Daniel T. Blumstein, Professor

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Fellow, Society of Biology (2010)

Fellow, Animal Behavior Society (2012)

Editor: Animal Behaviour (2006-2009)

Biology Editor: Evolution: This View of Life (2012-2015)

Associate Editor: The Quarterly Review of Biology (2008-), Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health (2011-)

Editorial Board: Behavioral Ecology (2007-2012), Biology Letters (2005-2010), Ethology (2011-)

Mailing address: Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, 621 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606, USA

Phone: 310-267-4746 Fax: 310-206-3987 marmots@ucla.edu

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Education

Honors and Awards

    • Batsheva de Rothschild Fellow, Hebrew University, University of Tel Aviv, Bersheva University of the Negev, October 2017.
    • Keynote speaker, 11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife, Berlin, Germany, October 2017.
    • Invited speaker, 4th International Symposium on Bioacoustics, Omaha, Nebraska, July 2017.
    • UCLA Gold Shield Faculty Prize ($30,000 Unrestricted Award for Academic Excellence), May 2017.
    • Keynote speaker, University of Laval (Quebec), 8th annual Biology Department Colloquium, March 2017.
    • Quest award for outstanding seminal contribution to the study of animal behavior. from the Animal Behavior Society, January 2017.
    • Opening Keynote Speaker, Brazilian Ethological Society, Mossoró, Brazil (November 2014).
    • Invited speaker, 1st Gordon Research Conference on predator-prey interactions, Ventura, CA, 5-10 Jan. 2014.
    • Plenary speaker, 38th Annual Meeting of the Quebec Society for the Biological Study of Behavior, 8-10 November 2013, Montreal, Canada.
    • Invited Speaker, 18 Curso Internacional Bases Biológicas de la Conducta, 9-12 Oct. 2013, Tlaxcala, Mexico.
    • Plenary speaker, XXX Encontro Annual de Etologia (30th annual meeting of the Brazilian Ethological Society), Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo State, Brazil (November 2012).
    • Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA (June 2012).
    • Invited pannel discusant at the first White House Summit on Environmental Education, April 2012.
    • Plenary speaker, SERL Ecology & Behaviour meeting, Chizé, France, April 2012.
    • Keynote speaker (with Charles Saylan), Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators, Ocean City, MD, February 2012.
    • Elected Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society, January 2012.
    • Plenary speaker, 3rd Terceras Jornadas Uruguayas de Comportamiento Animal, Montevideo, Uruguay, August 2011.
    • Introductory welcoming remarks, Zoobiquity: A species spanning approach to medicine (conference and CME course), UCLA, January 2011.
    • Keynote speaker, 11th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Department of Biology, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, October 2010.
    • Plenary speaker, XIII Congreso Nacional y X Iberoamericano de Etología, Ciudad Real, Spain, September 2010.
    • W.C. Brown Distinguished Teaching Award from the Animal Behavior Society, 2010.
    • Fellow, Society of Biology, 2010.
    • UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award with special distinction for Undergraduate Mentorship, 2010.
    • UCLA Brian P. Copenhaver Awards for Innovation in Teaching and Technology. 2006.
    • Keynote Speaker Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour, 1999.
    • Best Student Paper American Society of Zoologists Division of Animal Behavior, 1993.
    • Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society, 1991.
    • Magna Cum Laude in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology, 1986.
    • Cum Laude in Environmental Conservation, 1986.
    • Golden Key Honor Society, 1986.
    • Phi Beta Kappa Society, 1985.
    • Eagle Scout, Paoli #1, Boy Scouts of America, 1980.

Extramural Grants

Extramural Fellowships

University Awards and Grants

    • UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (PI): 2017 (39k).
    • Interdisciplinary Award (co-PI): 2015 to run Evolutionary Medicine Month (5k).
    • CTSI Catalyst Award (co-PI): 2013 to run Evolutionary Medicine Month: (5k).
    • CTSI award (co-PI): 2012 to run Evolutionary Medicine Month (10k).
    • U.C.L.A. Faculty Career Development Award: 2003, 2004.
    • U.C.L.A. Academic Senate Travel Grant: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015.
    • U.C.L.A. Council on Research: 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013.
    • U.C.L.A. Council on Research New Faculty Initiative: 2000.
    • Australian Research Council Small Grant: 1999, 2000, 2001.
    • Macquarie University Research Grant: 1998, Round 2; 1999, Rounds 1 & 2; 2000, Rounds 1 & 2.
    • Australian Research Council Research Infrastructure Block Grant: 1998 (A.I. with C. Evans, D. Cooper, J. Joss, and K. Cheng); 1999 (P.I. with C. Evans, D. Cooper, K. Cheng, R. Harcourt, and J. Ungerer).
    • Macquarie University Psychology Department Minor Equipment Scheme: 2000.
    • Trainee, N.S.F. Animal Behavior Research Training Grant, U.C. Davis: Spring 1992; Summer 1993.
    • U.C. Davis Travel Grant to present a paper at the American Society of Zoologists meeting: 1993.
    • Graduate Fellow, Animal Behavior Graduate Group, U.C. Davis: 1987-1988; 1988-1989; 1990-1991.
    • U.C. Davis Graduate Research Award: 1988-1989; 1989-1990; 1990-1991; 1991-1992.
    • U.C. Davis Jastro Shields Graduate Research Scholarship: 1989-1990; 1992-1993.
    • University of California Research Expeditions Program Grant: 1990; 1991.

