DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY

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PAVEL LINHART, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral, POLONEZ project fellow

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E-mail: pavel.linhart83@gmail.com
Web: www.behaecol.amu.edu.pl
Phone: +48 514 559 766

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RESEARCH INTEREST
I am mainly interested in what kinds of information can animals communicate to each other and how this relates to their ecology and evolution. Also, I am interested in how we could potentially use information in vocalizations to monitor animals and their behaviour. I used birds (chiffchaff, willow warbler) and mammals (pig) as the study models.
Vocal communication – signalling of body size, emotional state and individual identity. Animal cognition – individual recognition, rival recognition and assessment, learning and memory.Welfare – assessment of welfare / emotional state from animal vocalizations. Acoustic monitoring – monitoring of individuals and their behaviour by their calls and songs.

CURRENT PROJECT
Evolution of identity signaling in vocalizations
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NCN POLONEZ 1 grant nr. UMO-2015/19/P/NZ8/02507. Evolution of identity signalling in vocalizations. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 665778


SHORT CV
2014 - Ph.D. in Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
2007 - M.Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

MEMBERSHIP/AWARDS
2017 – 2018 Polonez Fellow.
2014 – Dean's award for outstanding PhD thesis.
Member of the Czech and Slovak Etholgical Society. Member of an executive board of the society (2015 – present).

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Short-term research stays at Leiden University, the Netherlands (Dr. Hans Slabbekoorn) and Sussex University, Great Britain (Dr. David Reby).

 
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Ptacek, L., Machlica, L., Linhart, P., Jaska, P., & Muller, L. (2016). Automatic recognition of bird individuals on an open set using as-is recordings. Bioacoustics, 25(1), 55-73. http://doi.org/10.1080/09524622.2015.1089524
Linhart, P., Ratcliffe, V. F., Reby, D., & Špinka, M. (2015). Expression of emotional arousal in two different piglet call types. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0135414. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0135414
Linhart, P., & Fuchs, R. (2015). Song pitch indicates body size and correlates with males’ response to playback in a songbird. Animal Behaviour, 103, 91–98. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.01.038 (featured article of the May 2015 issue)
Maruščáková, I. L., Linhart, P., Ratcliffe, V. F., Tallet, C., Reby, D., & Špinka, M. (2015). Humans (Homo sapiens) judge the emotional content of piglet (Sus scrofa domestica) calls based on simple acoustic parameters, not personality, empathy, nor attitude toward animals. Journal of Comparative Psychology 129(2), 121-31. http://doi.org/10.1037/a0038870
Jaška, P., Linhart, P., & Fuchs, R. (2015). Neighbour recognition in two sister songbird species with a simple and complex repertoire – a playback study. Journal of Avian Biology, 46(2), 151–158. http://doi.org/10.1111/jav.00482
Linhart, P., Jaška, P., Petrusková, T., Petrusek, A., & Fuchs, R. (2013). Being angry, singing fast? Signalling of aggressive motivation by syllable rate in a songbird with slow song. Behavioural Processes, 100, 139–145. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2013.06.012
Tallet, C., Linhart, P., Policht, R., Hammerschmidt, K., Šimeček, P., Kratinova, P., & Špinka, M. (2013). Encoding of situations in the vocal repertoire of piglets (Sus scrofa): A comparison of discrete and graded classifications. PLoS ONE, 8(8), e71841. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0071841
Linhart, P., Fuchs, R., Poláková, S., & Slabbekoorn, H. (2012). Once bitten twice shy: long‐term behavioural changes caused by trapping experience in willow warblers Phylloscopus trochilus. Journal of Avian Biology, 43(2), 186–192. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-048X.2012.05580.x
Linhart, P., Slabbekoorn, H., & Fuchs, R. (2012). The communicative significance of song frequency and song length in territorial chiffchaffs. Behavioral Ecology, 23(6), 1338–1347. http://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/ars127
Petruskova, T., Osiejuk, T., Linhart, P., & Petrusek, A. (2008). Structure and complexity of perched and flight songs of the tree pipit (Anthus trivialis). Annales Zoologici Fennici, 45(2), 135–148. http://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.5735/086.045.0205