Lisa Angeloni

Lisa AngeloniAssociate Professor
Office: Biology 318
Phone: 970-491-0562
Education: Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

I use behavioral observations and experimental manipulations to investigate the evolutionary basis for animal behavior. My research focuses on how behavioral traits depend on environmental influences within the lifetime of the individual and the evolutionary history of the population, particularly in freshwater fishes like Trinidadian guppies, smallmouth bass, and rainbow trout. My research also attempts to apply behavioral knowledge to conservation issues by studying the behavior of species of conservation concern (e.g., black-footed ferrets, Island Scrub-Jays, Arkansas darters) and by studying the effects of human disturbance, noise, and recreational activities on the behavior of wildlife (e.g., ungulates and prairie dogs).

Selected Publications

Buxton RT, McKenna MF, Mennitt D, Fristrup K, Crooks K, Angeloni L, Wittemyer G. 2017. Noise pollution is pervasive in U.S. protected areas. Science 356:531-533.

Welsh DP, Wiegmann DD, Angeloni LM, Newman SP, Miner JG, Baylis JR. 2017. Condition-dependent reproductive tactics in male smallmouth bass: evidence of an inconsistent birthdate effect on early growth and age at first reproduction. Journal of Zoology 302:244-251.

Kronenberger JA, Fitzpatrick SW, Angeloni LM, Broder ED, Ruell EW, Funk WC. 2017. Playing God with guppies – informing tough conservation decisions using a model experimental system. Animal Conservation 20:18-19.

Kronenberger JA, Funk WC, Smith JW, Fitzpatrick SW, Angeloni LM, Broder ED, Ruell EW. 2017. Testing the demographic effects of divergent immigrants on small populations of Trinidadian guppies. Animal Conservation 20:3-11.*Feature/cover article

Greggor AL, Berger-Tal O, Blumstein DT, Angeloni L, Bessa-Gomes C, Blackwell BF, Cassady St Clair C, Crooks K, De Silva S, Fernandez-Juricic E, Goldenberg SZ, Mesnick SL, Owen M, Price CJ, Saltz D, Schell CJ, Suarez AV, Swaisgood RR, Winchell CS, Sutherland WJ. 2016. Research priorities from animal behaviour for maximising conservation progress. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31:953-964.

Kopack CJ, Broder ED, Fetherman ER, Lepack JM, Angeloni LM. 2016. The effect of a single pre-release exposure to conspecific alarm cue on post-stocking survival in three strains of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Canadian Journal of Zoology 94:661-664.

Shannon G, Crooks KR, Wittemyer G, Fristrup KM, Angeloni LM. 2016. Road noise causes earlier predator detection and flight response in a free-ranging mammal. Behavioral Ecology 27:1370-1375.

Havird JC, Fitzpatrick SW, Kronenberger J, Funk CW, Angeloni LM, Sloan DB. 2016. Sex, mitochondria, and genetic rescue. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31:96-99.

Fitzpatrick SW, Gerberich JC, Angeloni LM, Bailey LL, Broder ED, Torres-Dowdall J, Handelsman CA, López-Sepulcre A, Reznick DN, Ghalambor CK, Funk WC. 2016. Gene flow from an adaptively divergent source causes rescue through genetic and demographic factors in two wild populations of Trinidadian guppies. Evolutionary Applications 9:879-891.

Broder ED, Handelsman CA, Ghalambor CK, Angeloni LM. 2016. Evolution and plasticity in guppies: How genes and the environment shape phenotypes. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.

Shannon G, McKenna MF, Angeloni LM, Crooks KR, Fristrup KM, Brown E, Warner KA, Nelson MD, White C, Briggs J, McFarland S, Wittemyer G. 2016. A synthesis of two decades of research documenting the effects of noise on wildlife. Biological Reviews 91:982-1005.

Lynch E, Northrup JM, McKenna MF, Anderson CR Jr, Angeloni L, Wittemyer G. 2015. Landscape and anthropogenic features influence the use of auditory vigilance by mule deer. Behavioral Ecology 26:75-82.

Kopack CJ, Broder ED, Lepak JM, Fetherman ER, Angeloni LM. 2015. Behavioral responses of a highly domesticated, predator naïve rainbow trout to chemical cues of predation. Fisheries Research 169:1-7.

Fitzpatrick SW, Gerberich JC, Kronenberger JA, Angeloni LM, Funk WC. 2015. Locally adapted traits maintained in the face of high gene flow. Ecology Letters 18:37-47.

Broder ED, Angeloni LM. 2014. Predator-induced phenotypic plasticity of laterality. Animal Behaviour 98:125-130.

