Office: 508 Mueller Laboratory
BSc 2014 Lebanon Valley College
PhD 2019 The Pennsylvania State University
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.
Eating toxic invasive ants turns lizards off native ants. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting – Tampa, FL. Venable CP and Langkilde T.
The Effects of Invasive Prey on Native Predators. Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.
Gordon Research Conference: Predator-Prey interactions , Ventura, CA. Learned aversion of invasive prey in juvenile lizards. Venable CP, Adams TA and Langkilde T.
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, CA. Choice may influence native predator consumption of invasive prey. Venable CP, Adams TA and Langkilde T.
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, LA. Choosing a meal: Lizards differentially kill and consume native versus invasive ants. Venable CP and Langkilde T.
Venable C.P., Adams T.S. and Langkilde T. 2019. Aversion learning in response to an invasive venomous prey depends on stimulus strength. Biological Invasions Early view: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-019-01949-3
Venable, C.P. and Langkilde T. 2018. Lizards display an ontogenetic shift in relative consumption of native and invasive prey. Canadian Journal of Zoology Early view: https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2018-0228
Venable, C.P. and Langkilde T. Eating toxic invasive ants reduces subsequent consumption of native ants by a lizard. In prep.
Venable, C.P. and Langkilde T. What determines differential consumption of native and invasive ant species by a lizard? In prep.
2018 Alfred P. Sloan Scholar
Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship
2017 Charlotte Magnum Student Support Award
2014 Button-Waller Biology Fellowship
Lebanon Valley College O. Pass Bollinger Environmental Biology award
2013 Sigma Xi Grant recipient
Lebanon Valley College Arnold Grant recipient
2012 American Society of Plant Biologist Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship program honorable mention recipient