Newton Copp
Professor of Biology
Office: Keck Science Modular Complex 105
Office Hours: Emeritus
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Educational Background:
B.A., Occidental College
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
Ph.D., Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara
Courses Taught:
Research Interests:
Sensory control and motor output in defensive turning behavior of the crayfish, modulation of claw closure in the crayfish, aggregation behavior of ladybird beetles.
Thesis Topics:
Animal physiology, especially interaction between neural physiology and behavior in crayfish
Insect mating systems � ladybird beetle aggregations
Analysis of animal locomotion (computer aided motion analysis and electro physiology)
Selected Publications List: Click to open new window.
1.   Copp, N. H. and Tony Su . (2001). Modulation of claw-closing behavior in the crayfish Procambarus clarkii by extrinsic factors and biogenic amines. Can. J. Zool   79: 1906-1910.
2.   Copp, N. H. and Susan Hodes . (2001). Asynchronous swimmeret beating during defense turns in the crayfish, Procambarus clarkii . J. Comp. Physiol. A   187: 737-745.
3.   Copp, N.H. and M. Jamon . (2001). Kinematics of rotation in place during defense turning in the crayfish Procambarus clarkii. J. Exp. Biol.   204: 471-486.
4.   Copp, N.H. and M. Jamon . (2000). The defence response in crayfish: behaviour and kinematics. In: Biomechanics in Animal Behaviour. P. Domenici and R. W. Blake (eds) Bios Scientific Publishers: Oxford. : 360.
5.   Groome, J. R., Bogen, J. B., Chase, C. H., Copp, N. H., Jones, A. P., Lewis, R. S., Scott-Kakures, D. and N. Y. Weekes . (1999). An introductory course for a five college neuroscience program in Claremont. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr   25: 267.
6.   Copp, N.H. and A. Zanella . (1993). Discovery, Innovation, and Risk: Case Studies in Science and Technology.  The MIT Press 425: .
7.   Albano, A., W. Case, and N. H. Copp . (1990). Forces and Forms in Large Structures,.  Research Foundation, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NLA monographs. : .
8.   Copp, N.H. and A. Zanella . (1990). The Electrification of Los Angeles: Engineering, Science, and History,.  Research Foundation, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NLA monographs. : .
9.   Copp, N. . (1990). Clinics in the NLA Project at The Claremont Colleges.. In The New Liberal Arts Program: A 1990 Report S. Goldberg (ed) SUNY Stony Brook : .
10.   Copp, N.H. . (1989). Vaccines: An Introduction to Risk..  Research Foundation, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NLA monographs. : .
11.   Copp, N. and A. Zanella . (1989). Wind turbines. NLA NEWS   : .
12.   Copp, N.H., and Debbie Watson . (1988). Visual control of turning responses to tactile stimuli in the crayfish Procambarus clarkii . J. Comp. Physiol   163: 175-186.
13.   Copp, N.H. . (1988). Pertussis vaccine: a decision problem. NLA NEWS   F: 4-11.
14.   Copp, N.H. . (1988). The New Liberal Arts. Profile   11: 19-23.
15.   Copp, N.H., and A. Zanella . (1987). Biological effects of ionizing radiation: an introduction to models and estimation. NLA NEWS   4: 4-7.
16.   Copp, N. and D. Sadava . (1987). Deception: Perspectives on Human and Non-Human Deceit. Book review in. Politics and the Life Sciences   6: 108-109.
17.   Copp, N.H. . (1986). Dominance hierarchies in the crayfish Procambarus clarkii and the question of learned individual recognition (Decapoda Astacidea).. Crustaceana   51: 9-24.
18.   Beingesser, Kelli. and N. H. Copp, . (1985). Differential diurnal distribution of juvenile and adult crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) and possible adaptive values of color differences between them.. Crustaceana   49: 164-172.
19.   Copp, N.H. and Tracey McKenzie, . (1984). Effects of light deprivation on development of photo-positive behavior in Xenopus laevis tadpoles.. J. Exp. Zool.   230: 219-228.
20.   Copp, N.H. . (1983). Temperature dependent behaviors and cluster formation by aggregating ladybird beetles. Anim. Behav.   31: 424-430.
21.   Copp, N. H. and D. Davenport . (1978). Agraulis and Passiflora, I. Behavior and sensory modalities. Biol. Bull.   155: 113-124.
22.   Copp, N. H. and D. Davenport, . (1978). Agraulis and Passiflora, I. Specificity. Biol. Bull.   155: 98-112.
23.   Davenport, D. and N. Copp . (1973). Food plant specificity in the nymphalid butterfly Agraulis vanillae L. Amer. Zool.   13: 457.