Commercial Research Sponsors

Conservation Work

    • Invited participant: Workshop on the viability of the Vancouver Island Marmot, Calgary Zoo 4-6 March 2015.
    • Invited participant: Workshop on Flight Initiation Distance and Avian Disturbance, Deakin University, Melbourne-Burwood Campus, 20 Aug 2015.
    • External Reviewer: Alalah (Hawaiian Crow) Reintroduction Plan: July 2013.
    • Member, Channel Island Fox Integrated Recovery Team: 2005-2007.
    • Chair, Channel Island Fox Reintroduction Expertise Group: 2004-2007.
    • Invited speaker: Conservation Behavior symposium at International Ethology Congress, Florianopolis, Brazil, 2003.
    • Invited participant: Channel Island Fox recovery team meeting, 2003, 2004.
    • Contributed to: IUCN survey of threatened mammals of Pakistan and development of a ‘Red-list’ for the mammals of Pakistan.
    • Invited speaker: Vancouver Island Marmot Scientific Advisory Committee annual research conference, 2003.
    • Invited participant: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Vital Signs Workshop, 2002.
    • Member, Animal Behavior Society Conservation Committee, 2002-.
    • Invited participant: Vancouver Island Marmot Scientific Advisory Committee annual research conference, 2002.
    • Invited participant: Conservation and Behavior Workshop, Animal Behavior Society Meeting-2001.
    • Team member: Reintroduction of tammar wallaby to mainland South Australia, 2000-.
    • Participant-Kangaroo Island koala management workshop, 2000.
    • Behavioral advisor for the Perth Zoo/CALM numbat recovery project, 1999.
    • Participant-Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Project planning workshop, 1999.
    • Leader-Conservation Behaviour research group for the Cooperative Research Centre for the Conservation and Management of Marsupials, 1998-.
    • Behavioral consultant for the Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Team, 1997.
    • Management planning and development of Khunjerab National Park, Pakistan. Consultant for World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan, 1990-1995.
    • Scientific consultant for Himalayan Bear Project, Pakistan, 1993-1994.
    • Collection of baseline ecological data in Khunjerab National Park, Pakistan, 1989-1993.
    • Conservation implications of the diets of Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) in Boulder County, Colorado, 1985-1986.

Teaching Experience

    • Graduate Animal Behavior (EEB 200C), UCLA (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017).
    • Advanced Animal Behavior (EEB 129), UCLA (2005, 2006).
    • Advanced Animal Communication, graduate seminar, UCLA (2006).
    • Rodent Societies, graduate seminar, UCLA (2008).
    • Conservation Behavior graduate seminar, UCLA (2001, 2004, 2012).
    • Honors Environmental Ethics (EEB 180), UCLA (2004).
    • Environmental Ethics (EEB 174), UCLA (2006, 2008)
    • Introduction to Ecology and Behavior (OBEE/EEB 100), UCLA (2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016).
    • Seminar on current topics in behavioral and evolutionary ecology, UCLA (2002).
    • Field Biology Quarter, UCLA (2002–Australia, 2003–Australia, 2005–Australia, 2007–Kenya, 2009–US Virgin Islands, 2011–Belize; 2014–Moorea; 2016–Moorea).
    • Dispersal graduate seminar, UCLA (2002).
    • Animal Behavior (OBEE 129), UCLA (2001, 2002).
    • Nominated for a distinguished graduate student teaching award, University of California Davis (1991, 1992).
    • Guest lecturer on biodiversity: Environmental Science course; Macquarie University (2000).
    • Virtual expert for on-line forum: Animal Behavior class, Eastern Illinois University (2000).
    • Guest lectuer on behavior and conservation: Wildlife Management and Marsupial Biology courses, Macquarie University (1999).
    • Lecturer and group leader for the 1998 Summer School “Causes and Consequences of Sociality” at the Max Plank Institute-Seewiesen.
    • Principles of ecology: an introductory ~100 student lecture course (University of Kansas, Biology 414). Lecturer (1998).
    • Introductory biology for non-majors (University of California Davis, Biology 10). Teaching assistant (1990) and Reader (1988).
    • Laboratory for introductory zoology course for majors (University of California Davis, Zoology 2). Teaching assistant (1989).
    • Introductory animal behavior course (University of California Davis, Zoology 155). Teaching assistant (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994) and Reader (1988).
    • Research expedition leader (University of California Research Expeditions Program) to Khunjerab National Park, Pakistan (1990, 1991).
    • Park naturalist/interpreter (volunteer summer ranger) at the City of Boulder Mountain Parks (1984).

