Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dan scares people at Nerd Nite LA

Dan gave a Sound of Fear talk at Nerd Nite LA.

Nerd Nite is a global phenomenon of public science and humanities talks--TED talks with beer--is how they were described to me.  In LA they occur monthly at The Mint...a Beverly Hills area bar. Kate went to one a few months ago and suggested that I give one.  I did last night and it was fun!

Sold out crowd last night for three talks...including one by me. Pictures below!

Me speaking...

Kate & Brandon...

Kaitlin and Ana (they avoided studying for their Weds AM final!)...

Other lab folks (I see Matt and Liliah and Tiffany)...

Dan on WBEZ's EcoMyth radio show

Dan was interviewed yesterday on WBEZ Chicago's EcoMyth radio show.  You can hear the interview here.  Scroll down to the marmot photo!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Recent Team Marmot Publications!

Just accepted!

•Blumstein, D.T., Flores, G., and N.E. Munoz. 2015. Does locomotor ability influence flight initiation distance in yellow-bellied marmots? Ethology
•Fuong, H., Maldonado-Chaparro, A., and D.T. Blumstein. 2015. Are social attributes associated with alarm calling propensity? Behavioral Ecology

2014 Team Marmot Papers published...please see The Marmots of RMBL for access to them.

•Blesdoe, E.K. and D.T. Blumstein. 2014. What is the sound of fear? Behavioral responses of white-crowned sparrows Zonotrichia leucophrys to synthesized nonlinear acoustic phenomena. Current Zoology 60: 534-541. [published on-line in 2013]
•Fouqueray, T.D., Blumstein, D.T., Monclús, R., and J.G.A. Martin. 2014. Maternal effects on anogenital distance in a wild marmot population. PLoS-ONE 9(3):e92718.
•Hettena, A., Munoz, N., and D.T. Blumstein. 2014. Prey responses to predator’s sounds:  a review and empirical study. Ethology 120:427-452.
Maldonado-Chaparro, A., Martin, J.G.A., Armitage, K.B., Oli, M.K., and D.T. Blumstein. 2014. Environmentally induced phenotypic variation in wild yellow-bellied marmots. Journal of Mammalogy
•Martin, J.G.A., Petelle, M.B., and D.T. Blumstein.  2014.  Environmental, social, morphological and behavioral constraints on opportunistic multiple paternity in yellow-bellied marmots. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68: 1531-1538.
•Monclús, R., Pang, B., and D.T. Blumstein. 2014. Yellow-bellied marmots do not compensate for a late start:  the role of maternal investment in shaping life-history trajectories. Evolutionary Ecology 28: 721-733.
•Monclús, R., von Holst, D., Blumstein, D.T. and H.G. Rödel. 2014. Long-term effects of litter sex ratio on female reproduction in two iteroparous mammals. Functional Ecology 28: 954-962.
•Petelle, M.B. and D.T. Blumstein. 2014. A critical evaluation of subjective ratings: unacquainted observers can reliably assess personality. Current Zoology [published on-line in 2013]
•Price, M.V., Strombom, H., and D.T. Blumstein. 2014. Human activity affects the perception of risk by mule deer. Current Zoology 60: 693-699.
•Wey, T.W., Lin, L., Patton, M.L., and D.T. Blumstein. 2014  Stress hormone metabolites predict overwinter survival in yellow-bellied marmots. Acta Ethologica DOI 10.1007/s10211-014-0204-6
•Williams, D.M., Samia, D.S.M., Cooper, W.E. Jr., and D.T. Blumstein. 2014. The flush early and avoid the rush hypothesis holds after accounting for spontaneous behavior. Behavioral Ecology 25: 1136-1147.