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UCLA's Peter Narins' lecture on frog communication

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Published on Apr 15, 2009

Peter Narins, UCLA distinguished professor of physiological science and of ecology and evolutionary biology, has been conducting pioneering research for more than 30 years on the mechanisms underlying the evolution of sound and vibration communication in amphibians and mammals. He discovered the mechanism that prevents the sensitive inner ear of a frog from being overstimulated when males produce extremely high-intensity calls.

Narins has led or participated in nearly 50 overseas research expeditions. He is an editor of the Journal of Comparative Physiology and an elected fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the Acoustical Society of America, the Animal Behavioral Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

More on Professor Narins: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/...

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