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.