Lead author (left) setting up a speaker tripod for whitewater river noise playback.

Dylan Gomes: How the acoustic environment shapes spider abundance and behaviour

Dylan Gomes, a Ph.D. candidate at Boise State University, explains to us how the sounds of water affect spider abundance and behaviour in the recently accepted article, “Phantom river noise alters orb-weaving spider abundance, web size, and prey capture”, and discusses the need for more acoustic research in the field of ecology. What’s your paper about? Our paper highlights the importance of the natural acoustic … Continue reading Dylan Gomes: How the acoustic environment shapes spider abundance and behaviour