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On February 14, 2014

AFB to chair Association for Chemoreception Sciences meeting

Annual event will focus on behavioral insights into food selection and flavor preference in domestic, wild animals

At the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) 36th annual meeting, to be held on April 9-12, 2014, AFB scientists Nancy Rawson and Susan Jojola will chair a symposium on the topic of behavioral insights into food selection and flavor preference in domestic and wild animals.

The symposium will include the following presentations:

  • Fred Provenza, Utah State University: The origins of food preference and how it shapes the environment
  • Matthias Laska, Linköping University: Behavioral responses in large carnivores to mammalian blood odor and a blood odor component
  • Bruce Kimball, USDA National Wildlife Research Center: Using insights into flavor perception to manage wildlife-agriculture interactions

The AChemS annual meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL, USA.

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