Combinatoriality in the vocal systems of primates (chimpanzees, bonobos, mountain gorillas, marmosets), non-primate mammals (dwarf mongooses) and birds (chestnut-crowned babblers, pied babblers and Western magpies): production and perception.
--> In collaboration with Prof. Klaus Zuberbuhler, Prof. Martin Surbeck, Dr Martha Robbins, Prof. Andy Russell, Prof. Amanda Ridley, Prof. Andy Radford and Prof. Judith Burkart.
Ape pragmatics: the role of context and extra-linguistic cues on meaning disambiguation in wild chimpanzee vocalisations
--> NCCR funded project in collaboration with Prof. Sabine Stoll and Dr James Henderson
Vocal ontogeny in wild bonobos and the influence of the surrounding social environment
--> NCCR-funded project in collaboration with Prof. Sabine Stoll, Prof. Klaus Zuberbuhler & Prof. Carel van Schaik
Vocal coordination of cooperative behaviour in wild chimpanzees
--> In collaboration with Prof. Katie Slocombe & Prof. Zarin Machanda
Ontogeny of combinatorial vocalisations in chestnut-crowned babblers
--> In collaboration with Prof. Andy Russell
Mechanisms underlying vocal production in wild bonobos
--> In collaboration with Dr Isaac Schamberg and Prof. Martin Surbeck