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Wednesday, April 7, 2021


Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Gavin Leighton, Assistant Professor, Biology

Gavin Leighton, assistant professor of biology, has published the article "Multiple Factors Affect the Evolution of Repertoire Size across Birds" in the journal Behavioral Ecology (March 2021). The article delimits the species traits that drive the evolution of vocal repertoires across birds. The authors found that complex social systems within a species tended to lead to expanded vocal repertoires.