J. Ryan Shipley

One of their unique properties, piezoelectric materials generate a charge when bent or deformed from their original shape.  In this paper, we focused on determining the applicability of using piezoelectrics to...

                 An emerald labyrinth located parallel to the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Queensland’s is one of Australia’s few rainforests. This region is driven by orographic precipitation, or rainfall that is...

            A quick glance across the countryside of the northern 3 states of Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland) and you are likely to see large earthen mounds dotting the...

            Part of what draws my research to far-away lands is studying how the history of different geographic regions have shaped the flora and fauna found within, known as the study...

The Pallid Bat (Antrozous pallidus) is a large, predominantly insectivorous species found in the western United States and Mexico.  A fierce predator of scorpions and insects, previous research by my coauthors...

Only 500 years has passed since Europeans discovered this part of the world.  Yet when they arrived previous civilizations had been already been born where warring factions arose to power, kingdoms...

            While on quick afternoon jungle jaunt along Irish Creek something rustled in the underbrush.  Upon closer inspection, the sound was a couple seconds of whirring followed by a loud snapping...

Nights here are often restless, with the warm, humid breezes bathing a weary traveler in sweat. When the British arrived, the early settlers often lamented about the repeated call throughout the...

Grasping the silt laden shoreline – Red Mangroves are commonplace around the low-lying marshes of Hill Bank.  Their aerial roots extend into the water’s edge; providing stability for the soil against...

Tired from a modest 21 hour flight time leapfrogging from New York, USA to Doha, Qatar to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I was finally arriving in Kota Kinabalu on the island of...