EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE

TEACHING

HONORS/AWARDS

SERVICE

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

PUBLICATIONS (reprints)

PRESENTED PAPERS







Curriculum Vitae

Matthew H. Persons

(updated January, 2010)

Contact Information

219B Fisher Science Hall
Biology Department
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Phone: (570)372-4526
Email: persons at susqu.edu
Internet:http://www.susqu.edu/facstaff/p/persons

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, 1997
Dissertation: Foraging behavior of Schizocosa wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae).
Advisor, Dr. George Uetz

M.S. Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, 1995.

B.A. Biology, magna cum laude, Albion College , 1991 Undergraduate thesis: "Estimation of carbon storage for urban and suburban lands for three southeastern states".Advisor, Dr. Gail Stratton

EXPERIENCE

Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Susquehanna University, August 2009-present

Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Susquehanna University, August 2005-2009

Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Susquehanna University, August 1999-2005

Post Doctoral Research Scholar, Sponsor, Dr. Ann Rypstra, Department of Zoology, Miami University, July 1998-August 1999

Post Doctoral Research Associate, Sponsor, Dr. Leo Fleishman , Department of Biological Sciences, Union College, July 1997-July 1998

Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Jan-June, 1997

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences,University of Cincinnati, 1991-1996

Field Assistant; Archaeology, Diagnostic Aztec ceramic motifs. Albion College, Xaltocan, Mexico June 1991.Advisor, Dr. Elizabeth Brumfiel

Research Assistant; Forestry opportunities in the United States to mitigate the effects of global warming, USDA Forest Service, related research with American Forestry Association, Washington, D.C. 1990-1991. Advisor, Dr. Richard Birdsey

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (Biology 302) Lecture and Laboratory. Examines the evolutionary relationships among the vertebrate classes using comparative morphological evidence. Utilizes an organ system approach to the study of anatomy and considers unique adaptations of select vertebrate taxa. 1999- Fall, alternate years.

Human Anatomy (Biology 210)Lecture and Laboratory. Explores human form and function. Emphasis will be on an organ system approach with consideration of pathology and histology. Course serves as a complement to human physiology. Laboratory explores human gross anatomy and histology using a combination of human skeletons, cat dissection,and histological preparations. Evaluation is primarily through laboratory practica. 2000- Fall, alternate years

Animal Behavior (Biology 500) Lecture and Laboratory. Explores the adaptive value of animal behavior with an emphasis on theory and hypothesis testing using examples from the literature. Major topics include sexual selection, mating systems, parental care, sociality, foraging theory, anti-predator behavior, game theory, and communication framed within an evolutionary context. 2000, Spring, alternate years

Issues in Human Biology (Biology 010). Lecture and Laboratory. Non-majors. Emphasizes analysis of current human biology problems. Presents basic biological concepts, including structure of life, human physiology, disease, population problems and genetics. Spring, annually

Environmental Biology (Zoology 121) Lecture and discussion. A non-majors course covering basic ecological principles and human impacts on the environment. Discussions topics include student debates, simulations, and group problem-solving on environmental issues. Spring, 1999.

Invertebrate Zoology (Biology 520,323) Lecture and Laboratory. An advanced undergraduate/graduate course covering diverse invertebrate phyla. Ecology, behavior, taxonomy, and morphology are covered within an evolutionary framework. Laboratory emphasis is placed on taxonomic identifications, gross anatomy, histology, and behavior. 1997, Lab taught 1994-1997. Currently taught at undergraduate level, 2000, Spring, alternate years

Senior Seminar Course offers seniors oral and poster presentation experience, C.V. preparation, and various research topics presented by outside speakers. 2001, Spring

Ecology, Evolution, and Heredity (Biology 101). Lecture and Laboratory. Introductory biology course for majors and non-majors. Provides an introduction to behavioral, population, and community ecology, principles of organic evolution, and foundations of genetics. 2001, Fall, alternate years

Evolution of Human Behavior (Honors and upper level majors seminar). Discussion. Course provides an introduction to theoretical principles of human sociobiology and human behavioral ecology. Topics include the origins and function of sexual reproduction, mating behavior, human mate choice, patterns of violence in families, altruistic behavior, the evolution of brain size, the origins of language, and the relationship between genes and culture. Fall 2001,

Ecology/Evolution (Biology 313) Laboratory/Field (required for Biology Majors). Course explores fundamentals of ecology and evolutionary biology. Laboratory emphasis is placed on field data collection methods and scientific writing with an introduction to statistical methods and computer-based population modeling. 1992-1995

Human Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 201) Laboratory (required for Allied Health Majors). Course surveys the structure and function of the human body. Laboratory emphasis is placed strongly on anatomy using a cat model and histology. 1991-1995. Responsibilities included training teaching assistants, developing new labs, and coordinating fourteen laboratory sections as well as teaching.

Arachnology (Biology 660) Laboratory/Field (elective). Graduate/undergraduate. Course surveys anatomy, taxonomy and ecology of arachnids with special emphasis on spiders. Some guest lectures. 1996

Biodiversity of Dune Ecosystems (Biology 662) Laboratory/field lecture. Graduate/undergraduate. Course examines methods for assessing biodiversity using spiders as an example taxon. Some guest lectures with George Uetz. 1996.

Other teaching experience:

Introduction to Psychobiology (Psychology 360) Guest lecturer: "Optimality as a behavioral paradigm" for Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati. 1993-1994.

General Biology (Biology 105) Guest laboratory and lecture instructor. 1997

Primary Education Outreach Program: What is an arachnid? (2nd and 3rd Grade), Schenectady Public Schools, 1997

HONORS/AWARDS

Horn Award Lectureship Recipient for Distinguished Scholarship and Service to Susquehanna University, 2004

Outstanding Ph.D. Student of the Year, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Cincinnati, 1997

Ohio Valley Entomological Society Student Paper Competition, First Place, Ph.D. Division, Paper: Sensory biases in foraging: implications for the evolution of courtship displays in wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae), 1996

Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Cincinnati, 1994

Departmental Honors in Biology, Albion College, 1991.

