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EBIO 404

Student Project Titles List

The Effect of Extended Exposure to a Positive Stimulus on Habituation Rate in Drosophila melanogaster

Nutritional Effects on Male Drosophila Melanogaster Aggression

Effects of Genotype and Social Group Structure on Drosophila simulans Emergence Behavior

The Development of Aggression in Drosophila Melanogaster

Comparing Single-species and Mixed-species Groups in Fruit Flies: Differences in Group Dynamics but Not Group Formation

Does Repeated Starvation Lead to Tradeoffs Between Survival vs Aggression and Survival vs Fertility in Drosophila melanogaster?

The role of pace of life in female Drosophila melanogaster food preference

Mechanisms of Winner and Loser Effects: Literature Review of Proposed Hypotheses

Social Information Use in Drosophila Melanogaster( Fruit fly)

The Effects of Evolutionary Traps on Life Histories of Drosophila melanogaster

Do less social flies survive longer in a trap compared to their more social conspecifics?

The Effects of Social Information on Male Eavesdropper Aggressive Behavior

Research Areas

Research: Causes and consequences of genetic variation in behavior. Our lab aims to address fundamental questions in evolutionary and behavioral biology by studying genetic variation in the ways that individuals choose, shape and learn about their environments–especially their social and nutritional environments–and how these processes feed back to influence behavior and fitness.