Dear all

our latest open access article is available here:

We explored if echolocation can be used for communication and highlight the 
difference between eavesdropping on cues and communicating through signals.

In brief, listeners were able to perceive vocal signatures of different 
individuals as well as between males and females.
However, the findings also indicate that the adaptive acoustic structure of 
echolocation pulses limits its versatility as a potential communication signal.
The trade-off might be circumvented by a newly described modified pulse form, 
facilitating the dual functionality for orientation/foraging and communication.

Many greetings!

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Dr. Anna Bastian
University of Cape Town
Animal Evolution and Systematics Group
Department of Biological Sciences
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