My broad research interest is animal communication. My current research focuses on the ecology and evolution of acoustic communication, particularly of different bird song modes, such as broadcast and soft songs.
I am using behavioral observations and playback tests in the field to study the social function of different song modes. Also, I am conducting sound propagation experiments to investigate signal design. Finally, I am using a comparative approach to investigate the effect of different ecological factors on the evolution of acoustic traits.
Syllable modes in Turdus assimilis
Natural sounds from Costa Rica
I am also interested in creating multimedia educational materials directed to a broader non-scientific audience to promote conservation. Osa Sounds is a collection of natural sounds from the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, a region well known for its great biodiversity. The Osa Sounds collection is available for educational, scientific and recreational purposes. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Soundscapes of the Osa Peninsula, CD album (2011)