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Name Dr Linda Hollen
Job title Senior Research Associate in Medical Statistics
Department Bristol Medical School (PHS) University of Bristol
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Qualifications MSc(Stockholm), PhD(Zuer)
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Keywords signals
social groups
ecological environment
meerkat
pied babbler
Areas of expertise I am primarily interested in the signals used by individuals in social groups to convey information about their ecological environment, and the decisions made by group members based on these signals, in particular whether decisions are adjusted according to the reliability of the transmitted information. Using a combination of observational data, sound recordings and experimental manipulations, I am investigating a number of issues in two group-living species, the meerkat and the pied babbler, in South Africa. My current research interests include:

Alarm-call development
Individual differences in calling behaviour and call structure
Signal reliability
Sentinel behaviour