Dr. Tim Polnaszek

Dr. Tim Polnaszek

Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S. North Dakota State University

Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Postdoctoral research University of Arizona

  • General Biology
  • Ecology
  • Polnaszek T.J., Rubi T.L., & Stephens, D.W. 2017. When it’s good to signal badness: using objective measures of discriminability to test the value of being distinctive. Animal Behaviour, 129, 113-125.
  • Polnaszek, T.J., Papaj, D.R., & Dornhaus, A. 2017. Reactivity and innovation in bumblebees. Presentation, Animal Behavior Society Meeting, University of Toronto-Scarborough.
  • Polnaszek T.J. & Stephens, D.W. 2015. Why are signals reliable? Honesty depends on cost, sometimes. Animal Behavior, 110, e1.
  • Polnaszek, T.J. 2014. Exploring signal reliability and receiver tolerance using experimental signaling games. Presentation, Allee Competition, Animal Behavior Society Meeting, Princeton University.
  • Polnaszek T.J. & Stephens, D.W. 2014. Receiver tolerance for imperfect signal reliability: results from experimental signaling games. Animal Behaviour, 94, 1-8.
  • Polnaszek T.J. & Stephens, D.W. 2014. Why not lie? Costs enforce honesty in an experimental signaling game. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281.
  • Hellgren, E. & Polnaszek, T.J. 2011. Survival, habitat selection, and body condition of the Woodchuck (Marmota monax) across an urban-rural gradient. The American Midland Naturalist, 165, 150-161.
  • Animal behavior
  • Comparative cognition
  • Ecology
  • Evolution

Teach a Bee New Tricks

Biology Faculty Member, Dr. Timothy Polnaszek, performed an experiment to test whether a bee could learn to open a lid in order to get the prize inside. Clearly, the bee succeeded!