Current Projects

Rose

     The multimodal signal of male túngara frogs can be both visual and acoustic in nature. When considering female choice, there traditionally has been much more focus placed on the acoustic aspect of the call, but Rose is interested in further exploring how visual cues may impact a female's perception and, ultimately, her choice.

     Robotic túngara frogs (designed by SaviMade) with inflatable silicone vocal sacs and a controller (designed by Paul Clements at Salisbury University) are used to test the reactions of female frogs to the multimodal courtship display of male frogs.