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Noise matters: elephants show risk-avoidance behaviour in response to human-generated seismic cues

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African elephants (Loxodonta africana) use many sensory modes to gather information about their environment, including the detection of seismic, or ground-based, vibrations. Seismic information is known to include elephant-generated signals, but also potentially encompasses biotic cues that are commonly referred to as ‘noise’. To investigate seismic information transfer in elephants beyond communication, here we tested the hypothesis that wild elephants detect and discriminate b...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rspb.2021.0774

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
ZOOLOGY
Sub department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Publisher:
The Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
288
Issue:
1953
Article number:
20210774
Publication date:
2021-06-30
Acceptance date:
2021-06-08
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
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English
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1181059
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pubs:1181059
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2021-06-08

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