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).
Lab members publish a review about elastic movements in invertebrates
Sheila Patek and Michael Rosario from the Patek Lab and Dan Dudek from Virginia Polytech published a new paper about elastic movements in invertebrates. Following a "Commentary" style, the paper was published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Click here to view the article or contact the authors directly for a pdf version.