- Ph. D., Boston University
- Office: 226 Life Sciences Building
- Phone: 1-419-372-8556
- Email: email@example.com
- Chemical ecology and behavior of aquatic organisms
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The Laboratory for Sensory Ecology is a multi-disciplinary lab that is interested in any questions concerning sensory behavior, evolution, physiology, and ecology. Most of our current projects are centered on understanding the role that chemical signals play in an organism's ecological role. We have projects that range from understanding the physics behind antennae design, predator avoidance, selection of habitats and mates, dominance hierarchies and other social behaviors to analyzing the chemical composition of these signals. Many aquatic animals use chemical signals to make important ecological decisions and our ultimate goal is to understand the role that chemicals play in mediating behavior and ecological interactions. Our work is truly multi-disciplinary and combines techniques from Physics to Chemistry to Psychology to classic Ethology and uses equipment designed for laboratory, field work and oceanic work. The laboratory is collaborating with researchers in Woods Hole, Stony Brook, NY, Berkeley, Milwaukee, and the Bahamas.
Martin, III, A.L. and Moore, P.A. (2010). The influence of reproductive state on the agonistic interactions between male and female crayfish, Orconectes rusticus. Behaviour 147:1309-1325.
Percival, D.T., and Moore, P.A. (2010). Shelter size influences self-assessment of size in crayfish, Orconectes rusticus: Consequences for agonistic fights. Behaviour 147:103-119.
Adams, J.A., Pecor, K.W., and Moore, P.A. (2009). Dissolved organic matter from elevated-CO2 detritus and its impact on the orientation of crayfish (Orconectes virilis) to a fish food source. JNABS 28(3):638-648.
Wolf, M.C., Martin III, A.L., Simon, J.L., Bergner, J.L., and Moore, P.A. (2009). Chemosensory signals in stream habitats: Implications for ecological interactions. JNABS 28(3):560-571.
Belanger, R.M. and Moore, P.A. (2009). The role of the major chelae in the localization and sampling of female odours by male crayfish, Orconectes rusticus (GIRARD, 1852). Journal of Crustaceana 82 (6): 653-668.
Belanger, R.M., X. Ren, K.E. McDowell, S. Chang and P.A. Moore. Sensory setae on the major chelae of the male crayfish, Orconectes rusticus (Decapoda, astacidae); Impact of reproductive state on function and distribution. Journal of Crustacean Biology (in press).
Kominoski, J., P.A. Moore, R. Wetzel and N. Tuchman. Elevated CO2 alters leaf litter-derived dissolved organic carbon: effects on stream periphyton and crayfish preference. Journal of the North American Benthological Society (in press).
Zulandt, T., R.A.Zulandt-Schneider and P.A. Moore. Observing agonistic interactions alters subsequent fighting dynamics in the crayfish Orconectes rusticus. Animal Behaviour 75:13-20.
Simon, J.L. and P.A. Moore. Male-female communication in the crayfish Orconectes rusticus: the use of urinary signals in reproductive and non-reproductive pairings. Ethology (in press).
Fero, K., J.L. Simon, V. Jourdie and P.A. Moore. 2007. Ecological consequences of social dominance in the rusty crayfish, Orconectes rusticus. Behaviour 144: 61-82.
Belanger, R.M. and P.A. Moore. 2006. The use of the major chelae by reproductive male crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) for discrimination of female odours. Behaviour 143:713-731.
Bergman, D.A., C.N. Redman, K.C. Fero, J.L. Simon and P.A. Moore. 2006. The impacts of flow on chemical communication strategies and flight dynamics of crayfish. Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology 39: 245-258.
Bergman, D.A., A.L. Martin and P.A. Moore. 2005. The control of information flow by the manipulation of mechanical and chemical signals during agonistic encounters by crayfish, Oronectes rusticus. Animal Behavior 70:485-496.