The following papers of Dave Gammon, assistant professor of biology, containing original research were recently accepted by peer-reviewed journals for publication:
1) Baker, M.C. and D.E. Gammon. Vocal memes in natural populations of chickadees: why do some memes persist and others go extinct? Animal Behaviour
2) Wampler, E. and D.E. Gammon. Aggressive head-up displays in great-tailed grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus). Texas Journal of Science
The first publication examines cultural trends in an animal species; humans are not the only species with persistent cultural icons and passing fads.
The second publication reports the results of an undergraduate research project for a student mentored by Dave at St. Edward’s University in Texas the year before he began to work at Elon.