Barbara Putnam Award in Natural Resources, Albion College, $1,000, 1991

Media that have featured my research

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE/ACTIVITIES

Discipline-related Service

Editorial Board, ISRN Zoology 2010-present.
Reviewer, Journal of Ethology 2009-present.
Reviewer, Current Zoology 2009-present.
Reviewer, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 2009-present.
Reviewer, Agricultural and Forest Entomology 2009-present.
Reviewer, Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2008-present.
Reviewer, Biology Letters 2008-present.
Reviewer, Bulletin of Entomological Research 2007-present.
Reviewer, Journal of Medical Entomology 2007-present.
Reviewer, Ecological Entomology 2007-present.
Reviewer, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 2007-present.
Reviewer, Behavioral Processes 2007-present
Reviewer, Functional Ecology 2005-present
Reviewer, Naturwissenschaften 2004-present
Reviewer, Behaviour 2004-present
Reviewer, Insectes Sociaux 2002-present
Reviewer, Journal of Herpetology 2002-present
Reviewer, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 2000-present
Reviewer, Behavioral Ecology 2000-present
Reviewer, Journal of Insect Behavior 1999-present
Reviewer, Ethology 1999-present
Reviewer, Animal Cognition 1999-present
Reviewer, Animal Behaviour 1998-present
Reviewer, American Midland Naturalist 1998-present
Reviewer, American Naturalist, 1998-present
Reviewer, Royal Academy Proceedings B. 1997-present
Reviewer, Oecologia 1996-present
Reviewer, Journal of Arachnology 1995-present
External Grant Reviewer, National Science Foundation, 1997-present

American Arachnological Society, Director, 2008-present
American Arachnological Society, Education Committee (chair), 2008-present
University Service

Science-in-action day Animal Behavior Program, 1999-2004.
Task force for the establishment of an Ecology Research Center, 2002-present
S.A.V.E. Project House Advisor, 2001-present.
Ad hoc Task force sub-committee on Integration of Research into the Curriculum, Middle States Re-accreditation Self-Study, 2002-present.
Ad hoc Task force on Integration of the Curriculum, Middle States Re-accreditation Self-Study, 2002-present
Ad hoc Facilities and Space Use Committee, Susquehanna University, 2000-present
Science Facilities and Space Planning Steering Committee, 2001-present
Faculty Research and Development Committee, Susquehanna University, 2004-present
Academic Standing Committee, Susquehanna University, 2000-2003
Library Committee, Susquehanna University, 2000-2003
Search Committee member for Cultural Anthropologist, 1999-2000; Plant Ecologist, 2002-2003; Vertebrate Ecologist, 2003-2004, Susquehanna University
Search Committee member for Department Head, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, 1996-1997
Biological Sciences Graduate Student Faculty Representative, 1995-1997
Biological Sciences Graduate Affairs Committee member, 1994-1995
Departmental Seminar Coordinator, 1993
Vice-President Biology Graduate Student Association, 1991-1992

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Animal Behavior Society
International Society for Behavioral Ecology
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
American Arachnological Society
International Society of Arachnology
Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences
Beta Beta Beta

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Behavioral ecology of spiders


RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS


National Science Foundation. Collaborative Research at Undergraduate Institutions. Division of Biological Infrastructure. "Shifts in wolf spider reproductive behavior under predation risk". Dr. Ann Rypstra, co-P.I. $625,434, 2003-2007.SU Award amount: $250,765

Summer Research Partners Grant; Susquehanna University, Shifts in habitat preference of the wolf spider Pardosa milvina within a soybean-corn strip cropping system $2,400, 2002

Summer Research Partners Grant; Susquehanna University, The influence of sub-optimal mating on reproductive success in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina $2,400, 2002

Faculty Development Grant; Susquehanna University, Consequences of sub-optimal mating in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. $2,460. 2002

Faculty Development Grant; Susquehanna University, Fitness consequences of wolf spider reproductive behavior under predation risk. $2,460. 2002.

Summer Research Partners Grant; Susquehanna University, The influence of predator cues and population density on cannibalistic behavior in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina $2,400, 2001

Summer Research Partners Grant; Susquehanna University, The Costs of Parental Care in the Wolf Spider Pardosa milvina $2,400, 2000

Faculty Development Grant; Susquehanna University, Reproductive consequences of limb autotomy in males of the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. $2,480, 2000

University Research Grant; Susquehanna University, Costs and Benefits of chemically-mediated anti-predator behavior in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. $4,980, 2000-2001.

Miami University Research Development Grant; "Fitness consequences of anti-predator behavior and chemically-mediated assessment of predation risk in wolf spiders" $16, 125, 1998

American Arachnological Society Research Grant; $500, 1995

University Research Council Competitive Fellowship; University of Cincinnati $1,700,/year 1994-1996

Wiemann Competitive Fellowship; Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati $800,/year 1992-1993

Northern Michigan University Independent Sector Award; $1,200, 1990

PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH ARTICLES*
(* denotes undergraduate student), ^ indicates corresponding author

Note: I hope to have many of these linked to pdf versions of the original article. Thanks for your patience.

Sweger, A.L., Marr, M., Satteson, A., Rypstra, A.L. and Persons, M.H.. 2010. The effects of predation risk on female silk deposition and male response to predator-cued conspecifics in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae; Lycosidae).Journal of Arachnology. 38:393-397.

Culley, T.*, J.E. Wiley*, and Persons, M.H^.. 2010. Proximate cues governing egg sac discrimination and recognition in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae).Journal of Arachnology. 38:387-390.pdf

Fleishman, L., Leal, M., and Persons, M.H. 2009. Habitat light and dewlap color diversity in four species of Puerto Rican anoline lizards. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 195:1043-1060.

Hoefler, C.D., Carlascio, A.L., Persons, M.H., and Rypstra, A.L. 2009.Male courtship repeatability and potential indirect genetic benefits in a wolf spider. Animal Behaviour. 78:183-188.pdf

Holler, R.L.*, & Persons.M.H. 2009. Dragline deposition patterns among male and female Hogna helluo (Araneae, Lycosidae) in the presence of chemical cues from prey. Journal of Arachnology 37:97-100.pdf

Hoefler, C.D.^, Guhanarayan, G., Persons, M.H., & Rypstra, A.L. 2009. The interaction of female condition and mating status on male-male aggression in a wolf spider.Ethology. 115:331-338.pdf

Rypstra, A.L., Schlosser, A.M., Sutton, P.S., and Persons, M.H. 2009. Multimodal signaling: the importance of chemical and visual cues from females to the behaviour of male wolf spiders. Animal Behaviour. 77:937-947.pdf

Hoefler, C.D.^, Persons, M.H., & Rypstra, A.L. 2008. Evolutionarily costly courtship displays in a wolf spider: a test of viability indicator theory. Behavioral Ecology. 19(5):974-979.pdf version of article.

Eiben, B.J.*, Persons, M.H.^. 2007. The effect of prior exposure to predator cues on chemically-mediated defensive behavior and survival in the wolf spider Rabidosa rabida (Araneae: Lycosidae). Behaviour. 144:889-906.pdf version of article-proof.

