Rachel Page

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Rachel Page

I study vertebrate behavior. I am interested in how an animal’s sensory and cognitive abilities shape how it makes a living in the wild, how it exploits the behavior of other species to do so, and how the dynamics of predator-prey interactions evolve. I have studied these questions extensively in the frog-eating bat, Trachops cirrhosus, a predator that eavesdrops on the mating signals of its anuran prey. For more information on the research of our group, please refer to my webpage.

Suggested Reading
  • Page, R.A., Schnelle, T., Kalko, E.K.V., Bunge, T., Bernal, X.E. 2012. Reassessment of prey through sequential use of multiple sensory cues by an eavesdropping bat. Naturwissenschaften. DOI 10.1007/s00114-012-0920-6.

  • Akre, K.L., Farris, H.E., Lea, A.M., Page, R.A., Ryan, M.J. 2011. Signal perception in frogs and bats and the evolution of mating signals. Science 333: 751-752.

  • Page, R.A. and M.J. Ryan. 2006. Social transmission of novel foraging behavior in bats: frog calls and their referents. Current Biology, 16: 1201-1205.