Invited Lectures

    • Keynote speaker, 11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife, Berlin, Germany, October 2017.
    • Invited speaker, 4th International Symposium on Bioacoustics, Omaha, Nebraska, July 2017.
    • Keynote speaker, University of Laval (Quebec), 8th annual Biology Department Colloquium (March 2017).
    • University of Maine, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology (March 2017).
    • Indiana University Center for the Advanced Study of Behavior (March 2017).
    • San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research (January 2017).
    • University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology (January 2017).
    • Oregon Health Sciences University, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience (Nov 16).
    • SomaLogic, Boulder, Colorado (May 2016).
    • UCLA Department of Philosophy, Symposium of Intentional Signs Among Humans and Other Animals (May 2016).
    • Michigan State University, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior (March 2016).
    • University of Zurich, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies (December 2015).
    • Massey University, Auckland (New Zealand), Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (November 2015).
    • University of Sydney, School of Biological Sciences (November 2015).
    • University of New South Wales, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (October 2015).
    • University of California Irvine, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (October 2015).
    • University of Wyoming, Program in Ecology (September 2015).
    • Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, Department of Biology (August 2015).
    • McMaster University, Department of Biology (May 2015).
    • North Dakota State University, Department of Biological Sciences (April 2015).
    • University of Montana, Department of Biological Sciences (March 2015).
    • University of California Riverside, Department of Biological Sciences (January 2015).
    • Federal University of Goiás (Brazil), Department of Ecology and Evolution (November 2014).
    • University of Tasmania, School of Biological Sciences, Tasmanian Science Week Talk (August 2014).
    • Loma Linda University, Department of Biology (April 2014).
    • Peking University, School of Life Sciences (March 2014).
    • Institute of Zoology, Key Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Conservation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (March 2014).
    • Peking University, Center for Nature and Society (March 2014).
    • University of Montepllier/CEFE-CNRS, France (December 2014).
    • Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, Program for Supporting Excellence (March 2013).
    • Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, Program for Supporting Excellence (February 2013).
    • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (January 2013).
    • University of Alberta, Department of Psychology (August 2012).
    • Pepperdine University, Division of Natural Sciences (January 2012).
    • The University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (November 2011).
    • The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (August 2011).
    • University of Louisiana, Monroe, Department of Biology (November 2010).
    • University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Department of Biology (October 2010), Departmental seminar (plus keynote talk at graduate student symposium).
    • University of Victoria (Canada), Department of Biology (March 2010).
    • University of New Mexico, Department of Biology (December 2009).
    • Stanford University, Department of Biological Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Lecture Series (April 2009).
    • University of California Los Angeles, Institute of the Environment, Brown Bag Lunch Series (April 2009).
    • University of Exeter, Department of Psychology, Animal Behaviour Series (April 2009).
    • Telemark University College, Bø, Norway, Department of Environmental and Health Sciences (April 2009).Stanford University, Department of Biology (April 2009).
    • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Department of Biology (January 2009).
    • University of California Riverside, Department of Biology, Ecology Lunch Series (October 2008).
    • University of California Los Angeles, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (October 2008).
    • University of Cambridge, Department of Zoology (April 2008).
    • Imperial College (UK), Silwood Park (April 2008).
    • University of Kansas, Inaugural lectures, Armitage Lecture Series (2 talks), Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (March 2008).
    • California State University Northridge, Department of Biology, Ecology and Evolution Club (March 2008).
    • University of Utah, Ecology Center—2 talks (March 2008).
    • University of California San Diego, Department of Anthropology Brown Bag (February 2008).
    • Boston University, Department of Biology (January 2008).
    • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program (November 2007).
    • Centre for Ecology & Conservation, University of Exeter-Cornwall (May 2007).
    • California State University, Fullerton, Department of Biological Sciences (March 2007).
    • San Diego Zoological Society, CRES (January 2007).
    • University of California, Davis, Animal Behavior Program (January 2007).
    • University of Zurich, Institute of Zoology (January 2007).
    • University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology (November 2006).
    • University of Hawaii, Joint Zoology/Neurobiology Seminar (September 2006).
    • Oxford University, Department of Zoology, Wildlife Conservation and Research Unit (May 2006).
    • Tarzana-Encino Regional Medical Center, Computers in the Arts and Sciences: At the Cutting Edge of Research and Creativity Series (January 2006).
    • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Science (November 2005).
    • The Australian National University, Division of Botany and Zoology (November 2005).
    • University of Florida, Gainesville, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (September 2005).
    • University of Montana, Missoula, Department of Biology (September 2005).
    • University of Montana, Missoula, Ecology Lunch Series (September 2005).
    • University of East Anglia, Norwich, Great Britain, Department of Biological Sciences (May 2005).
    • University of Nevada, Reno, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, Departmental Seminar (April 2005).
    • University of Nevada, Reno, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, Ecology Lunch Series (April 2005).
    • Arizona State University, Animal Behavior Program (December 2004).
    • UCLA, Department of Anthropology BEC Speaker Series (December 2004).
    • UCLA Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (October 2004).
    • Harvey Mudd College, Department of Biology (December 2003).
    • University of Chile, Department of Ecology, Santiago (August 2003).
    • Catholic University, Department of Biology, Santiago, Chile (September 2003).
    • Pomona College, Department of Biology (February 2003).
    • Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Department of Biological Sciences (January 2003).
    • University of California, Riverside, Department of Biological Sciences (October 2002).
    • University of Würzburg, Germany, Department of Behavioral Physiology and Sociobiology (September 2002).
    • Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (July 2002).
    • University of Sydney, School of Biological Sciences (May 2002).
    • Zoological Society of London (February 2002).
    • University of British Columbia, Centre for Biodiversity Research (January 2002).
    • San Diego Zoological Society, Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species (November 2001).
    • California State University, Long Beach, Department of Biological Sciences (October 2001).
    • Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, Division of Botany and Zoology (July 2000).
    • Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, Department of Biological Sciences (June 2000).
    • La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, Department of Zoology (May 2000).
    • Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, School of Biological Sciences (March 2000).
    • Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Department of Ecology (March 2000).
    • The Cooperative Centre for Research and Conservation of Marsupials, Akaroa, New Zealand (February 2000).
    • University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution (February 2000).
    • University of Massachusetts, Department of Biology (February 2000).
    • University of Western Australia, Department of Zoology (October 1999).
    • University of New South Wales, Department of Biological Sciences (June 1999).
    • University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution (January 1999).
    • Macquarie University, School of Behavioural Sciences, Sydney, Australia (October 1998).
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie, Seewiesen, Germany (July 1998).
    • University of Chicago, Department of Ecology and Evolution (January 1998).
    • Lewis and Clark College, Biology Department (February 1997).
    • Flinders University of South Australia, Biological Sciences, Adelaide, Australia (May 1996).
    • University of Kansas, Department of Systematics and Ecology (January 1996).
    • Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, “Graduate Student Seminar Series” (July 1995).
    • University of Kansas, “Evolutionists” (April 1995).
    • Konrad Lorenz-Institut für Vergleichende Verhaltensforschung, Vienna, Austria (October 1994).
    • Universität Wien, Institut für Zoologie, Vienna, Austria (October 1994).
    • Universität Bochm, Germany (October 1994).
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie, Seewiesen, Germany (September 1994).
    • University of California, Davis, Animal Behavior Program (April 1994).
    • University of California, Davis, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Biology (March 1994).
    • Pakistan Science Foundation and National Museum, Islamabad (April 1993).
    • Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan (April 1993).
    • University of Karachi, Pakistan (April 1993).
    • Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan (April 1993).
    • Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar (April 1993).
    • United States National Zoological Park (January 1993).
    • National University of Singapore, Department of Zoology (October 1992).
    • National University of Singapore, Department of Zoology (September 1991).

