Like the Phantom of the Opera, Orthoptera enchant us with their mysterious music. Akin to the infamous Opera Ghost, they leave much to the imagination, hiding just out of sight, singing boldly—or imperceptibly—to attract love.
Fortunately, scientists can monitor these and other very real (and fragile) stridulators with bioacoustics. So, what have they learned? And what are some conservation applications—and tips—for acoustic monitoring of Orthoptera?
Find out at our FREE webinar on October 5th!
ACT 1: Insect Signals
From Communication Between Individuals to Community Ecology in the Environment (and Why It's Worth Being Prepared in the Field)
Dr. Emilia Grzędzicka, PhD
Researcher | Institute of Systematics & Evolution of Animals
Polish Academy of Sciences | Kraków, Poland
ACT 2: D.U.S.K.
Discovery of Ultrasonic-Singing Katydids
Dr. Ming Kai Tan, PhD
National University of Singapore | Singapore
ACT 3: Hidden Insect Acoustics
Monitoring Underwater and Plant-borne Sounds
Dr. Camille Desjonquères, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow | Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine
Université Grenoble Alpes | Gières, France