Shannon G, Angeloni LM, Wittemyer G, Fristrup KM, Crooks KR. 2014. Road traffic noise modifies behaviour of a keystone species. Animal Behaviour 94:135-141.

Shannon G, Cordes LS, Hardy AR, Angeloni LM, Crooks KR. 2014. Behavioral responses associated with a human-mediated predator shelter. PLoS ONE 9(4):e94630.

Caldwell L, Bakker VJ, Sillett TS, Desrosiers MA, Morrison SA, Angeloni L. 2013. Reproductive ecology of the Island Scrub-Jay. The Condor 115:603-613.

Angeloni L, Caldwell L, Desrosiers M. 2013. Conservation meets animal behavior in the study of a rare island bird. The Conservation Behaviorist 11(1):2-3.

Lynch E, Angeloni L, Fristrup K, Joyce D, Wittemyer G. 2013. The use of on-animal acoustical recording devices for studying animal behaviour. Ecology and Evolution 3:2030-2037.

Ruell EW, Handelsman CA, Hawkins CL, Sofaer HR, Ghalambor CK, Angeloni L. 2013. Fear, food and sexual ornamentation: plasticity of colour development in Trinidadian guppies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280:20122019.

Wiegmann DD, Angeloni LM, Seubert SM, Wade JG. 2013. Mate choice decisions by searchers. Current Zoology 59:184-199.

Poessel SA, Breck SW, Teel TL, Shwiff S, Crooks KR, Angeloni LM. 2013. Patterns of human-coyote conflicts in the Denver Metropolitan Area. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:297-305.

Brown CL, Hardy AR, Barber JR, Fristrup KM, Crooks KR, Angeloni LM. 2012. The effect of human activities and their associated noise on ungulate behavior. PLoS ONE 7(7):e40505.

Poessel SA, Biggins DE, Santymire RM, Livieri TM, Crooks KR, Angeloni L. 2011. Environmental enrichment affects adrenocortical stress responses in the endangered black-footed ferret. General and Comparative Endocrinology 172:526-533.

Poessel SA, Breck SW, Biggins DE, Livieri TM, Crooks KR, Angeloni L. 2011. Landscape features influence postrelease predation on endangered black-footed ferrets. Journal of Mammalogy. 92: 732-741.

Magle SB, Angeloni LM. 2011. Effects of urbanization on the behavior of a keystone species. Behaviour 148:31-54.

Angeloni L, Crooks KR, Blumstein DT. 2010. Conservation and behavior: Introduction. In: Breed MD and Moore J, (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Vol 1, pp. 377-381. Academic Press, Oxford.

Ghalambor CK, Angeloni LM, Carroll SP, 2010. Behavior as phenotypic plasticity. in DF Westneat, CF Fox (eds.). Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology. Oxford University Press, Chicago.

Barber JR, Fristrup KM, Brown CL, Hardy AR, Angeloni LM, Crooks KR. 2009. Conserving the wild life therein: Protecting park fauna from anthropogenic noise. Park Science 26:26-31.

Angeloni L, Schlaepfer MA, Lawler JJ, Crooks KR, 2008. A reassessment of the interface between conservation and behaviour. Animal Behaviour 75:731-737.

Wiegmann DD, Angeloni LM, 2007. Mate choice and uncertainty in the decision process. Journal of Theoretical Biology 249:654-666.

Chaine A, Angeloni L, 2005. Size-dependent mating and gender choice in a simultaneous hermaphrodite, Bulla gouldiana.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 59: 58-68.

Wiegmann DD, Angeloni LM, Baylis JR, Newman SP, 2004. Negative maternal or paternal effects on tactic inheritance under a conditional strategy. Evolution 58:1530-1535.

Angeloni L, 2003. Sexual selection in a simultaneous hermaphrodite with hypodermic insemination: body size, allocation to sexual roles and paternity. Animal Behaviour 66:417-426.

Angeloni L, Bradbury JW, Burton RS, 2003. Multiple mating, paternity and body size in a simultaneous hermaphrodite, Aplysia californica. Behavioral Ecology 14:554-560.

Angeloni L, Bradbury JW, Charnov EL, 2002. Body size and sex allocation in simultaneously hermaphroditic animals. Behavioral Ecology 13:419-426.

Angeloni L, Bradbury J, 1999. Body size influences mating strategies in a simultaneously hermaphroditic sea slug, Aplysia vaccaria. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 11:187-195.

Angeloni L, Bradbury J, Chaine A, 1999. Growth, seasonality, and spatial dispersion in a population of the black sea hare, Aplysia vaccaria Winkler 1955. The Veliger 42:1-9.