Grad research on hyena voices featured in Animal Behavior, Science Daily
Doctoral student Sarah Benson-Amram's study of hyena assessment of voices is featured in the current issue of Animal Behavior. Her research centers on whether spotted hyenas count and evaluate individual voices in fight or flee situations to determine who has the better fight advantage. The study also indicates hyenas assess voices which are unfamiliar to them.
The research was conducted through the MSU BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action. Professor Kay Holekamp has ongoing field research in the study of spotted hyenas in Kenya. Virginia Heinen and Sean Dryer also contributed to the study.
Read the article in Science Daily here.
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