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Communication in mammals: deciphering messages in visual, acoustic and olfactory signals

The evening will focus on the different methods of communication in mammals and how these may be interpreted.

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?
  • Are animals always truthful or do they sometimes deceive each other?

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.

IMAGE ©Jakob Bro-Jørgensen

Organised by Dr Jakob Bro-Jørgensen, Institute of Zoology, ZSL


Professor Marta Manser, Universit├Ąt Z├╝rich | talks | www
Dr Craig Roberts, University of Liverpool | talks | www
Dr Russell A. Hill, University of Durham | talks | www
Dr Karen McComb, University of Sussex | talks | www


Date and Time:

9 December 2008 at 6:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



London Zoo's Meeting Rooms
Regent's Park (Outer Circle)
0207 449 6227
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Organised by:

The Zoological Society of London
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Admission if free and everyone is welcome!

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There will be a 3-course dinner with the speakers following this Scientific Meeting. For further information or to book dinner places, please contact joy.hayward@zsl.org or call 020 7449 6227.

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