MMBCL Presentations

 

Selected Presentations

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Kuczaj, S.A. II, Byerly, H.C., Perisho, S., & Jones, B. (2012). Individual dolphin mothers use unique signals to call their calves. Presented at the fall meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, New Orleans, LA.

Byerly, H. C., Richardson, J.L. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2011). Mating behavior of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Tampa, FL, November.

Hurley, B.,Smith, C., Toms, C., Mackey. A., Solangi, M. & Kuczaj, S.A.II (2011). Potential long-term impacts on bottlenose dolphin foraging hotspots in Mississippi Sound following a major hurricane. Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Tampa, FL, November.

Kuczaj, S.A.II, Highfill, L. & Byerly, H. (2011). The importance of considering context in the assessment of personality characteristics. Presented at the Workshop on Behavioral Ecology of Marine Mammal Personalities: The Importance and Challenges of Quantifying Consistent Individual Differences in Behavior held immediately before the biennial meeting of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Tampa, FL, November.

Makecha, R.  N., Highfill, L., Penny, A., & Kuczaj, S. A. II. (2011). Personality and behavioral development in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) calves. Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Tampa, FL, November.

McBride, S. M., & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2011). Seasonal and diurnal behavioral patterns of resident, seasonal resident, and transient bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the Mississippi Sound. Presented at the Gulf Coast Student Chapter for the Society of Marine Mammalogy Annual Student Research Symposium. Hattiesburg, MS, August. 

Seay, B., Levengood, A., Groos, B., Dudzinski, K.M., & Kuczaj, S. (2011). Mouthing behaviors in dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Presented at the biennial meeting of the Conference on the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Tampa, FL, November.

Smith, C., Ford, J. Wood, J. Balcomb, K. & Kuczaj, S.A.II. (2011). Acoustic similarity if matrilines within a socially fluid group of Southern Resident killer whales. Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Tampa, FL, November.

Writt, D., Lopes, P. Kuczaj, S.A.II, Scheifele, P. & Santos, M. (2011). Neurophysiologicla indices of signal processing in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncates): Advancing cetacean cognition and communication research. Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Tampa, FL, November.

Yeater, D. & Kuczaj, S. A. II. (2011). A comparison of the behavioral development of biological and surrogate bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) mother-calf pairs.  Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Tampa, FL, November.

Alexander, B., Mahoney, E., Boucher, J., Flores, E., Nadler, S. Mogilewsky, M., Kuczaj, S.A. II, & Highfill, L. (2010).  The potential relationship between personality and success in training and problem-solving tasks. Presented at the 17th International Conference on Comparative Psychology. Melbourne, FL, March.

Dudzinski, K., Gregg, J. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2010).  Dolphin use of touch for communication. Presented at the 15th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology, Hyogo, Japan, May

Kuczaj, S. A. II (2010).  Social cognition in dolphins? Presented at the 15th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology, Hyogo, Japan, May.

Kuczaj, S.A. II, Pack, A. & Herman, L. (2010). Mental rotation in a dolphin? Presented at the 17th International Conference on Comparative Psychology. Melbourne, FL, March.

Makecha, R., Kuczaj, S. A. II, & Fad, O. (2010). Touch and communication in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). Presented at the 15th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology, Hyogo, Japan, May.

Mackey, A.D., Solangi, M. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2010). Residency patterns of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Mississippi Sound. Presented at the Gulf Coast Student Chapter (GCSC) Symposium; A Chapter of The Society For Marine Mammalogy. Galveston, TX, September.

Toms, C. N., Smith, C. E., Mackey, A. D., Hurley, B., & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2010). Impacts of a Major Hurricane on the Foraging Ecology of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Mississippi Sound; Preliminary Evidence. Presented at the Gulf Coast Student Chapter (GCSC) Symposium; A Chapter of The Society For Marine Mammalogy. Galveston, TX, September.

Alexander, L., Hill, H., Highfill, L., & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2009). The relationship between human ratings of beluga personality and beluga behavioral patterns. Presented at the Biennial Conference for the Society of Marine Mammalogy, Quebec City, Canada, October. 

Byerly, H.C., Richardson, J.L., & Kuczaj, S.A. II(2009). Paternal investment in the care of a dolphin calf.Presented at the Biennial Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Quebec City, Canada, October.

Highfill, L., Kristiansen, R., Hanbury, D., Kuczaj, S.A. II, & Watson, S. (2009). The use of personality assessments in designing environmental enrichment for Garnett’s Bushbabies (Otolemur garnettii). Presented at the Comparative Cognition Conference. Melbourne Beach, FL. March.

