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In many terrestrial and aquatic animals, vision drives vital behaviors such as foraging, finding and choosing mates, socializing with congeners and avoiding predators. These behaviors have selected a diversified array of colored traits in plants and animals that have evolved to be attractive, to go unnoticed or to facilitate recognition and memorization. Color traits also contribute to sort species and color morphs and thus to structure populations and communities. Due to their ubiquity, color signals and color vision have become central to many research programs in ecology and evolutionary biology.
EEVCOM presents research projects and discoveries made in Montpellier, France, on the ecology & evolution of visual communication.
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The first study exploiting the Mandrillus Face Database is our in Science Advances. his colleague In collaboration with Marie Charpentier from ISEM and her long-term Mandrillus project.
Charpentier, M. J., Harte, M., Poirotte, C., de Bellefon, J. M., Laubi, B., Kappeler, P. M., & Renoult, J. P. (2020). Same father, same face: deep-learning reveals paternally-derived signalling of kinship in a wild primate. Science Advances Vol. 6, no. 22, eaba3274