Hearing through the crowd: Communication between frogs

Summary:

  • At night when frogs are active, they locate each other through sound. These frog calls are specific to species and to individuals, so the frogs can tell each other apart.
  • This broadcast goes into the field and the lab to explore how scientists study the ecology and evolution of frog calls.
  • The audience is invited to participate by collecting behavioral data alongside the scientist.

Length:

  • 59 minutes

Information about the Author:

  • Jessica Merricks is a graduate student in Biological Sciences working with Dr. Gehardt.
  • For her dissertation, Jessica is studying acoustic communication in treefrogs, which they use to locate and choose mates.