Office: 508 Mueller Laboratory
BSc 2014 Lebanon Valley College
My main interests are simple, I want to understand how, if, and when animals are able to adapt to their ever-changing environments. Specifically, here at Penn State, I explore this area of research by focusing on how a native predator (fence lizard) interacts with invasive prey (the red imported fire ant). This system acts as a wonderful model to explore how native species are able to adapt to invasive species, as the red imported fire ant acts as both an invasive predator and prey.
Be on the look out for cool questions and even better answers.
Gordon Research Conference: Predator-Prey interactions , Ventura, CA. Venable CP, Adams TA and Langkilde TL. Learned aversion of invasive prey in juvenile.
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, CA. Venable CP, Adams TA and Langkilde TL. Choice may influence native predator consumption of invasive prey.
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, LA. Venable C and Langkilde T. Choosing a meal: Lizards differentially kill and consume native versus invasive ants.
Venable CP and Langkilde T. (In review) Lizards display an ontogenetic shift in relative consumption of native and invasive prey. Canadian Journal of Zoology