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Publications [#240174] of Christine M. Drea

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  1. Drea, CM; Scordato, ES, Olfactory Communication in the Ringtailed Lemur (Lemur catta): Form and Function of Multimodal Signals, in Chemical Signals in Vertebrates, edited by J. Hurst, R.J. Beynon, S.C. Roberts, & T. Wyatt, vol. 11 (2008), pp. 91-102, Springer New York, ISBN 9780387739441 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
    (last updated on 2020/11/25)

    To better understand the relation between form and function in the complex olfactory com-munication system of the ringtailed lemur (Lemur catta), we integrated observational, experimental, and chemical approaches applied to a population of semi free-ranging animals at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, North Carolina. Our aim was to examine sex-role reversal in the expression and function of scent marking and unravel the contribution of multimodal components of information transfer, with the unifying framework for all three avenues of our research being that multiplicity of form implies multiplicity of function.

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