In the framework of the “Fruits of Ethology” guest talk series we will have the pleasure to welcome our next speakers, Ronald H.H. Kröger, PhD, Professor Lund University, Department of Biology (http://www.biology.lu.se/
Location: ELTE, South Building, 7.110, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/c
Title: The infrared sense of dogs
The coldness of the nasal plane of dogs led to the hypothesis that it may be sensitive to radiating body heat. By now, we know that dogs (and other carnivorans) indeed have an infrared sense and that sensitivity is sufficiently high to detect prey over considerable distances. With the infrared sense of dogs in mind, a number of behaviors appear in a new light. It is furthermore likely that prey species have evolved counter measures to evade infrared sensing predators.
Márta Gácsi & Ádám Miklósi