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Anuran Behavioral Ecology
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Gerlinde fishing

Gerlinde Höbel - Assistant Professor

As you have probably gleaned from my research interests page - I like to observe and study frog behavior. My other interests include (in no particular order): Macro Photography, Fishing, Stained Glass, Flameworking, Candlemaking, Woodworking, Cosmopolitans, Freshwater Aquariums, Cinema, Hiking.

   
Michael in La Selva

Michael Reichert- Postdoc

I am interested in anuran communication behavior at a broad level. Most of my work has involved competitive calling behavior in treefrogs. Specific topics include call timing interactions, the behavioral consequences of aggressive calling and measures of vocal performance in extreme competitive situations. As a postdoc, I am working on multimodal communication in treefrogs.

   
Robb Kolodziej

Robb Kolodziej - Masters Student

Robb's project investigates the repeatability and condition-dependence of female mate choice in gray treefrogs.

   
Diana Kim

Diana Kim - Masters Student

"For my Master's research, I am investigating phenotypic variation in call and morphological characteristics of male gray tree frogs that use an alternative reproductive tactic (ART) known as satellite behavior. I am particularly interested in the evolutionary context of satellite behavior in a mating system with female mate choice."

   
Daniel Neelon

Danny Neelon- PhD Student

"Species interaction fascinates me. I am particularly interested in how plastic behaviors effect species interaction and the implications this may have for conservation of frog species."

 

 

   
   
 
Undergraduate Students
  Undergrads may join the lab to work on independent research projects via the UROP program or a BioSci 699 class, or by volunteering to help senior lab members with their research and with frog care.
   
Timothy Barta Tim did an indenpendent study (summer 2011), looking at determinants of call perch choice in male gray treefrogs
Philip Beaudry Phil joined the lab in Summer 2009 through a DIN stipend, helping to run female choice trials with gray treefrogs. In Fall '09 he did an independent study project invesigating whether pattern mapping is a viable alternative to toe-clipping for individual identification of green treefrogs.
Benjamin Brannan Ben worked in the lab during summer 2011 on a SURF-Fellowship, helping on a project that investigated alternative male mating strategies
Lauren DeChant Lauren came to the lab through the UROP program (spring 2008). She investigated the effect of call type (advertisement vs. aggressive) on relative call timing in Gladiator frogs (Hypsiboas rosenbergi).
Sam Fellows Frog care (since Summer 2010); Acoustic repertoire of Dward Clawed Frogs
Megan Helt-Baldwin Megan worked in the lab during the summer 2009 on a DIN-Fellowship, collecting female gray treefrogs at the Field Station and testing their call preferences.
Wonseok Jang

Wonseok initially came to the lab though the UROP program (spring 2008). He investigated geographic variation of advertisement and aggressive calls of Green Tree Frogs (Hyla cinerea). He then started an idependent study project (Summer and Fall 2008) were he investigates the relationship between the body size and the mating call features of male Green Tree Frogs (Hyla cinerea) with their mating success. He won a BioSci research grant to collect data in Summer '09, investigating whether the parameters of gray treefrog calls vary across the breeding season.

Derek Leo Derek joined the lab in Fall 2010 through the UROP program, investigating whether advertisement calls may be indicators of male motor performance in green treefrogs.
Stephen McGuire Stephen worked in the lab during summer 2011 on a SURF-Fellowship, helping on a project that investigated alternative male mating strategies
Kevin Mueller
Kevin joined the lab for an independent study project, investigating sexual dichromatism in gray treefrogs (Summer 2010).
Jessica Prepodnik Call analysis, data entry, female choice trials (summer 2010;SURF fellow); Jessica also spend a month in Texas chasing Green Treefogs( summer 2011)
Felicia Provost Data analysis, frog care (Spring / Summer 2010; SURF fellow)
Alex Slocum Alex accomanied the PI on a month-long field trip to the Southeastern US to test and collect green treefrogs (Summer '09).
Vicky Smejkal Vicky started in the lab though the UROP program (spring 2009), and continued with an independent study in Fall '09. She did skeletochronology in green treefrogs.
Joe VanSistine Joe worked in the lab during summer 2011 on a SURF-Fellowship, helping on a project that investigated alternative male mating strategies
Stephanie Waldren Stephanie started in the lab though the UROP program (spring 2009), and continued with an independent study in Fall '09. She did skeletochronology in green treefrogs.
Patrick Walsh Data analysis, female choice trials, (Spring / Summer 2010; SURF fellow)
   
   
 
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