Associated DK "Cognition and Communication"
My current research is on social relationships and acoustic communication in free-ranging Common Ravens. In the course of my PhD, I am investigating the use of different calls in ravens, and how this contributes to, and shapes their complex social behaviour. I thereby focus on both the senders' and the receivers' perspective to gain insight into the communication network. I also conduct playback experiments in the field to test ravens' ability to recognise individuals and their social relationships.