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John Ratcliffe

Email: j.ratcliffe@utoronto.caJohn Ratcliffe
UT Mississauga
Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN) member

Research interests: My students and I study the auditory neuroethology and cognitive ecology of echolocating bats, focusing on acoustic signal production and reception for the purposes of locating prey and discriminating good food from bad. We also study the design and evolution of hearing and defensive signals in moths and other insects with bat-detecting ears. Recently, we have also begun to investigate the underlying mechanisms of echolocation in Oilbirds and porpoises.

Assistant Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologySGS Appointment
Department of Biology 

Canada Research Chair in Neuroethology

Links
Ratcliffe Lab Website 

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