Papers


*Ashford K, *Blankenship R, *Carpenter W, *Wheeler I, Gaffin DD (2018). Response of the eastern grassland scorpion, Paruroctonus utahensis, to air movement from a moth analog. Journal of Arachnology  46(2):226-230. link

 

Gaffin DD, Brayfield BP (2017). Exploring the chemo-textural familiarity hypothesis for scorpion navigation. Journal of Arachnology  45(3):265-270. link

 

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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