Monica Raveret Richter
Associate Professor of Biology @ Skidmore since 1990
Dana Science Center
Department of Biology
Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866
B.A., M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ph.D., Cornell University
Postdoctorate, University of Miami
Populations and Adaptations (BI 190)
Animal Behavior (BI 316)
Ecology (BI 317)
Tropical Ecology (BI 325)
Ecological Knowledge and Environmental Problem Solving (LSIV 042)
Dr. Raveret-Richter's research is on the behavioral ecology of foraging and mate choice. Her field studies focus on the social insects and birds. In her laboratory, insects, fish, birds, and lizards are potential research subjects for a variety of behavioral and ecological inquiries.
Raveret-Richter, M.A. 1990. Hunting Social Wasp Interactions: Influence of Prey Size, Arrival Order, and Wasp Species. Ecology 71: 1018-1030.
Raveret-Richter, M.A. and K.D. Waddington. 1993. Increases and Decreases in Food Quality: Effects of Experience on Honeybee Perception and Behavior. Animal Behavior 46: 123-128.
Waddington, K.D., P.K. Visscher, T.J. Herbert, and M.A. Raveret-Richter. 1994. Comparisons of Forager Distributions from Matched Honeybee Colonies in Suburban Environments. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 35: 423-429.
Raveret-Richter, M.A. and V.L. Tisch (Skidmore Class of '94). 1994. Presence, Size, and Species of Resident Social Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Influence Resource Choice by Foragers. Invited Paper, "Foraging" Symposium, 12th World Congress on Social Insects, Sorbonne, Paris.