Inaugural lecture: Life in a noisy world - how animals use and respond to sound
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Andy Radford.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ,
This talk will explore ways in which this acoustic environment is of fundamental importance to animal behaviour. Considering the use of vocalisations to mediate both social conflict and cooperative actions, show that animals eavesdrop on the vocal signals of other species, and discuss how noise produced by human activities can have an impact on wildlife.