Ioup, G.E., Ioup, J.W. Pflug, Tashmukhambetov, A.M., Newcomb, J.J Sidoroskaia, N.A., Kuczaj, S.A.II, Rayborn, G.H., Stephens, J.M., Tiemann, C.O., & Bernstein, A. (2009). Environmental acoustic recording system (EARS) for marine mammal acoustics. Paper presented at the biannual Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Portland, May. 

Ioup, G.E., Ioup, J.W., Pflug, L.A., Tashmukhambetov, A.M., Sidoroskaia, N.A. Schexnayder, P., Tiemann, C.O., Bernstein, A, Kuczaj, S.A.II, Rayborn, G.H., Newcomb, J.J., Carlson, R., & Ekimov, A. (in press). EARS Buoy Applications by LADC: I. Marine Animal Acoustics, George E. Ioup, Juliette W. Ioup, Lisa A. Presented atOCEANS09, Biloxi, MS, October.

Ioup, G.E., Pflug, L.A., Tashmukhambetov, A.M., Tiemann, C.O., Bernstein, A., Sidoroskaia, N.A., Schexnayder, P., Newcomb, J.J., Kuczaj, S.A.II, Rayborn, G.H. & Carlson, R. (2009). Localization to verify the identification of individual spern whales using click properties. Paper presented at the biannual Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Portland, May. 

Kuczaj, S.A. II. (2009). Why do dolphins smile? A consideration of dolphin emotions and emotional expressions. Invited address given at the International Global Center of Excellence Program Symposium on Emotional Animals and Sensible Humans. Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, February.

Kuczaj, S.A. II. (2009). We don’t all look the same: The role of familiarity in the discrimination of photographs of human faces by dolphins and sea lions. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association.  New Orleans, February.

Kuczaj, S.A. II, Byerly, H.C., Richardson, J.L., Sayer, S.C., & Perisho, S. (2009). Gotta go, mom’s calling: Dolphin mothers use acoustic signals to call their calves. Presented at Biennial Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Quebec City, Canada, October.

Lace, N., Caffery, K., Kuczaj, S.A.II, Solangi, M. (2009). Intra-individual phonation variability and simultaneous whistle/burst pulse production in a solitary juvenile bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Presented at theBiennial Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Quebec City, Canada, October.

Lopes, P. R., Writt, D. M., Kuczaj, S. A. II, dos Santos, M. E., Scheifele, P. M. (2009).  A procura dos marcadores neurofisiológicos no processamento de sinais nos golfinhos-roazes (Tursiops truncatus):  Resposta cognitiva a estímulos de tons raros. (The search for neurophysiological markers of signal processing in the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin: Cognitive response to rare tone stimuli). Presented at Projecto Delfim, Biologia e Conservação de Mamíferos Aquáticos, (Symposium on the Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals), Peniche, Portugal, May

Makecha, R., Fad, O., & Kuczaj, S. A. (2009). An investigation of the use of touch in the social interactions of a group of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). Presented at the 16th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne Beach, FL, March. 

Mackey, A. D., Solangi, M., Kuczaj, S.A. II (2009).  Investigation of a Social Network of Bottlenose Dolphins in the Mississippi Sound.  Presented at the biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec City, Canada, October.

Miller, L. E., Dudzinski, K. M., & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2009). An examination of aggressive behavior in Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Presented at the biennial Conference for the Society of Marine Mammalogy, Quebec City, Canada, October.

Paulos, R.D., Kuczaj, S.A. II, &Dudzinski, K,M. (2009). Distinctive sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) vocalization identified in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Presented at the Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec City, Canada, October.

Writt, D. M., Lopes, P. R., Kuczaj, S. A. II, dos Santos, M. E., Scheifele, P. M. (2009).  Identification of endogenous event-related potentials in the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin: Applications for communication research. Presented at the biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec City, Canada, October.

Writt, D. M., Lopes, P. R., Kuczaj, S. A. II dos Santos, M. E. (2009). A method for multi-channel event-related potential recording in cetaceans.  Presented at the Psychology and Neurosciences symposium, 4th Meeting of the Portuguese National Association of Experimental Psychology, Lisboa, Portugal, April.

Yeater, D. Miller, L, & Kuczaj, S. (2009).  Effects of an Increase in Group Size on the Social Interactions of Captive Rough-Toothed Dolphins (Steno bredanensis).  Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society of Marine Mammalogy, Quebec City, Canada, October.