Colancecco, M.*, A.L. Rypstra, and M.H. Persons^. 2007. Predation and foraging costs of carrying egg sacs of different mass in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina.Behaviour. 144:1003-1018.pdf version of article.

Rypstra, A.L., Schmidt, J.M., Reif, B.D., DeVito, J., & Persons, M.H. 2007. Tradeoffs involved in site selection and foraging in a wolf spider: effects of substrate structure and predation risk. Oikos.116:853-863. pdf version of article.

Folz, H.C., Wilder, S.M., Persons, M.H., & Rypstra, A.L. 2006. Changes in vertical habitat use and foraging of Pardosa milvina in response to chemical cues of the predator Hogna helluo (Araneae, Lycosidae).Ethology.112:1152-1158.pdf version of article.

Bell, Ryan*, Rypstra, A.L., & Persons, M.H.^ 2006. The effect of predator hunger on chemically-mediated antipredator responses and survival in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. Ethology.112:903-910.pdf version of article.

Schonewolf, K.*, Bell, R., Rypstra, A.L. & Persons, M.H^. 2006. Field evidence of an airborne enemy-avoidance kairomone in wolf spiders.Journal of Chemical Ecology.32:1565-1576.pdf version of article.

Lynam, E.C.*, Owens, J.C.*, & Persons, M.H.^. 2006. The influence of pedipalp autotomy on the courtship and mating behavior of Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). Journal of Insect Behavior. 19:63-75.pdf version of galley proof of article.

Wilder, S.M.^, DeVito, J., Persons, M.H., Rypstra, A.L. 2005. The effects of moisture and heat on the efficacy of chemical cues used in predator detection by Pardosa milvina (Araneae, Lycosidae).Journal of Arachnology. 33:857-861. pdf version of article.

Taylor, A.R.*, Persons, M.H.^, Rypstra, A.L. 2005. The effect of perceived predation risk on male courtship and copulatory behavior in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae, Lycosidae).Journal of Arachnology. 33:76-81.pdf version of article.

Persons, M.H.^ & G.W. Uetz. 2005. Sexual cannibalism and mate choice decisions in wolf spiders: influence of male size and secondary sexual characters. Animal Behaviour. 69:83-94.pdf version of article.

Persons, M.H.^, & E.C. Lynam*. 2004.Pardosa milvina(Araneae, Lycosidae) spiderling dispersal in the presence of conspecific and heterospecific lycosid silk and excreta.Journal of Arachnology. 32:341-344.pdf version of article

Lehmann, L.*, S.E. Walker, & M.H. Persons^. 2004. The influence of predator sex on chemically-mediated antipredator response in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). Ethology. 110:1-17.pdf (proof-version of article).

Brautigam*, S.E. & Persons, M.H.^. 2003. The effect of limb loss on the courtship and mating behavior of the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). Journal of Insect Behavior. 16:571-587.pdf (proof version of article).

Rypstra, A.L.^, Wieg*, C., Walker, S.E. & M.H. Persons. 2003. Mutual mate assessment in wolf spiders: differences in the cues used by males and females. Ethology. 109:315-325.pdf version of article

Persons, M.H.^,Walker, S.E., & A.L. Rypstra. 2002. Fitness costs and benefits of chemotactile-mediated antipredator behavior in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. Behavioral Ecology. 13: 386-392.pdf version of article

Barnes*, M.C., Persons, M.H.^ & A.L. Rypstra. 2002. The effect of predator chemical cue age on chemically-mediated antipredator behavior in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). Journal of Insect Behavior. 15: 269-281.

Persons, M.H.^ & A.L. Rypstra. 2001. Wolf spiders show graded antipredator behavior in the presence of chemical cues from different sized predators. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 27:2493-2504.pdf version of article

Brueseke, M.A.*, A.L. Rypstra^, S.E. Walker, & M.H. Persons. 2001. Leg autotomy in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina: a common phenomenon with few apparent costs. American Midland Naturalists. 146: 153-160. pdf version of article

Fleishman, L.J.^ & M.H. Persons. 2001. The influence of stimulus and background colour on signal visibility in the lizard Anolis cristatellus. Journal of Experimental Biology. 204: 1559-1575.

Persons, M.H.^., Walker, S.E., Rypstra, A.L. & S.D. Marshall. 2001. Wolf spider predator avoidance tactics and survival in the presence of diet-associated predator cues (Araneae: Lycosidae). Animal Behaviour. 61:43-51.pdf version of article

Persons, M.H.^ & A.L. Rypstra. 2000. Preference for chemical cues associated with recent prey in the wolf spider Hogna helluo (Araneae: Lycosidae). Ethology. 106:27-35.pdf version of article

Persons, M.H.^ & G.W. Uetz. 1999. Age and sex-based differences in the foraging decisions of wolf spiders. Journal of Insect Behavior.12:723-736.

*Searcy, L.E., Rypstra, A.L.^, & M.H. Persons. 1999. Airborne chemical communication in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae, Lycosidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 25: 2527-2533.pdf version of article

Persons, M.H.^, Fleishman, L.J., Frye, M.A., & M.E. Stimphil*. 1999. Sensory response patterns and the evolution of visual signal design in anoline lizards . Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 184: 585-607.

Persons, M.H.^. 1999. Hunger effects on the foraging responses to perceptual cues in immature and adult wolf spiders (Lycosidae). Animal Behaviour. 57: 81-88.pdf version of article

Persons, M.H.^ & G.W. Uetz. 1998. Pre-sampling sensory information and prey density assessment by wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae). Behavioral Ecology. 9: 360-366.pdf version of article

Persons, M.H.^ & G.W. Uetz. 1997. The effect of prey attack and movement on the patch residence decision rules of Schizocosa ocreata (Araneae: Lycosidae). Journal of Insect Behavior. 10: 737-751. pdf version of article

Persons, M.H.^ & G.W. Uetz. 1997. Residence time decisions in wolf spiders: is perceiving prey as important as eating prey?. Écoscience 4: 1-5.pdf version of article

Persons, M.H.^ & G.W. Uetz. 1996. The influence of sensory information on patch residence time in wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae). Animal Behaviour. 51: 1285-1293pdf version of article

Persons, M.H.^ & G.W. Uetz. 1996. Wolf spiders vary patch residence time in the presence of chemical cues from prey (Araneae, Lycosidae). Journal of Arachnology. 24: 76-79.pdf version of article

Book Chapters and other Publications

Persons, M.H.^ 2005. Chapter 7: Multiple Approaches to Testing Hypotheses: An Example Using Isopod Moisture Preferences In: Learning the Skills of Research: Animal Behavior Exercises in the Laboratory and Field. Ed. Beth Jakob & Margaret Hodge. Sinauer Associates Publishing.