Papers Presented at Meetings

    • Scottish Ecology, Environment and Conservation Conference (SEECC), Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 2017. Kroeger, S. B., Blumstein, D. T., Armitage, K.B., Reid, J. M. & Martin, J. G. A. Mothers’ age and state at birth affect reproductive trajectories of their daughters.
    • Mammal Society Spring Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2017. Kroeger, S. B., Blumstein, D. T., Armitage, K.B., Reid, J. M. & Martin, J. G. A. Mothers’ age and state at birth affect reproductive trajectories of their daughters.
    • International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE), Exeter, United-Kingdom. 2016. Martin, J.G.A., Pirotta, E., Petelle, M. & Blumstein, D.T. 2016. Genetic basis of between- and within-individual variance of docility.
    • British Ecological Society (BES) Annual Meeting, Liverpool, United Kingdom. 2016. Kroeger, S. B., Blumstein, D. T., Armitage, K.B., Reid, J. M. & Martin, J. G. A. Cumulative reproductive costs on current reproduction in wild yellow-bellied marmots.
    • European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology (EMPSEB), Stirling, United Kingdom. 2015. Kroeger, S. B.,Blumstein, D. T., Armitage, K.B., Reid, J. M.&Martin, J. G. A. 2015. Sex and environmental differences in age-dependent and state-dependent senescence of body mass.
    • British Ecological Society (BES) Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 2015. Kroeger, S. B., Blumstein, D. T., Armitage, K.B., Reid, J. M. & Martin, J. G. A. 2015. Sex and environmental differences in age-dependent and state-dependent senescence of body mass.
    • British Ecological Society (BES), Edinburgh, United-Kingdom. 2015. Martin, J.G.A., Pirotta, E., Petelle, M. & Blumstein, D.T. 2015. Genetic basis of between- and within-individual variance of docility.
    • Ecological Society of Australia, December 2015, Moseby, KE, West, R, Blumstein, DT, and Letnic, M. Fenced reserves and prey naivety: can in situ predation improve prey responses?
    • 4th International Conference on Music and Emotion (Geneva): GA Bryant, V Zanton-Santon, DT Blumstein, Nonlinearities and the sound of arousal in music (October 2015)
    • Ecological Society Conference of the Society for Ecology of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Gottingen, Germany. A nose for death: integrating trophic and information networks for conservation and management. M Jones, R Apfelbach, PI Banks, E Cameron, C Dickman, A Frank, S McLean, I McGregor, D Muller-Schwartze, M Parsons, E Sparrow, DT Blumstein (August/September 2015).
    • Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, MD, Wildlife movement, road ecology and impacts of wildlife perception. E Abelson, S Riley, DT Blumstein (August 2015).
    • Behavior-2015 (International Ethological Congress), Neighborhood watch: do social groupings survive translocation? R West, DT Blumstein, J Read, M Letnic, K Moseby (August 2015).
    • Behavior-2015 (International Ethological Congress), Why should animals integrate multisensory stimuli? NE Munoz, DT Blumstein (August 2015).
    • International Society for Behavioral Ecology, New York, NY, Contributed talk: A diffuse coalition of the unwilling: group size effects on social structure in yellow-bellied marmots (A. Maldonado-Chaparro, L. Hubbard, D.T. Blumstein), (August 2014).
    • Behavior-2015 (International Ethological Congress), Introduction: communication, cooperation, and cognition in predators, DT Blumstein, A Kershenbaum (August 2015).
    • Animal Behavior Society, President’s Symposium, TW Wey, DT Blumstein, Social networks and marmot ecology: linking social structure to reproduction and dispersal (June 2015).
    • Invited speaker, 1st Gordon Research Conference on predator-prey interactions, Ventura, CA, 5-10 Jan. 2014.
    • Plenary speaker, 38th Annual Meeting of the Quebec Society for the Biological Study of Behavior, 8-10 November 2013, Montreal, Canada.
    • Invited Speaker, 18 Curso Internacional Bases Biológicas de la Conducta, 9-12 Oct. 2013, Tlaxcala, Mexico.
    • Animal Behavior Society, Boulder, CO: Invited symposium participant and speaker in Conservation Behavior Symposium (Habituation: New thoughts about an old idea), (July 2013)
    • Animal Behavior Society, Boulder, CO, Contributed talk: Development of personality: boldness and docility in yellow-bellied marmots — MB Petelle, DE McCoy, V Alejandro, JGA Martin, DT Blumstein (July 2013)
    • Animal Behavior Society, Boulder, CO, Contributed talk: A test of status badge reliability in Mountain white-crowned sparrows — ZM Laubach, DT Blumstein, LM Romero, G Sampson, J Foufopoulos (July 2013)
    • Plenary Speaker, XXX Encontro Annual de Etologia (30th annual meeting of the Brazilian Ethological Society), Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo State, Brazil (November 2012)
    • International Society of Behavioral Ecology, Lund, Sweden (August 2012). Blumstein, D.T., Bryant, G.A. & P. Kaye. The sound of arousal in music is context dependent.
    • International Society of Behavioral Ecology, Lund, Sweden (August 2012). Invited talk at symposium on “Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences”.
    • International Society of Behavioral Ecology, Lund, Sweden (August 2012). Invited talk at symposium on “The Evolution of Mechanisms for Avoiding Predation”.
    • Animal Behavior Society, Albuquerque, NM (June 2012). Bryant, G.A., Blumstein, D.T. & P. Kaye. The sound of arousal in music is context dependent.
    • Plenary speaker, SERL Ecology & Behaviour meeting, Chizé, France, April 2012.
    • Symposium on Animal Social Networks, University of Wyoming, Laramie (April 2012). Smith, J.E., Maldonado-Chaparro, A., Strelloff, C.C., & D.T. Blumstein. Maternal and sibling effects on social integration in the networks of wild mammals.
    • Sunbelt International Network for Social Network Analysis, Redondo Beach, CA (March 2012). Smith, J.E., Maldonado-Chaparro, A., Strelloff, C.C., & D.T. Blumstein. Maternal and sibling effects on social integration in the networks of wild mammals.
