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Principles of Animal Behavior (Grad/Undergrad), Evolutionary Ecology (Grad), Behavioral Ecology (Grad/Undergrad), Introduction to Tropical Resource Ecology ([Grad/Undergrad] with field trip to CEIBA Biological Center, Guyana), Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection and You (Freshman Enrichment Seminar), Principles of Ecology (Grad/Undergrad), Biological Sciences II: Origin of Life and Biotic Diversity (Undergrad), Introductory Field Ornithology (Undergrad), Introduction to Evolution (Undergrad), Tropical Vertebrate Ecology ([Grad/Undergrad] field course at CEIBA Biological Center, Guyana), Environmental Biology (Undergrad), Vertebrate Biology (Undergrad)
Black-bellied Whistling Duck Utilization of a Rice Culture Habitat (David R. Osborne [Adviser], Gary W. Barrett, W. Hardy Eshbaugh, Michael P. Farrell)
Snail Kite Feeding Ecology: Some Correlates and Tests of Optimal Foraging (Bobbi S. Low [Chairman], Gary E. Belovsky, Eric G. Bolen, Gary W. Fowler, Robert W. Storer)
I am planning to initiate a new integrative research direction and hope to be trained in the labs of Drs. Felix Breden and Willie Davidson at Simon Fraser University, to facilitate study of the molecular genetic basis for variability in color sensitivity and reproductive behaviors. This will allow an assessment of how candidate genes for reproductive isolation have influenced the expression of sensory bias in sexual selection. So, over the next 7-years I hope to: 1) use large-insert libraries to determine genomic organization of long wave-sensitive, UV-sensitive, and green-sensitive and rhodopsin genes in the livebearing pentamorphic fish, Poecilia parae; 2) describe population- and species-specific female preferences, male and female sensitivities using color-disc discrimination tests, and retinal tuning by microspectrophotometry, relating these to genomic and expression differences in cone opsins; and 3) map genes responsible for preference differences between penta populations under different light environments in clear- and turbid-water ditches. In addition, my lab focuses on linkages among several disciplines including behavior, ecology, evolution, genetics, and physiology to generate a better understanding of behavioral syndromes-individual variation in behavioral types (boldness, aggressiveness, activity level) that involve behavioral correlations across several contexts (mating, predator avoidance, foraging, dispersal) to explain the maintenance of behavioral variation. Current research on sexual selection and behavioral syndromes in the penta, P. parae, is helping us (GRB, Felix Breden, Michael Ferkin, Abby Fizul) understand why individual variation is being maintained in populations in spite of female choice of preferred males. In our behavioral neuroscience research program we pursue linkages among the brain, personality, and fitness outcomes of mate acquisition because there is evidence that extracellular serine proteases play an important role in among other things the expression of personality types. Thus we are examining the relationship between levels of boldness and levels of neuroserpin and testosterone in male and female pentas and determining the fitness outcomes of individuals. Students in my lab are usually interested in Neotropical animal behavioral ecology, particularly in using field and laboratory experiments to understand sexual selection, mate choice and the evolution of sex differences in parental behavior using vertebrate and invertebrate models. Secondary research interests are in biodiversity issues dealing with the nature of determinants of herpetological assemblages in Kaieteur National Park, Guyana, impacted by illegal gold and diamond placer mining, multispecies frog breeding assemblages and their eavesdropping gnat and mosquito predator assemblages, bat assemblages, and fish assemblages in small Neotropical streams. Most of these projects are conducted at CEIBA Biological Center Inc., Guyana, on which I expend time and personal funds administrating it as a nonprofit research, education and conservation field station.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); American Ornithologists' Union (AOU); American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH); Animal Behaviour Society; Cooper Ornithological Society (COS); The Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE); Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS)
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
Watkins, G. G. 1998. Theoretical and empirical extensions in sexual selection, sexual dimorphism and social behavior in neotropical lizards. Fall 1996?Two years. Ph.D. Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, December 1995
Darden, S. K. 2009. Behavioral syndrome expression by the crab-eating fox, Cerdocyon thous, in natural and human altered habitats. Fall 2007?Two years. Ph.D. Institute of Biology, University of Copenhagen, December 2006
Allen, T. C. 2007. Middle Mississippi River islands: historical distribution and biological importance to fish community structure and organization
Boege Tobin, D. D. 2005. Movement patterns, colonization, and social organization in river otters (Lutra canadensis) in Missouri: implications for conservation biology (Co-chair with Zulema Tang-Martinez)
King, J. 2008. Metapopulation analysis of chytrid fungus infections in the mountain chicken, Leptodactylus fallax (Anura: Leptodactylidae) on Dominica, West Indies
Norris, J. 2009. Avian community structure and organization along an urban-rainforest habitat continuum in Costa Rica
DOCTORAL STUDENTS' COMMITTEES
Petitte, B. 2010. Sociality and the contrasting life history strategies of Anomaloglossus beebei, and A. kaiei on Kaieteur Tepui. University of Minesota.
