• Here is an abstract of the Patek Lab's most recent publication, entitled "Disentangling defense: the function of spiny lobster sounds.":The function of anti-predator signalling is a complex, and often-overlooked, area of animalcommunication. The goal of this study was to examine the behavioural... Read More
  • Laboratory Assistant position in the Patek LabTHIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED - thanks for applying! We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable undergraduate interested in biological or bioengineering research.  In addition to the general lab tasks outlined below, the student would be involved... Read More
  •  Below is the abstract for our most recent article in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of AmericaNumerous animals produce sounds during interactions with potential predators, yet little is known about the acoustics of these sounds, especially in marine environments. California spiny... Read More
  • On September 1, 2009 the Patek Lab moved from the University of California Berkeley to the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Lab members and mantis shrimp arrived from across the country to a brand new laboratory and aquarium facility.  This move marks an exciting new beginning for... Read More