Evolutionary ecology of communication

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Funder's project number: 319124

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  • 781 195,00

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Project start date: 01/01/2019

Project end date: 31/08/2020


From the simplest cells to the complex societies of bees or humans, life thrives on communication. Often, the fate of organisms hinges upon communicating with other species. Although theory and data show how signals arise in simple interactions between few species, we have little theory and little data on how signaling between species affects the population dynamics of their communities. This proposal is dedicated to advancing our understanding of communication in communities that feature multiple trophic levels, differences in biodiversity, and indirect effects that propagate between species. Thus, this project addresses a number of specific problems in contemporary biology, including 1) the capacity of populations to rapidly evolve in the face of environmental change, 2) the evolutionary impacts of predator loss on prey populations 3) the maintenance of phenotypic variation 4) the role of communication in speciation.

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