Isabelle Charrier Team

Acoustic Communications

In brief

Our team is dedicated to the study the animal vocal communication with comparative and evolutionary approaches, using a multi-disciplinary methodology. We investigate how animals use their vocalizations to organize their social activities, the mechanisms of vocal production, the strategies of communications in regards to both social and physical constraints, but we also used acoustic to survey the biodiversity and monitor species populations.

Our research

Several research topics are developed including:
• 1) Dynamics of vocal activity and social network
• 2) Vocal production modelling
• 3) Communciation strategies in regards to social and physical constraints
• 4) Female singing behaviour

Selected Publications

• Wierucka, K., Pitcher, B., Harcourt, R., and Charrier, I. (2017) The role of visual cues in mother-pup reunions in a colonially breeding mammal. Biology Letters 13 : 20170444. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0444
• Cornec, C., Hingrat, Y., Aubin, T., and Rybak, F. (2017). Booming far : the long-range vocal strategy of a lekking bird. Royal Society Open Science 4(8) : 170594. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170594
• Mathevon, N., Casey, C., Reichmuth, C., and Charrier, I. (2017). Northern Elephant Seals Memorize the Rhythm and Timbre of Their Rivals’ Voices. Current Biology 27(15) : 2352-2356. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.06.035
• Cazau, D., Adam, O., Aubin, T., Laitman, J.T., and Reidenberg, J.S. (2016). A study of vocal nonlinearities in Humpback whale songs : from production mechanisms to acoustic Analysis. Scientific Reports 6 : 31660. DOI: 10.1038/srep31660
• Déaux ,E., Allen, A. P., Clarke, J. A., and Charrier, I. (2016). Concatenation of ‘alert’and ‘identity’segments in dingoes’ alarm calls. Scientific Reports 6 : 30556. DOI: 10.1038/srep30556
• Boistel, R., Aubin, T., Cloetens, P., Peyrin, F., Scotti, T., Herzog, P., Gerlach, J., Pollet, N. and Aubry, J.-F. (2013). How sooglossid frogs hear without a middle ear. PNAS 110(38) : 15360-15364. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1302218110

Team members