Jen Muir

PhD Researcher

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Life Sciences

Location: Cambridge

jam283@pgr.aru.ac.uk

Research interests

Thesis title:

The Role of Non-linear Phenomena in the Vocal Behaviour of Titi Monkeys (Callicebinae).

Supervisory Team

Dr Jacob Dunn

Research Group

Jen is a member of our Behavioural Ecology Research Group.

Summary of Research

Jen is researching nonlinear phenomena in the vocalisations of titi monkeys, particularly how they are used and if they relate to identity, emotional arousal, or are used to gain others attention. Jen will also investigate how vocal anatomy may relate to the production of nonlinear phenomena, and if this is impacted by habitat conditions. Additionally, they will compare the use of nonlinear phenomena among other primate species with varying body sizes and social structure.

Selected recent publications

Muir, J., Barnett, A. & Svensson, M.S., 2020. The Vocal Repertoire of Golden-Faced Sakis, Pithecia chrysocephala, and the Relationship Between Context and Call Structure. International Journal of Primatology

Muir, J., 2019. Language Research: Parrots. In: Vonk J., Shackelford T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer, Cham

Muir, J., 2019. Displays. In: Vonk J., Shackelford T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer, Cham

Muir, J., Ramanankirahina, R., Radespiel, U. & Lee, P., 2018, December. The Impact of Anthropogenic Disturbance on the Behaviour of Milne-Edwards Sportive Lemurs (Lepilemur edwardsi). Primate Society of Great Britain, Bristol.

Muir, J., Barnett, A. & Svensson, M., 2018, December. The Vocal Repertoire of Golden-faced Sakis (Pithecia chrysocephala) and Contextual Use. British Ecological Society, Birmingham

Recent presentations and conferences

Primate Society of Great Britain, 2018, Bristol, UK (Poster)

British Ecological Society, 2018, Birmingham, UK (Poster)