Persons, M.H.*^ 1992. Estimation of carbon storage for urban and suburban lands for three southeastern states. In: Forests and global change Vol. 1. Opportunities for increasing forest cover (eds.R.N. Sampson & D. Hair). American Forests, Washington, D.C. pp. 263-278.*Undergraduate research thesis

Manuscripts in review

Procopio, R.L., Sweger, A.L., and Persons, M.H. The cost of being an oversexed wolf spider: males that court and copulate longer die young

Cattell, J.M. and Persons, M.H. I smell a femme fatale: can male wolf spiders chemically detect a cannibalistic prospective mate?

Manuscripts in preparation

Rypstra, A.L.^, Koper, M., Buddle, C.M., & Persons, M.H. Differences in male and female responses to predator information during mate location, courtship, and mating in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae).

Walker, S.E.^, Persons, M.H., & Rypstra, A.L. Predation risk and correlational selection: Interactions between predation risk, asymmetry and signaling in the wolf spider, Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae)

Sauder, K.* & Persons, M.H.^ Diel effects on chemically-mediated antipredator responses in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina

PRESENTED PAPERS/ABSTRACTS

Invited Departmental and Other Seminars:

2005. University of Maryland, Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics Program, College Park Maryland
2005. Bucknell University, Biology Department, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
2005. University of Massachusetts, Entomology Department, Amherst, Massachusetts
2005. Wilkes University, Biology Department, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
2004. Audubon Society, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
2002. Hood College, Biology Department, Frederick, Maryland
2002. College of Wooster, Biology Department, Wooster, Ohio
2000. Union College, Biology Department, Schenectady, New York
1999. Miami University, Zoology Department, Oxford, Ohio
1998. Trinity University, Biology Department, San Antonio, Texas
1998. Union College, Biology Department, Schenectady, New York
1998. Sacred Heart University, Biology Department, Fairfield, Connecticut
1997. Cornell University, Department of Entomology, Ithaca, New York.
1997. Union College, Department of Biology, Schenectady, New York
1997. University of Minnesota, Morris, Minnesota.

Papers Presented or Co-authored at Conferences and Professional Meetings:* indicates undergraduate student, ^ = presenter.

Kohler, Neil*, and Matthew Persons^. 2010. Reading between the (drag) lines: Can male wolf spiders assess female number, male competition, and temporal order of silk deposition by silk cues alone? American Arachnological Society Meeting, Greenville, North Carolina, June 11.

Sweger, Alex* and Matthew Persons^. 2010. The effects of male body condition on female mating and remating decisions in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). American Arachnological Society Meeting, Greenville, North Carolina, June 11.

Veverka, Laura*, Britany Hufnagle, and Matthew Persons. 2010. Tinkle, tinkle little dog: how I wonder if quantity, quality, and masking factors influence signal efficacy in urine-marking behavior of male domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). National Council on Undergraduate Research, Missoula, Montana. April 14-16.

Kohler, Neil*^, and Matthew Persons. 2010. Reading between the (drag) lines: Can male wolf spiders assess female number, male competition, and temporal order of silk deposition by silk cues alone? Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. April 11.

Sweger, Alex*^and Matthew Persons. 2010. Bachelor number one or bachelor number two? Examining the effects of male body condition on female mating decisions and offspring survival in Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. April 11.

Kohler, Neil*^, and Matthew Persons. 2010. Reading between the (drag) lines: Can male wolf spiders assess female number, male competition, and temporal order of silk deposition by silk cues alone? Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. April 11.

Sweger, Alex*^and Matthew Persons. 2010. Bachelor number one or bachelor number two? Examining the effects of male body condition on female mating decisions and offspring survival in Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. April 11.

Procopio, Rachel*^, Alex Sweger*, and Matthew Persons. 2010. The cost of being an oversexed wolf spider: Males that court and copulate longer die young. Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. April 11.

Veverka, Laura*, Britany Hufnagle, and Matthew Persons. 2010. Tinkle, tinkle little dog: how I wonder if quantity, quality, and masking factors influence signal efficacy in urine-marking behavior of male domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. April 11.

Sweger, Alexander*^, Rachel Procopio, and Matthew Persons. 2009. Mating marathons: courtship and copulatory consequences of consecutive pairings in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting, Russellville, AR June 26-July 1st.

Procopio, Rachel*^, Alex, Sweger*, and Matthew Persons. 2009. The cost of being an oversexed wolf spider: Males that court and copulate longer die young. American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting, Russellville, AR June 26-July 1st.

Morris, Emily*, Brittany O'Brien, and Matthew Persons^. 2009. Are you feeding me a line?: Do silk draglines convey honest information about male and female quality during sexual communication in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina? American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting, Russellville, AR June 26-July 1st.

Ferry, Caitlin*^, Megan Buck, and Matthew Persons. 2009. Predators, virgins, courtship, and fighting: interactions between predation risk and mate value on male-male competition and female mate choice in the wolf spider, Pardosa milvina. National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, La Cross, WI April 16-18.

Buck, Megan*^, Caitlin Ferry, and Matthew Persons. 2009. Which was here last, the predator or the prospective mate?: Discerning the temporal sequence of chemical cue deposition in the wolf spider, Pardosa milvina and its predator, Hogna helluoNational Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, La Cross, WI April 16-18.

Morris, Emily*^, Brittany O'Brien, and Matthew Persons. 2009. Are you feeding me a line?: Do silk draglines convey honest information about male and female quality during sexual communication in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina? National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, La Cross, WI April 16-18.

Ferry, Caitlin*^, Megan Buck, and Matthew Persons. 2009. Predators, virgins, courtship, and fighting: interactions between predation risk and mate value on male-male competition and female mate choice in the wolf spider, Pardosa milvina. Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Camp Hill, PA, April 25th.

Buck, Megan*^, Caitlin Ferry, and Matthew Persons. 2009. Which was here last, the predator or the prospective mate?: Discerning the temporal sequence of chemical cue deposition in the wolf spider, Pardosa milvina and its predator, Hogna helluo.Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Camp Hill, PA, April 25th.

Morris, Emily*^, Brittany O'Brien, and Matthew Persons. 2009. Are you feeding me a line?: Do silk draglines convey honest information about male and female quality during sexual communication in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina? Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Camp Hill, PA, April 25th.

Shimmel, Kristen*^, Jamie Havrilak*, Matthew H. Persons. 2008. Do male wolf spiders advertise to females with dragline silk?: Variation in male silk deposition among Pardosa milvina in the presence of conspecific females and female silk. National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Salisbury, MD, April 10-12.

