NEVITT, GABRIELLE / Life sciences / Researchers

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Life sciences / NEVITT, GABRIELLE


Assistant professor of neurobiology, physiology and behavior at the University of California, Davis.

Research interests

Sensory biology, neuroethology, and conservation.

She has studied mechanisms of olfactory imprinting and homing in Pacific salmon.


Southern Oceans /Sensory Ecology/ Seabirds

Nevitt, G.A. and Bonadonna, F. (2005) Seeing the world through the nose of a bird: New developments in the sensory ecology of procellariiform seabirds. Marine Ecology Progress Series, in press.

Nevitt, G.A., Reid, K. and Trathan, P. (2004). Testing olfactory foraging strategies in an Antarctic seabird assemblage. J. Exp. Biol., 2004 207: 3537-3544.

Bonadonna, F. and Nevitt, G.A. (2004). Partner-specific odor recognition in an Antarctic Seabird. Science, 306, 835.

Blackmer, A.L., Ackerman, J.T., and Nevitt, G.A. (2004). Effects of investigator disturbance on hatching success and nest-site fidelity in long-lived seabird, the Leach's storm petrel. Biological Conservation, 116, 114-148.

Silverman, E.D., Veit, R.R. and Nevitt, G.A. (2004). Nearest neighbors as foraging cues: information transfer in a patchy environment. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 277, 25-35.

Bonadonna, F., Cunningham, G.B., Jouventin, P. Hesters, F. and Nevitt, G.A. (2003) Evidence for nest-odour recognition in two species of diving petrel. J. Exp. Biol., 206, 3719-3722.

Nevitt, G.A. and Haberman, K.L. (2003). Behavioral attraction of Leach's Storm to Dimethyl Sulfide. J. Exp. Biol., 206, 1407-1501.

Cunningham, G. B., Van Buskirk, R.W. Bonadonna, F., Weimerskirch, H., Nevitt, G. A. (2003). A comparison of the olfactory abilities of three species of procellariiform chicks. J. Exp. Biol., 206, 1615-1620.

Haberman, K.L., Vernet, M., Ross, R.M., Quetin, L.B., Nevitt, G.A. and Koxlowski, W. (2002). Grazing by Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba Dana) on the prymnesiophyte Phaeocystis antarctica: An immunochemical approach. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 241, 139-149.

Reid, K., Brierley, A.S. and Nevitt, G.A. (2000). Relationships between the distribution of whales and Antarctic krill Euphausia superba at South Georgia. Journal of Cetacean Research and management, 2 (2), 143-149.

Nevitt, G.A. (2000). Olfactory Foraging by Antarctic Procellariiform Seabirds: Life at High Reynolds Numbers. Biological Bulletin, 196, 245-253.

Nevitt, G.A. (1999). Foraging by seabirds on an olfactory landscape. American Scientist, 87, 46-53.

Nevitt, G.A. (1999). Olfactory foraging in Antarctic seabirds: A species-specific attraction to krill odors. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 177, 235-241.

Nevitt, G.A., Veit, R.R. and Kareiva, P. (1995). Dimethyl Sulphide as a foraging cue for Antarctic Procellariiform Seabirds, Nature, 376, 680-682.

Conservation /Sensory Ecology /Fish /Lobsters

Lema, S.C. and Nevitt, G.A. (2004). Exogenous vasotocin alters aggression during agnostic exchanges in male Amargosa River pupfish (Cyprinodon nevadensis amargosae). Hormones and Behavior, in press.

Lema, S.C. and Nevitt, G.A. (2004). Variation in vasotocin immunoreactivity in the brain of recently isolated populations of a death valley pupfish, Cyprinodon nevadensis. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 135(3), 300-309.

Lema, S.C. and Nevitt, G.A. (2004). Evidence that thyroid hormone induces olfactory cellular proliferation in salmon during a sensitive period for imprinting. J. Exp. Biol. 2004 207: 3317-3327.

Watters, J. Lema, S. and Nevitt, G.A. (2003). Phenotype management in habitat restoration. Biological Conservation, 112, 435-445.

Marchetti, M. and Nevitt, G.A.(2003). Effects of hatchery rearing practices on brain structures of Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Environmental Biology of Fishes, 66, 9-14.

Nevitt, G.A. Pentcheff, N.D., Lohmann, K. J., and Zimmer, R.K. (2000). Den selection by the spiny lobster Panulirus argus: Testing attraction to conspecific odors in the field. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 203, 225-231.

Nevitt, G.A. and Dittman, A.H. (1998). A new model for olfactory imprinting in salmon. Integrative Biology, 1, (6), 215-223.

Dittman, A. H., Quinn, T.P. Nevitt, G.A., Hacker, B. and Storm, D. (1997). Sensitization of olfactory guanylyl cyclase to a specific imprinted odorant in Coho salmon. Neuron, 19, 1-20.

Dittman, A., Quinn, T. and Nevitt, G.A. (1996). Timing of imprinting in Coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch. Can. J. Fish. Aqua. Sci., 53, 434-442.

Nevitt, G.A. Pentcheff, N.D., Lohmann, K.J., and Zimmer-Faust, R.K. (1995). Evidence for hydrodynamic orientation by spiny lobsters in a patch reef environment. J. Exp. Biol., 198, 2049-2054.

Lohmann, K.J., Pentcheff, N.D., Nevitt, G.A., Stetten, G., Zimmer-Faust, R.K, Jarrard, H. and Boles, L. (1995). Magnetic orientation by spiny lobsters in the ocean: Experiments with an undersea magnetic coil system. J. Exp. Biol., 198, 2041-2048.

Nevitt, G.A.(1991). Do fish sniff? A new mechanism of olfactory sampling in Pleuronectid flounders. J. Exp. Biol., 157, 1-17.

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