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When senses take flight: the evolution, development, mechanisms and function of avian senses


Chris Merkord
  • Past Bird Meeting https://royalsociety.org/events/2014/avian-senses/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term=TM06%2814%29%20Avian%20senses%20general%20info&utm_content=Royal%20Society%20Theo%20Murphy%20Meeting%3A%20Avian%20senses&utm_campaign=Ornithology%20Exchange 09/04/2014 09/05/2014 The Royal Society The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom

Birds are adapted to a diverse range of habitats, and operate within a broad range of dietary niches. This diversity of life histories has resulted in an equally varied suite of adaptations for acquiring mates, finding food, avoiding predators and for navigation. In this meeting, a distinguished list of international researchers encompassing avian vision, taste, olfaction, geo-magnetic sense, nociception (pain), tactile sense, and emotion, will be brought together to discuss new and emerging evidence of the evolution, development, mechanisms and function of avian senses.

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