Jeremy Hyman

Jerry Hyman

 

Department of Biology
Associate Professor

Phone: 828-227-3657

FAX: 828-227-7066
Email: jhyman@email.wcu.edu
Office Address: 132 Natural Science Building

Education:

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”

Publications:

Hughes, M. and Hyman, J. Should I stay or should I go now: late establishment and low site fidelity as alternative territorial behaviors. Ethology. In press.

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:

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.

Hyman, J., Evans, J.,Boudreau, K., Scales,J., & Hughes, M. (2010) Causes and consequences of variation in territorial aggression in the song sparrow, Melospiza melodia. Meeting of the association of Southeastern Biologists, Asheville, NC.

Hyman, J. (2004) Differential response to individual neighbors based on variation in the aggressiveness of those neighbors by a territorial songbird, the Song sparrow. Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology. Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Hyman, J. (2003) Individual variation in the strength of territorial defense in male song sparrows: Correlates of age, territory tenure, and neighbor aggressiveness. Meeting of the Animal Behaviour Society, Boise State University, Boise, ID.

Hyman, J. (2002) Coutersinging as a signal of aggression in a territorial songbird: the Carolina wren. Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology. Montreal, Canada.

Hyman, J. (2001) Conditional strategies in territory defense: Do Carolina wrens play tit-for-tat? Meeting of the Animal Behaviour Society, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

Hyman, J. (2000) Seasonal variation in neighbor/stranger discrimination in the Carolina wren. Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA.

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