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).
The Patek Lab moves to the University of Massachusetts Amherst
On September 1, 2009 the Patek Lab moved from the University of California Berkeley to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Lab members and mantis shrimp arrived from across the country to a brand new laboratory and aquarium facility. This move marks an exciting new beginning for the lab, the opportunity for new synergies with our UMass colleagues, and the start of a range of exciting new research adventures!