Lee, D. N. 2007. The influence of early environment on the social development of the prairie vole
Basco, G. M. 2005. Market, community, and nature: the politics of ecotourism in Costa Rica and Nicaragua Hansen, E. S. 2003. Ecophysiological constraints on energy provisioning rate by seabird parents
Paz y Mino, N. G. 1998. Sibling recognition and social memory in prairie voles Microtus ochrogaster, Muridae
Randrianasolo, A. 1998. Systematics and evolution of three genera of Malagasy Anacardiaceae
EXTERNAL DOCTORAL DISSERTATION EXAMINER
Burger, M. I. 1995. The effect of habitat, rainfall and sport hunting on density of Dendrocygna viduata (Aves, Anatidae) in Rio Grande do Sul (INPA/UFAM, Manaus, Brasil)
1973 Black-bellied Whistling Duck foraging and food habits during autumn rice crop sowing. AOU.
1973 Black-bellied Whistling Duck foraging behavior. Animal Behavior-Society (Midwest).
1975 Age structure and survivorship in flocking Lined Seedeaters. AOU.
1976 Black-bellied Whistling Duck utilization of a rice culture habitat. AOU.
1976 Sexual dimorphism and food habits of the Wattled Jacana. AOU (Osborne, D. R. and GRB).
1983 Snail partitioning by the Snail Kite and Limpkin. WOS.
1985 Resource-utilization models and snail-size selection by Snail Kite and Limpkins. AOU.
1986 Courtship and mate choice in Eleutherodactylus johnstonei (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Animal Behavior Society (Midwest).
1986 Black-bellied Whistling Ducks as rice crop pests. 19th IOC.
1986 Field evaluation of correlates of optimal foraging. AOU.
1987 Flooded fallow ricefields and the structure of bird communities. 14th Annual Conference
on Wetlands Restoration and Creation.
1987 Do Snail Kites select foraging patches and snails by size? AOU.
1988 Bird community structure in disturbed neotropical lowland grasslands. COS.
1988 Female mate selection in the whistling frog. Combined Meetings of HL, AES, AFS, SSAR and ASIH.
1989 Sexual selection in the frog, Ololygon rubra: female choice thwarted by male-male competition. 1st World Congress of Herpetology.
1990 Gastropodivory in Snail Kites; Dealing with a high calcium diet. 20th IOC.
1991 Demography of Lion Country Safari chimpanzees (with Kurland, R., Gardner, J. & Wolf, T. [WINNER - BEST POSTER AWARD]). 6th Annual ChimpanZoo Conference.
1993 Contributions of Astrocaryum spp. palms to the subsistence economy of a Guyanese family (with Austin, D. F.). 6th Annual Meeting of the Plant Biologists of South Florida.
1993 Comparisons of chimpanzee time/activity budgets on three islands at Lion Country Safari Florida (with Gardner, J. & Wolf, T. [CO-WINNER - BEST POSTER AWARD]). 8th Annual ChimpanZoo Conference.
1993 Effects of new structures and a second island on chimpanzee patterns of association on Nolan's Island (with Spence, C., Gardner, J. & Wolf, T. [CO-WINNER - BEST POSTER AWARD]). 8th Annual ChimpanZoo Conference.
1993 Indirect selection of preferences and progeny performance in the lekking frog Scinax rubra. 2nd World Congress of Herpetology.
1994Female choice, good match or good genes: lessons from a lekking frog. 1994 Midwest Animal Behavior Conference.
1997 Amphisexual parental behavior of a terrestrial breeding frog Eleutherodactylus johnstonei (Anura: Leptodactylidae). 3rd World Congress of Herpetology.
2001 Frequency of sounds produced by captive bottlenose dolphins is not correlated with the number of human swimmers, poster presentation (with Boege Tobin, D.D.). 38th Annual Meeting of Animal Behavior Society.
2001 The Role of a Small NGO, CEIBA Biological Center in Understanding Linkages Between Human Activity and Biological Diversity in Guyana. The Biodiversity of Guyana Symposium, 7-12 October. A plenary address.
