Courtney Rockenbach

Courtney Rockenbach
New Jersey Institute of Technology | NJIT · Federated Department of Biological Sciences

B.S.

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Introduction
Currently I am working at the Konrad Lorenz Research Station investigating whether the performance of carrion crows in a touch screen task is influenced by the presence of a conspecific.
Additional affiliations
March 2012 - present
Konrad Lorenz Forschungsstelle
Position
  • Carrion crows performance on touch screens
Description
  • Investigating whether the performance of carrion crows in a touch screen task is influenced by the presence of a conspecific.
May 2009 - August 2009
Michigan State University
Position
  • Effectiveness of habitat enhancement for natural predators in differing landscapes
Description
  • Planted buckwheat strips to attract lady beetles to soybean fields, then measured the levels of damage and aphid population size in landscapes of varying complexity.
May 2008 - October 2008
Michigan State University
Position
  • Naviagation, foraging economics, and waggle dance communication in honeybees
Education
August 2006 - May 2008
Michigan State University
Field of study
  • Zoology
August 2004 - July 2006

Publications

Publications (2)
Conference Paper
Leaf-cutter ants harvest leaves from the trees surrounding their nest and transport them back to feed their symbiotic fungus, which is the food supply for the colony. The leaf foraging process involves many workers performing specialized tasks in a supply chain that spans from trees hundreds of meters away to the deep chambers of their subterranean...
Conference Paper
Leaf-cutter ants Atta colombica form supply chains to move leaf fragments from their foraging sites to the nest of the colony. The ants then mulch these leaf fragments into substrate for the fungus they grow for food. The overall efficiency of this transportation system depends on the dynamic integration of the supply rate of the cutter ants, the l...