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Jeremy Hyman

Jeremy Hyman


Department of Biology

Phone: 828-227-3657
FAX: 828-227-7066
Office Address: 132 Natural Science Building

Ph.D., Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2001
B.A., Biology, University of Chicago, 1993

Courses Taught:
BIOL 140: Principles of Biology I
BIOL 141: Principles of Biology II
BIOL 241: Intro Ecology & Evolution
BIOL 471/571: Animal Behavior
BIOL 472/572: Ornithology

Hyman, J & Levesque, H. “Bird Brains. The Wild and Wacky World of Birds”. Lake Forest, CA, Moondance Press. 2017. - A children’s book about bird intelligence, spring 2017.

Krippel, J., Ballentine, B. Hyman, J. (2017). Reproductive consequences of aggression in a territorial songbird. Ethology 123, 261-269.

Myers, R.E. & Hyman, J. (2016). Differences in measures of boldness even when underlying behavioral syndromes are present in two populations of the song sparrow (Melospiza melodia). Journal of Ethology 34, 197-206.

Hyman, J., Myers, R., & Krippel, J. (2013). Personality influences alarm calling behaviour in song sparrows. Behaviour, 150 (9-10), 1147-1164.

Scales, J., Hyman, J., & Hughes, M. (2013). Fortune favours the aggressive: territory quality and behavioural syndromes in song sparrows, Melospiza melodia. Animal Behaviour, 85(2), 441-451.

Hass, T., Hyman, J., & Semmens, B. X. (2012). Climate change, heightened hurricane activity, and extinction risk for an endangered tropical seabird, the black-capped petrel Pterodroma hasitata. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 454, 251-261.

Hughes, M., & Hyman, J. (2011). Should I stay or should I go now: late establishment and low site fidelity as alternative territorial behaviors. Ethology, 117(11), 979-991.

Scales, J., Hyman, J., Hughes, M. (2011) Behavioral Syndromes Break Down in Urban Song Sparrow Populations. Ethology. 117: 1-9.

Evans, J., Boudreau, K., Hyman, J. (2010) Behavioral syndromes in urban and rural populations of song sparrows. Ethology. 116: 588-595.

Hyman, J., Hughes, M. (2006) Territory owners discriminate between aggressive and non-aggressive neighbours. Animal Behaviour. 72: 209-215.

Hyman J. (2005) Seasonal variation in response to neighbours and strangers by a territorial songbird. Ethology. 111: 951-961.

Hyman, J., Hughes, M., Searcy, W.A., Nowicki, S. (2004) Individual variation in the strength of territorial defense in male song sparrows: Correlates of age, territory tenure, and neighbor aggressiveness. Behaviour. 141:15-27.

Ballentine, B., Hyman, J., Nowicki, S. (2004) Vocal performance influences female response to male bird song: an experimental test. Behavioral Ecology. 15:163-168.

Hyman, J. (2003) Countersinging as a signal of aggression in a territorial songbird. Animal Behaviour. 65:1179-1185.

Hyman J. (2002) Conditional strategies in territory defense: Do Carolina wrens play tit-for-tat? Behavioral Ecology. 13: 664-669.

Hyman, J. & Pruett-Jones, S. (1995) Natural History of the Monk Parakeet in Hyde Park, Chicago. Wilson Bulletin of Ornithology. 107: 510-517.

Research Presentations:
Aggression, Personality and Urbanization in Song Sparrows, Psychology Departmental Seminar, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. 2018

O’Hanlon, K., Stover, K. Hyman, J. Flight initiation distance changes, but not by much, before and after banding in Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia); Wilson Ornithological Society, Chattanooga, Tennessee. 2018

Hyman, J, Wisher, K. Landscape features associated with behavioral changes along an urban-rural gradient in song sparrows. Georgia Academy of Sciences, Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA. 2017

Wisher, KA & Hyman, J. Correlation of landscape and behavior of song sparrows, Melospiza melodia, across a continuum of rural to urban habitat. SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum, Spartanburg, SC. 2016

Hyman, J. Boldness in response to alarm calls in urban populations of song sparrow (Melospiza melodia). North American Ornithological Congress. Washington, DC. 2016

Krippel, JA, Hyman, J, Ballentine, BE. Aggression and reproductive success in male song sparrows, Melospiza melodia. Animal Behavior Society. Princeton, NJ. 2014

Hyman, J & Myers, R. Behavioral plasticity can exist even when behavioral syndromes are present. Animal Behavior Society. Princeton, NJ. 2014

Hyman, J. Personality influences response to and use of alarm calls in Song Sparrows. Animal Behavior Society.  University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. 2012

Hyman, J. (2011) Behavioral and morphological differences between urban and rural Song Sparrows. Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Hyman, J. (2011) Urban habitats limit expression of Behavioral Syndromes in Song Sparrows. Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society. William and Mary College, Williamsburg, VA.

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