Arthropod acoustic communication is a primary focus at the Patek Lab. Here you can find our acoustically oriented research projects along with sounds and video of spiny lobsters (Palinuridae) and mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda).
Patek joins a group effort to address the Grand Challenges in Biology through a new publication in the journal Integrative and Comparative Biology
Led by Jonathan Stillman (San Francisco State University), Sheila Patek joined the team to lead a discussion about the Grand Challenges in Biology at the recent conference of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. The outcomes of this workshop and group effort was just published in the journal Integrative and Comparative Biology. Access the article here.