Yeater, D., Miller, L., Caffery, K.,  & Kuczaj, S. (2009). The Social Implications of an Increase in Group Size for Captive Rough-Toothed Dolphins (Steno bredanensis). Presented at the European Association of Aquatic Mammals, St. George’s Bay, Malta, March.

Caffery, K. A., Miller, L. E., & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2008). Changes in object play as a function of social complexity. Presented at the 15th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL, March.

Dudzinski, K. M. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2008).  Flipper contact between dolphins – where, when and why dolphins use their pectoral fins. Presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals, Kolmården, Sweden, March. 

Highfill, L. & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2008). Do dolphins have consistent and stable personalities? Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Charlotte, NC, March.

Kuczaj, S. A. II & Yeater, D. (2007).  Rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) sexual relationships: More than one night stands. Presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals, Kolmården, Sweden, March.

Kristiansen, R., Kuczaj. S.A. II & Solangi, M. (2008). Is acoustic playback enriching for an isolated bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncates). Presented at the 2nd Conference on Acoustic Communication by Animals, Corvallis, Oregon, CA. August 

Lace, N. & Kuczaj, S.  A II (2008).  The presence of low-frequency narrowband phonations in the wild bottlenose dolphins’ acoustic repertoire. Presented at the 156th meeting of the Acoustic Society of America.  Miami, FL. November.

Lace, N., Kuczaj, S.A.,II & Lammers, M.O. (2008). Comparative study of acoustic signals produced by two populations of free-ranging coastal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Presented at the 2nd Conference on Acoustic Communication by Animals, Corvallis, Oregon, CA. August 

Lace, N., Kuczaj, S.A.II, & Lammers, M.O. (2008). Burst pulses produced by free-ranging bottlenose dolphins in Tampa Bay, Florida and Mississippi Sound, Mississippi. Presented at the 155th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Paris, France. July 

Mackey, A., Solangi, M. & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2008).  Social Play in Captive Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).  Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Charlotte, NC, March. 

Mackey, A., Solangi, M. & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2008).  Social Play in Captive Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) during the first year of life.  Presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals, Kolmården, Sweden, March.  

Miller, L. E., Caffery, K. A., & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2008, October). Effects of an increase in group size on social behavior in a group of rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis). Presented at the 14th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Miller, L.J., Kuczaj, S.A. II, & Herzing, D. (2008). Stereotypic behavior in wild marine carnivores: Potential implications for captive animal management. Presented at the Chicago Zoological Society’s Animal Welfare Symposium, Brookfield, Illinois. May

Miller, L.J., Mellen, J., Greer, T., Kuczaj, S.A. II. (2008). Short-term changes in bottlenose dolphin behavior related to education programs. Presented at the American Zoo and Aquarium Association National Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. September 

Miller, L.J., Mellen, J., Zeigler-Hill, V., Koeppel, J., Greer, T., Kuczaj, S.A. II. (2008). Atlantic bottlenose dolphin education programs: Benefits for conservation education? Presented at the American Zoo and Aquarium Association National Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. September  

Starkhammar, J., Kuczaj, S.A.,  Amundin, M., Nilsson, J., Almqvist, M. & Person, H. (2008). The dynamics of the dolphin echolocation beam. Presented at the 156th meeting of the Acoustic Society of America.  Miami, FL. November.

Yeater, D. & Kuczaj, S. (2008). Importance of Tactile Contact for Rough-Toothed Dolphins (Steno bredanensis). Paper presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference, Charlotte, NC. March.

Bohn, S., Kristiansen, R., Solangi, M., & Kuczaj, S. A. II. (2007). Acoustic Playback used as Enrichment for a Captive Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) . Presented at the 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa, November.

Dudzinski, K.M., Kuczaj, S. A. II, & Ribic, C.A. (2007). Flipper's flipper - a comparison of how, where, and why spotted and bottlenose dolphins from two locations use their pectoral fins to exchange contact. Presented at the 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa, November.  

Highfill, L., Kuczaj, S.A. II, & Schwammer, H. (2007). Can sea lions understand communicative cues during an object-choice task? Presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, Melbourne, FL, March

Highfill, L. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2007). Animal personality. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, February.

Mackey, A., Solangi, M. & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2007).  Social Play in Captive Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) during the first year of life. Presented at the 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa, November.

Miller, L., Kuczaj, S.A. II, & Solangi, M. (2007). Immediate response of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins to personal watercraft in the Mississippi Sound. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA, March.

