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Brad Brayfield

Scorpion navigation by chemo-textural familiarity.

 

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Current Lab Members
 

Jay Vinnedge

Homing behavioral patterns of desert grassland scorpions in a simulated environment. Honors research.

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Jacob Mitchell

Scorpion light sensitivity and relation to fluorescence. Honors research.

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Sarah Million

Passive air detection of scorpion trichobothria. Directed research.


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Randall Proctor

Investigating water detection mechanisms of desert scorpions. Honors research.


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Megan Mont

Implementing theories of 'navigation by scene familiarity' demonstrated in ants and bees. Honors research.


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Former Research Associates
 
Kyven Zhao (2014)
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Tristan Barker (2011-12)
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Matthew Taylor (2010-11) Characterization of pheromonal signals in the desert grassland scorpion, Paruroctonus utahensis.
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Shivani Mann (2009-10) Scorpion fluorescence and reaction to light.
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Mark Walvoord (2005) Video analysis of pecten tapping behavior. Collaborative research.

 

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Former Students
 

Danielle Martin

Physiological analysis of the scorpion constellation array and development of the "electrolyte flood" recording technique. Honors thesis. (2011-13)

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Caleb Cosper

Electrophysiological recording of neural responses in motor centers to chemical stimulation of scorpion pectines. Honors thesis. (2010-12)

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Samuel Oyeleye

Investigating the electrolyte flood technique for recording populations of peg sensilla on a scorpion pecten. Directed research. (2012)


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John Little

Comparison of scorpion behavioral responses to UV and green light under varying nighttime irradiances. Directed research. (2012)


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Ashley Davis

Comparison of scorpion behavioral responses to UV and green light under varying nighttime irradiances. Directed research. (2012)


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Elise Knowlton

Electrophysiology of scorpion peg sensilla. Honors research. (website & CV) (2008-11)


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Andrea Jordan

Scorpion behavioral response to fluorescent objects. Honors thesis. (2009-10)


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Nataliya Popokina

Scorpion fluorescence and light perception. Directed research. (2007-08)


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Eman Beck

Do scorpions use self-generated pressure waves in the detection and orientation to objects. Directed research. (2007)

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Tessa Crowl

Chemosensory behavior of Centruroides vittatus. Directed research. (2006)

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Kevin Landsverk

Behavioral assay of chemosensory activity in Centruroides vittatus. Directed research. (2006)


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Greg Blass

Light wavelength biases of scorpions. Directed research. (2005)


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Ryan McKee

Non-visual orientation of sand scorpions. Directed research. (2004)


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Zach Porterfield

Screening for scorpions: a non-invasive approach to tracking the movements of arachnids in sand. Honors thesis. (2004)


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Ashley Meador

Home burrow navigation in scorpions. Directed research. (2004)


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Karen Bost

Home burrow navigation in scorpions. Graduate research. (2004)


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Paul McGowan

Differential response patterns of scorpion peg sensilla. Directed research. (2004)


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Steven Carter

Is the mechanoreceptor involved in the peg sensillar circuitry of scorpion pectines? Honors thesis. (2003)


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Steffany Steinmetz

Behavioral evidence of pheromonal interactions in Centruroides vittatus. Honors thesis. (2003)


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Mujahid Hines

Use of a micro-engineered chemical delivery device to evaluate scorpion peg sensillum response to organic stimulants. Honors thesis. (2003)


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Vail Stephens

Do scorpions use seismic echolocation to aid in orientation? Honors thesis. (2000)


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Mike Falgiani

Electrophysiological investigation of the sensitivity of scorpion basitarsal slit sensilla to vibratory stimuli. Honors thesis. (1999)


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Taryn Turner

Synaptic interactions in peg sensilla of Centruroides vittatus. Directed research. (1998)


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Elizabeth Camp

Sensory mediation of homing behavior in sand scorpions. Directed research. (CV) (1998)


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Mahdieh Parizi

The expression of a circadian rhythm in the spiking frequency of chemosensitive neurons of scorpion pectines. Honors thesis (1998)


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