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Joshua Schwartz

Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Biology

Location
  • @Pleasantville
    Costello House 202

Biography


My main interests are vertebrate behavior and sensory ecology with a focus on animal communication. The objective of my research program is to increase our understanding of how both proximate and ultimate factors, including adaptations facilitating the detection and assessment of biologically relevant sensory information, can shape the communication systems of animals.

Education


PhD , The University of Connecticut , 1984
Biology

MFS , Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies , 1978
Wildlife and Population Ecology

BA , Connecticut College , 1976
Botany

Awards and Honors

    1985 - Dobzhansky Prize, Society for the Study of Evolution

Publications


Schwartz, J. J. & Hossain, R. (2017, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1). Is it one call or two? Perception of inter-pulse and inter-call intervals in the gray treefrog, Hyla versicolor.. Behaviour. Vol 154 , pages 337-356.

Schwartz, J., Hunce, R., Lentine, B. & Powers, K. (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 6). Calling site choice and its impact on call degradation and call attractiveness in the gray treefrog, Hyla versicolor.. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

Bee, M. A., Schwartz, J. & Summers, K. (2013). All's well that begins Wells: Celebrating 60 years of Animal Behaviour and 36 years of research on anuran social behaviour.. Animal Behaviour. Vol 85 , pages 5-18.

Schwartz, J., Crimarco, N., Bregman, Y. & Umeoji, K. (2013). An Investigation of the Functional Significance of Responses of the Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor) to Chorus Noise. Journal of Herpetology. Vol 47 , pages 354-360.

Schwartz, J. J. & Bee, M. A. (2013). Anuran acoustic signal production in noisy environments. Animal Communication and Noise. New York, NY: Springer. , pages 91-132.

Vélez , A., Schwartz, J. J. & Bee, M. A. (2013). Anuran signal perception in noisy environments. H. Brumm (Eds.), Animal Communication and Noise. New York, NY: Springer. , pages 133-185.

Bee, M. A. & Schwartz, J. (2013). Calling in gray treefrog choruses: modifications and mysteries.. Proceedings on Meetings on Acoustics. Vol 19 , pages 6.

Schwartz, J. & Bee, M. A. (2009). Perception by frogs in the presence of chorus-shaped noise: I. Behavioral measures of signal recognition thresholds. J. Acoust. Soc. Amer.. (Issue 126) , pages 2788-2801.

Schwartz, J. & Freeberg, T. M. (2008). Acoustic Interaction in Animal Groups: Signaling. Journal of Comparative Psychology. (Issue 122) , pages 231-234.

Schwartz, J., Brown, R., Turner, S., Dushaj, K. & Castano, M. (2008). Interference risk and the function of dynamic shifts in calling in the gray treefrog. Journal of Comparative Psychology . (Issue 122) , pages 283-288.

PRESENTATIONS


Schwartz, J. J. (2017, April 23). Northeastern Natural History Conference . Is it One Call or Two? Perception of Inter-pulse and Inter-call Intervals in the Gray Treefrog, Hyla versicolor.. Eagle Hill Institute, Cromwell Ct.

Schwartz, J. (2016, April 23). Northeastern Natural History Conference. Communication in the Cacophony of a Treefrog Chorus. Eagle Hill Institute, Springfield, MA

Schwartz, J. (2015, April 6). Invited Seminar. Utica College

Zhou, X. & Schwartz, J. (2014, November). 11th Annual Environmental Consortium Conference . Knowledge and Attitudes of College Students About the Use of Elephants for Ivory. Environmental Consortium, Sages Colles, Troy NY

Schwartz, J. (2014, August). 51st Annual Meeting. Animal Behavior Society

Schwartz, J. (2014, May). 167th Meeting. Acoustical Society of America

Schwartz, J. (2014, April). Pace Research Day. Pace University

Schwartz, J. (2013, November). 10th Annual Conference. NaturesPace: A Natural History Information Database and Website with Mobile Device Access for the Pace Campus. Environmental Consortium

Bee, M. A. & Schwartz, J. (2013, June). 165 Annual meeting. Acoustical Society of America / International Society on Acoustics

Schwartz, J. (2013, April). Invited Seminar. Queen's College

Humfeld, S. & Schwartz, J. (2013, January). Annual Meeting. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

RESEARCH INTEREST


My main interests are vertebrate behavior and sensory ecology with a focus on animal communication. The objective of my research program is to increase our understanding of how both proximate and ultimate factors, including adaptations facilitating the detection and assessment of biologically relevant sensory information, can shape the communication systems of animals.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Schwartz, J. (2013). Pace Scholarly Research Awards.
Pace Univ. , Pace University , $2,612.00 . Funded,

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • AAAS
  • American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • American Society of Naturalists
  • Animal Behavior Society
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Herpetologists League
  • Sigma Xi
  • Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Society for the Study of Evolution

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Speaker - Dyson Society of Fellows
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