Quantifying environmental constraints on animal behaviour

  • Peters, Richard (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Chandler, Thomas (Chief Investigator (CI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Motion vision is crucial in the life of animals, in controlling locomotion, in foraging, for predator evasion and in communication. However, information on the conditions for motion vision in natural environments is limited. To address this, we will develop an innovative approach that combines novel field techniques with tools from 3D animation and computer vision to determine how habitat structure, weather and motion vision influence animal behaviour. Our project will focus on Australia’s charismatic dragon lizards, and will place their motion displays in a
    visual-ecological context. The outcome will be a more complete picture of the signalling context previously undertaken anywhere in the world.
    Effective start/end date15/03/1714/03/20