Leo J. Fleishman
Professor, Ph.D. Cornell University, 1986
Research Interests: I study how sensory systems and the environment shape the evolution of animal communication signals. I currently study the relationship between visual-signal design and visual response to color and motion in Anolis lizards, an ecologically diverse genus of over 300 species.
- Fleishman, L. J., Leal, M. and Sheehan, J. (2006). Illumination geometry, detector position and the objective determination of animal signal colours in natural light. Animal Behaviour, 71:463-474.
- Leal, M. and Fleishman, L. J. (2004). Selection for signal detectability leading to diversification in dewlap design between allopatric populations of Anolis lizards. The American Naturalist, 163:26-39
- Pallus, A. and Fleishman, L. J. (2007). A two-dimensional visual motion detector based on biological principles.
Courses: Tropical Biology (BIO 257), Animal Behavior (BIO 325) and Comparative Animal Physiology (BIO 330)
Phone: (518) 388-6332
Office: Butterfield 316