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Integrative Biology Seminar - Dr. Chris Templeton

How Do They Du-et? Vocal Function, Coordination, and Learning in Pairs of Neotropical Wrens

Chris Templeton is an integrative biologist with broad interests in the evolutionary history and ecological implications of animal behavior. His research projects are diverse but often focus on the ecology of information—how do individuals obtain and share information with other animals in their environment? His lab investigate the behavior, cognition, learning, and ecology of animal communication in a variety of species, especially songbirds. Their research is done in the lab, at local sites in Oregon, and field sites around the world. For this talk, he will discuss research conducted with neotropical wrens to determine the function of vocal duetting, how birds learn to produce and coordinate their extraordinarily complex duet songs, and which ecological factors drive the evolution, complexity, and coordination of duets and choruses across this group of species.

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Monday, November 29 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Agricultural & Life Sciences Building, 4001
2750 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, OR 97331