In this paper we review putative ecological variables that predict the occurrence of alarm calls by birds in the Australian
We report for the first time the movement-based signals of four lizards from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Abstract
We demonstrate that the visual amplitudes generated by tail flicking of Jacky lizards are larger than obvious alternative (push-ups) and
Jose quantified the motion displays of five members of the C. decresii complex (see below) in the context of their respective habitats
Xue (‘Snow’) Bian’s final data chapter has been published in the journal Scientific Reports. Snow used 3D animation technology to
Snow’s second paper has been accepted by Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution. Check out the abstract below and scroll down
We are pleased to report that Snow’s paper – the Virtual Lens Project method paper – was just published in
Many vertebrates use vocalizations to communicate about the presence of predators, and some encode information about predator type or behaviour.
Signaling species occurring in sympatry areoften exposed to similar environmental constraints, so similar adaptations to enhance signal efficacy are expected.
The environment in which animal signals are generated has the potential to affect transmission and reliable detection by receivers. To
Habitat characteristics influence the efficacy of animal communication, and population differences insignal structure due to habitat variation are well known
Competition between animals for limited resources often involves signaling to establish ownership ordominance. In some species, the defended resource relates
Sexual selection requires intra-specific variation in the characteristics mediating mate choice. In species reliant on substrate-borne vibrational signalling (SBVS), differences
Several species of stick insects sway from side to side when blown by wind. Although anecdotal evidence suggests this is
Australia’s dragon lizards (Family: Agamidae) employ dynamic visual signals in a variety of contexts but the signalling behaviour of this