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Adwait Deshpande

Adwait has diverse research interests in animal communication, cognition, collective behaviours, social evolution, and a strong inclination towards studying animals in natural settings. During his PhD, he studied social learning and flexibility in the vocal communication of vervet monkeys in South Africa. His work involved both detailed natural observations and novel field experiments with the broader aim of gaining insights into potential precursors of human language. For his postdoc, he plans to investigate collective movement and decision-making in Gelada monkeys and other group-living mammals using technologies developed by the HerdHover team.