    • Sunbelt International Network for Social Network Analysis, Redondo Beach, CA (March 2012). Maldonado-Chaparro, A., Smith, J.E., Strelloff, C.C., Martin, J., & D.T. Blumstein. Plasticity responses of social network measures of yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris)
    • Invited speaker: 8th Göttinger Freilandtage on Behavioral Constraints and Flexibility, German Primate Center, Göttingen (December 2011).
    • 3rd Terceras Jornadas Uruguayas de Comportamiento Animal, Montevideo, Uruguay (August 2011): Plenary + 1 extra invited talk
    • Invited talk in symposium on Social and Communicative Complexity—Behavior 2011 (Animal Behavior Society—International Ethological Congress joint conference, Bloomington, IN)—July 2011—Kimberly Pollard and D.T. Blumstein, Evolving Communicative Complexity: Sciurids as a Model System.
    • Animal Behavior Society/International Ethology Congress, Bloomington, IN (July 2011). Daniel T. Blumstein and Y. Chi. Scared and articulate: glucocorticoids are associated with alarm call entropy.
    • Animal Behavior Society/International Ethology Congress, Bloomington, IN (July 2011). Tina Wey and D.T. Blumstein. Social attributes and associated consequences in yellow-bellied marmots.
    • Conference on Comparative Cognition in Melbourne, Florida (March 5, 2011). W. David Stahlman, first author and presenter. Stahlman, W.D., Chan, A., Fast, C.D., Blumstein, D.T. and Blaisdell, A.P. Auditory stimulation dishabituates predator escape behavior in hermit crabs.
    • Australian Wildlife Management Society, Torquay, Victoria (December 2010). Bryant, G. L., Parsons, M.H., Dods, K., Bateman, P.W., Blumstein D.T., and Fleming, P.A. An assay for chemical deterrents in vertebrates.
    • Animal Behavior Society, College of William and Mary (July 2010). Kimberly Pollard, first author and presenter. Individuality evolves with sociality.
    • Invited speaker & co-organizer of the US-South America Workshop: Intraspecific variation and social systems: Explaining variation based on neuroendocrine and genetic mechanism (Pontificia Universidad Cathólica de Chile, Santiago, 4-9 August 2009). The marmots of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory: a model system for integrative studies of sociality.
    • US-South America Workshop: Intraspecific variation and social systems: Explaining variation based on neuroendocrine and genetic mechanism (Pontificia Universidad Cathólica de Chile, Santiago, 4-9 August 2009). Tina Wey, first author and presenter. Understanding social variation in a network context.
    • Animal Behavior Society, Pirenópolis, Brazil (26 June 2009). Tina Wey, first author and presenter. Development of social attributes in female yellow-bellied marmots.
    • Animal Behavior Society, Pirenópolis, Brazil (26 June 2009). Lucretia Olson, first author and presenter. Applying the coalitionary traits metric: sociality without complex cooperation in male yellow-bellied marmots.
    • Invited speaker at the 2009-Graham Pyke Symposium, The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Crested Butte, Colorado (11 June 2009). The sound of fear.
    • Invited speaker at the 2009 University of California Digital Arts Research Network—Sound and Science Symposium (5 March 2009, UCLA).
    • Invited speaker at 2009 American Association for the Advancement of Science workshop on Natural Security (13 Feb 09), Chicago, IL.
    • Invited speaker at 2008 NSF IDBR Workshop: Transformative Instrumentation for Biological Research—A Vision for the Future (Sept 19 & 20, 2008), Arlington, VA: Environmental applications; Ecology, Evolution and Behavior.
    • International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Cornell University (August 2008). D.T. Blumstein, first author and presenter: Pup screams are designed to arouse listeners.
    • International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Cornell University (August 2008). D.T. Blumstein, author and presenter: Transformative and translational insights from comparative studies of antipredator behavior.
    • International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Cornell University (August 2008). Lucretia Olson, first author and presenter. A trait-based approach to the evolution of complex coalitions in male mammals.
    • International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Cornell University (August 2008). Kim Pollard first author and presenter. The influence of sampling design on individuality calculations.
    • International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Cornell. (August 2008). Tina Wey, first author and presenter: Age-related patterns of sociality: social profiles stabilize with age.
    • Southern California Animal Behavior Society, California State University Long Beach (March 2008). Lucretia Olson first author and presenter. A trait-based approach to the evolution of complex coalitions in male mammals.
    • Southern California Animal Behavior Society, California State University Long Beach (March 2008). Tina Wey first author and presenter. Insights into social structure and stability from social network analysis of yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris)
    • Southern California Animal Behavior Society, California State University Long Beach (March 2008). Kim Pollard first author and presenter. The influence of sampling design on individuality calculations.
    • Southern California Animal Behavior Society, California State University Long Beach (March 2008). Alex Kirschel first author and presenter. Character displacement in tinkerbird song.
    • Invited speaker: Workshop on Conservation and Animal Welfare Science, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia (November 2007). Animal welfare issues arising from forestry practices.
    • Invited talk—Conservation Behavior Symposium, Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Burlington, Vermont (July 2007). Darwinian decision making: Putting the adaptive into adaptive management.
    • Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Burlington, Vermont (July 2007). Lucretia Olson, first author and presenter. A trait-based approach to the evolution of complex coalitions.
    • Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Burlington, Vermont (July 2007). Tina Wey, first author and presenter. Social network analysis for the study of animal behavior.
    • Southern California Animal Behavior Society, UC Santa Barbara (March 2007). Tina Wey first author and presenter. Social network analysis for the study of animal behavior.
    • Southern California Animal Behavior Society, UC Santa Barbara (March 2007). Elizabeth Rhoades first author and presenter. Marmot hiding time is predicted to have fitness consequences.
    • Animal Behavior Society, Annual Meeting, Snowbird, Utah (August 2006). Identifying anti-predator syndromes in yellow-bellied marmots.
    • Animal Behavior Society, Annual Meeting, Snowbird, Utah (August 2006). Alex Kirschel first author and presenter: Ambient noise drives frequency shifts in songs of two African rainforest passerines.
    • Animal Behavior Society, Annual Meeting, Snowbird, Utah (August 2006). Brian Smith first author and presenter: A meta-analytic review of the effects of personality dimensions on fitness.
    • International Society of Behavioral Ecology, Tours, France (July 2006). Do yellow-bellied marmots respond to predator vocalizations.
    • Animal Behaviorists of Southern California, UC San Diego (February 2006). Do yellow-bellied marmots respond to predator vocalizations.
    • Animal Behavior Society, Annual Meeting, Snowbird, Utah (August 2005). Developing an evolutionary ecology of fear: how life history and natural history traits affect disturbance tolerance in birds.
    • Animal Behavior Society, Annual Meeting, Snowbird, Utah (August 2005). Kim Pollard first author and presenter: Time allocation influences the evolution of sociality.
    • Animal Behavior Society, Annual Meeting, Snowbird, Utah (August 2005). Ted Stankowich first author and presenter: Fear and flight decisions in animals: an analysis of risk assessment.
    • Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada (August 2005). Arpat Ozgul, K.B. Armitage, D.T. Blumstein, M.K. Oli. Arpat Ozgul first author and presenter: Spatiotemporal variation in vital rates: implications for population dynamics of yellow-bellied marmots.
    • Southern California Animal Behaviorists, UC Riverside (February 2005). Developing an evolutionary ecology of fear: how life history and natural history traits affect disturbance tolerance in birds.
    • Animal Behavior Society, Oaxaca, Mexico (June 2004). Reliability and the adaptive utility of discrimination among alarm callers.
    • Southern California Animal Behaviorists, UCLA (February 2004). Reliability and the adaptive utility of discrimination among alarm callers.
    • International Ethology Congress, Floriaopolis, Brasil (August 2003). The importance of antipredator behavior for conservtion.
    • Animal Behavior Society, Boise, Idaho (July 2003). Yellow-bellied marmots discriminate individuals based on alarm calls.
    • Animal Behaviorists of Southern California, UC Irvine (March 2003). Predator recognition in Vancouver Island marmots.
    • Fourth International Marmot World Conference, Montreux, Switzerland (September 2002). Social complexity but not the acoustic environment is responsible for the evolution of complex alarm communication.
    • Fourth International Marmot World Conference, Montreux, Switzerland (September 2002). Yellow-bellied marmots discriminate individuals based on alarm calls.
    • International Society of Behavioral Ecology, Montreal, Canada (July 2002). The ‘multi-predator’ hypothesis and the evolutionary persistence of antipredator behavior.
    • Southern California Animal Behaviorists, UCLA (February 2002). The ‘multi-predator’ hypothesis and the evolutionary persistence of antipredator behavior.
    • Experimental approaches to conservation biology, UCLA (September 2001). Experimental studies of the consequences of isolation from predators.
    • Animal Behavior Society, Corvallis, Oregon (July 2001). Isolation from mammalian predators differentially affects two congeners.
    • The Ecology of Insular Biota, Wellington, New Zealand (February 2001). Moving to suburbia: ontogenetic and evolutionary consequences of life on predator free islands.
    • Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour, Sydney, Australia (April 2000). Differential effects of relaxed selection for anit-predator behaviour in congeneric macropods.
    • Australian Mammal Society, Alice Springs, Australia (April 2000). Kin discrimination in a macropod marsupial.
    • Australian Mammal Society, Sydney, Australia (July 1999). An experimental study of group size effects in tammar wallabies.
    • Invited Keynote Speaker: Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour, Armidale, Australia (April 1999). The evolution of complex communication.
    • III International Conference on Marmots, Cheboksary, Russia (August 1997). The evolution of situationally-specific marmot communication.
    • III International Conference on Marmots, Cheboksary, Russia (August 1997). Cooperative breeding in marmots.
    • International Society of Behavioral Ecology, Canberra, Australia (October 1996). Yellow-bellied marmots do not alarm call to warn indirect kin.
    • Animal Behavior Society, Flagstaff (August 1996). Does sociality drive the evolution of communicative complexity?
    • Animal Behavior Society, Lincoln (July 1995). Do alpine marmots have referentially-specific alarm calls?
    • International Society of Behavioral Ecology, Nottingham, England (August 1994). Does behavior contribute to predation risk?
    • Animal Behavior Society, Seattle (July 1994). Does behavior contribute to predation risk?
    • Best Student Paper: American Society of Zoologists, Los Angeles (December 1993). Does behavior contribute to predation risk? Abstract published in American Zoologist 33(5):107A.

