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Alan Jaslow

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Dr.Alan Jaslow
Biology Department
Rhodes College
2000 N. Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112
Phone (901)843-3602
fax (901)843-3565
email AJaslow@rhodes.edu
Office Hours


Biology 140
Comparative Vertebrate Morphology
Vertebrate Biology


B.S. in Zoology, University of Wisconsin,

Madison, 1974
M.S. in Zoology, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, 1976
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1982


Jaslow, A.P., T.E. Hetherington and R.E. Lombard. 1988. Structure and

function of the amphibian middle ear. Chapter 4, pp. 69-92. In
Evolution of the Amphibian Auditory System. (Eds. Fritzch,
Ryan, Wilczynski, Heterington, & Walkeoviak). Wiley & Sons.

Crocroft, R.B., R.W. McDiarmid, A.P. Jaslow, and P.M. Ruiz-Carranza. 1990.
Volcalizations of eitht species of Atelopus (Anura: Bufonidae)
with comments on communcation in the genus. Copiea 1990(3):631-643.

Kesler, D.H., A.P. Jaslow, C.R. Jaslow, and C.L. Stinemetz. 1991. Biology
of the Organism Laboratory. 4th ed. Alpha Editions, Edna MN. 92 pp.

Jaslow, A.P. and R.E. Lombard. 1996. Hearing in the neotropical frog,
Atelopus chiriquiensis. Copeia 1996:428-432.

Brief Description of Current Research Interests

Scaling of long bones in running mammals and ratite birds
Hearing and middle ear morphology in anurans
Acoustic communication
(see current student research projects)

Recent Biology Student Research Projects

Sexual dimorphism in the neck vertebrae of cervids.

Morphological variation in the rat vertebrae related to position and function.

Intrabone allometry and functional constraints in ungulate long bones.

Acoustic behavior of an Orthopteran community.

Mammal hair ultrastructure and function.

Acoustic insect communities and behavior.

Comparative osteology of ratite birds.

Flamingo Social Behavior.

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