Animal Communication and Social Behavior
Research interests in the Benedict lab include animal signaling, social behavior, and avian ecology. Most projects use bird song as a model system for studying the evolution of communication at multiple levels. By describing large-scale patterns of trait diversification we attempt to understand the long-term consequences of evolution, and by examining the real-time function of vocal traits we can learn how evolutionary mechanisms shape behavioral characteristics.
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A. Austin, L. Benedict, L. Crenshaw, K. Sanchez, C. Barrons, J. Fenn, C. Whitefield
Some things we like:
The Female Bird Song Project - The Cornell Lab of Ornithology - BIRDNET - The Colorado Field Ornithologists - The Animal Behavior Society - The International Society for Behavioral Ecology - The Tree of Life Web Project - The UCB Museum of Vertebrate Zoology - The UNC Natural History Museum