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Correctly directing social behaviour towards a specific individual requires an ability to discriminate between conspecifics. The mechanisms of individual recognition include phenotype matching and familiarity-based recognition. Communication-based recognition is a subset of familiarity-based...

Author(s)
Smith, C. L.; Taubert, J.; Weldon, K.; Evans, C. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2016, 125, pp 101-105
Abstract

The presence of eavesdroppers within a communication network can increase the costs associated with signalling. Hence, selection should favour the ability to vary signal structure with social context. One possible mechanism is the flexible combination of the components that form a multimodal...

Author(s)
Smith, C. L.; Taylor, A.; Evans, C. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 2011, 82, 3, pp 521-527