I did my combined BS/MS program in biological sciences at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali. The conservation-oriented internships which I did during these five years shaped my interests in the field of ecology. My master thesis was on the effect of anthropogenic noise in a tropical female field cricket. This was done under the direction of Dr. Manjari Jain. My current research interests are in the field of bioacoustics and animal cognition.
Himidu Pitigala Arachchilage
Alejandro joined the lab in Fall 2021 and is developing a project on amphibian bioacoustics.
I’m a Master’s student in the Reichert lab researching how environmental conditions can affect the structure and dynamics of communication between and among American toads (Anaxyrus americanus). I’m also investigating how aspects such as the social structure of males in a chorus may influence individual or population-level variation in their calls.
I did my undergrad at Penn State Behrend where I completed 3 years of population dynamics research with spotted salamanders. For my masters, I will be working on measuring variation in metabolic rates of resting and calling grey treefrogs.
Kaleb will be working on a study of the status of crawfish frogs in Oklahoma, using acoustic monitoring techniques.
Madisen is interested in studying temperature, aggression and cognition in crickets, and is a former Freshman Research Scholar
Rachel is a former HHMI Life Sciences Freshman Research Scholar studying the effects of temperature on the response to competition in frogs.
Jacinda is a former HHMI Life Sciences Freshman Research Scholar and 2021-2022 Wentz Scholar studying whether photos can be used to identify individual treefrogs.
Jonathan Albers, M.S. 2022
Nicole Clapp (2018-2020) – Former Wentz Scholar, currently medical student at the University of Oklahoma.
Cheyenne Smith (2019-2020) – Former OK-LSAMP scholar studying whether male frogs are responsive to female chemical cues. Currently Ph.D. student at Auburn University.
A.J. Hager (2019-2021) – Former Honor’s thesis student, currently M.S. student in Department of Integrative Biology, Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Iván de la Hera Fernández (2020-2021).