2002 The Amazon and sustainability: small-scale gold mining has detrimental impacts in northern Amazonia. Conference on "The Amazon and Sustainability: Environmental Dream or Security Nightmare?" Sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center and St. Louis Children's Aquarium. Organized with the cooperation and the support of the World Affairs Council of St. Louis and The Center for International Studies at University of Missouri-St. Louis, 14 November. Invited presenter.
2003 Females prefer carotenoid colored males as mates in the pentamorphic livebearing fish, Poecilia parae, poster presentation (with F. Breden & T. C. Allen). 2003 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 26 June-1 July, Manaus, Brazil.
2003Poecilia parae, mimicking colors in carotenoid-containing fruit may be the non-sexual origin of female mate choice, poster presentation (with L. C. Watson-Rodney). Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 26 June-1 July, Manaus, Brazil.
2003Biodiversity studies in Guyana: A new model, the pentamorphic livebearing fish, Poecilia parae can help us understand many facets of evolution, plenary presentation (with L. C. Watson-Rodney, F. Breden, & T. C. Allen). Institute of British Geographers, Caribbean Group and University of Guyana, International Conference on "Sustainable Development: The Dilemma of Implementation for Small Developing Countries." 7-11 August 2003, Ocean View International Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana
2005 The golden rocket frog, Colostethus beebei, a charismatic ambassador for conservation in Kaieteur National Park, Guyana, poster presentation (with P. J. R. Kok, N. M. Wulff, D. Arjoon, & G. L. Lenglet). 5th World Congress of Herpetology, 19-24 June 2005, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
2005 Preliminary investigations of the herpetological species richness and community structure on Kaieteur National Park, Guyana, poster presentation (with P. J. R. Kok, N. M. Wulff, D. Arjoon, & G. L. Lenglet). 5th World Congress of Herpetology, 19-24 June 2005, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
2006 Costs and benefits of boldness in male pentamorphic livebearing fish, Poecilia parae (with L. C. Watson). 43rd Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, 12-16 August 2006, Snowbird, UT
2006 Preparing a competitive doctoral dissertation improvement grant to animal behaviour at NSF (with J. Wolff). 43rd Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, 12-16 August 2006, Snowbird, UT
2007Female frog-biting midges and calls of terrestrial and arboreal frogs (with D. B. Tobin). 44th Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, 21-26 July 2007, Burlington, VT
2008Patterns and space use by river otters at two Missouri sites (with D. B. Tobin & Z. Tang-Martinez). 44th Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, 21-26 July 2007, Burlington, VT
1972 Halftone reproduction of a painting, Masked Yellowthroat (Geothlypsis aequinoctialis). Living Bird 11:174.
1985 Pen and ink cover illustration, Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Animal Keepers' Forum 12(2).
1986 Pen and ink cover illustration, Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). Animal Keepers' Forum 13(4).
1998 Commissioned pen-and-ink illustration of a Black-throated Green Warbler (Dendroica virens). Limited Edition Prints for banquet attenders at the 1998 North American Ornithological Conference. 6-12 April 1998.
Bourne, G.R. 1974. The Red-billed Toucan in Guyana. Living Bird 13:99-126.
Osborne, D.R. & Bourne, G.R. 1977. Breeding behavior and food habits of the Wattled Jacana. Condor 79:98-105.
Bourne, G.R. & Osborne, D.R. 1978. Black-bellied Whistling Duck utilization of a rice culture habitat. Interciencia 3:152-159.
Bourne, G.R. 1979. Weights and Linear measurements of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in Guyana. Proceedings Welder Wildlife Foundation Symposium 1:86-88.
Bourne, G.R. 1981. Food habits of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks occupying rice culture habitats. Wilson Bulletin 93:551-554.
Bourne, G.R. & Berlin, J.A. 1982. Predicting Pomacea dolioides (Reeve) (Prosobranchia: Ampullariidae) weights from linear measurements of their shells. Veliger 24:367-370.
Osborne, D.R., Beissinger, S.R. & Bourne, G.R. 1983. Water as an enhancing factor in bird community structure. Caribbean Journal of Science 19:35-38.
Bourne, G.R. 1985. Field tests of micropatch and prey-size selection by Snail Kites. Ibis 127:141-147.
Bourne, G.R. 1985. The role of profitability in Snail Kite foraging. Journal of Animal Ecology 54:697-709.
Bourne, G.R. 1987. Flooded fallow ricefields and the structure of bird communities. Proceedings of Wetlands Restoration and Creation Conference 14:75-87 (non-refereed).
Richter, N. & Bourne, G.R. 1990. Sexing Greater Flamingoes by weight and linear measurements. Zoo Biology 9:317-323.
