Dr. Thorin Jonsson
I am generally interested in animal acoustic communication: How do animals "talk" to each other? Which acoustic signals are produced by the sender and how are they received by the listener?
My focus is on the bioacoustics and biomechanics of song production and hearing using crickets and bush-crickets as model organisms. These small insects rub their wings together to produce surprisingly loud songs to attract far away mating partners. Using laser Doppler vibrometry, micro-computed tomography as well as 3D and finite element modelling, I study the vibratory and acoustic properties of the wings to investigate the mechanical and evolutionary processes that led to the development of these natural miniature loudspeakers.
Björn Thorin JonssonInstitut für Biologie