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).
National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration awards the Patek Lab a grant to explore mantis shrimp rumbles in the field.
The Patek Lab has received funding to study mantis shrimp acoustic communication. We will examine its function and the effects of anthropogenic noise on this newly discovered system.