Schneider, L., Kristiansen, R., Bohn, S., Solangi, M., & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2007). Whistle Type Changes with Behavioral State in Captive Bottlenose Dolphins ( Tursiops truncatus). Presented at the 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa, November.

Tranel, K.S. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2007).  Possible maternal influences on the ontogeny of echolocation in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Presented at the 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa, November. 

Yeater, D. & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2007).  Social Interactions in a Group of Captive Rough-Toothed Dolphins (Steno bredanensis).  Presented at European Association of Aquatic Mammals Confernce, Antibes, France, March. 

Yeater, D. & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2007).  Cetaceans, Humans, and Boats: A Cross-Species Comparison.  Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, February. 

Yeater, D. & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2007).  Dolphin-Human Interactions: Species Differences.  Presented at the 17th biennial meeting on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa, November. 

Bohn, S., Kuczaj, S., & Houser, D. (2006). Discriminating between the clicks produced by a bottlenose dolphin when searching for and identifying an object during a search task. Presented at the biannual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Honolulu, HI, December.

Highfill, L. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2006). Do dolphins have personalities? Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Assocation, New Orleans, August.

Hill, H. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2006). Dolphin mothers are not all the same. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA, March.

Makecha, R. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2006). Developmental changes and stability in dolphin play partners. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA, March

Yeater, D. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2006).Does the moon affect dolphin behavior? Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA, March.

Bohn, S. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2005). Vocal development in a bottlenose dolphin calf: examples of imitation and possible vocal play. Presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, Melbourne Beach, FL, March.

Bohn, S., Kuczaj, S.A. II, & Solangi, M. (2005). The effect of boats on the behavior of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Mississippi Sound. Presented at the Biennial Meeting on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, December.

Brown, S., Kuczaj, S.A. II & Solangi, M. (2005). Social learning facilitates the development of play behavior in a bottlenose dolphin calf. Presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, Melbourne Beach, FL, March.

Hendry, J.L., Kuczaj, S.A.II, Dudzinski, K, & Houser, D.S. (2005). The ontogeny of echolocation in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Presented at the Biennial Meeting on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, December.

Hernandez, E.N., Kuczaj, S.A. II & Solangi, M. (2005). Whistle repertoire of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Mississippi Sound. Presented at the biannual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Minneapolis, October.

Hernandez, E.N., Kuczaj, S.A. II & Solangi, M. (2005). Time and frequency parameters of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) whistles as predictors of surface behavior in the Mississippi Sound. Presented at the Biennial Meeting on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, December.

Highfill, L., Kuczaj, S.A. II & Solangi, M. (2005). Observations of the integration of a stranded dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) calf into an established social group of captive dolphins. Presented at the Biennial Meeting on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, December.

Hill, H.M., Kuczaj, S.A. II, Greer, T. & Solangi, M. (2005). Maternal styles in captive dolphin mothers. Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, April.

Kuczaj, S.A. II. (2005). The role of play in the ontogeny and phylogeny of contextually flexible communication systems. Invited address presented at the Workshop on Contextually Flexible Communication Systems, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Altenberg, Austria, July.

Kuczaj, S.A. II. (2005). Why is variability so important? Presented at the annual meeting of the International Association of Animal Trainers, Duck Key, FL, October.

Kuczaj, S. A. II (2005). Imitation in primates and cetaceans. Invited paper presented at the Workshop on Comparative Cognition: Insights and Innovations, Biennial Meeting on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, December. 

Kuczaj, S.A.II, Makecha, R. N. & Trone, M. (2005). The role of peers in the play of young dolphins. Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, April.

Kuczaj, S.A. II, Popiel, L., White, C. & Bellows, C. (2005). Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) use of echolocation to perceive actions. Presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, Melbourne Beach, FL, March.

Kuczaj, S.A. II, Yeater, D. & Brown, S. (2005). Behavioral observations of a possible resident population of rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) off the Coast of Utila, Honduras. Presented at the Biennial Meeting on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, December.

Makecha, R.N. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2005). Changes in a dolphin's preferential play partners. Presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, Melbourne Beach, FL, March.

Powell, L.A., Kuczaj, S.A. II & Langlois, J.H. (2005). Dolphins prefer attractive human faces. Presented at the Biennial Meeting on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, December.

Tranel, K. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2005). Ontogeny of Echolocation in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) During the First Six Months of Life. Presented at the Biennial Meeting on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, December.

Yeater, D. & Kuczaj, S.A. II. (2005). Individual differences in object play behaviors in a group of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Presented at the Biennial Meeting on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, December.