Richter, N.R., Bourne, G.R. & Diebold, E.N. 1991. Gender determination by body weight and linear measurements in American and Chilean Flamingos and within-sex comparisons to Greater Flamingo measurements. Zoo Biology 10:425-431.
Bourne, G.R. 1992. Lekking behavior in the neotropical frog Ololygon rubra. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 31:173-180.
Austin, D.F. & Bourne, G.R. 1992. Notes on Guyanese medical ethnobotany. Economic Botany 46:293-298.
Bourne, G.R. 1993. Book Review?Plant Resistance to Herbivores and Pathogens: Ecology, Evolution, and Genetics. Robert S. Fritz and Ellen L. Simms (eds.). University of Chicago Press, 5801 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637. ix + 590 pp. $75.00, $29.95 (paperback). ISBN 0-226- 26553-6, 0-226-26554-4 (paperback). Economic Botany 47(1):102.
Bourne, G.R. 1993. Proximate costs and benefits of mate acquisition at leks of the frog Ololygon rubra. Animal Behaviour 45:1051-1059. Cited in the 1994 Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year as a significant zoological paper in 1993, p. 210.
Stewart, M.C. Austin, D.F. & Bourne, G.R. 1993. Habitat structure and the dispersion of gopher tortoises on a nature preserve. Florida Scientist 56(2):70-81.
Bourne, G.R. 1993. Book Review?Tropical Ecosystems: Systems Characteristics, Utilization Patterns, and Conservation Issues. W. Erdelen, N. Ishwaran and P. Müller (eds.). Verlag Josef Margraf Scientific Books, Mühlstr. 9, PO Box 105, D-6992 Weikersheim, Federal Republic of Germany. vi + 202 pp. $51.00 (paperback). ISBN 3-8236-1183-6. Economic Botany 47(3) 356.
Bourne, G.R. 1993. Differential snail-size selection by Snail Kites and Limpkins. Oikos 68:217- 223.
Bourne, G.R. 1997. Reproductive behavior of terrestrial breeding frogs Eleutherodactylus johnstonei in Guyana. Journal of Herpetology 31:221-229.
Bourne, G.R. 1998. Amphisexual parental behavior of a terrestrial breeding frog Eleutherodactylus johnstonei in Guyana. Behavioral Ecology 9:1-7.
Bourne, G.R. 1999. Book Review?Tropical Deforestation: The Human Dimension. L. E. Sponsel, T. N. Headland, and R. C. Bailey (eds.). 1996. Columbia University Press, 562 W. 113th Street, New York, NY 10025. xxvii + 365 pp. (paperback). $49.50 (cloth); $19.50 (paperback). ISBN 0-231-10318-2 (cloth); 0-231-10319-0 (paperback). Economic Botany 53(3):402.
Bourne, G.R., Collins, A.C., Holder, A.M. & McCarthy, C.L. 2001. Vocal communication and reproductive behavior of the frog Colostethus beebei in Guyana. Journal of Herpetology 35:272-281.
Consiglio, T.K. & Bourne, G.R. 2001. Pollination biology and breeding system of the palm Astrocaryum vulgare in Guyana: a test of the predictability of syndromes. Journal of Tropical Ecology 17:577-592.
Bourne, G.R. 2001. Color pattern, predator avoidance and foraging behavior in the golden frog Colostethus beebei (Anura: Dendrobatidae). Herpetological Review 32: 225-228
Bourne, G.R. & York, H. 2001. Vocal behaviors are related to nonrandom structure of anuran breeding assemblages in Guyana. Ethology Ecology and Evolution 13:313-329.
Bourne, G.R. 2002. The role of a small NGO, CEIBA Biological Center in understanding linkages between human activity and biological diversity in Guyana. Proceedings of The Biodiversity of Guyana Symposium, Georgetown, Guyana 7-12 October 2001 (Eds. V. Funk & C.L. Kelloff). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC (in press).
Bourne, G.R., Breden, F. & Allen, T.C. 2003. Females prefer carotenoid colored males as mates in the pentamorphic livebearing fish, Poecilia parae. Naturwissenschaften 90:402-405.
Kok, P.J.R., Bourne, G.R., Arjoon, D., Wulff, N.M. & Lenglet, G.L. 2005. Charasmatic jewel of the lost world: the golden rocket frog, Colostethus beebei. Reptilia, The European Herp Magazine 38:47-53.
Kok, P.J.R., Bourne, G.R., Sambhu, H. & Lenglet, G.L. 2005. Phrynohyas coriancea, Peters 1867 (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae): a first record for Guyana. Herpetological Review 36:462-463.
