11. Animal Communication

Animal Communication
Chairs: Marc Naguib (Wageningen University) and Claudia Fichtel (German Primate Centre and Göttingen University)

Animals communicate in their daily life and many of the signals are used in a social context. This symposium brings together researchers who study animal communication from different perspectives. They will provide new insights on the understanding on the mechanisms of communication as well as the selection pressures acting on the evolution of signalling systems.

Mark Hauber Cowbird labFrom meta-replication to true discovery: the case of antiparasitic referential alarm calling in Yellow Warblers
Michelle Spierings Rhythm or Syllables: Separate learning mechanisms in zebra finches
Anastasia Krasheninnikova, Max-Planck Comparative Cognition Research Group, Tenerife, SpainPhylogenetic map of vocal learning in parrots
Jacques Prieur, Free University of BerlinSocial negotiation and “accents” in gorillas’ gestural communication
Selvino de Kort, Manchester Metropolitan UniversityFemale blue tits sing (quite a lot)
Veronika Beeck, Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, AustriaVocal flexibility in the Asian elephant’s social communication
Katharina Riebel, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, the Netherlands“Seeing voices”: testing the importance of multimodal exposure to social song tutors in bird song development
Tereza Petrusková, PrahaSinging behind the stage: thrush nightingales produce more variable songs on their wintering grounds
Federica Rossetto, Biodiversity Research Institute (CSIC, UniOvi, P. Asturias) – Mieres, SpainThe bird community as an orchestra: synchronization of singing activity among species with different songs
Eva de la Peña, Wildlife Research Unit, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, SpainUnravelling the information conveyed by the ventral dark patch during the rut in male red deer
Hugo Loning, Wageningen University, The NetherlandsThe role of soft and social singing by zebra finches in the wild

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