Returning to the boat after a day of work
Off to work, Lizard Island, Australia
Rachel Crane works at Argonne National Lab's Advanced Photon Sourc
Coconut Beach - Lizard Island, Australia
Scientific diving on the sand flats in French Polynesia
Deploying a passive acoustics device for mantis shrimp sound study
Searching for mantis shrimp in North Carolina
Spiny lobster molt skin
Team Diver at Moorea Gump Research Station
Off to sea, French Polynesia

The primary goal of research in the Patek laboratory is to examine the dynamic interplay between evolutionary processes and physics. We address this issue in two broad systems - evolutionary physiology of communication in the sea and the evolutionary dynamics of fast animal movements - with most projects focusing on arthropods. Our tools range from high speed videography and acoustics to phylogenetics and physiology. Click Here To Read More