Crab Lab Crab Lab

 

Research Interests:

appendage regeneration

sexual selection

camouflage

 

Publications:

* denotes undergraduate co-author

 

Maginnis TL.  2006.  Leg regeneration in a stick insect stunts wing size and hinders flight performance (Sipyloidea sipylus).  Proceedings of the Royal Society: B  273(1595): 1811-1814.

Maginnis TL.  2006.  Costs of regeneration and autotomy in animals: a review and framework for future research.  Behavioral Ecology 17(5): 857-872.

Maginnis TL and LP Maginnis. 2007.  Aututomy and regeneration in Didymuria violescens (Phasmatodea) in New South Wales, Australia.  The Australian Entomologist 34(1): 27-32.

Maginnis TL, CL Cool* and JL Muniz*.  2008.  Some observations on the mating behavior of the giant walking stick Megaphasma dentricus.  Texas Journal of Science 60(1): 57-62.

Maginnis TL.  2008.  The cause of autotomy in a stick insect: predation versus molting.  Florida Entomologist 91(1): 126-127.

Maginnis TL.  2009.  New non-fiction: reviews and suggestions for their use in organismal courses.  Bioscene 35(2): 46-49.

Maginnis TL and CR Redmond*.  2009.  Leg regeneration trade-offs in the two-striped walking stick (Phasmatodea).  Annuals of the Entomological Society of America 102(6): 1099-1104.

Ramsey ME, TL Maginnis, RY Wong, C Brock, ME Cummings.  2012.  Identifying context-specific gene profiles of social, reproductive and mate preference behavior in a fish with female mate choice.  Frontiers in Neurogenomics 6(62): 1-15.

Brady, PC, K Travis, TL Maginnis, and ME Cummings.  2013.  The polarocryptic mirror: a biological adaptation for open-ocean camouflage.  Proceedings of the National Acadmey of Sciences.  PNAS Early Edition doi/10.1073/pnas.1222123110

Maginnis TL and CR Redmond*. (in press).  Sexual vs. asexual reproduction in a stick insect.  Texas Journal of Science. 

Maginnis TL, TB White-Toney*, KS Bates.  (in press).  Patterns of Autotomy and Regeneration in Hemigrapsus nudus.  Submitted to: Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology. 

 

 

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Tara Maginnis

Assistant Professor, Biology Department

maginnis@up.edu

Office/Academic Year: BC 264 (x8986)

Lab/Summer: SWI 128 (x7269)

 

 

Courses:

Animal Behavior (Bio 347)

Marine Biology (Bio 338) and Lab (Bio 368)

Intro to Marine Biology (Bio 191/291)

Entomology (Bio 391)

Evolution (Bio 453)

 

 

My CV

 

Student research covered in The Beacon:  2013     2012     2011

 

Research Students:

(in alphabetical order)

 

Class of 2014 and 2015:

Katie Bates, Chris Delap, Steven King, Richard Parsons, Jeff Veon, Madelyn Voelker, Tai White-Toney, Marci Witczak

 

Class of 2013:

Jordan Albrich, Ryan Atkins, Beth Bernards, Rachel Brauner,

Emma Larson, Tim Luethke, Kelsey Nevins, Matt Ortman

 

Class of 2012:

Sara Bayer, Spencer Degerstedt, Elliot Frank, Lizz Hepp, Kate Huber,  

Masis Isikbay, Hailey Knettles, Amiana McEwen, Michael Pacholec,

John Varner, Eric Wilkman

 

 

 

 

 

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