Symposium/Working Group Participant

    • Working Group co-organizer, Cooperation and Communication, National Institute for Mathematics and Biological Sciences, Knoxville, TN (December 2015-).
    • Symposium co-organizer: Communication, cooperation and cognition in predators, Behaviour-2015 (International Ethological Congress) (August 2015).
    • Invited participant: workshop on flight initiation distance and avian disturbance, Deakin University, Melbroune-Burwood Campus (20 Aug 2015).
    • Invited participant: workshop on the viability of the Vancouver Island Marmot, Calgary Zoo (4-6 March 2015).
    • Symposium co-organizer: Behavioral Lexicon Workshop, LaKretz Cener for California Conservation Science, UCLA (18-20 November 2013).
    • Symposium co-organizer: Analyzing Animal Vocal Sequences, National Institute for Mathematics and Biological Sciences, Knoxville, TN (20-23 October 2013).
    • Invited symposium speaker, Large Carnivores in Terrestrial Ecosystems: Bridging Theory and Natural History to Inform Management. Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (29-31 October 2014).
    • Invited symposium participant and speaker in Conservation Behavior Symposium Animal Behavior Society, Boulder, CO (Habituation: New thoughts about an old idea), (July 2013)
    • Invited keynote speaker at the Albright Challenge, MIT (9 April 2013).
    • Invited Symposium Speaker in Symposium on Communication and Conservation, XXX Encontro Annual de Etologia (30th annual meeting of the Brazilian Ethological Society), Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo State, Brazil (November 2012)
    • Short course co-leader: Use of software for behavioral analysis of laboratory animals (3 & 4 November 2012): I Congreso FALAN, Neurociencias y Neurobiologica de Mexico.
    • Panelist, Palo Alto Institute (Stanford University), meeting on Evolutionary Medicine (8 May 2012).
    • National Evolutionary Synthesis Center workshop on Integrative Models of Vertebrate Sociality: Evolution, Mechanism and Emergent Properties (meetings in 2011, 2012).
    • Invited speaker, workshop on vocal communication and comparative cognition. University of Zurich (3-5 March 2011).
    • Co-organizer: US – South America Workshop: Intraspecific variation and social systems: Explaining variation based on neuroendocrine and genetic mechanisms. Santiago, Chile (4-8 August 2009).
    • Co-organizer: Acoustic Monitoring in the Terrestrial Environment (15-18 October 2008).
    • National Evolutionary Synthesis Center working group on relaxed selection (2007/2008).
    • National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis working group on Darwinian Homeland Security (2005/2006).
    • On-line International Ecotourism Conference (March 3 – April 5, 1997).
    • Konrad Lorenz-Institut für Vergleichende Verhaltensforschung, Vienna, Austria (October 1994). Theoretical and practical conservation problems in different geographical regions.
    • World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan and World Pheasant Association-Pakistan symposium (April 1993). On the brink of extinction.

Popular and School Talks

    • Nerd Nite Los Angeles, The Mint (December 2014).
    • Marmot Club, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic, CO, The Sound of Fear (July 2014).
    • Silver Lake Bowl, Los Angeles: Invited speaker (Marmots, food, and eating our way to civility). (1 June 2013).
    • Bruin Day, UCLA (April 2013)
    • Santa Monica Library: Words of Wisdom: Reading Into Action (22 Sept 2012).
    • Los Angeles Bioneers (a public lecture series). Venice, California (23 April 2012).
    • UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability—Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It) book talk with Charles Saylan (2 June 2011).
    • Naturalist Nights (a public seminar series). Third Street Center, Carbondale, Colorado (16 March 2011).
    • Naturalist Nights (a public seminar series). Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Aspen, Colorado (17 March 2011).
    • Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA (December 2010).
    • Machine Project, Los Angeles (May 2010).
    • Darwin Evolving: Curious Naturalists public lecture series—University of California Los Angeles (February 2010).
    • Sierra Club of West Los Angeles (November 2009).
    • Aitchison College, Lahore, Pakistan (April 1993).
    • F.C.N.A. Military Middle School, Gilgit, Pakistan (April 1993).
    • The American School, Islamabad, Pakistan (April 1993).
    • American Center, Karachi, Pakistan (April 1993).
    • American Center, Lahore, Pakistan (April 1993).
    • Rotary Club of Karachi, Pakistan (April 1993).
    • Recreational Equipment Incorporated, Citrus Heights, California (March 1993).
    • Recreational Equipment Incorporated, Berkeley, California (March 1992).

