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October 2nd 2009 6:30 PM

Sellwood Public House
8132 SE 13th Avenue, Portland

Special Deal: Guest Lecture
Sharon Glaser, PSU & Oregon Zoo
"A vocal repertoire of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) and comparison of
call classification methods"

March 10th 2009 6:30PM

Sellwood Public House
8132 SE 13th Avenue, Portland

Special Deal: Guest Lecture
Julie Desjardins, Standford University

Mating systems and reproductive physiology

The family of cichlid fish are one of the largest vertebrate families with estimates of the number of species varying anywhere from 1300 to 3000. Within these species lies a remarkable variability in mating systems and parental care strategies ranging from monogamous biparental mouthbrooders to polygamous uniparental substrate spawners. As a result of this variability, experiments can be conducted to better understand the evolution of mating systems and reproductive physiology. In my first experiment, I will present phylogenetically controled comparisons of the reproductive physiology of closely related species differing in only in mating syste. Second, I present three studies where three mating systems are explored (cooperative breeding, polygyny and polygamy) to understand their consequences for reproductive physiology.


September 19th 2008 6:00PM

Randy's Place, 4440 NE 35
Special Deal:
Potluck, bring good food!



December 7th 2007 6:00PM

Macadam's Bar & Grill, 5833 SW Macadam Blvd.
Special Deal:
Chad Tillberg is an assistant prof at Linfield College and has just co-authored a text book "Field and Laboratory Exercises in Animal Behavior". He will join the group and in particular talk about his book, and the ins & outs of developing animal behavior course exercises.

We have a room reserved from 6:00 PM on. As before they want a single check, so please bring cash or checks commensurate with youranticipated debauchery so you can reimburse my credit card.


September 19th 2007 6:00PM

Alameda Brewhouse, 4765 NE Fremont
Sepcial Deal:
First Ever Official Meeting


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