Research in the Bioacoustics and Behavioral Ecology Lab focuses on the ecology and evolution of acoustic signaling. Diverse research topics in the lab span the fields of behavioral ecology, bioacoustics, biological oceanography, and conservation biology. Current projects in the lab involve studies of marine and terrestrial animals ranging from studies characterizing the acoustic behavior of species to experimental studies investigating the behavioral functions of sounds and the impacts of noise on communication. Research interests include studying the use of sound for communication, the evolution of acoustic signals, soundscapes, hearing abilities, and the impacts of noise on development, behavior, sound production and reception.

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Latest News

  • May 2023 – Julia Dombroski was awarded one of 4 Doctoral Prizes from the College of Arts & Sciences for recognition of her outstanding thesis.
  • April 2023 – Julia Dombroski and Colin Swider both successfully defended their Ph.D. theses this month. Congratulations to Dr. Dombroski and Dr. Swider.
  • December 2021 – Sarah Weiss successfully defended her M.S. thesis. Congratulations Sarah!