Scientific Meeting - Communication in mammals
9 Dec 2008 – 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Deciphering messages in visual, acoustic and olfactory signals
The bewildering diversity in the appearance, sounds and odours of mammals offers fascinating challenges to students of animal communication:
- When is information being transferred?
- What are the messages?
- How is honesty in signalling assured?
With examples from across the mammalian taxonomic spectrum, this meeting explores how the senses of sight, hearing and smell are used to gain information from conspecifics. The speakers will highlight new insights into the complexity of signalling and how animals perceive the world.
Organised by Dr Jakob Bro-Jørgensen, Institute of Zoology, ZSL
Professor Marta Manser - Institute of Zoology, University of Zürich, Switzerland;
Dr Craig Roberts - School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool;
Dr Russell Hill - Reader in Evolutionary Anthropology, Durham University; and
Dr Karen McComb - Reader in Behavioural Ecology, University of Sussex.
Chair: Professor Robin I. M. Dunbar - Director, Institute of Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford.
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The talks are free and open to the public (no advance booking or registration required). Talks will begin at 6.00pm; doors open at 5.15pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. A dinner with the speakers will follow this Scientific Meeting and places must be booked in advance; please download booking form for further information.
Further Information: please contact Joy Hayward, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY.
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