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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.

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. & 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.

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


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

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