Papers


Gaffin DD, Brayfield BP (2016) Autonomous Visual Navigation of an Indoor Environment Using a Parsimonious, Insect Inspired Familiarity Algorithm. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0153706. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153706. link

 

 

Gaffin DD, Dewar A, Graham P, Philippides A (2015) Insect-inspired navigation algorithm for an aerial agent using satellite imagery. PLOS ONE 10(4): e0122077, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122077. link

 

Vinnedge J, Gaffin DD (2015) Determination of in-lab site fidelity and movement patterns of Paruroctonus utahensis. Journal of Arachnology 43:54–58. pdf

 

Gaffin DD, Barker TN (2014) Comparison of scorpion behavioral responses to UV under sunset and nighttime irradiances.The Journal of Arachnology 42:111–118. pdf

 

Cushing PE, Casto P, *Knowlton ED, Royer S, Laudier D, Gaffin DD, Prendini L, Brookhart JO (2014) Comparative morphology and functional significance of setae called papillae on the pedipalps of male camel spiders (Arachnida, Solifugae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 107(2): 510-520. link

 

Taylor MS, *Cosper C, Gaffin DD (2012) Behavioral evidence of pheromonal signaling in desert grassland scorpions, Paruroctonus utahensis. Journal of Arachnology 40:240–244. pdf

 

Gaffin DD, Bumm LA, Taylor MS, *Popokina NV, Mann S (2012) Scorpion fluorescence and reaction to light. Animal Behaviour 83:429−436. link

 

Gaffin DD (2011) In situ infrared videography of sand scorpion nighttime surface activity. In: Fet V, Selden PA, editors. “SCORPIONS 2011” John L. Cloudsley-Thompson 90th Birthday Commemorative Volume. Euscorpius 122: 1−13. pdf

 

*Knowlton ED, Gaffin DD (2011) Functionally redundant peg sensilla on the scorpion pecten. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 197:895−902. link

 

*Knowlton ED, Gaffin DD (2011) Electrophysiology of scorpion peg sensilla. Journal of Visualized Experiments 50. link

 

*Knowlton ED, Gaffin DD (2010) A new tip-recording method to test scorpion pecten chemoresponses to water-soluble stimulants. Journal of Neruroscience Methods 193:264–270. pdf

 

Gaffin DD (2010) Analysis of sensory processing in scorpion peg sensilla. The Journal of Arachnology 38:1-8. pdf

 

*Knowlton ED, Gaffin DD (2009) A new approach to examining scorpion peg sensilla: the mineral oil flood technique. The Journal of Arachnology 37:379-382. pdf

 

*Blass GRC, Gaffin DD (2008) Light wavelength biases of scorpions. Animal Behavior 76:365-373. pdf

 

Lewis R, Parker B, Gaffin D, Hoefnagels M (2007) Life, 6th ed. McGraw-Hill Corporation. (General biology textbook).

 

*Porterfield JZ, Gaffin DD, *Porterfield C, *Johnston C (2004) Screening for scorpions: a non-invasive approach to tracking the movements of arachnids in sand. Proceedings of the 3rd Scorpiology Symposium, American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting, Norman, Oklahoma, 28 June 2004. Euscorpius 17:17-23. pdf

 

*Steinmetz SB, Bost KC, Gaffin DD (2004) Response of male Centruroides vittatus (Scorpiones: Buthidae) to aerial and substrate-borne chemical signals. Euscorpius 12:1-6. pdf

 

Fet V, Gaffin DD (2004) Preface. Proceedings of the 3rd Scorpiology Symposium, American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting, Norman, Oklahoma, 28 June 2004. Euscorpius 17: i-v. pdf

 

Bost KC, Gaffin DD (2004) Sand scorpion home burrow navigation in the laboratory. Proceedings of the 3rd Scorpiology Symposium, American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting, Norman, Oklahoma, 28 June 2004. Euscorpius 17:1-5. pdf

 

Gaffin DD, Walvoord ME (2004) Scorpion peg sensilla: are they the same or are they different? Proceedings of the 3rd Scorpiology Symposium, American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting, Norman, Oklahoma, 28 June 2004. Euscorpius 17:7-15. pdf

 

Gaffin DD (2002) Electrophysiological analysis of synaptic interactions within peg sensilla of scorpion pectines. Microscopy Research and Technique 58:3. pdf

 

Lewis R, Gaffin D, Hoefnagels M, Parker B (2002) Life, 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Corporation. (General biology textbook).

 

Gaffin DD (2001) Electrophysiological evidence of synaptic interactions between sensory neurons in peg sensilla of Centruroides vittatus (Say, 1821) (Scorpiones: Buthidae). In: Fet V, Selden PA, editors. Scorpions 2001. In memoriam Gary A. Polis. Burnham Beeches, Bucks: British Arachnological Society. pp 325-330. pdf

 

Gaffin DD, Brownell PH (2001) Chemosensory behavior and physiology. In: Brownell PH, Polis GA, editors. Scorpion Biology and Research. Oxford University Press. pp 184-203. pdf

 

*Camp EA, Gaffin DD (1999) Escape behavior mediated by negative phototaxis in the scorpion Paruroctonus utahensis (Scorpiones, Vaejovidae). The Journal of Arachnology 27:679-684. pdf

 

Gaffin DD, Brownell PH (1997) Electrophysiological evidence of synaptic interaction within chemosensory peg sensilla of scorpion pectines. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 181:301-307. pdf

 

Gaffin DD, Brownell PH (1997) Response properties of chemosensory peg sensilla on the pectines of scorpions. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 181:291-300. pdf

 

Gaffin DD, *Wennstrom KL, Brownell PH (1992) Water detection in the desert sand scorpion Paruroctonus mesaensis (Scorpionida, Vejovidae). Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 170:623-629. pdf

 

Gaffin DD, Brownell PH (1992) Evidence of chemical signaling in the sand scorpion, Paruroctonus mesaensis (Scorpionida:Vejovidae). Ethology, 91:59:69. pdf

 

Gaffin DD, Jubran I (1991) TSG Software: Data acquisition and analysis program. Biotechnology Software, 8:4-7. pdf

 

Gaffin DD, Gaffin AZ (1988) Thinking objectively: a biological approach to designing neural networks. Micro Cornucopia, 44:26-31. pdf

 

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