Hannah ter Hofstede
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Ecology, Evolution, Environment and Society Graduate Program
My research is in the field of sensory ecology, which investigates how sensory systems evolve to encode the environmental cues that are crucial for an animal’s survival and reproduction. I am fascinated by how sensory system evolution interacts with the behavior and ecology of animals. Most of my work explores the acoustic world of bats and their insect prey. This type of research requires an interdisciplinary approach combining physiological, behavioral, ecological, and phylogenetic data, obtained both in the lab and in the field.
- B.Sc. University of Guelph
- M.Sc. York University
- Ph.D. University of Toronto
ter Hofstede, H. M., Symes, L. B., Martinson, S. J., Robillard, T., Faure, P., Madhusudhana, S., Page, R. A. (2020). Calling songs of Neotropical katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) from Panama. Journal of Orthoptera Research. Dec 4; 29, 137-201.
Symes, L.B., Martinson, S.J., Kernan, C.E., ter Hofstede, H.M. (2020) Sheep in wolves' clothing: prey rely on proactive defences when predator and non-predator cues are similar. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences. Aug 26;287(1933):20201212
Geipel, I., Kernan, C.E., Litterer, A.S., Carter, G.G., Page, R.A., ter Hofstede, H.M. (2020) Predation risks of signalling and searching: bats prefer moving katydids. Biology Letters. Apr;16(4):20190837.
Benavides-Lopez JL, ter Hofstede H, Robillard T. (2020) Novel system of communication in crickets originated at the same time as bat echolocation and includes male-male multimodal communication. Naturwissenschaften. Jan 16;107(1):9