|Dr. Lowell K. Nicolaus||
B. S., 1967, Humbolt State University
L.K., Crowe, M., Lundquist, R. Oral estrogen retains potency as an
aversion agent in eggs: Implications to studies of community ecology and
wildlife management. Physiol. Behav. 51:1281-1284; 1992.
Semel, B., Nicolaus, L.K. Estrogen-based aversion to eggs among free-ranging raccons. Ecol. Appl. 2(4):439-449; 1992.
Dimmick, C.R., Nicolaus, L.K. The efficiency of conditioned aversion in reducing depredation by crows. J. Appl. Ecol. 27:200-209; 1990.
Nicolaus, L.K., Herrera, J., Nicolaus, J.C., Dimmick, C.R. Carbachol as a conditioned taste aversion agent to control avian predation. Agri. Ecosyst. Environ. 26:13-21; 1989.
Nicolaus, L.K., Gustavson, C.R., Gustavson, J.C. The Potential of Estrogen- Based Conditioned Aversions in Controlling Depredation: A Step Closer Toward the "Magic Bullet". Appli. Anim. Behav. Sci. 23:1-14; 1989.
Nicolaus, L.K., Herrera, J., Nicolaus, J.C., Gustavson, G.R. Oral estrogen as an aversion agent to control egg predation by free-ranging predators. Appl. Anim. Behav. 24:313-324; 1989.
Nicolaus, L.K., Nellis, D.W. The first evaluation of the use of conditioned taste aversion to control predation by mongooses upon eggs. Appli. Anim. Behav. Sci. 17:329-346; 1987.
Nicolaus, L.K. Conditioned taste aversion in a guild of egg predators: Implications to aposematism and prey defense mimicry. Amer. Midl. Natur. 117:405-419; 1987.
Nicolaus, L.K., Cassel, J.F., Carlson, R.B., Gustavson, C.R. Taste aversion conditioning of crows to control predation on eggs. Science, 220:212-214; 1983.
Nicolaus, L.K. , Hoffman, T.E., Gustavson, C.R. Taste aversion conditioning in free-ranging raccoons, Procyon lotor. Northwest Sci. 56 (3):165-169; 1982.
Basic research into the mechanisms
of food aversion learning both among captive vertebrates and in the field
setting. Primary focus has been on the influence of cholinergic agonists
upon the foraging of free-ranging avian predators and other substances
on the foraging of mammalian predators. This work has produced interesting
results concerning the possible influence of illness-based food aversions
upon the evolution of prey toxicity and mimicry. The work also has important
implications concerning non-lethal methods that control predation upon