Undergraduate Research with Professor Maria Abate

 

 

 

PAPERS PRESENTED AT SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES

 

2009

Robert Abdu, Annual Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston, MA.  A test for the influence of offspring behavior on parental care in the convict cichlid (Archocentrus nigrofasciatum). 

 

2008

Vankhanh Laura Le, International Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes Conference, Boston University.  Do conspecific and heterospecific alarm substances alter the behavior of group foraging convict cichlids?

 

2007

Andrew Eng, The 5th Annual Boston Behavior Club Woods Hole Symposium, Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute, MA.  Patterns of brain structure development in the Nicaraguan cichlid after the removal of olfactory alarm cues.

 

Elise Magarian, The 5th Annual Boston Behavior Club Woods Hole Symposium, Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute, MA.  Risk-Averse Strategies of Nicaraguan Cichlids Exposed to Olfactory Alarm Cues.

Hung Pham, East Coast Nerve Net Meeting, March 2007.  The neuromorphological responses of Nicaraguan cichlids exposed to familiar and novel olfactory alarm cues. 

Andrew Eng, East Coast Nerve Net Meeting, March 2007.  Does variation in the brain morphology of the Nicaraguan cichlid persist in the absence of olfactory alarm cues?

 

Nancy Lee and Elise Magarian were the first members of

Team Cichlid to obtain grants from the

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

Read their research profile on the UROP website

 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Grant Recipients

 

2008

Zachary Gersten, The effect of predation alarm cue on the dispersal of juvenile convict cichlid fish.

 

Robert Abdu, A test for the influence of offspring behavior on parental care in the convict cichlid (Archocentrus nigrofasciatum).

 

Vankhanh Laura Le, Do conspecific and heterospecific alarm substances alter the behavior of group foraging convict cichlids?

 

Magdalena Buttlar, Specificity of brain growth responses of Nicaraguan cichlids with respect to anti-predator odor signals from other fish species

 

 

2007

Robert Abdu, Cichlid parent-offspring conflict and cooperation: Can the young Influence the dynamics of parental care?

 

Jessica Giannetto, Can anti-predator odor signals from other fish species enhance the brain development of young Nicaraguan cichlids?


Vankhanh Laura Le, Do Neotropical cichlids, and the Nicaraguan cichlid (Hypsophrys nicaraguensis) and the convict cichlid (Archocentrus nigrofasciatum), use olfactory alarm cues from unrelated species to assess predation risk during development?

 

Melanie Lontoh,  An examination of the indirect impact of olfactory alarm cues on the body shape and swimming ability of Neotropical cichlid fish

Samson, Jessica , Millsaps College (SURF Award)

Do juvenile Neotropical cichlids adjust predator detection and avoidance based on the concentration of olfactory alarm cue?

 

Robert Abdu, Cichlid parent offspring conflict: Can the young influence the period of parental care

Andrew Eng, The relationships between external morphology, coloration, and brain development in Nicaraguan cichlids (Hypsophrys nicaraguensis) exposed to predation alarm cues

Hung Pham, External morphology and brain development in convict cichlids (Archocentrus nigrofaciatum) after exposure to predation alarm cues



2006

Andrew Eng, The relationships between external morphology, coloration, and brain development in Nicaraguan cichlids (Hypsophrys nicaraguensis) exposed to predation alarm cues

Elise Magarian, The effects of alarm olfactory cues on brain morphology of the Nicaraguan cichlid

 

Nancy Lee, The effect of injury-released predation cue on the dispersal of juvenile convict cichlids (Archocentrus nigrofasciatum)

 

 

2005

Nancy Lee, Kin recognition in juvenile convict cichlids (Archocentrus nigrofasciatum)

 

 

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