Animal Behavior Club
To coordinate and provide a venue for the animal behavior community at Hampshire. We discuss literature relevant to the subject and provide a forum for interdivisional cooperation on independent work. We also host speakers or other relevant guests. We are here to help all the biology students at Hampshire College!
First Meeting of Spring 2011
Sign up for our mailing list (listed below) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the time and location of the first meeting of Spring.
Animal Behavior Lecture Series Fall 2010
October 19th - Dr. Denise Pope: "Sexual Selection and Sexual Conflict in Fiddler Crabs"
November 2nd, Dr. Ethan Clotfelter: "Incubation in a Cavity-Nesting Bird: Costs and Consequences"
November 16th - Dr. L. David Smith: "An Arms Race at a Snail's Pace: the Importance of Phenotypic Plasticity in a Marine Biological Invasion"
December 6th - Dr. Elizabeth Dumont: "Form, Function, and the Evolution of Diversity: The Spectacular Story of Neotropical Bats"
Keep up-to-date if you can't come to the meetings or miss one!
The Marksman Photography Award
The Marksman Award 2010 Winner:
We want to congratulate Miranda J. Beck on being the first winner of the Marksman Photography Award. Her submission will be hung in ASH for 2 weeks. Her photo is of a Chiromantis tree frog. Thanks to all who submitted it was an extremely hard process and we encourage you to submit again next year. Please check out all of the contestants submissions including our winner at our photobucket.
The Hampshire Animal Behavior Club is offering the Marksman Photography Award to the best wildlife photo. Artists may submit as many photos as they would like. Submit your photos to HampshireAnimalBehaviorClub@gmail.com. Posters will be made of the winning submission and a certificate will be issued to the winner. For more information e-mail HampshireAnimalBehaviorClub@gmail.com. The Marksman Award has been decided for 2010.
Find Us On Facebook!
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The Animal Behavior Club hosts numerous events throughout the year ranging from speakers to movie screenings. To see some of our previous events click here.
Pictures and Video of the Group
To see pictures and video of the group and events click here!
Examples of Student Work:
These are some examples of student work the Animal Behavior Club has helped out with!
Division III: Ontogeny and Alloparenting in Gerbils (Meriones)
Division III: Morphology and Development of Rats (Rattus)
Domestication of Voles
Oxytocin and Lactation
Division III: Territorial Pissings: An Observational Study on New England's Mesocarnivores
Tail Tip Coloration and Occurrence in the Red Fox
Animal Behavior Library
Did you know that Animal Behavior Club has a special collection with the Hampshire Library? We are aiming to become Hampshire's premier collection of literature related to behavior and animal biology and are currently building our collection through group purchases and gifts. Please contact at group signer or senior member if you are interested in accessing or donating to the collection.
Suggested Readings on Animal Behavior
Handbook of Ethological Methods. Philip N. Lehner. Cambridge University Press, 1996.
King Solomon's Ring: New Light on Animal Ways. Konrad Lorenz. Routledge Classics, 2002.
Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution, Raymond Coppinger, Lorna Coppinger. University of Chicago Press, 2001
Hampshire Alumn Sean Nunley's Inspirational Reading
Biologists are people too, and with all the hell we go through for the love of our work we perhaps need inspirational works more than most. Here's a collection of books selected by Sean Nunley to motivate you through the coldest field mornings and most parasite-ridden summers. All are or will soon be part of the AB Library.
Bernd Heinrich: Ravens in Winter
Robert Sapolsky: A Primate's Memoir
The classic memoirs of "Leakey's Angels":
Jane Goodall: In the Shadow of Man
Dian Fossey: Gorillas in the Mist
Birute Galdikas: Reflections of Eden
More coming soon!
Group Goals and Aims
Ridiculously Expensive, Unrealistic Goals (why not?)
Measuring Behavior 2008: 6th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research - http://www.noldus.com/mb2008/
Host a talk by Frans de Waal - http://www.emory.edu/LIVING_LINKS/dewaal.html
Renovation and reimplementation of the ARF as BEARS
Animal Behavior Links and Resources
Five College Lecture Series:
Hampshire College - Animal Behavior Lecture Series (See Above!)
University of Massachusetts Amherst - Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Seminars
Smith College - Life Sciences Colloquium
Did you see a fox? If so, visit the site below and document what you saw!!!!
Blind Building Resources
This site has an incredible guide (in three parts) available for download:
Internship Recommendations/Graduate Opportunities
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute - http://www.stri.org/index.php
Ornithological Societies of America (Bird Jobs) - http://www.osnabirds.org/on/ornjobs.htm
Animal Behavior Society - http://www.animalbehavior.org/
Join the Animal Behavior Group mailing list!
The Animal Behavior Library index will be added soon!