PhD candidate Julien Céré discusses how he will use game theory to investigate the behaviour of video game players: tinyurl.com/z4vxnep
new Paper: The effect of condition on mate searching speed and copulation frequency in the Cook Strait giant weta.
Kelly & Gwynne. 2016. The effect of condition on mate searching speed and copulation frequency in the Cook Strait giant weta. Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology 70: 1403–1409.
Worthington & Kelly. 2016. Females gain survival benefits from immune-boosting ejaculates. Evolution 70:928-933.
Julien Céré traded in his research assistant hat for a PhD candidate one. Welcome back on board Julien!
Similarly, Ignacio Solaberrieta - a former undergrad student in the lab - is now working on his MSc.
Clint is giving a talk at Behaviour 2015 (Cairns, Australia) as part of a symposium on weaponry and contest behaviour. His title is "Mating, immunity and weaponry". It's at 2:15 on 13 August.
Nice write-up on our tree weta research in Actualité UQAM by Marie-Claude Bourdon.
Thanks to Kate Craig of Hamilton Thorne for spending two days in our lab setting up our Ceros II Sperm Analysis system. Cricket sperm never looked so good!
Amy Worthington (Iowa State University) successfully defended her doctoral thesis on the role of prostaglandins in cricket reproduction.
Through the Canada Research Chairs program, Pedro Peres-Neto and I hosted Dean Adams (Iowa State University), Mike Collyer (Western Kentucky University), and Antigoni Kaliontzopoulou (Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos) for a geomorph workshop. They gave an excellent week-long workshop 27 April-1 May that was attended by 21 undergrads, graduate students, post-docs and faculty from Canada and the US.