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Yasukawa Recent Presentations

Yasukawa, K. and J. Bernath-Plaisted.  2011.  Male alarm calling, nestling begging and female provisioning in red-winged blackbirds.  Animal Behavior Society/International Ethological Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Yasukawa, K. and J. Bernath-Plaisted.  2010.  Alarm calling and vocal nestling begging in red-winged blackbirds.  University of Wisconsin, Behavioral Interdisciplinary Seminar, Madison, WI.

Yasukawa, K., A. Johannes and H. Berrios.  2010.  Female red-winged blackbird responses to brood-parasitic brown-headed cowbird nestlings.  Animal Behavior Society, William and Mary University, Williamsburg, VA.

Yasukawa, K.  2009.  30 years of undergraduate research: highs, lows, and lessons learned.  Midstates Science and Mathematics Consortium Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Biological Sciences and Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

Fass, M. F., Y. L. Grossman and K. Yasukawa.  2009.  Critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and civic engagement in biology at Beloit College.  Missions, Majors, and Liberal Education: A Conference on Assessing Student Learning in the ACM, Ripon College, Ripon, WI.

Yasukawa, K.  2008.  Do female red-winged blackbirds respond to the begging calls of brown-headed cowbirds?  University of Wisconsin, Behavioral Interdisciplinary Seminar, Madison, WI.

Yasukawa, K.  2007.  Teaching animal behavior in the laboratory: an exercise using Betta spendens in an introductory zoology class for biology majors and nonmajors.  Animal Behavior Society, Burlington, VT.

Yasukawa, K.  2007.  Brown-headed Cowbird brood parasitism and anti-parasite adaptations in the Red-winged Blackbird.  Wisconsin Society of Ornithologists, Port Washington, WI.

Hauber, M. E., J. Hoover and K. Yasukawa.  2005.  Dynamics of repeated brood parasitism in non-ejector cowbird host species.  XXIX International Ethological Conference, Budapest, Hungary.

Yasukawa, K.  2006.  Spatially and temporally structured avian brood parasitism affects the fitness benefits of host’s rejection strategies.  University of Wisconsin, Behavioral Interdisciplinary Seminar, Madison, WI.

Yasukawa, K.  2006.  Nest abandonment as a potential anti-parasite adaptation in the red-winged blackbird. University of Wisconsin, Behavioral Interdisciplinary Seminar, Madison, WI.