2017 American Arachnological Society  – Querétaro, Juriquilla, Mexico.  

New, sensitive behavioral assay shows that scorpions respond to UV, green, and red light.

Ninoshka M. Rivera Roldan & Douglas D. Gaffin.  pdf



2016 OU Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium  – Norman, OK, USA.  

Paired-Wheel Scorpion Testing Apparatus.

Max Daniels & Douglas D. Gaffin. pdf


2015 Gordon Research Conference – Neuroethology: Behavior, Evolution, Neurobiology –  Lucca, Italy. 

Indoor Autonomous Visual Navigation Using an Insect Inspired Familiarity Algorithm.

Douglas D. Gaffin & Brad Brayfield. pdf


2014  American Arachnological Society  –  Newark, Ohio, USA.  

A new hypothesis for scorpion navigation: chemo-textural familiarity.

Douglas D. Gaffin & Kyven Zhao. pdf


2014  American Arachnology Society  –  Newark, Ohio, USA.  

In-lab homing behavior and movement patterns in Paruroctonus utahensis.  

Jay Vinnedge & Douglas D. Gaffin. pdf


2012  International Society of Neuroethology  –  College Park, Maryland, USA.

Initial evidence of path integration in desert sand scorpions.

Douglas D. Gaffin, Jay E. Vinnedge, Tristan N. Barker. pdf


2011 American Arachnological Society  –  Portland, Oregon, USA.

Scorpion fluorescence and reaction to light

Douglas D. Gaffin, Lloyd Bumm, Matthew S. Taylor et al. pdf



2010 International Society of Neuroethology  –  Salamanca, Spain

“Hasty tasting” of chemical information: functionally redundant peg sensilla on the scorpion pecten.

Elizabeth D. Knowlton & Douglas D. Gaffin. pdf



2009 American Arachnological Society –  Russellville, Arkansas, USA.

Going out for dinner and taking a new way home: videotaping the scorpion’s evening walk

Douglas D. Gaffin.  pdf



2008 American Arachnological Society  –  Berkeley, California, USA.

A new approach to examining scorpion peg sensilla: the mineral oil flood technique

Elizabeth D. Knowlton & Douglas D. Gaffin. pdf



2007 International Society of Neuroethology  –  Vancouver, Canada.

Scorpion peg sensilla: a rapid, parallel-sampling system for acquiring ground-based, chemosensory information.

Douglas D. Gaffin. pdf


2004 American Arachnological Society  –  Norman, Oklahoma, USA.

Non-visual orientation of desert sand scorpions.

R. McKee & D. Gaffin. pdf



2002 American Arachnological Society  –  Riverside, California, USA.

Response of male Centruroides vittatus to aerial and substrate-borne chemical signals

Steffany Steinmetz & Douglas D. Gaffin. pdf



1998 International Society of Neuroethology  –  San Diego, California, USA.

Response properties of scorpion pectinal nerves to chemical and mechanical stimulation.

Douglas D. Gaffin & Elizabeth A. Camp. pdf