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      Kris Curran
      Associate Professor
      Phone: (262) 472-5144
      Location: Upham 355

      Kerry Katovich
      Associate Professor of Biology
      Phone: (262) 472-5132
      Location: Upham 309

      Terrie Parenteau
      Academic Dept Assoc
      Phone: (262) 472-1092
      Location: Upham 320

      Brett Woods
      Assistant Professor
      Phone: (262) 472-6200
      Location: Upham 363

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      Anneke Lisberg, Dr. Anneke Lisberg

      Office location: Upham 203
      Phone: (262) 472-5138

      BS (Zoology): UW-Madison
      MS (Entomology): UW-Madison
      PhD (Zoology, under Dr. Charles Snowdon): UW-Madison

      Research Description: 
      My lab studies the social and communicative uses of chemical signals in domestic dogs. Our ongoing studies are identifying the types of socially relevant information communicated through olfactory cues (urine marking, countermarking and anogenital investigation), dogs' perception and use of chemical communication signals, and how dogs may use chemical signals to safely and successfully build social relationships. Undergraduate students in my lab are currently helping to investigate whether dogs have scent-based indicators of social status in their urine, how dogs perceive overmarks (urine marks over another dog's mark), and whether risk/benefit analyses influence dogs' use of anogenital investigation during scial introductions.

      Classes Taught: 
      Primary courses: Human Anatomy & Physiology II, Introductory Biology 142.  Other courses taught: Biological Foundations 120, Introductory Biology 141, Comparative Anatomy 340, Animal Physiology 345.

      Relavent Publications:
      Lisberg, A.E. and C. T. Snowdon. 2011. Effects of sex, social status and gonadectomy on countermarking by domestic dogs, Canis familiaris. Animal Behaviour 81: 757-764. 
      Lisberg, A. and C. Snowdon. 2009. The effects of sex, gonadectomy, and status on investigation patterns of unfamiliar conspecific urine in dogs (Canis familiaris). Animal Behaviour 77: 1147-1154.

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