Timothy Polnaszek

Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Email: polnaszek@email.arizona.edu
Website: Eeb Profile Page
Phone(lab): +1-520-626-5565
Location: BioSciences West
Room number: 235

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Publications

Polnaszek T.J. & Stephens, D.W. 2015. Why are signals reliable? Honesty depends on cost, sometimes. Animal Behavior. 

Polnaszek T.J. & Stephens, D.W. 2014. Receiver tolerance for imperfect signal reliability: results from experimental signaling games. Animal Behaviour, 94, 1-8. 

Polnaszek T.J. & Stephens, D.W. 2014. Why not lie? Costs enforce honesty in an experimental signaling game. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281. 
 
Hellgren, & Polnaszek, T.J. 2011. Survival, habitat selection, and body condition of the Woodchuck (Marmota monax) across an urban-rural gradient. The American Midland Naturalist, 165, 150-161.

 

Unpublished Manuscrips (complete working drafts available upon request)

Polnaszek T.J., Stephens, D.W., Blazey, T. & Dunlap, A.S.  Discriminability, reliability and uncertainty in an experimental simulation of aposematic signaling.  
 
Stephens, D.W., Polnaszek T.J., & Rubi T.R. Receiver economics and the value of conspicuousness: an experimental simulation of aposematism.

 

Presentations and Contributed Abstracts

Polnaszek, T.J. 2014. Exploring signal reliability and receiver tolerance using experimental signaling games. Allee Competition, Animal Behavior Society Meeting, Princeton University. 
 
Polnaszek, T.J. & Stephens, D.W. 2014. Causes and consequences of receiver gullibility: results from experimental signaling games. Poster. International Society for Behavioral Ecology Conference, New York, NY. 
 
Polnaszek, T.J. & Stephens, D.W. 2014. Why not lie? Costs enforce honesty in an experimental signaling game. Best Student Paper competition (DAB). Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, Austin TX.   
 
Polnaszek, T.J. & Stephens, D.W. 2013. Why not lie? Costs enforce honesty in an experimental signaling game. Animal Behavior Society Meeting, University of Colorado. 
 
Keller*†, J., Rohleder*, E., Juntunen*, H, Rubi, T.R. & Polnaszek, T.J. 2013. Observational learning of foraging strategies in blue jays. Poster. Ecological Society of America Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. *undergraduate co-investigators; †presenting author 
 
Polnaszek, T.J. & Stephens, D.W. 2012.  Honesty and uncertainty: an experimental study of a signaler-receiver game. Poster. International Society for Behavioral Ecology Congress, Lund University. 
 
Polnaszek, T.J. 2011.  Signaling interactions in a Skinner box. Poster. Joint Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society and the International Ethological Conference, Indiana University. 
 
Polnaszek, T.J. & Stephens, D.W.  2010.  Receiver economics: an experimental simulation of aposematic signaling. Poster.  Animal Behavior Society Meeting, William & Mary College. 
 
Polnaszek, T.J, 2010. Discriminability and the maintenance of mimicry. Poster. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, Iowa State University. 
 
Polnaszek, T.J.  2009. Should I stay or should I go?  Optimal decisions for attack and flight during predator-prey interactions. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, University of Nebraska. 
 
Polnaszek, T.J., Artita, K. & Sears, M.W. 2009.  Should I stay or should I go? Optimal decisions for attack and flight during predator-prey interactions. Poster. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, Boston MA.