Kok, P.J.R., Bourne, G.R., Lafontaine, R-M., Lenglet, G.L. & Benjamin, P. 2005. Corallus hortulanus (Amazon Tree Boa) Diet. Herpetological Review: in press.
Kok, P.J.R., Bourne, G.R., Benjamin, P. & Lenglet, G.L. 2005. Stefania evansi (Groete Creek Egg Carrying Frog). Reproduction. Herpetological Review: in press.
Kok, P.J.R., Sambhu, H., Roopsind, I., Lenglet, G.L. & Bourne, G.R. 2006. A new species of Colostethus (Anura: Dendrobatidae) with maternal care from Kaieteur National Park, Guyana. Zootaxa 1238:35-61.
Bourne, G.R. 2006. Chapter 31: Discussing and Writing Scientific Conclusions: An Introduction for Students. In: A Working Understanding of Models and Methods in Ecology. S. Braude and B. S. Low (Eds. in press).
Kok, P.J.R., MacCullock, R.D., Gaucher, P., Poelman, E.H., Bourne, G.R., Lathrop, A., & Lenglet, G.L. 2006. A new species of Colostethus (Anura: Dendrobatidae) from French Guiana with a redescription of Colostethus beebei (Noble 1923) from its type locality. Phyllomedusa 5:43-65.
Bourne, G.R. & Bergquist, T.C. 1996. A preliminary study of placer gold mining, mercury and fish in Guyana. A report to M.C. Correia Holdings, Limited (4 pp, 1 table).
Bourne, G.R., Weisrock, D.W., Prince, W. & Clarke, D. Mitochondrial DNA sequences confirm the presence of the Surinam endemic frog, Dendrobates azureus in Guyana. Contributions to the Study of Biological Diversity, Smithsonian Institution, October 2006.
Bourne, G.R. & Watson-Rodney, L.C. Receiver bias and the non-sexual origin of female mate choice in the Livebearing fish, Poecilia parae. Animal Behaviour, Late August 2007
Bourne, G.R. & Sammons, A.J. Boldness, aggression and exploration: evidence for behavioral syndromes in male pentamorphic livebearing fish, Poecilia parae. Behaviour, Late August 2007.
Watson, L.C. & Bourne, G.R. Costs and benefits of boldness in male pentamorphic livebearing fish, Poecilia parae. Behavioral Ecology, Late August 2007.
Bourne, G.R. Sexual conflict, sexual selection and alternative mating tactics in the frog Eleutherodactylus johnstonei. Contributions to the Study of Biological Diversity, Smithsonian Institution, September 2007.
Bourne, G.R. (Ed.). Animal Behavior: Research Approaches in the USA during the Early Twenty First Century. In negotiation with potential publishers.
Tobin, D.D.B. & Bourne, G.R. Frequency of auditory signal type production by bottlenose dolphins is not correlated with the presence or absence of swimmers. (Applied Animal Behaviour Science)
Bourne, G.R. No good genes in the lekking frog Scinax rubra. (Behavioral Ecology)
Bourne, G.R. Reproductive strategies in frogs. (BioScience)
Polster, R.A. & Bourne, G.R. Predation risks and parental investment in antipredator behavior by sex-reversed wattled jacanas. Wilson Bulletin.
Bourne, G.R. Neotropical treefrogs Scinax ruber calling behavior and the hotshot model of lekking. Amphibia-Reptilia
Bourne, G.R. Tests of the female preference hypothesis of lekking using Neotropical treefrogs Scinax ruber. Copeia
Bourne, G.R. The Neotropical treefrog Scinax rubra exhibits aspects of female-preference, hotspot and hotshot models of evolution of lekking. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London
Bourne, G.R. & Brasher, A.C, A. Sexual selection in the livebearing fish, Poecilia picta: the role of multiple traits. Animal Behaviour.
Bourne, G.R., Boege Tobin, D.D. & Lynch, G.M. Attraction of female frog-biting midges to frog calls and feeding site preferences on a terrestrial and an arboreal frog, Bufo typhonius and Scinax ruber. Animal Behaviour.
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks and rice cultivation in Guyana, Zoology Lecture-Movie Series, OWU, Delaware, Ohio, 24 April 1975.
Optimal foraging by Snail Kites, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 14 November 1984. Snail partitioning by Snail Kites and Limpkins, Biological Sciences, FAU, Boca Raton, Florida, 15 November 1984.
The role of profitability in Snail Kite Foraging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 21 April 1986.
