Principal Investigators

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Dr. Ryan Taylor

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Dr. Kim Hunter

Students & Post-Docs

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Rose Hamilton

Graduate Student (MSc)

As an undergrad at SU, Rose worked on various other projects ranging from bat ecology to zooarchaeology before joining our lab.

 

She accompanied the team for the 2019 field season and later graduated from SU with her BSc in Biology in 2020. She is the creator/moderator of the lab's website.

 

With data from 2021 and 2022, Rose's Master's thesis focuses on how the visual aspect of multimodal displays can affect a female's ultimate choice in a mate. To learn more about her research, click here.

 

After graduating, she hopes to pursue a PhD in evolutionary biology.

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Logan James

Post-Doc

Having studied communication in birds during his PhD, Logan's transition into frogs made complete sense! 

In our lab, Logan has investigated the more fine scale aspects of multimodality in mate choice. By exposing females to a trimodal display (auditory+visual+seismic), he is able to evaluate how females' choices differ under various conditions - even sometimes improving her ability to choose. 

To learn more about this research, click here.

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Korbin Reynolds

Graduate Student (MSc)

As an undergraduate at Florida Atlantic University, Korbin became fascinated with all aspects of animal behavior and graduated in 2020 with a BS in Biology and a Minor in Psychology.

 

Korbin started pursuing his interests by joining a bioacoustics lab where he worked to understand aspects of neighbor and stranger discrimination and communication in the northern cardinal.

 

Korbin will be joining our lab in Spring 2023 and is looking forward to adapting these skills to work with túngara frogs. and learn more about animal communication and mating preferences in our study species.
 

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Nana Osei-Wusu

Undergraduate Student

Nana is an undergraduate researcher in our lab and is on the pre-medical track. He is a senior at SU and joined our lab to broaden his knowledge of other fields of biology. 

 

Nana is currently working with our graduate student, Rose, to evaluate the fine-scale behaviors of females when they make a choice. 

After graduating, Nana hopes to pursue medicine and become an MD in the field of internal medicine. 

Collaborators

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Paul Clements

Head Engineer

Working out of Salisbury University, "Paulie" is the mastermind behind the development of the current generation of robofrogs as well as the "excitors" that Logan and Rose have used when studying seismic cues. 

 

He keeps the field season running smoothly by building additional robofrogs and silicone vocal sacs, maintaining equipment, ordering supplies, and troubleshooting our hardware.