CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE and MAJOR PROJECTS
PUBLICATIONS
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
MEMBERSHIPS

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
Advisors: Dr. Asif A. Ghazanfar & Dr. Daniel I. Rubenstein

M.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
Advisor: Dr. Daniel R. Papaj

B.S. Biological Sciences (with Honors), Stanford University
Advisor: Dr. Carol L. Boggs

 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE and MAJOR PROJECTS

Postdoctoral researcher, UCC, Ireland

Researcher, Duke Lemur Center, Duke University, NC

Ph.D. Thesis research, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, NJ

Research associate at SETI Institute & visiting scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, CA

M.S. Thesis research, bumblebee decision-making, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, AZ

Research on caching behavior of Florida scrub-jays, Archbold Biological Station, FL

Undergraduate Honors research, butterfly mate location behavior, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, CA

Research assistant, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University, CA

 

 

PUBLICATIONS and BOOK CHAPTERS

Kulahci, I.G., Rubenstein, D.I., Bugnyar, T., Hoppitt, W., Mikus, N. & Schwab, C. 2016. Social networks predict selective observation and information transmission in ravens. Royal Society Open Science 3: 160256.

Kulahci, I.G. & Ghazanfar, A.A. 2016. Speaking of which: a multimodal approach to individual recognition. In "The Missing Lemur Link: An Ancestral Step in the Evolution of Human Behaviour" by Ivan Norscia & Elisabetta Palagi. Cambridge University Press.

Kulahci, I.G., Rubenstein, D.I. & Ghazanfar, A.A. 2015. Lemurs groom-at-a-distance through vocal networks. Animal Behaviour 110: 179-186.

Kulahci, I.G. 2014. Social interactions predict patterns of communication and learning. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Kulahci, I.G., Drea, C.M., Rubenstein, D.I. & Ghazanfar, A.A. 2014. Individual recognition through olfactory - auditory matching in lemurs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 281: 20140071.

Kulahci, I.G. & Ghazanfar, A.A. 2013. Multisensory recognition in vertebrates (especially primates). in "Integrating face and voice in person perception" Part 1. pg: 3-27. Editors Belin, P., Campanella, S. & Ethofer, T. Springer Press.

Kulahci, I.G. & Bowman, R. 2011. Recaching decisions of Florida scrub-jays are sensitive to ecological conditions. Ethology 117: 700-707.

Freund, F.T., Kulahci, I.G., Cyr, G., Ling, J., Winnick, M., Tregloan-Reed, J., Freund, M.M. 2009. Air ionization at rock surfaces and pre-earthquake signals. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 71: 1824-1834.

Kulahci, I.G., Dornhaus, A. & Papaj, D.R. 2008. Multimodal signals enhance decision-making in foraging bumblebees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 275: 797-802.

Kulahci, I.G. 2007. Cognitive ecology of foraging: complex signals and the speed-accuracy tradeoff. Master's Thesis.

Boggs C.L., Holdren C.E., Kulahci I.G., Bonebrake T.C., Inouye B.D., Fay J.P., McMillan A., Williams E.H. & Ehrlich P.R. 2006. Delayed population explosion of an introduced butterfly. Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 466-475.

 

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

International Society for Behavioral Ecology meeting (30th anniversary). Kulahci, I.G., Rubenstein, D.I. & Ghazanfar, A.A. Lemurs groom-at-a-distance through vocal networks (2016)

Cognitive XIII: International Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting. Animal Cognition & Insights from Ethology. (2016)

Cognitive XIII: International Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting. Social interactions predict patterns of communication and learning. (2016)

Princeton University. Social interactions predict patterns of communication and learning. (2014)

Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Alison Jolly Memorial Session. Kulahci, I.G., Rubenstein, D.I. & Ghazanfar, A.A. Lemur vocal communication networks indicate social relationships. (2014)

University of Pennsylvania, Psychology 701: Topics in Animal Behavior. Attention, learning, and social connections. (2014)

Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting (50th anniversary). Kulahci, I.G., Schwab, C., Rubenstein, D.I. & Bugnyar, T. Do social network connections matter for corvid learning? (2013)

Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting. Zimbler-DeLorenzo, H.S., Wei, C.A., Sirot, L.K., McLinn, C.M. & Kulahci, I.G. Building the ABS education portal and teaching resources collection. (2013)

Princeton University, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Attention, learning, and social connections. (2013)

University of Vienna, Department of Cognitive Biology. Role of social connections in information transmission. (2012)

Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting*. Kulahci, I.G., Drea, C.M., Rubenstein, D.I. & Ghazanfar, A.A. Ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) recognize others by matching odor and sound. (2012)
*Animal Behavior Society Founders Memorial Poster Paper Award, Honorable Mention

Princeton University Research Symposium. Kulahci, I.G., Habiba, Barale, C.L., Sulo, R. Berger-Wolf, T. & Rubenstein, D.I. Habitat conditions and individual differences influence group dynamics. (2010)

Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting. Kulahci, I.G., Habiba, Barale, C.L., Sulo, R. & Rubenstein, D.I. Influence of ecological and social factors on sheep group dynamics. (2010)

Astrobiology Science Conference & Astrobiology Graduate Conference. Kulahci, I.G. & Freund, F. Molecular Hydrogen and its implications for early life and the deep biosphere. (2008)

Gordon Research Conference & Gordon Graduate Research Seminar, Origin of Life. Kulahci, I.G. & Freund, F. A novel mechanism for hydrogen production in rocks and its consequences for early life. (2008)

Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting. Kulahci, I.G., Dornhaus, A. & Papaj, D.R. Multimodal signals enhance decision making in bumblebees. (2007)

University of Arizona, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Complex signals and the speed- accuracy trade-off in decision making. (2007)

Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting. Kulahci, I.G., Bowman, R., Woolfenden, G.E. Food-handling decisions after cache recovery in Florida Scrub-Jays. (2006)

Archbold Biological Station. Influence of ecological and social factors on food handling decisions after cache recovery in Florida Scrub-Jays. (2005)

Stanford University Honors Symposium. Kulahci, I.G., Boggs, C.L. Mate location behavior of Euphydryas gillettii males. (2004)

Yale University STARS program. Gray wolf restoration effects on cattle and elk populations in Yellowstone National Park. (1999)

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant, EEB 311: Animal Behavior. (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Taught by Dr. James L. Gould, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, NJ

Workshop Leader, Senior Thesis Writing Group. (2010 - 2011)
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, NJ

Teaching Assistant, Ecology 487L: Animal Behavior Lab. (2006)
Taught by Dr. Daniel R. Papaj, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, AZ

Teaching Assistant, Ecology 130: Natural History of the Southwest. (2006)
Taught by Drs. Larry Venable & Judith Becerra, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, AZ

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Sigma Xi
American Ornithologists Union
American Society of Mammalogists
American Society of Primatologists
Animal Behavior Society
Comparative Cognition Society
International Society for Behavioral Ecology
Defenders of Wildlife
SETI Institute

 

Ipek G. Kulahci, Ph.D.