Dr Stephanie King

Research Fellow

tel: 01334 479100
fax: 01334 463443
email: slk33@st-andrews.ac.uk
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Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB

General Information

I completed my PhD in the research lab of Dr Vincent Janik,  and my doctoral research investigated the temporal and social aspects of vocal interactions in bottlenose dolphins. Specifically my work has focused on the dolphin’s individually distinctive signature whistle and its use in vocal copying and vocal matching interactions. I have worked extensively with both captive and wild animals and used playback to observe the forms and functions of these vocal behaviours.



Recent Publications

King, SL & Janik, VM 2015, ' Come dine with me: food-associated social signalling in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) ' Animal Cognition .
King, SL, Harley, H & Janik, VM 2014, ' The role of signature whistle matching in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) ' Animal Behaviour , vol 96, pp. 79-86.
King, SL & Janik, V 2013, ' Bottlenose dolphins can use learned vocal labels to address each other ' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , vol 110, no. 32, pp. 13216-13221.
King, SL, Sayigh, L, Wells, R, Fellner, W & Janik, V 2013, ' Vocal copying of individually distinctive signature whistles in bottlenose dolphins ' Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences , vol 280, no. 1757, 20130053 .
Janik, VM , King, SL, Sayigh, LS & Wells, RS 2013, ' Identifying Signature Whistles from Recordings of Groups of Unrestrained Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) ' Marine Mammal Science , vol 29, no. 1, pp. 109-122.

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