Resource exploitation in neotropical lowland rainforests: problems and solutions, Japan-American Student Conference, U-M, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 7 August 1986.
The role of zoos in conserving biotic diversity, KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the 1986 Mid- America Zoo Docent Conference, Detroit Zoological Park, 11 October 1986.
Inappropriate conversions of tropical moist forests, Biological Sciences Lecture-Movies Series, OWU, Delaware, Ohio, 26 March 1987.
Reproductive behavior of Eleutherodactylus johnstonei: assortative size preferences by females, FAU, Boca Raton, Florida, 14 July 1987.
Reproductive behavior of Eleutherodactylus johnstonei: assortative size preferences by females, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 3 February 1988.
The problems of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks as rice crop pests, FAU, Boca Raton, Florida, 2 September 1988.
Sexual selection in two sympatric frog species, Eleutherodactylus johnstonei and Ololygon rubra, U-M, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 23 January 1989.
Avian community organization in disturbed Neotropical wetlands, U-M, 24 January 1989. The Rainforest Problem: Ideas and material aids for teaching in public schools, KEYNOTE SPEAKER at Pine Jog teacher workshop, West Palm Beach, Florida, 3 March 1990.
New discovery of a lek mating system in a neotropical frog, FAU, Boca Raton, Florida, 30 March 1990.
The influence of Earth Day I on my life, Panel Discussion by Alumnae Board of Governors, SNRE, U-M, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 4 April 1990.
Why should I be concerned about rainforest issues? KEYNOTE SPEAKER at American Association of University Women's High School Awards Night, North Palm Beach, Florida, 16 April 1990.
Environmental issues for earth week, Panel Member on WXEL TV "Newsmaker" program, Boynton Beach, Florida, 26 April 1990.
Rainforest conversions and biodiversity concerns, A.P. Biology Teachers, FAU, 10 August 1990.
Lek mating system and sexual selection in the neotropical frog Ololygon rubra, Wildlife Society, SNRE, U-M, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 21 September 1990.
Why should I be concerned about tropical rainforest destruction? DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS LECTURE SERIES, Broward Community College (BCC), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 4 February 1991.
Lek mating systems and their expression in the frog Ololygon rubra, Biological Sciences, Santa Clara University, California, 12 March 1991.
Environmental protection and restoration activities by Department of Biological Sciences faculty, Our Florida Environment: A Focus for Partnership, FAU Sponsored Symposium, Boca Raton Marriott, 19 April 1991.
FAU's Environmental Initiative: On being a Center of Excellence, KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, Jupiter Beach Hilton, Jupiter, Florida, 14 June 1991.
Why Should I be concerned about tropical rainforest destruction? Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Lecture Series, Boca Raton, Florida, 18 June 1991.
Ecology of the Everglades: then and now, Flamingo Gardens Nature Lecture Series, Davie, Florida, 27 September 1991.
Conservation of the Montserrat mountain chicken through ecological research, rural economic development, and education, Society for Conservation Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 17 October 1991.
Lek mating systems and their expression in the frog Ololygon rubra, SNR, U-M, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 18 October 1991.
Sustainable alternatives to inappropriate conversions of tropical rainforests and savannas, KEYNOTE SPEAKER at Rotary Luncheon, Georgetown, Guyana, 6 May 1992.
Adventures in the jungles and savannas of Guyana: Class participation, FAU, Boca Raton FL, 9 October 1992.
Frog lekking and other anuran tales from Guyana, Sawgrass Herpetological Society, Fern Forest, Broward County, FL, 18 November 1992.
Behavior of the Neotropical frog, Scinax rubra and the resolution of the lek paradox, Department of Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), St. Louis, Missouri, 8 April 1993.
How do Neotropical lowland rainforests work? Operation Raleigh International, Soweyo, Guyana, 30 June 1993.
Mucking around and making biological discoveries in the neotropics, Biology Club, UMSL, St. Louis, Missouri, 4 February 1994.
Solving Guyana's biodiversity problems associated with economic development through collaboration, KEYNOTE SPEAKER at Central Georgetown Rotary Luncheon, Georgetown, Guyana, 17 March 1994.
Initiatives in biodiversity research in Guyana, The Sixth Annual Dunmire Memorial Lecture, The University of Missouri Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Columbia, 21April 1994.
TV 13 news show interview?The role of CEIBA Biological Center in education, research and conservation in Guyana (30 minutes), Georgetown, Guyana, 7 July 1994.
Biodiversity studies in Guyana: a role for small biological stations, Biology Club, UMSL, St. Louis, Missouri, 23 September 1994.
