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Bernard Lohr

Bernard Lohr

Assoc Prof

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences 416

Education

Ph D Duke University 1995

MS University of Wisconsin 1989

BA Cornell University 1984

About

Dr. Lohr received an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University. He went on to complete a Masters degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee working on vocal sequence organization in birds. He later obtained a PhD from Duke University where he studied song perception in chickadees. From there he went on to a postdoc at the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland where he worked on auditory mechanisms in a range of bird taxa including songbirds, parrots, woodpeckers, owls, and hummingbirds.

Research Interests

We are interested in bioacoustics and auditory sensory ecology, taking an integrative approach that draws on methods from behavioral ecology, neurophysiology, comparative psychology, and evolutionary biology to investigate fundamental questions in animal communication. How do animals encode information in the signals they produce? How do they extract information from such signals perceptually? How do these processes function in “noisy” natural habitats? And, ultimately, what factors shape the evolution of such processes? We study these questions comparatively, and have worked on a variety of bird groups including hummingbirds, owls, and woodpeckers, but focus principally on songbirds as a model for understanding the interplay of signal production, signal perception, and properties of the acoustic channel.

Teaching Interests

Animal Behavior (BIOL 480 / 680)
Undergraduate Research Seminar (BIOL 499L)
Graduate Research Seminar in Evolution and Ecology (BIOL 769)
Comparative Animal Physiology (BIOL 305)

Selected Classes

  • Fall 2021 BIOL 680 – Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 480 – Animal Behavior
  • Spring 2021 BIOL 499L – Undergraduate Research Seminar
  • Fall 2016 BIOL 499 – Undergrad. Lab/Field Rsch
  • BIOL 480 – Animal Behavior
  • Spring 2016 BIOL 499L – Undergraduate Research Seminar
  • Fall 2015 BIOL 680 – Animal Behavior
  • Spring 2015 BIOL 769 – Res Sem:Evol & Ecology
  • Spring 2014 BIOL 497H – Honors Capstone Course
  • BIOL 305 – Comp. Animal Physiology

Intellectual Contributions

Larned, Archer, Leips, Jeffrey, Hewett Ragheb, Erin L., Miller, Karl E., Lohr, Bernard. (2022). . National Areas Journal.

Moyer, Michelle J., Rose, Evangeline M., Moreland, D'Juan A., Raza, Aiman, Brown, Sean M., Scarsaletta, Alex L., Lohr, Bernard, Odom, Karan J., Omland, Kevin E. (2022). . 1. 93 Journal of Field Ornithology.

Larned, Archer F., Hewett Ragheb, Erin L.., Miller, Karl E., Lohr, Bernard. (2021). . 1. 133 105-109 Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

Rose, Evangeline M., Coss, Derek A., Haines, Casey D., Danquah, Sheridan A., Hill, Rebecca, Lohr, Bernard, Omland, K. E.. (2020). . 4. 74 BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY.

Larned, Archer F.., Hewett Ragheb, Erin L., Miller, Karl E., Lohr, Bernard. (2020). . 1. 15 20 AVIAN CONSERVATION AND ECOLOGY.

Rose, Evangeline, Mathew, Thomas, Coss, Derek, Lohr, Bernard, Omland, K. E.. (2018). . 145 77-85 Animal Behaviour.

Danner, Julie E., Small, Daniel M., Ryder, T. Brandt., Lohr, Bernard, Masters, Brian S., Gill, Douglas E.., Fleischer, Robert C. (2018). . 130 40-51 The Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

Luttrell, Sarah A. M.., Lohr, Bernard. (2018). . 135 127-151. The Auk: Ornithological Advances.

Slabbekoorn, Hans, Lohr, Bernard, Halfwerk, Wouter. (2018). . Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on Animals. 66 209-242. New York, New York.: Springer Handbook of Auditory Research.

Soha, Jill A., Poesel, Angelika, Nelson, Douglas A., Lohr, Bernard. (2016). . 4. 122 343-353 Ethology.

Luttrell, Sarah A. M.., Gallagher, Megan E., Lohr, Bernard. (2016). . 3. 153 287-311 Behaviour.

Sturge, Rachel J., Omland, K. E., Price, J. Jordan., bernard, lohr. (2016). . 47 109-120 Journal of Avian Biology.

Kershenbaum, Arik, Blumstein, Daniel T., Roch, Marie A., Akcay, Caglar, Backus, Gregory, Bee, Mark A., Bohn, Kirsten, Cao, Yan, Carter, Gerald, Casar, Cristiane, Coen, Michael, DeRuiter, Stacy L., Doyle, Laurance, Edeleman, Shimon, Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon, Freeberg, Todd M., Garland, Ellen C., Gustison, Morgan, Harley, Heidi E., Huetz, Chloe, Hughes, Melissa, Bruno, Julia H., Ilany, Amiyaal, Jin, Dezhe Z., Johnson, Michael, Ju, Chenghui, Karnowski, Jeremy, Lohr, Bernard, Manser, Marta B., McCowan, Brenda, Mercado III, Eduardo, Narins, Peter M., Piel, Alex, Rice, Megan, Salmi, Roberta, Sasahara, Kazutoshi, Sayigh, Laela, Shiu, Yu, Taylor, Charles, Vallejo, Edgar E., Waller, Sara, Zamora-Gutierrez, Veronica. (2016). . 91 13-52 Biological Reviews.

Sturge, Rachel J., Omland, Kevin E., Price, Jordan J., Lohr, Bernard. (2016). . 47 109-120 Journal of Avian Biology.

Hewett Ragheb, Erin L., Mezebish, Cody, Lohr, Bernard. (2015). . 2. 127 277-280 The Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

Luttrell, Sarah A. M., Gonzalez, Sara T.., Lohr, Bernard, Greenberg, Russell. (2015). . 1. 132 277-287 The Auk.

Small, Daniel M., Blank, Peter J.., Lohr, Bernard. (2015). . 1. 86 17-26 Journal of Field Ornithology.

Lohr, Bernard, Ashby, Sarah, Wakamiya, Sarah M. (2013). . 150 1085-1106 Behaviour.

Lohr, Bernard, Brittan-Powell, Elizabeth F., Dooling, Robert J. (2013). . 1. 133 337-342 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.