Sensory Ecology and Signaling
We study the ecological and evolutionary consequences of sensory and neural properties of organisms. We are interested in the ecological and evolutionary effects of identified properties of simple sensory and neural pathways (e.g. escape pathways in insects) and behaviors that these pathways control. We have studied how prey sensory and neural systems affect their predators, insectivorous birds. We also study sensory exploitation between sexes, in the context of sexual selection and mating.