Animal Behaviour

Researchers in this group are interested in comparative cognition, covering topics such as social cognition, causal understanding, social learning, vocal and non-vocal communication, language and brain evolution. The subjects of their behavioural studies include fish, birds, cetaceans and primates.

Group Members


Prof Josep Call

Prof Josep Call

Professor of Comparative Psychology
Problem solving, Causal and inferential reasoning, Mindreading, Comparative cognition

jc276@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Malinda Carpenter

Prof Malinda Carpenter

Professor of Developmental Psychology
Imitation, joint attention, pre-verbal communication, prosocial behaviour, group membership

mc213@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Juan-Carlos Gomez

Dr Juan-Carlos Gomez

Reader
Evolution and development of social cognition and intelligence

jg5@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462059

Dr Lauren Guillette

Dr Lauren Guillette

BBSRC Anniversary Future Leader Fellow
Social learning in nest-building birds

lmg4@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463346

Dr Sue Healy

Dr Sue Healy

Reader
Animal cognition in the wild

sdh11@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462065

Prof Vincent Janik

Prof Vincent Janik

Professor of Biology
Director of Scottish Oceans Institute
Acoustic communication and behaviour in marine mammals

vj@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 467214

Prof Kevin Laland

Prof Kevin Laland

Professor
Social learning, cultural evolution and niche construction

knl1@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463568

Prof Patrick Miller

Prof Patrick Miller

Professor
Acoustic communication and behavioural ecology

pm29@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463554

Dr Luke Rendell

Dr Luke Rendell

MASTS Reader in Biology
The evolution of learning, behaviour and communication

ler4@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463499

Prof Christian Rutz

Prof Christian Rutz

Professor of Biology
Evolution, ecology and social dynamics of animal tool use

cr68@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463340

Dr Amanda Seed

Dr Amanda Seed

Senior Lecturer
Comparative cognition and the evolution of intelligence

ams18@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Peter Slater

Prof Peter Slater

Professor of Natural History (Emeritus)
Vocal communication in birds and mammals

pjbs@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463500

Prof Peter Tyack

Prof Peter Tyack

Professor
Behaviour and acoustic communication in cetaceans

plt@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462630

Dr Mike Webster

Dr Mike Webster

Lecturer in Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology
Behavioural ecology, social learning, evolution, functions & mechanisms of animal grouping behaviour

mmw1@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 461690

Prof Andrew Whiten

Prof Andrew Whiten

Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology and Wardlaw Professor of Psychology
Social cognition, social learning, tradition and culture in humans and non-human animals

aw2@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2073

Prof Klaus Zuberbühler

Prof Klaus Zuberbühler

Professor
The primate roots of human language

kz3@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2080

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