Havrilak, Jamie*^, Kristen Shimmel, Ann L. Rypstra, Matthew H. Persons. 2008. Are you paying attention? Female wolf spiders increase silk deposition when males don�t court.National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Salisbury, MD, April 10-12.

Bobbie, Stanley*^, and Matthew H. Persons. 2008. (Stale) scent of a woman: the effects of silk dragline age on male mate searching and courtship in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Salisbury, MD, April 10-12.

Hufnagle, Britany*^, and Matthew H. Persons. 2008. Urine the right spot: context specific over-marking in the domestic dog Canis lupus familiaris.National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Salisbury, MD, April 10-12.

Rozanski, Dana*^, and Matthew H. Persons. 2008. The effects of body condition on current and future reproductive investment in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Salisbury, MD, April 10-12.

Shimmel, Kristen*^, Jamie Havrilak*, Matthew H. Persons. 2008. Do male wolf spiders advertise to females with dragline silk?: Variation in male silk deposition among Pardosa milvina in the presence of conspecific females and female silk. Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences. Grantville, PA, April 4-6

Bobbie, Stanley*^, and Matthew H. Persons. 2008. (Stale) scent of a woman: the effects of silk dragline age on male mate searching and courtship in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences. Grantville, PA, April 4-6

Hufnagle, Britany*^, and Matthew H. Persons. 2008. Urine the right spot: context specific over-marking in the domestic dog Canis lupus familiaris.Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences. Grantville, PA, April 4-6

Rozanski, Dana*^, and Matthew H. Persons. 2008. The effects of body condition on current and future reproductive investment in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences. Grantville, PA, April 4-6

Shimmel, Kristen*^, Jamie Havrilak*, Matthew H. Persons. 2007. Do male wolf spiders advertise to females with dragline silk?: Variation in male silk deposition among Pardosa milvina in the presence of conspecific females and female silk. Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Selinsgrove, PA, July 13-17.

Rypstra, A.L.^, Ann M. Schlosser, Shawn W. Wilder, M. Yazdani, and Matthew H. Persons. 2007. How to avoid being consumed by a relationship: risk of sexual cannibalism affects how male wolf spiders search for females. Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Selinsgrove, PA, July 13-17.

Waisanen, Katrina*^, Jill DeVito, Matthew H. Persons, and Ann L. Rypstra. 2007. Sex pheromones in the wolf spider, Hogna helluo (Araneae, Lycosidae).Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Selinsgrove, PA, July 13-17.

Latanich, Christopher A.*, Michelle M. Smith*, Rebecca L. Holler*, Ann L. Rypstra, and Matthew H. Persons^. 2007. Effects of Environmental Richness and Habitat Switching Upon the Development of Silk Deposition Behaviors in the Wolf Spider Hogna helluo. Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Selinsgrove, PA, July 13-17.

Sweger, Alexander*^, Michael Marr*, Adam Satteson*, Ann L. Rypstra, and Matthew H. Persons.2007 The effects of indirect predation risk on male courtship displays through female sexual advertisement in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina.Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Selinsgrove, PA, July 13-17.

Havrilak, Jamie*^, Kristen Shimmel, Ann L. Rypstra, Matthew H. Persons. 2007. Are you paying attention? Female wolf spiders increase silk deposition when males don�t court.Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Selinsgrove, PA, July 13-17.

Havrilak, Jamie*, Abraham Taylor, Matthew H. Persons^. 2007. I�m just not into you: Using forced mating experiments to untangle male and female mate choice in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina.Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Selinsgrove, PA, July 13-17.

Holler, Rebecca*^, Christopher Latanich, Matthew H. Persons. 2007. Ontogenetic, Sex, and, Context specific differences in dragline deposition in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina.Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Selinsgrove, PA, July 13-17.

Smith, Michelle*^, Christopher A. Latanich, Ann Rypstra, and Matthew H. Persons. 2007. Foraging and growth costs of habitat switching in the wolf spider Hogna helluo.Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Selinsgrove, PA, July 13-17.

Smith, Michelle*^, Chris Latanich*, Ann Rypstra, and Matthew Persons. 2007. Foraging and Growth Costs of Habitat Switching in the Wolf Spider Hogna helluo. National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California, April 14th.

Latanich, Christopher*^, Jeffrey J. Garofalo*, Rebecca L. Holler*, Ann L. Rypstra, & Matthew Persons. 2007. Condition Dependent and Context Specific Patterns of Silk Deposition in the Wolf Spider Hogna helluo.National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California, April 14th.

Holler, R.L., J.J. Garofalo, A.L. Rypstra, & M.H. Persons. 2007. Diel and Hunger Level Effects on Hogna helluo Silk Deposition. Tri-Beta Regional Meeting, Elizabethtown, PA March 24th.*second place* best poster award

Hoefler, C.D., M.H. Persons, and A.L. Rypstra. 2006. Evolutionary costly displays in a wolf spider. Annual Animal Behavior Society Meeting, Snowbird, UT August 12-16th.

Guhanarayan, Gayatri, C.D. Hoefler, A.L. Rypstra, and M.H. Persons. 2006. Male-male aggression in a wolf spider, Pardosa milvina. Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 17.

Yazdani, Montra^, M.H. Persons, and A.L. Rypstra. 2006. Evidence for dragline mediated mate location in the wolf spider, Hogna helluo (Araneae, Lycosidae). Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 17.

Upton, B.T.*^, A.L. Rypstra, and M.H. Persons. 2006. Predation risk of males and females of the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae) during courtship and copulation. Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 17.

Sangillo, A.M.*, Kiemle, S.N.*, and M.H. Persons^. 2006. Habitat preference and movement of the wolf spider Pardosa milvina in a strip crop system. Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 17.

Rypstra, A.L.^ and M.H. Persons. 2006. Differential exposure of males and females to predator information has differential effects on mating in the wolf spider, Pardosa milvina (Araneae, Lycosidae). Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 17.

Madachy, Jason, Wrinn, Kerri, A.L. Rypstra, and M.H. Persons. 2006. The effects of autotomy, habitat complexity and predator cues on foraging in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 17.

Latanich, C.A.*^, A.L. Rypstra, M.H. Persons. 2006. Silk deposition and conspecific communication in the wolf spider Hogna helluo. Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 17.

Holler, R.L.^, J.J. Garofalo*, and M.H. Persons. 2006. Diel and hunger effects on silk deposition in females of the wolf spider Hogna helluo. Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 17.

Garofalo, J.J.*, Steven R. Heverley*, M.H. Persons^. 2006. The effects of spider cues on Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) foraging behavior. Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 17.

