© 2019 Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell

We are a bioacoustics lab interested in individual animal behaviors, population processes and community structure. We aim to understand the ecological and mechanistic determinants of acoustic communication in wild mice and bats. Our research program is both basic and applied. We collect our bioacoustic data on bats and mice in North American forests. We are also interested in how anthropogenic activity influences the behavior, and ultimately the diversity, of bats and mice. Because bats and mice are nocturnal and elusive, we use a suite of direct and remote approaches to measure behavioral variables in the field. Specific projects are described here.  If you have any questions or are interested in graduate or undergraduate work in my lab please contact me. If you are a community member interested in our outreach program “Bats and Mice in Your Backyard” please visit our outreach site.

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“No matter how intently one studies the hundred little dramas of the woods and meadows, one can never learn all the salient facts about any one of them."  

 

Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac