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Research in the Parks lab focuses on the ecology and evolution of acoustic signaling. Diverse research topics in the lab span the fields of behavioral ecology, bioacoustics, biological oceanography, and conservation biology. Current projects in the lab involve studies of marine and terrestrial animals ranging from observational studies characterizing the acoustic behavior of species to experimental studies investigating behavioral functions of sounds and the impacts of noise on communication. Research interests include studying the use of sound for communication, the evolution of acoustic signals, hearing abilities, and the impacts of noise on both sound production and reception.


19 Aug 2014: New paper published in Conservation Physiology, "Traffic noise causes physiological stress and impairs breeding migration behaviour in frogs"


9 Aug 2014: New article in National Geographic, "Will Atlantic Ocean Oil Prospecting Silence Endangered Right Whales?"


5 Aug 2014: Congrats to Dr. Parks on being the Featured Woman in STEM Faculty Member this month from SU Advance!

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