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We are a group of behavioral and sensory ecologists studying the ecology and eco-evo of animal communication. We are particularly interested in understanding how eavesdropping enemies shape signal features and signaling displays. We integrate multiple levels of analysis -- mechanisms (neuroethology) and function (behavior and parasitology) -- to investigate eavesdropping enemies and their victims focusing on anurans and frog-biting midges and mosquitoes that spy on the frogs' mating calls. Our research also examines current challenges confronted by frogs due to anthropogenic environmental changes.