Bug talk with Dr. Gibson: How insects use vibration to communicate

Summary:

  • Jeremy Gibson’s research focuses on understanding how small plant dwelling bugs (such as treehoppers) are able to use vibratory communication to locate each other on plants.
  • In this video, he gives the audience a brief introduction to the animals he uses to conduct his research and demonstrates how he listens to and communicates with treehoppers.

Length:

  • 12 minutes

Information about the author:

  • Jeremy Gibson is a graduate student in Biological Sciences working with Dr. Cocroft.
  • His research explores the ecology and evolution of vibratory communication in treehoppers