Thursday, August 5, 2010: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
334, David L Lawrence Convention Center
COS 95 - Behavior: Foraging and Diet
1:30 PMTrace element assays of claw keratin to track fine-scale movement in elusive carnivores
Danielle M. Ethier, Trent University, Christopher J. Kyle, Trent University, T. Kurt Kyser, Queen's University, Joseph J. Nocera, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
1:50 PMThe role of body mass in large mammalian herbivore parturition timing
Farshid S. Ahrestani, Columbia University
2:10 PMThe influence of predation on trophic position, niche width, and carbon sources using the guppy (Poecilia reticulata) as a model organism
Caroline Anne Elizabeth Dennis, University of Windsor, Trevor Pitcher, University of Windsor, Indar Ramnarine, The University of the West Indies, Aaron T. Fisk, University of Windsor
2:30 PMThe influence of predation risk and food abundance on space use by Apodemus sylvaticus
Benedict Godsall, Imperial College London, Tim Coulson, Imperial College, London, Aurelio F. Malo, Imperial College London
2:50 PMSeed predators as optimal bad mothers in the Bolivian lowlands
Gerardo R. Camilo, Saint Louis University, Rodrigo S. Rios, Saint Louis University
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMPlaying with food (availability): State games between owls and gerbils
Burt P. Kotler, The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Oded Berger-Tal, Ben-Gurion University, Shomen Mukherjee, The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Joel S. Brown, University of Illinois at Chicago
3:40 PMBushbaby foraging ecology:  walking the tightrope between predation risk and plant toxins
Clare McArthur, The University of Sydney, Paul A. Orlando, The University of Illinois, Chicago, Peter B. Banks, The University of New South Wales, Joel S. Brown, University of Illinois at Chicago
4:00 PMLinking plant root foraging to natural community structure and function
Gordon G. McNickle, University of Alberta, James F. Cahill Jr., University of Alberta
4:20 PMFire and the isotopic niche: Quantifying resource exploitation by tree lizard populations among burned Arizona grassland habitats
Matthew S. Lattanzio, Ohio University, Donald B. Miles, Ohio University
4:40 PMMultivariate influences on forager decisions:  A comparison of alternate models for frugivore diet selection
Brent J. Sewall, Temple University

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