About The Author

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.

I study the ecology and evolution of animal communication signals. I apply an information theory framework to understand how and why animals communicate.

I use a combination of lab and field experiments along with signal analyses to understand how animals use signals and how these signals are maintained by evolution. See my Projects tab for up-to-date information about what I am working on!

Why Do Animal Vocalizations Sound Different? How Habitat May Be Influencing The Low Frequency Of Mobbing Calls In Birds

Different habitats may impose different limitations on how acoustic communication signals are sent and received. For example, think of how you change your voice when talking to someone at a loud party versus in a quiet cafe. Animal vocalizations are no different and may be under similar pressures to alter their vocalizations in response to