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dc.contributor.advisorFedigan, Linda M.
dc.contributor.authorDigweed, Shannon Marie
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T16:55:44Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T16:55:44Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationDigweed, S. M. (2004). The function and mechanisms of alarm calls, lost calls and close contact calls in the white-faced capuchin (Cebus capucinus) (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/16747en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612976866en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/41458
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 116-124en
dc.description.abstractThe goal of animal communication research is often to identify the meaning and function of vocal signals. My analysis of white-faced capuchin alarm calls suggests two different types, "aerial" and "terrestrial", however, it does not provide support for any one traditional hypothesis (motivational, referential, affect-induction). Instead it suggests an integration of hypotheses; motivationally based calls allow functionally distinct responses via effects on listener attention. Analysis of lost calls suggests they provide cues to location and individual identity, facilitating antiphonal responses from receivers, which then provide mutual benefits. Finally, my analysis of close contact "huh" calls suggest, due to cues to identity and call frequency in close proximity situations, that calls facilitate within-group spacing. Overall, my research provides an integration of theoretical concepts, through analysis of the mechanisms and function of capuchin alarm calls. Additionally, analysis of lost and "huh" calls provides a better understanding of the white-faced capuchin vocal repertoire.en
dc.format.extentx, 124 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleThe function and mechanisms of alarm calls, lost calls and close contact calls in the white-faced capuchin (Cebus capucinus)
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/16747
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2004 D54en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1498 520492015


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.