Alkhateeb, A.A.*^, M.C. Prokopovits*, and M.H. Persons. 2006. Watching your friends get eaten: bystander effects on predator recognition and subsequent survival in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 17.

Alkhateeb, Ahmed*^, Mark Prokopovits*, Ann L. Rypstra, and Matthew Persons. 2006. Watching Your Friends Get Eaten: Bystander Effects on Predator Recognition and Subsequent Survival in the Wolf Spider Pardosa milvina. Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Meeting, Grantville, Pennsylvania. April 1.

Upton, Bryant*^, Ann L. Rypstra, and Matthew Persons. 2006. Predation Risk of Males and Females of the Wolf Spider Pardosa milvina During Courtship and Copulation.Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Meeting, Grantville, Pennsylvania. April 1.

Sangillo, Amanda*^, Sarah Kiemle*, and Matthew Persons. 2006. Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 17870. Habitat Preference and Movement of the Wolf Spider Pardosa milvina in a Crop System.Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Meeting, Grantville, Pennsylvania. April 1.

Latanich, Christopher*^, Ann L. Rypstra, & Matthew Persons. 2006. Silk Dragline Deposition and Conspecific Communication in the Wolf Spider Hogna helluo.Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Meeting, Grantville, Pennsylvania. April 1.

Garofalo, Jeffrey*, Steven Heverley, and Matthew Persons. 2006. The Effects of Spider Cues on Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) Foraging Behavior.Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Meeting, Grantville, Pennsylvania. April 1.

Upton, Bryant*^, Ann L. Rypstra, and Matthew Persons. 2006. Predation Risk of Males and Females of the Wolf Spider Pardosa milvina During Courtship and Copulation. National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting. Asheville, North Carolina, April 6th.

Sangillo, Amanda*^, Sarah Kiemle*, and Matthew Persons. 2006. Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 17870. Habitat Preference and Movement of the Wolf Spider Pardosa milvina in a Crop System.National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting. Asheville, North Carolina, April 6th.

Latanich, Christopher*^, Ann L. Rypstra, & Matthew Persons. 2006. Silk Dragline Deposition and Conspecific Communication in the Wolf Spider Hogna helluo.National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting. Asheville, North Carolina, April 6th.

Garofalo, Jeffrey*, Steven Heverley, and Matthew Persons. 2006. The Effects of Spider Cues on Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) Foraging Behavior.National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting. Asheville, North Carolina, April 6th.

Bell, Ryan D., Michael V. Cole, Jeff Garofalo, Alissa A. Packer, and M.H. Persons. 2005. The effects of wolf spider communities on soybean herbivory. American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting. Akron, Ohio. June 25th.

Gifford, Ryan J., Jill DeVito, M.H. Persons, and A.L. Rypstra. 2005. Wolf spiders reduce aggression toward conspecifics after repeated encounters. American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting. Akron, Ohio. June 25th.

Latanich, Christopher A.*^, Rebecca L. Holler, Ann L. Rypstra, and M.H. Persons. 2005. Patterns of silk and excreta deposition in the wolf spider Hogna helluo. American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting. Akron, Ohio. June 25th.

**received best student poster award**

Schmidt, Jason M., Jill DeVito, M.H. Persons, and Ann L. Rypstra. 2005. Habitat choice and an intraguild predator lead to a reduction in foraging efficiency in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting. Akron, Ohio. June 25th.

Tipton, Erin, A.L. Rypstra, and M.H. Persons^. 2005. The effect of male-male competition and information availability on the courtship and copulatory behavior of the wolf spider Schizocosa ocreata (Araneae; Lycosidae). American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting. Akron, Ohio. June 25th.

Cattell, Joshua, A.L. Rypstra, and M.H. Persons^. 2005. I smell a femme fatale: can male wolf spiders chemically detect a cannibalistic prospective mate? American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting. Akron, Ohio. June 25th.

Yazdani, Montra*^, Elizabeth A. Heltzel, M.H. Persons, and A.L. Rypstra. 2005. Evidence for dragline mediated mate location in the wolf spider, Hogna helluo (Araneae, Lycosidae). American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting. Akron, Ohio. June 25th.

Boyer, Ashley A*^., and M.H. Persons. 2005. Chemically-mediated acquired predator recognition in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae; Lycosidae). Pennyslvania Academy of Sciences, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, April 8th.

Boyer, Ashley A*^., and M.H. Persons. 2005. Chemically-mediated acquired predator recognition in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae; Lycosidae). National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Lexington, Virginia, April 23th.

Latanich, Chris*^, and M.H. Persons. 2005. Patterns of silk deposition in the wolf spider Hogna helluo (Araneae; Lycosidae). Pennyslvania Academy of Sciences, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, April 8th.

Latanich, Chris*^, Holler, Rebecca, Rypstra, Ann, and M.H. Persons. 2005. Patterns of silk deposition in the wolf spider Hogna helluo (Araneae; Lycosidae). National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Lexington, Virginia, April 23th.

Tipton, Erin*^, and M.H. Persons. 2005. The effect of male-male competition and information availability on the courtship and copulatory behavior of the wolf spider Schizocosa ocreata (Araneae; Lycosidae). Pennyslvania Academy of Sciences, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, April 8th.

Tipton, Erin*^, and M.H. Persons. 2005. The effect of male-male competition and information availability on the courtship and copulatory behavior of the wolf spider Schizocosa ocreata (Araneae; Lycosidae). National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Lexington, Virginia, April 23th.

Cattell, Joshua*^, and M.H. Persons. 2005. I smell a femme fatale: can male wolf spiders chemically detect a cannibalistic prospective mate? Pennyslvania Academy of Sciences, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, April 8th.

Cattell, Joshua*^, and M.H. Persons. 2005. I smell a femme fatale: can male wolf spiders chemically detect a cannibalistic prospective mate? National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Lexington, Virginia, April 23th.

Bell, Ryan D., Michael V. Cole, Jeff Garofalo, Alissa A. Packer, and M.H. Persons^. 2005. The effects of wolf spider communities on soybean herbivory. National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Lexington, Virginia, April 23th.

Sauder, K.*, A.L. Rypstra, and M.H. Persons^. 2004. Diel effects of chemically-mediated antipredator responses in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. August 2nd, International Congress of Arachnology. Ghent, Belgium.

Schonewolf, K.**, A.L. Rypstra, & M.H. Persons. 2004. Field evidence of an airborne enemy-avoidance kairomone in wolf spiders. August 2nd, International Congress of Arachnology. Ghent, Belgium.

Church, Dan**. and M.H. Persons. 2004. Preliminary identification of a putative lycosid kairomone: is it the silk or excreta? August 2nd, International Congress of Arachnology. Ghent, Belgium.

