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March 4, 2020

12:00pm HH 158

Ari Martinez

" An Alarming Forest: The ecological causes and consequences of eavesdropping in an Amazonian bird community "

It has been widely recognized that animals eavesdrop on signals from other species to obtain information about predators and food. Only recently have ecologists begun to explore the community level consequences of these behaviors. In this talk I will discuss my work with a model social system, mixed-species bird flocks, to understand how variation in the production and reliance of social information among different group members can generate insight into species interactions in Amazonian bird communities.


Host: Dan Blumstein