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Dr Julie Kern

Dr Julie Kern

Dr Julie Kern
PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Research Collaborator

Area of research

Communication and Cooperation

Life Sciences Building,
24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ
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My research interests lie in the behavioural ecology and evolution of social species, with particular emphasis on the means by which social interactions and vocal communication regulate cooperative behaviour in animal groups.


2018 - 2019, ID Study Project Manager, Elephants Alive

2016 - 2017, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Bristol

2012 – 2016, PhD, University of Bristol. Thesis title: “Flexible receiver responses to anti-predator vocalisations in dwarf mongooses”, supervisor Professor Andy Radford.

2011 – 2012, MSc, University of Bristol. Thesis title: “Decision making by dwarf mongoose (Helogale parvula) sentinels”, supervisor Dr Andy Radford.

2006 – 2009, BSc (Hons) Zoology, University of Bristol 


  • Cooperation
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Vocal communication
  • Social information


  • Behavioural observations
  • Vocal recordings
  • Acoustic analysis
  • Playback experiments

Recent publications

View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

Networks & contacts

  • Dr Andy Radford

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