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Jeremy Hyman

Department of Biology
Associate Professor

Jerry Hyman

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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