Ornithology: Life in a Noisy World

Speaker: Professor Andy Radford, President of the Bristol Naturalists’ Society.  8th November 2017

Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church, BS9 3AA.  7:30 p.m.

Close your eyes and listen, anywhere in the world, and you will hear a plethora of sounds.  Prof Radford’s talk will explore ways in which this acoustic environment is of fundamental importance to animal behaviour.  He will consider the use of vocalisations to mediate both social conflict and co-operative 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.

Prof Radford began his research career studying Great tits.  His investigations into avian species continue whilst now broadening to encompass wide ranging fauna.

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