What do we do ?

Our team is dedicated to the study of vocal communication processes of animals in their natural environment.

We use a multidisciplinary approach :

  • signal processing and big data analysis (sound analysis & synthesis software, noise extraction methods, localisation)
  • animal behavior and cognition (use of acoustic/visual/olfactory lures to decipher recognition mechanisms, operant conditioning, multi-sensory tag attached to animals)
  • imaging methods (MRI, Synchroton X-Ray)
  • biological analysis (DNA, biochemical analyses such as GC-MS).

Our team belongs to the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience.



September 2019

HomeParticipation to the 27th IBAC meeting in Brighton (UK). Plenary talk by I. Charrier on « Recognition systems and Social structure in Pinnipeds » as well as a talk on Northern elephant male vocal recognition,  a talk by Juliette Linossier on the ontogeny of individual vocal recognition in Northern elephant seal mothers, and a talk by Charlène Gémard on burrowing petrel vocal communication !


August 2019

News from the field ! Amazing videos of humpback whale from Madagascar. We are studying the vocal and behavioral interactions between mothers and calves using CATS camera.