Here you'll find information about my research and the software I'm developing
I study animal communication and bioacoustics. My primary interest is in bird song learning, and the use of song in complex signalling strategies. I am currently involved with a lab-based song sparrow song tutoring project at the University of Washington with Mike Beecher. Recently I studied the song behavior of banded wrens in conjunction with Sandy Vehrencamp at Cornell University. I live in Seattle, Washington.
Mike Beecher's homepage, with information about the song learning and communication research I'm conducting in that lab.
The Banded Wren Project, For this project I am studying the function of song in a neotropical songbird called the banded wren..
The microphone array recording system I developed to study banded wrens.
Syrinx, a Windows 95/98 program for scientific sound recording, playback, editing and analysis.
A directional speaker I designed for interactive playback experiments.
Sim-Songbird A program that creates a simulated neighborhood of songbirds. I am developing this model to study how environmental conditions and strategic decisions by young birds lead to song sharing.
Model airplanes, my most obsessive hobby. Details and pictures of some of my models, along with some aerial videos.
If you have comments or suggestions, email me