bio_lohr_155pxht Bernie Lohr
Dept of Biological Sciences
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD 21250
phone: (410) 455-2244
email: blohr@umbc.edu

Bernard Lohr received an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior, from Cornell University. He went on to do graduate work on the organization and complexity of song in Gray Catbirds at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (MS) and studied song perception in chickadees (Poecile spp.) under Dr. Stephen Nowicki at Duke University (PhD). Following his graduate work he did a postdoc with Dr. Robert J. Dooling at the Center for the Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, studying auditory mechanisms in a range of bird taxa including songbirds, parrots, woodpeckers, owls, and hummingbirds. His laboratory at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) takes an integrative approach to investigate mechanistic and functional 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 signals and behavior? Research in his lab currently focuses on the sensory ecology of Grasshopper Sparrows as a model species for examining these questions.

A.B. (Biological Sciences) Cornell University
M.S. (Zoology) University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Ph.D. (Biology) Duke University

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