Sexual selection: then and now, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 18 October 1994.
Good match or good genes: lessons from a lekking frog, Washington University Herpetology Seminar Series, St. Louis, 14 December 1994.
Sex and the single frog, Engelmann Scholar Reunion, Session 5, The George Engelmann Mathematics & Science Institute, UMSL, St. Louis, Missouri, 3 January 1995.
Lekking -- good match or good genes: lessons from the frog Scinax rubra, Biology Department, Seminar Series, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, 27 January 1995.
Opportunities for graduate research in Guyana, Eco-lunch, Department of Biology, UMSL, St. Louis, Missouri, 1 February 1995.
Lekking -- good match or good genes: lessons from the frog Scinax rubra, Biology Department, University of Guyana, Turkeyen, Guyana, 28 February 1995.
Frogs: solving problems from sexual selection to human protection, The Research Address, to the Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium with the theme 'Science: challenge the present, shape the future,' UMSL, St. Louis, Missouri, 17 March 1995.
Tropical ecology: contributions to the pet trade, horticulture and medicine, The Village of Bellerive Acres Garden Club, St. Louis, Missouri, 22 March 1995.
Ecological interrelationships in Neotropical rainforests, Raleigh International, Soweyo, Guyana, 1 July 1995.
Reproduction, sexual selection and parental behavior of whistling frogs Eleutherodactylus johnstonei, Department of Biology, William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, 25 September 1996.
Guyana: its natural and unnatural history, St. Louis Rainforest Advocates, Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, Missouri, 17 October 1996.
Unusual reproductive behavior of the terrestrial breeding frog Eleutherodactylus johnstonei in Guyana, FEATURED SYMPOSIUM, Twelfth Annual Mid-West Herpetological Symposium, St. Louis,Missouri, 19 October 1996.
Neotropical rainforests and ecotourism, First Year Ecotourism Class, University of Guyana, Turkeyen, Guyana, 1 November 1996.
Wissi-wissi ducks as rice crop pests in Guyana, Department of Biology, University of Guyana, Turkeyen, Guyana, 25 November 1996.
Reproductive strategies and tactics in Guyanaian anurans, Herpetology class, University of Guyana, CEIBA Biological Center, 30 November 1996.
Reproductive behavior and conservation of frogs in Montserrat and Guyana, St. Louis Rainforest Advocates, Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, Missouri, 1 February 1997.
Opportunities for upperlevel and graduate course studies in Neotropical ecology in Guyana through UMSL, FEATURED TALK, Annual Northcentral II Beta Beta Beta District Convention, Reis Biological Field Station, Steelville, Missouri, 5 April 1997.
Amphisexual parental behavior in Eleutherodactylus johnstonei (Anura: Leptodactylidae), Topics in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics class, UMSL, St. Louis, Missouri, 16 April 1997.
Why it makes biological sense not to cut down many trees on my rainforest plots for farming, Fourth (pre-CXC) and Fifth (CXC) Form biology students, Dora Secondary School, Kuru-Kuru, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, Guyana, 23 May 1997.
CEIBA Biological Center's role in your education, Botany Club, University of Guyana, CEIBA Biological Center, Madewini, Guyana, 7 June 1997.
Guyanian ecological issues and the myths of sustainable exploitation, FEATURED TALK, Eccles-Moblissa Youth Leaders Council, Fourth Annual Youth Retreat, Camp Madewini, Timehri, Guyana, 20 July 1997.
The evolution of amphisexual parental care in a terrestrial frog Eleutherodactylus johnstonei, Department of Biology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 7 October 1997.
Guyana: its natural and unnatural history, FEATURED TALK, National and International Day, National Association for University Women, Heritage House, St. Louis, Missouri, 15 February 1998.
Natural and unnatural history of Guyana, KEYNOTE ADDRESS, IES Annual Awards Banquet, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 25 March 1998.
Reproductive biology and parental care in Eleutherodactylus johnstonei: a terrestrial breeding frog, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 26 March 1998.
Sexual conflict, sexual selection, alternative mating tactics and amphisexual parental care in the frog, Eleutherodactylus johnstonei, TENURE SEMINAR, Department of Biology, UMSL, St. Louis, 14 April 1998.
Attracting international ecotourists for natural history expeditions in Guyana, WORKSHOP, University of Guyana, Third Batch Ecotourism Diploma Students, CEIBA Biological Center, Madewini, Guyana, 28 June 1998.
Sources of impacts on conservation activities in Guyana?presenter at the 1998 Conservation Forum, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO, 6 October 1998.
