Emily GroutIMPRS Doctoral Student
I am interested in the behavioural ecology of social mammals, with a focus on field-based data collection. As a doctoral student in the Department of Collective Behaviour, I will be studying communication and collective movement of white nosed coatis, which live in forested areas in the Americas. I will be recording acoustic and movement data from the majority of coati group members using custom built collars to analyse how group cohesion is coordinated and maintained through avoustic communication. I am excited to be combining detailed field-based observations with new tracking technologies to answer questions about the mechanisms underlying collective movement in social mammals.