Paul A. Moore


Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., Boston University





226 LSC

Research Interests:

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.

Selected Publications:

Moore, P.A., and Bergman, D.A. 2005. The smell of success and failure: the role of intrinsic and extrinsic chemical signals on the social behavior of crayfish. Integrative and Comparative Biology 45:650-657.

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, Orconectes rusticus. Animal Behavior 70:485-496..

Bergman, D.A., and P.A. Moore. 2005. The prolonged exposure to social odors alters subsequent interactions in crayfish (Orconectes rusticus). Animal Behavior 70:311-318.

Adams, J.A., Tuchman, N.C., and Moore, P.A. 2005. CO2-altered detritus on growth and chemically-mediated foraging decisions in crayfish (Procambarus clarkii). JNABS 24:330-345.

Bergman, D.A., and P.A. Moore. 2005. The role of chemical signals in the social behavior of crayfish. Chem. Senses 30:i305-i306.

Moore, P.A. and Crimaldi, J. 2004. Odor landscapes and animal behavior: tracking odor plumes in different physical worlds. J. Mar. Science. 49:55-64.

Wolf, M.C., R. Voigt and P.A. Moore. 2004. Spatial arrangement of odor sources modifies the temporal aspects of crayfish search strategies. J. Chem. Ecol. 30:501-517.

Kozlowski, C.P., Voigt, R., and Moore, P.A. 2003. Effect of pulsed odour sources on the tracking behaviour of crayfish (Orconectes rusticus). Mar. and Fresh. Behav. and Phys. 36:97-110.

Bergman, D.A., Kozlowski, C.P., McIntyre, J.C., Huber, R., Daws, A.G., and Moore, P.A. 2003. Temporal dynamics and communication of winner-effects in the crayfish, Orconectes rusticus. Behaviour 140:805-825.

Adams, J.A., Tuchman, N.C., and Moore, P.A. 2003. Atmospheric CO2 enrichment alters the chemical quality of leaf detritus: Impacts on foraging decisions of crayfish (Orconectes virilis). JNABS 22:410-422.

Bergman, D., and Moore, P.A. 2003. Field observations of agonistic behavior of two crayfish species, Orconectes rusticus and Orconectes virilis, in different habitats. Biol. Bull. 205:26-35.

Adams, J.A., and Moore, P.A. 2003. Discrimination of conspecific male molt odor signals by male crayfish, Orconectes rusticus. J. Crust. Biol. 23:7-14.