Boyer, A.**, Conduah, Daisy**, A.L. Rypstra, and M.H. Persons. 2004. Scared to death: Prolonged exposure to predator chemical cues increase mortality in wolf spiders. August 2nd, International Congress of Arachnology. Ghent, Belgium.

Schlosser, A.M.^*, DeVito, J., Persons, M.H., & A.L. Rypstra. 2004. Mutual mate choice in Pardosa milvina (Araneae, Lycosidae). Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting. Oaxaca, Mexico. June.

Folz, H.C.^*, Wilder, S.M., Persons, M.H. & A.L. Rypstra. Effects of predator cues on vertical habitat use by prey. Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting. Oaxaca, Mexico. June.**runner-up, best undergraduate poster award**

Schonewolf, Ken*^, Ann L. Rypstra, & Matthew Persons. 2004. Field evidence of an airborne enemy-avoidance kairomone in wolf spiders. National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, April 15-17th, Indianapolis

Oetting, Alexis*^, & Matthew Persons. 2004. Morphological and behavioral factors influencing mating success and cannibalism risk in the wolf spider Hogna helluo (Araneae, Lycosidae).National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, April 15-17th, Indianapolis.

Haverstick, Nicola J.*^, & Matthew Persons. 2004. The influence of predator reproductive state on chemically-mediated antipredator behavior and survival in the wolf spider Hogna helluo. National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, April 15-17th, Indianapolis.

Schlosser, A.M.*, Rypstra, A.L., DeVito, J. & M.H. Persons. 2004. Traits affecting mutual mate choice in Pardosa milvina (Araneae, Lycosidae) in the presence and absence of predator cues. Midwest ecology & evolution conference, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, March

Wilder, S.M., DeVito, J.^, Persons, M.H., & A.L. Rypstra. 2004. The effects of moisture and heat on the efficacy of chemical cues used in predator detection by the wolf spider (Pardosa milvina, Araneae, Lycosidae). Midwest ecology & evolution conference, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, March

Waisanen, K.L.*^, DeVito, J., Persons, M.H., & A.L. Rypstra. 2004. Sex pheromones and mutual mate choice in the wolf spider, Hogna helluo. Midwest ecology & evolution conference, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, March

Schonewolf, Ken*^, Ann L. Rypstra, & Matthew Persons. 2004. Field evidence of an airborne enemy-avoidance kairomone in wolf spiders. March 27th, Mid-Atlantic Ecology Meeting, Franklin & Marshall University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Oetting, Alexis*^, & Matthew Persons. 2004. Morphological and behavioral factors influencing mating success and cannibalism risk in the wolf spider Hogna helluo (Araneae, Lycosidae). March 27th, Mid-Atlantic Ecology Meeting, Franklin & Marshall University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Haverstick, Nicola J.*^, & Matthew Persons. 2004. The influence of predator reproductive state on chemically-mediated antipredator behavior and survival in the wolf spider Hogna helluo. March 27th, Mid-Atlantic Ecology Meeting, Franklin & Marshall University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Bell, Ryan*^, & Matthew Persons. 2004.The effect of predator hunger on chemically-mediated antipredator responses and survival in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. March, 27th, Mid-Atlantic Ecology Meeting, Franklin & Marshall University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Hargett, Aishah*^, & Matthew Persons. 2004. The influence of predator mating status on chemically-mediated antipredator responses in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. March 27th, Mid-Atlantic Ecology Meeting, Franklin & Marshall University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Ashley A. Boyer*^, Daisy E. Conduah*^, Ann L. Rypstra, and Matthew H. Persons. 2004. Scared to death: prolonged exposure to predator chemical cues increase mortality in wolf spiders. March 27th, Mid-Atlantic Ecology Meeting, Franklin & Marshall University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Folz, H.*, Wilder S.M.^, Persons, M.H. and Rypstra A.L. 2004. The effects of predator cues on the climbing behavior of Pardosa milvina. March 5th, Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

Sutton, P., A.L. Rypstra & M.H. Persons. 2003. Male-male competition in the wolf spider, Pardosa milvina (Araneae, Lycosidae). Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, August, 2003.

Bell, Ryan*^, & Matthew Persons. 2003.The effect of predator hunger on chemically-mediated antipredator responses and survival in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. July 19th, Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Boise, Idaho

Bell, Ryan*^, & Matthew Persons. 2003.The effect of predator hunger on chemically-mediated antipredator responses and survival in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. July 24th, American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.**Received best student poster award**

Taylor, Abraham*, Rypstra, Ann, & Matthew Persons^. 2003. Cryptic costs of mating under predation risk in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). July 19th, Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Boise, Idaho.

Taylor, Abraham*, Rypstra, Ann, & Matthew Persons^. 2003. Cryptic costs of mating under predation risk in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). July 24th, American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Schlosser, Ann*^, Rypstra, Ann, & Matthew Persons. 2003. The response of male Pardosa to the presence of females and their cues. July 24th, American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Sutton, Patrick*^, Rypstra, Ann, & Matthew Persons. 2003. Male-male competition in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae; Lycosidae). July 24th, American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Koper, Marlena^, Rypstra, Ann, & Matthew Persons. 2003. The effect of nutritional limitation and chemical cues on the foraging behavior of the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae, Lycosidae). July 24th, American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Taylor, Abraham*^, & Matthew Persons. 2003. The effect of predation risk on male courtship and copulatory behavior in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. April 5th, Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Grantville, PA.

Wolfgang, Valerie*^, Hess, Katherine*^, & Matthew Persons. 2003 A comparison of the effect of pulsed and continuous predation risk on behavior and body condition in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. April 5th, Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Grantville, PA.

Taylor, Abraham*^, & Matthew Persons. 2003. The effect of predation risk on male courtship and copulatory behavior in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. March 13th, National Council on Undergraduate Research National Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Wolfgang, Valerie*^, Hess, Katherine*^, & Matthew Persons. 2003 A comparison of the effect of pulsed and continuous predation risk on behavior and body condition in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. March 13th, National Council on Undergraduate Research National Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bell, Ryan*^, & Matthew Persons. 2003.The effect of predator hunger on chemically-mediated antipredator responses and survival in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. March 13th, National Council on Undergraduate Research National Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mike Colancecco* & Matthew Persons^. 2002. Predation and foraging costs of maternal care in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). July 13th, National Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Marlena Koper^, Christopher Buddle, Matthew Persons, & Ann Rypstra. 2002. Mate location in Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae) under predation risk. July 13th, National Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. **Received an honorable mention in the Animal Behavior Society student poster competition**

Stacey Brautigam^* & Matthew Persons. 2002. The courtship and mating costs of limb loss in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). April 25th, 2002 National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Mike Colancecco^* & Matthew Persons. 2002. Predation and foraging costs of maternal care in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae. April 25th, 2002 National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Katie Sauder^*& Matthew Persons. 2002. Diel effects of chemically-mediated antipredator responses in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. April 25th, 2002 National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Dianne Rossetti^* & Matthew Persons. 2002. Chemically-mediated acquired predator recognition in the wolf spider Rabidosa rabida. Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting. Poconos, PA.

