Technician: James Erdmann
I have a broad background in biology, but over the years my research interests have homed in on amphibian behavior and ecology. I did my master’s thesis at Southeastern Louisiana University on feeding behavior in toads (Incilius nebulifer) and have several ongoing herp-related projects. I first became interested in bioacoustics during my graduate research, which had an important vibrational/sensory dimension. Last summer I worked with the Wyoming Department of Game & Fish to develop automated call recognizers using a handy R package (monitoR) to assist with amphibian population monitoring efforts. Check out my website to learn more about me and some of my research at muddynaturalist.com.
Undergraduate researcher: Nicole Clapp
Nicole is a Wentz Scholar working on her Honors thesis project. She is studying how the hormone Arginine Vasotocin affects competitive behavior in a frog model system.
Undergraduate researcher: Cheyenne Smith
Cheyenne is a OK-LSAMP scholar studying whether male frogs are responsive to female chemical cues.
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