• Investigating an adaptive radiation in temperate Neoconocephalus 

    Frederick, Katherine H., 1982- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Evolution of communication system is seemingly complex requiring coevolution between sender and receiver mechanisms. Studying acoustic communication in the katydid genus Neoconocephalus (coneheaded katydids), I compare ...
  • Sensory processing and the evolution of female preference in Neoconocephalus 

    Hartman, Garrett Andrew (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    While the importance of the female preference for exaggerated male traits is largely understood, the evolutionary origins remain under debate. During the evolution of the female preference for leading signals via a sensory ...