Stacey Brautigam^* & Matthew Persons. 2002. The courtship and mating costs of limb loss in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting. Poconos, PA.

Katie Sauder^* & Matthew Persons. 2002. Diel effects of chemically-mediated antipredator responses in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting. Poconos, PA.

Eiben, Ben^* & Matthew Persons. 2001. A comparison of visually and chemically-mediated predator recognition among naive wolf spiderlings (Rabidosa rabida, Araneae: Lycosidae). Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Monroeville, PA.

Eiben, Ben^* & Matthew Persons. 2001. A comparison of visually and chemically-mediated predator recognition among naive wolf spiderlings (Rabidosa rabida, Araneae: Lycosidae). National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY

Eiben, Ben* & Matthew Persons^. 2001. A comparison of visually and chemically-mediated predator recognition among naive wolf spiderlings (Rabidosa rabida, Araneae: Lycosidae). American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting, Keene State University, New Hampshire

Aaron Tolin*^, Ann Rypstra, * Matthew Persons. 2001. Does juvenile Hogna helluo (Araneae: Lycosidae) have the ability to detect intraspecific adult cues? Paper presented at American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting. Keene State University, New Hampshire. Note: Aaron is at Miami University.

Barnes, Mark* & Matthew Persons^. 2001. The effect of predator cue age on chemically-mediated antipredator behavior in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina(Araneae: Lycosidae). Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Meeting, Monroeville, PA

Culley, Theresa^*, Wiley, Jennifer^*, & Matthew Persons. 2001. Proximate mechanisms governing egg sac discrimination and recognition in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Lexington,KY

Culley, Theresa^*, Wiley, Jennifer^*, & Matthew Persons. 2001. Proximate mechanisms governing egg sac discrimination and recognition in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Monroeville, PA

Lynam, Erin^*, Owens, J.C^.*, & Matthew Persons. 2001. The effect of pedipalp loss on courtship and mating behavior in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY

Lynam, Erin^*, Owens, J.C^.*, & Matthew Persons. 2001. The effect of pedipalp loss on courtship and mating behavior in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). Tri-Beta National Biology Honorary Society Annual Meeting. College of New Jersey, NJ.

Lynam, Erin*, Owens, J.C.*, & Matthew Persons^. 2001. The effect of pedipalp loss on courtship and mating behavior in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting, Keene State University, New Hampshire

Rypstra, Ann^, Sean Walker, Matthew Persons, & Sam Marshall. 2000. Competition as a result of antipredator behavior in two species of wolf spider. American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Walker, Sean^, Matthew Persons, & Ann Rypstra. 2000. The influence of predation risk on mate choice and courtship behavior in the wolf spider, Pardosa milvina.American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Persons, Matthew^, Walker, Sean, & Ann Rypstra. 2000. Fitness costs and benefits of chemically-mediated antipredator behavior in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina. American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Fleishman, Leo J^., & Persons, Matthew. 2000. Signal visibility in anoline lizard displays. Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia

Lehmann, Leilanni.* & Matthew Persons. 2000. Antipredator behavior of the wolf spider Pardosa milvina towards different sexes of the predator Hogna helluo. Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Reading, PA

Kagan, Rebecca.* & Matthew Persons. 2000. Prey preference and associative learning of prey chemical cues in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Reading, PA

Persons, Matthew^, Sean Walker, Ann Rypstra, & Sam Marshall. 1999. Chemically-mediated predator-prey interactions in wolf spiders. Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Persons^, Matthew & George Uetz. 1998. Sexual cannibalism and mate choice in wolf spiders: reinforcing or counteracting selection pressures on male traits? Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.

Persons, Matthew^ & George Uetz. 1998. Do conspicuous ornaments influence sexual cannibalism in wolf spiders? International Congress of Arachnology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois.

Uetz, George^, Matthew Persons, K. Delaney, E. Smith, M. Orr, A.J. Pruden, R. Mendoza, & B. Kilinc. 1998. International Congress of Arachnology, 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society, Chicago, Illinois.

Persons, Matthew^. 1996. Sensory biases in foraging: implications for the evolution of courtship displays in wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae). Ohio Valley Entomological Society Student Paper Competition, Cincinnati Natural History Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Persons, Matthew^ & George Uetz. 1996. Sensory bias in wolf spider foraging: implications for the pre-existing bias model. Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Persons, Matthew^ & George Uetz. 1996. Foraging Sensory Biases: Implications for the Evolution of Courtship Displays in Wolf Spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae). Midwest Regional Animal Behavior Society Meeting. Indianna University, Bloomington, Indiana,November 22-24

Persons, Matthew^ & George Uetz. 1996. Foraging sensory biases: implications for the evolution of courtship displays in wolf spiders (Lycosidae). American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Persons, Matthew^ & George Uetz. 1995. Pre-sampling sensory information and prey density assessment in wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae). American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting. Missouri University, Columbia, Missouri.

Persons, Matthew^ & George Uetz. 1995. Pre-sampling sensory information and patch quality assessment in wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae): the effects of patch density on patch residence time. Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Persons, Matthew^ & George Uetz. 1995. Prey movement and prey density effects in the patch residence time decisions of wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae). Midwest Animal Behavior Meeting. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Persons, Matthew^ & George Uetz. 1994. Ontogeny of the use of sensory information in the wolf spider Schizocosa ocreata, Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Persons, Matthew^ & George Uetz. 1994. The influence of sensory information in the foraging decisions of wolf spiders: a comparison between two sibling species. Arachnological Society Annual Meeting, University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida.

Persons, Matthew^ & George Uetz. 1994. Patch choice and residence time rules in the wolf spider Schizocosa ocreata. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Illinois.

Persons, Matthew^ & George Uetz. 1992. Sensory ecology and foraging behavior in wolf spiders. Annual American Arachnological Society Meeting, poster presentation, St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Persons, Matthew^. 1991. Modeling urban carbon dynamics and global warming. Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Annual Meeting.

Persons, Matthew^. 1991. Estimation of carbon storage for urban and suburban lands for three southeastern states. Argonne National Laboratories Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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