Dr. Tim Polnaszek
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S. North Dakota State University
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Postdoctoral research University of Arizona
Polnaszek T.J., Rubi T.L., & Stephens, D.W. 2017. When it’s good to signal badness: using objective measures of discriminability to test the value of being distinctive. Animal Behaviour, 129, 113-125.
Polnaszek, T.J., Papaj, D.R., & Dornhaus, A. 2017. Reactivity and innovation in bumblebees. Presentation, Animal Behavior Society Meeting, University of Toronto-Scarborough.
Polnaszek T.J. & Stephens, D.W. 2015. Why are signals reliable? Honesty depends on cost, sometimes. Animal Behavior, 110, e1.
Polnaszek, T.J. 2014. Exploring signal reliability and receiver tolerance using experimental signaling games. Presentation, Allee Competition, Animal Behavior Society Meeting, Princeton University.
Polnaszek T.J. & Stephens, D.W. 2014. Receiver tolerance for imperfect signal reliability: results from experimental signaling games. Animal Behaviour, 94, 1-8.
Polnaszek T.J. & Stephens, D.W. 2014. Why not lie? Costs enforce honesty in an experimental signaling game. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281.
Hellgren, E. & Polnaszek, T.J. 2011. Survival, habitat selection, and body condition of the Woodchuck (Marmota monax) across an urban-rural gradient. The American Midland Naturalist, 165, 150-161.
Teach a Bee New Tricks
Biology Faculty Member, Dr. Timothy Polnaszek, performed an experiment to test whether a bee could learn to open a lid in order to get the prize inside. Clearly, the bee succeeded!