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).
Sheila Patek awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award
Sheila Patek was awarded a NSF CAREER award. This is a 5-year grant for early career scientists and will focus on the evolutionary mechanics of rapid movement.