Group 34 – Male Guppy Courtship Decisions



Here we explore a study conducted by Cole and Endler at Deakin University researching the influence of light environment and female receptivity on male courtship decisions.

By: Alice Robang, Andrew Matson, Jacqueline Baidoo, & Krishna Parikh

Additional References:

A.E. Rasa, C. Vogel, E. Voland (Eds.), The Sociobiology of Sexual and Reproductive Strategies, Chapman and Hall, London (1989), pp. 147–169

Cole, G. L., & Endler, J. A. (2016, September). Male courtship decisions are influenced by light environment and female receptivity. In Proc. R. Soc. B (Vol. 283, No. 1839, p. 20160861)  

Gamble S, Lindholm AK, Endler JA, Brooks R. 2003 Environmental variation and the maintenance of polymorphism: the effect of ambient light spectrum on mating behaviour and sexual selection in guppies. Ecol. Lett. 6, 463– 472. (doi:10.1046/j. 1461-0248.2003.00449.x)

Guppy Male or Female. Digital image. Identifying between a Male and Female. Guppy Aquarium, 27 Dec. 2015. Web. 6 Nov. 2016.

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85 Responses to Group 34 – Male Guppy Courtship Decisions

  1. Umair Alvi says:

    Great video! The speaker was very clear is his delivery and the writing was very specific and informative. The visuals were entertaining but not very neat, which I did not mind that much. Overall, it was a great video.

  2. McGlothin Molly says:

    They did a good job explaining the experiment in the video. The audio was clear which made it more engaging. The visuals helped in understanding the information.

  3. Lin Min says:

    I liked the easy and simplistic way the information was presented; it was entertaining to follow and the information given was easy to understand. I also liked the visuals because they made the video more engaging. Great job!

  4. Trout Robert says:

    The guppy cut-outs/toys were a great idea, it made it easy to follow the voice over. I felt engaged with the information through the whole video, good job!

  5. Bonitatibus Rachael says:

    I enjoyed how the video related the guppies’ behavior to humans. This video flowed extremely well, making the transitions seem effortless. This has been one of my favorites to watch! good job!

  6. Marcos Schwaycer says:

    Thanks for sharing your video, I really enjoyed it. The visuals were nice. The language was not super technical yet still accurate. Great job!

  7. Warner Chase says:

    Altogether, the video was interesting and informative. The visuals were clear and the audio was very easy to understand. One suggestion I have is to connect the topics of the study back to the topics of the class, maybe discussing sexual selection or defining reproductive fitness.

  8. Johnston Gregory says:

    I liked the way you presented the information – it made the topic easier to understand. I also thought the visuals nicely matched the information in the video.

  9. Zachary Karpenko says:

    This is very well done and the visuals and voiceover are great and keep the viewer engaged, however the volume could be lowered and the video could be made less jumpy at times.

  10. Muthuchamy Tarun says:

    Interesting video and cute pictures! Y’all did a great job presenting the information and I could tell y’all were masters in the topic. Overall, I felt like I learned a lot from this video and enjoyed watching it!

  11. Forsmo James says:

    Very interesting video and study. The whiteboard visuals were very effective, and I especially liked the use of the little guppy plastic toys as models during the video. You guys had very effective use of graphs, and the audio was extremely clear and crisp. Well done.

  12. Megan McLaurin says:

    Great video guys. The stop and go style worked really well and you got the information across in a simple and easy to understand way. You may have wanted to mention how this connects to the topics in class though.

  13. Bullock Kate says:

    I enjoyed the hand drawn visuals; I thought that their simple nature was perfect to support to the audio. I also thought the information being provided was very easy to follow. Good job!

  14. Jenkins Alexandria says:

    This video was entertaining as well as informative. I loved all of the little jokes that kept my attention throughout the video. The graphics and script did a great job presenting the information. Great job!

  15. Mary Carolyn Hulgan says:

    Great use of visual aids to engage the viewer and clarify the information. It could have been better connected to topics covered in class, but was otherwise very well made and enjoyable to watch.

  16. Irondi Ogechi says:

    The animations and visuals helped convey the message a great deal. Very nicely put. Great job.

  17. Sommer Elias says:

    I really appreciated the visuals in this video. They correlated well with what was being narrated and helped connect each idea to the one before.

  18. Ali Shan says:

    The video could have mentioned how the topics were connected to the concepts we learned in class. However, the video was quite interesting and well put together with great visuals and audio! Great work!

  19. Reymond Brian says:

    I really enjoyed the video presentation, especially the introduction. The intro was very interesting and very unique. The speaker had a very nice pace and clear volume which helped me follow the video and understand the presentation a lot better. Good job!

  20. Turner Emma says:

    Interesting and informative way to cover the topic, however was not tied in much to topic learned in the class although that seems to be challenging on this topic.

  21. Grant says:

    I liked the questions at the beginning. It was a great way to introduce the topic and prepare the viewer for the rest of the video. The visuals were also great. I liked the use of the white board combined with the paper cutouts. Nice video. Great job.

  22. Dunford Eden says:

    I really loved the visuals and the clear relationship between them and the audio. The video had good flow. I also liked the way you discussed the results with the statistics and made that clear to understand. The only thing that could have been improved was clarity of the speaking although the subtitles helped. Good job!

  23. Wah Katie says:

    The video was very good.My video was on the same topic, and I found it particularly interesting to analyze what we did differently and similarly. And I have to admit that I really enjoyed this video. Specifically, I really enjoyed the speaker because he made the information understandable and spoke in a very clear distinct fashion that made understanding him seem effortless. At times, I thought the visuals of the video were messy but it wasn’t ever really enough to distract me from the information that was being presented.

  24. Vezeau Alexandra says:

    This video was really easy to follow. The images and drawings were good and the narration was very clear. I thought it was one of the best videos I have watched so far. Great job!

  25. Kenya Jones says:

    Really good job with the explicit audio and overall good job on telling the information.

  26. Eling Taylor says:

    This video was very good! The narration was very easy to understand and the visuals went along with it well.

  27. Jackson Kierston says:

    Your dog drawings were so cute. Great job at linking your graphics to what you were speaking about. This made it easier to follow along with your information. Information was also explained in great detail and the audio was clear!

  28. Jehle John says:

    The topic was very interesting, but the just watching pictures for that long got a little boring. I wish you could have videoed yourself drawing the pictures so the viewer can have something to watch. On the other hand, the video was very informative and it seemed as if you definitely had an understanding of your article.

  29. Svitak Ethan says:

    The visuals were true to the concept being discussed; however, they were mostly bland despite a good visual for a guppy. The audio was clear and followed the visuals well.

  30. Park Cassie says:

    The visuals were appealing and helped the listener understand the experiment better. There was plenty of opportunity to use what we learned over the semester and you used that well. The speaker was very clear and easy to understand. The content was very thorough and easy to understand, with logical sequence. Great job.

  31. Polik Hayriye says:

    Interesting and fun video to watch. The visuals greatly helped portray the information.

  32. Tokos Margaret says:

    Very solid. I like that they kept it to one narrator he did a great job. The video was steady and very logical making it very cohesive and left me with a clear understanding of this research on animal behavior

  33. Moore Collin says:

    You did a really good job illustrating how the experiment was designed and connecting it to larger issues of mating.

  34. Vagott Jacob says:

    The visuals were very good, and the audio was not bad. Very good video, I found it very informative and it was well organized.

  35. Durrah Mirage says:

    I liked the drawings in the intro, they were very cute & caught my interest. Informative video. The visuals were an interesting way of displaying the experiment.

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