Behavioral ecology of social interactions and reproduction in a bromeliad specialist frog Colostethus beebei, Department of Biology, University of Guyana, CEIBA Biological Center, Madewini, 21 November 1998.
Life on a large bromeliad: social organization and reproductive behavior in the frog Colostethus beebei, Ecolunch, Department of Biology, UMSL, St. Louis, 10 February 1999.
Life on a giant bromeliad: Colostethus beebei the social frog, Department of Biology, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, 1 March 1999.
The role of CEIBA Biological Center in education, research and conservation of biodiversity, St. Louis Rainforest Advocates, Missouri Biological Garden, MO, 10 November 2001.
Biodiversity and its threats in northern Amazonia, St. Charles Community College, Earth Day Celebration, 22 April 2003.
The pentamorphic livebearing fish, Poecilia parae: an alternative fish model for studying mate choice, color and sensory bias, Ecology and Evolution Program, University of Missouri- Columbia, Columbia, MO, 3 September 2003.
The pentamorphic livebearing fish, Poecilia parae: a new model for studying sex, color, and mating success by jerks, NSF Animal Behavior Program, Washington, DC, 27 January 2004.
The pentamorphic livebearing fish, Poecilia parae: a new model for studying sex, color, and mating success by jerks, Biolunch, Department of Biology, UM-St. Louis, 28 January 2004.
Small-scale gold mining has detrimental impacts in northern Amazonia, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 15 April 2004.
The pentamorphic livebearing fish, Poecilia parae: a new model for studying sex, color, and mating success by jerks, Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 16 April 2004.
Preliminary portraits of the amphibians and reptiles of the Kaieteur tepui, Friends of Kaieteur, National Zoological Park, Georgetown, Guyana, 9 August 2004.
Female preferences, male personality and mating success by jerks, and receiver bias in the livebearing fish, Poecilia parae, Department of Biology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 10 February 2005.
A National Science Foundation Program Director's Perspective on Collaborative Team Building and Grant Acquisition: Is a DDIG in Your Immediate Future? UMSL, St. Louis, 6 October 2005.
Color, boldness, predation, and sex in the pentamorphic livebearing fish, Poecilia parae, Department of Biology, Howard University, Washington, DC, 2 November 2005.
The herpetofauna of Kaieteur Tepui: a cascade of new species. US Embassy, Georgetown, Guyana, 22 November 2005.
Color, boldness, predation, and sexual selection in the pentamorphic livebearing fish, Poecilia parae, University of the West Indies, Port of Spain, Trinidad, 3 March 2006.
Color, boldness, predation, and sexual selection in the pentamorphic livebearing fish, Poecilia parae, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 29 March 2006.
What we are learning about color, personality and sex from millions fish, Poecilia parae. US Embassy, Georgetown, Guyana, 30 May 2006.
What we are learning about color, personality and sex from millions fish, Poecilia parae. UMSL Biology Lunch Seminar Series, St. Louis, MO, 6 September 2006.
How to write a competitive doctoral dissertation improvement grant for NSF, Graduate Student Association, Department of Biology, UMSL, St. Louis, MO, 15 September 2006.
Food for thought: research opportunities in the Bourne lab and at CEIBA Biological Center, Guyana, Tri Beta, UMSL, St. Louis, MO, 25 October 2006.
What we are learning about color, personality and sex from the pentamorphic livebearing fish, Poecilia parae. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 3 November 2006.
How to write a competitive doctoral dissertation improvement grant for NSF, Graduate Student Association, Department of Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 3 November 2006.
NSF 0729888, Facilities Improvements for CEIBA Biological Center, Guyana (location - Guyana), 1 November 2007-31 October 2009, $244,781 [Bourne, G.R., & Co-PI, Parker, P.A.]
Dr. Thomas Brady, Division Director, Division of Integrated Organismal Systems, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 685, Arlington, VA 22230; PH: 703-292-7875, E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Patricia Adair Gowaty, Distinguished Research Professor, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, 517 Biological Sciences Building, Athens, GA 30602-2602; PH: 706-542-3365, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Bobbi S. Low, Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, G142A Dana, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109; PH: 734-763-4518, E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Michael J. Ryan, Clark Hubbs Regents Professor in Zoology, The University of Texas at Austin, Section of Integrative Biology, 1 University Station C0930, Austin, TX 78712; PH: 512-471-5078; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Diane Witt, Program Director, Division of Integrated Organismal Systems, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 685, Arlington, VA 22230; PH: 703-292-7887, E-mail: email@example.com
Updated: 15 August, 2007
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