Female Hyla chrysoscelis collected from the wild during the breeding season were tested in two-alternative choice tests for their preference between two synthetic calls, modeled closely after wild male calls, differing in their call length. This experiment was designed to examine whether females exhibit proportional processing (e.g., Weber's Law) of the acoustic signal. The data are being released along with the publication based upon them.
A .csv file containing the experimental data, with one row for each experimental trial; and a .docx file containing methodological information and a description of the column names in the data file.
NSF (IOS-1452831); University of Minnesota Grand Challenges in Biology Program
LaBarbera K, Nelson PB, Bee MA. 2020. Mate choice and the "opposite miss" to Weber's Law: proportional processing governs signal preferences in a treefrog. Animal Behaviour (in press).
LaBarbera, Katie; Nelson, Peggy B; Bee, Mark A.
(2020). Advertisement call length preferences of female Cope's gray treefrogs (Hyla chrysoscelis) in two-alternative choice tests.
Retrieved from the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota,