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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.


11 May 2015: Congratulations to all of our students who graduated last weekend!


22 Apr 2015: Congratulations to Jess for passing her Master's thesis defense!


17 Apr 2015: Congratulations to Hannah for passing her Master's thesis defense!


26 Feb 2015: Congratulations to Jenny for passing her PhD defense!

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