Michael Reichert, Assistant Professor
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Michael Reichert


PhD student: 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





MS student: Jonathan Albers

My interests in biology are in Animal Behavior, but especially in the fields of cognition and communication. I did my undergrad at North Dakota State University where I did research in Dr. Dochtermann’s Lab. In between my time as an undergrad and grad school I did work out in the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve in Oklahoma. There I primarily worked with Prairie Mole Crickets and the American Burying Beetle. Through the field jobs and Dochtermann’s Lab I have gained an interest in working with invertebrates.


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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Reichert Lab 2019:


James Erdmann, A.J. Hager, Michael Reichert, Cheyenne Smith, Nicole Clapp