Professional Posters

  • International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Exeter, UK, Contributed poster: Friendly marmots forage more after hearing alarm calls (D.T. Blumstein, H. Fuong, E. Palmer), (July 2016).
  • Brazilian Ethological Society, Mossoró, Brazil, Contributed Poster: The evolution of self-medication in mammals (L.C. Neco, E. Abelson, A. Brown, B. Natterson-Horowitz, D.T. Blumstein), (November 2014).
  • Ecological Society of America, Sacramento, CA, Contributed Poster: A diffuse coalition of the unwilling: group size effects on social structure in yellow-bellied marmots (A. Maldonado-Chaparro, L. Hubbard, D.T. Blumstein), (August 2014).
  • International Society for Behavioral Ecology, New York, NY, Contributed poster: Long-term effects of litter sex ratio on female reproduction in two interoparous mammals (R. Monclús, D. von Holst, D.T. Blumstein, H.G. Rödel)., (August 2014).
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Austin, TX, Contributed poster: Maintenance of personality in yellow-bellied marmots. M.B. Petelle, J.G.A. Martin, and D.T. Blumstein (January 2014).
  • Gordon Conference on Predator-Prey Interactions, Ventura, CA, Contributed poster: Multimodal risk assessment in uncertain environments. N.E. Munoz & D.T. Blumstein (January 2014).
  • Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, Contributed poster: Environmental and social correlates of yellow-bellied marmot life history and behavioral plasticity. A Maldonado-Chapparo, JGA Martin, KB Armitage, MK Oli, DT Blumstein (August 2013).
  • Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, Contributed poster: Environmental and social correlates of yellow-bellied marmot life history and behavioral plasticity. A Maldonado-Chapparo, JGA Martin, KB Armitage, MK Oli, DT Blumstein (August 2013).
  • Animal Behavior Society (June 2012), Albuquerque, NM. Maldonado-Chaparro, A., Martin, J.G.A., Armitage, K.B., Oli, M.K. & D. T. Blumstein. Life history and behavioral plasticity of yellow-bellied marmots in response to social and climatic variation.
  • The Wildlife Society, Honolulu, Hawaii (November 2011). Parsons, M.H. & D.T. Blumstein. An in situ vertebrate bioassay helps identify potential matrices for a predator-based synthetic management tool.
  • Animal Behavior Society/International Ethology Congress (July 2011), Bloomington, IN. Petelle, M. & D.T. Blumstein. Context-dependent effects of the environment on marmot personality traits.
  • Animal Behavior Society/International Ethology Congress (July 2011), Bloomington, IN. Mabry, K.E., Blumstein, D.T., Van Vuren, D., & E.L. Shelley. The evolutionary relationship between social mating system and sex-biased dispersal in mammals.
  • International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (May 2011), Prague, Czech Republic. W. Chu, and D.T. Blumstein. Noise robust bird song detection using syllable pattern-based hidden Markov models.
  • Southern California Academy of Sciences (May 2011), California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Kelsea Ryan, W. David Stahlman, Daniel T. Blumstein, Dennis Garlick, and Aaron P. Blaisdell. Attention modulation by stimulus concordance in hermit crabs (Coenobita clypeatus).
  • Southern California Academy of Sciences (May 2011), California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Noelle M. Watanabe, W. David Stahlman, Aaron P. Blaisdell, Dennis Garlick, and Daniel T. Blumstein. Hermit crabs (Coenobita clypeatus) have personality.
  • International Society for Behavioral Ecology (September 2010, University of Western Australia, Perth). Daniel T. Blumstein, Richard, Davitian, and Peter D. Kaye. Do film soundtracks contain non-linear analogues to influence emotion?
  • Animal Behavior Society (July 2010, College of William & Mary), Nicole E. Munoz, Daniel T. Blumstein & Johannes Foufopolous. Immune system activation affects song and territorial defense.
  • International Network for Social Network Analysis (March 2009, San Diego, CA). Tina Wey & Daniel T. Blumstein. Ontogeny of social relations in yellow-bellied marmots.
  • Southern California Animal Behavior Society, California State University Long Beach (March 2007). Travis W. DeLong, Tracy E. Fong, Sarah B. Hogan & Daniel T. Blumstein. Direct and indirect cues in white-browed sparrow weaver (Plocepasser mahali) risk assessment.
  • Animal Behavior Society, Annual Meeting, Snowbird, Utah (August 2006). The economics of fear: costs and benefits in marmot hiding behavior (E. Rhoades and D.T. Blumstein).
  • California Animal Behavior Society, Annual Meeting, U.C. San Diego (February 2006). An interspecific study of the ‘fixed slope rule’. (D. Gulbransen, T. Segrist, P. del Castillo and D.T. Blumstein).
  • California Animal Behavior Society, Annual Meeting, U.C. San Diego (February 2006). Does information of predators influence general wariness? (J.L. Adams, K.W. Camelio, M.J. Orique, and D.T. Blumstein).
  • California Animal Behavior Society, Annual Meeting, U.C. San Diego (February 2006). The effect of visibility on time allocation and escape decisions in Crimson Rosellas (J.S. Boyer, L.L. Hass, M.H. Lurie, and D.T. Blumstein).
  • Southern California Animal Behaviorists, UC Riverside (February 2005). The role of ecology on song variation in the tinkerbirds Pogoniulus bilineatus and Pogoniulus subsulfureus (A.N.G. Krischel, D.T. Blumstein, H. Slabbekoorn and T.B. Smith).
  • Fourth International Marmot World Conference, Montreux, Switzerland (September 2002). JWatcher: A new tool for acquisition and analysis of observational data (co-authors J.C. Daniel and C.S. Evans).
  • Animal Behavior Society, Corvallis, Oregon (July 2001). JWatcher: A new tool for acquisition and analysis of observational data.
  • International Society of Behavioral Ecology, Zürich, Switzerland (August 2000). Yellow-footed rock-wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus) group size effects reflect a trade-off (co-authors J.C. Daniel and C.S. Evans).
  • International Society of Behavioral Ecology, Zürich, Switzerland (August 2000). Kin discrimination in a macropod marsupial. (co-authors J.G. Ardron and C.S. Evans).
  • Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour, Sydney, Australia (April 2000). Yellow-footed rock-wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus) group size effects reflect a trade-off (co-authors J.C. Daniel and C.S. Evans).
  • Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour, Sydney, Australia (April 2000). Pied currawongs and the decline of native bush birds (co-author Karen Bayly).
  • III International Conference on Marmots, Cheboksary, Russia (August 1997). Survivorship of golden marmots (Marmota caudata aurea) in Pakistan (co-authors J.C. Daniel and W. Arnold).
  • III International Conference on Marmots, Cheboksary, Russia (August 1997). Social complexity of Vancouver Island marmots (Marmota vancouverensis) in natural sites (co-author: A.A. Bryant).
  • American Society of Zoologists, Vancouver (December 1992). Some factors influencing space use in golden marmots.
  • World Pheasant Association, Lahore, Pakistan (September 1992). Habitat selection in the Himalayan Snowcock at Dhee Sar, Khunjerab National Park, Pakistan. (co-author: J. Lopez).

Last updated: 25 Jul 17