the concept of the umwelt and the importance of sensory ecology in understanding animal behavior. Then they talk about Eleanor's work exploring the signaling and sensory worlds of cleaner shrimp and their clients. After the break, they discuss work-life balance, imposter syndrome, and overcoming...

Duration:00:51:36

E02: Esteban Fernandez-Juricic on Vertebrate Vision, Conservation Behavior, and Research Reproducibility

7/5/2021
Episode Summary: In this episode, Amy speaks with Esteban Fernandez-Juricic (@EstebanFerJur), a Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University and the current President of the Animal Behavior Society. They start out discussing how sensory physiology can help answer questions about animal behavior, and why there is so much variation in visual systems across taxa. Then they talk about how Esteban's basic research into vision and behavior has enabled fruitful collaborations with...

Duration:00:42:08

E01: Susan Alberts on the Amboseli Baboons and Women in Primatology

6/21/2021
Episode Summary: In this episode, Matthew speaks with Susan Alberts (@susan_alberts), who co-directs the Amboseli Baboon Research Project (@AmboseliBaboons), a long-term longitudinal study of wild baboons. They start out by talking about what behavior is and why animal behavior is of particular salience. Then they talk about the history of the Amboseli project, how Susan became involved in baboon research in the 1980s, and some notable results from the project. They also discuss the power...

Duration:00:37:42

(Preview) E06- Eileen Hebets

6/18/2021
This is a preview of the sixth episode of the Animal Behavior Podcast, which launches June 21. Please share with friends and colleagues. Follow the podcast on Twitter (@AnimalBehavPod) along with hosts Amy Strauss (@avstrauss) and Matthew Zipple (@MatthewZipple) Contact us at animalbehaviorpod@gmail.com. Thanks to The Animal Behavior Society (@AnimBehSociety) for support.

Duration:00:02:02

(Preview) E07- Dai Shizuka

6/16/2021
This is a preview of the seventh episode of the Animal Behavior Podcast, which launches June 21. Please share with friends and colleagues. Follow the podcast on Twitter (@AnimalBehavPod) along with hosts Matthew Zipple (@MatthewZipple) and Amy Strauss (@avstrauss). Contact us at animalbehaviorpod@gmail.com. Thanks to The Animal Behavior Society (@AnimBehSociety) for support.

Duration:00:02:05

(Preview) E04- Ted Stankowich

6/14/2021
This is a preview of the fourth episode of the Animal Behavior Podcast, which launches June 21. Please share with friends and colleagues. Follow the podcast on Twitter (@AnimalBehavPod) along with hosts Amy Strauss (@avstrauss) and Matthew Zipple (@MatthewZipple) Contact us at animalbehaviorpod@gmail.com. Thanks to The Animal Behavior Society (@AnimBehSociety) for support.

Duration:00:02:16

(Preview) E03- Eleanor Caves

6/11/2021
This is a preview of the third episode of the Animal Behavior Podcast, which launches June 21. Please share with friends and colleagues. Follow the podcast on Twitter (@AnimalBehavPod) along with hosts Matthew Zipple (@MatthewZipple) and Amy Strauss (@avstrauss). Contact us at animalbehaviorpod@gmail.com. Thanks to The Animal Behavior Society (@AnimBehSociety) for support.

Duration:00:01:46

(Preview) E02- Esteban Fernandez-Juricic

6/9/2021
This is a preview of the second episode of the Animal Behavior Podcast, which launches June 21. Please share with friends and colleagues. Follow the podcast on Twitter (@AnimalBehavPod) along with hosts Amy Strauss (@avstrauss) and Matthew Zipple (@MatthewZipple) Contact us at animalbehaviorpod@gmail.com. Thanks to The Animal Behavior Society (@AnimBehSociety) for support.

Duration:00:02:16

(Preview) E01- Susan Alberts

6/5/2021
This is a preview of the first episode of the Animal Behavior Podcast, which launches June 21. Please share with friends and colleagues. Follow the podcast on Twitter (@AnimalBehavPod) along with hosts Matthew Zipple (@MatthewZipple) and Amy Strauss (@avstrauss). Contact us at animalbehaviorpod@gmail.com. Thanks to The Animal Behavior Society (@AnimBehSociety) for support.

Duration:00:01:46