Ciara E. Kernan

Ph.D. Candidate - ter Hofstede Lab

The success or failure of communication can depend on physical properties of signals as well as when, and under which conditions, they are produced. Animals use diverse strategies to communicate with each other, with crickets and katydids forming a group of insects that employ sound and (often) substrate-borne vibration to attract the attention of potential mates. I am interested in how properties of these types of signals influence mating success and the resilience of different communication systems. 


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