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Vladimir Dinets

Vladimir DinetsVladimir Dinets
Assistant Research Professor
Ph.D., University of Miami, 2011

Phone: (404)414-6539

Keywords: animal behavior, behavioral ecology, animal communication, evolution, conservation

I am interested in the evolution of complex behavior and intelligence, and in applications of behavioral ecology for conservation.

Doody JS, Burghardt GM, Dinets V. Reptile Social Behavior. In press, John Hopkins Univ. Press.

Dinets V. Peterson's Guide to Finding Mammals in North America. In press, Houghton Mifflin.

2014 Dinets V. Coordination and collaboration in cooperatively hunting crocodilians. Ethology Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1080/03949370.2014.915432.

2014. Burghardt GM, Dinets V & Murphy JB. Highly repetitive object play in a cichlid fish (Tropheus duboisi). Ethology DOI: 10.1111/eth.12312.

2013. Dinets V. Dragon Songs. Love and Adventure among Crocodiles, Alligators and other Dinosaur Relations. Arcade, New York, 318 pp.

2013. Dinets V, Brueggen J, Brueggen J. Crocodilians use tools for hunting. Ethology Ecology and EvolutionDOI:10.1080/03949370.2013.858276.

2013. Dinets V. Underwater sound locating ability in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Journal of Herpetology 47: 521-523.

2013. Dinets V. Long-distance signaling in extant crocodilians. Copeia 2013 (3): 517-526.

2013. Dinets, V. Do individual crocodilians adjust their signaling to habitat structure? Ethology Ecology & Evolution 25 (2): 174-184.

2013. Dinets, V. Crane dances as play behavior. Ibis 155: 424-425.

2013. Doody, J. S., Burghardt, G. M. & Dinets, V. Breaking the Social-Nonsocial Dichotomy: A Role for Reptiles in Vertebrate Social Behaviour Research? Ethology 118: 1-9.

2011. Dinets, V. Effects of aquatic habitat continuity on signal composition in crocodilians. Animal Behavior 82(2): 191-201.

2011. Dinets, V. Observations of woolly flying squirrel (Eupetaurus cinereus) in Nanga Parbat Range of northern Pakistan. Mammalia 75(3): 277-280.

2011. Dinets, V. On terrestrial hunting in Crocodilia. Herpetological Bulletin 114: 15-18.

2010. Dinets, V. Nocturnal behavior of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) in the wild during the mating season. Herpetological Bulletin 111: 4-11.

2004. Newell JA (ed.), Dinets V, Krechmar M, Mihailov A, Shibnev Yu. Russian Far East - Environmental Handbook. Friends of Earth - Japan, 468 pp.

2001. Dinets, V. Winter ecology of Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus and Rock Ptarmigan L. mutus at the northern limit of their range.Ornitologia 29: 326-327 (in Russian with an English summary).

1998. Dinets V, Rotshild E. Domestic Animals. ABF, Moscow (in Russian), 512 pp.

1996. Dinets, V, Rotshild E. Mammals of Russia. ABF, Moscow (in Russian), 352 pp.

1995. Beme A., Dinets V, Flint V, Cherenkov A. Birds of Russia. ABF, Moscow (in Russian). 432 pp.

1995. Dinets, V. Surviving sites of European Mink Mustela lutreola in Moscow region. Lutreola 6: 24-34.

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