Michael H Ferkin

Summary

Affiliation: University of Memphis
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Female meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus, respond differently to the scent marks of multiple male conspecifics
    Michael H Ferkin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Memphis, Ellington Hall, Memphis, TN, 38152, USA
    Anim Cogn 17:715-22. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus, have the capacity to recall the "what", "where", and "when" of a single past event
    Michael H Ferkin
    Department of Biology, The University of Memphis, Ellington Hall, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Anim Cogn 11:147-59. 2008
  3. pmc Exogenous melatonin administration affects self-grooming and conspecific odor preferences in long-photoperiod meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus)
    Michael H Ferkin
    Department of Biology, Ellington Hall, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152 6080, USA
    Physiol Behav 91:255-63. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint The amount of time that a meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus, self-grooms is affected by its reproductive state and that of the odor donor
    Michael H Ferkin
    Department of Biology, Ellington Hall, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Behav Processes 73:266-71. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint A battery of olfactory-based screens for phenotyping the social and sexual behaviors of mice
    Michael H Ferkin
    Department of Biology, Ellington Hall, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Physiol Behav 85:489-99. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus, can distinguish more over-marks from fewer over-marks
    Michael H Ferkin
    Department of Biology, The University of Memphis, Ellington Hall, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Anim Cogn 8:182-9. 2005
  7. pmc Gonadal hormones modulate sex differences in judgments of relative numerousness in meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus
    Michael H Ferkin
    The University of Memphis, Biology Department, Ellington Hall, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Horm Behav 55:76-83. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of prolactin and testosterone in mediating seasonal differences in the self-grooming behavior of male meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus
    Stuart T Leonard
    The University of Memphis, Department of Biology, Ellington Hall, Memphis, TN 38152 6080, USA
    Physiol Behav 85:461-8. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Effects of food availability on proceptivity: a test of the reproduction at all costs and metabolic fuels hypotheses
    Nicholas J Hobbs
    The University of Memphis, Department of Biological Sciences, Ellington Hall, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Behav Processes 91:192-7. 2012
  10. pmc Food deprivation and the role of estradiol in mediating sexual behaviors in meadow voles
    Andrew A Pierce
    University of Memphis, Department of Biology, Memphis, TN 38152, United States
    Physiol Behav 90:353-61. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Effects of food deprivation on sexual behavior
    MICHAEL FERKIN; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. doi request reprint Female meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus, respond differently to the scent marks of multiple male conspecifics
    Michael H Ferkin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Memphis, Ellington Hall, Memphis, TN, 38152, USA
    Anim Cogn 17:715-22. 2014
    ..Our results are consistent with studies on a variety of taxa, suggesting that numerosity discriminations are evolutionarily ancient and spontaneously available to nonhuman animals and humans. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus, have the capacity to recall the "what", "where", and "when" of a single past event
    Michael H Ferkin
    Department of Biology, The University of Memphis, Ellington Hall, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Anim Cogn 11:147-59. 2008
    ....
  3. pmc Exogenous melatonin administration affects self-grooming and conspecific odor preferences in long-photoperiod meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus)
    Michael H Ferkin
    Department of Biology, Ellington Hall, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152 6080, USA
    Physiol Behav 91:255-63. 2007
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint The amount of time that a meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus, self-grooms is affected by its reproductive state and that of the odor donor
    Michael H Ferkin
    Department of Biology, Ellington Hall, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Behav Processes 73:266-71. 2006
    ..The results suggest that individuals self-groom more in the presence of an odor of a highly receptive potential mate than that of a less receptive mate...
  5. ncbi request reprint A battery of olfactory-based screens for phenotyping the social and sexual behaviors of mice
    Michael H Ferkin
    Department of Biology, Ellington Hall, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Physiol Behav 85:489-99. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus, can distinguish more over-marks from fewer over-marks
    Michael H Ferkin
    Department of Biology, The University of Memphis, Ellington Hall, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Anim Cogn 8:182-9. 2005
    ..Interestingly, female voles were better able than male voles to distinguish between small differences in the relative number of over-marks by the two scent donors...
  7. pmc Gonadal hormones modulate sex differences in judgments of relative numerousness in meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus
    Michael H Ferkin
    The University of Memphis, Biology Department, Ellington Hall, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Horm Behav 55:76-83. 2009
    ..The results of this task on relative numerousness judgments are discussed in relation to the effects of gonadal steroid hormone on spatial ability, a closely related cognitive domain, and the social biology of meadow voles...
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of prolactin and testosterone in mediating seasonal differences in the self-grooming behavior of male meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus
    Stuart T Leonard
    The University of Memphis, Department of Biology, Ellington Hall, Memphis, TN 38152 6080, USA
    Physiol Behav 85:461-8. 2005
    ..In contrast, the endocrine tissues that underlie self-grooming in SP male meadow voles appear to be refractory to the effects of LP-equivalent titers of PRL and T...
  9. doi request reprint Effects of food availability on proceptivity: a test of the reproduction at all costs and metabolic fuels hypotheses
    Nicholas J Hobbs
    The University of Memphis, Department of Biological Sciences, Ellington Hall, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Behav Processes 91:192-7. 2012
    ..Differences in the effects of food availability on these proceptive behaviours are discussed within the context of the natural history of meadow voles...
  10. pmc Food deprivation and the role of estradiol in mediating sexual behaviors in meadow voles
    Andrew A Pierce
    University of Memphis, Department of Biology, Memphis, TN 38152, United States
    Physiol Behav 90:353-61. 2007
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Re-feeding and the restoration of odor attractivity, odor preference, and sexual receptivity in food-deprived female meadow voles
    Andrew A Pierce
    Department of Biology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Physiol Behav 84:553-61. 2005
    ..The time-points that the behaviors were recovered were prior to voles recovering their initial body weight. Thus, the data support the metabolic fuels hypothesis...
  12. ncbi request reprint Similarities between female meadow voles mating during post-partum oestrus and raising two concurrent litters and females raising only one litter
    Javier del Barco-Trillo
    Department of Biology, University of Memphis, Ellington Hall, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Reprod Fertil Dev 18:751-6. 2006
    ..These results indicate that females are able to adjust to differing loads of maternal care to provide equivalent resources to concurrent litters and singly reared litters...
  13. ncbi request reprint Male mammals respond to a risk of sperm competition conveyed by odours of conspecific males
    Javier Delbarco-Trillo
    Department of Biology, University of Memphis, Ellington Hall, Memphis, Tennessee 38152, USA
    Nature 431:446-9. 2004
    ..Such an increase in sperm investment does not occur by augmenting the frequency of ejaculations, but by increasing the amount of sperm in a similar number of ejaculations...

Research Grants1

  1. Effects of food deprivation on sexual behavior
    MICHAEL FERKIN; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The application is significant for its potential to expose undergraduates to research and for the new information that might be gained on the physiological regulation of sexual behavior. ..