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Luděk Bartoš
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
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#1Jiří Patoka (CULS: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)H-Index: 10
#2Lukáš Kalous (CULS: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)H-Index: 12
Last.Luděk Bartoš (CULS: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)H-Index: 14
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Social deprivation early in life affects further individual development and leads to irreversible behavioural alterations later in life. Although the syndrome is well-studied in vertebrates including humans, its presence in invertebrates has been described only in eusocial insects and cockroaches. Here we show the first evidence of social deprivation in subsocial decapod crustaceans, based on analysis of video-recorded agonistic encounters of juvenile red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii, Gir...
#1Marek Kouba (CULS: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)H-Index: 4
#2Adam DušekH-Index: 4
Last.Karel Šťastný (CULS: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)H-Index: 9
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Parents can enhance their fitness by favouring that sex whose reproductive value is expected to be highest. In species in which females are the larger sex with potentially greater fitness returns, one can assume that parents should bias their investment toward daughters to increase their daughters’ reproductive value (i.e. age-specific expectation of all present and future offspring) and, thereby, indirectly increase their own inclusive fitness. In the study reported here, we investigated sex al...
#2Kamila Nováková (CULS: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)
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To elucidate the role of domestication, we used the impossible task paradigm to test Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs with a known proportion of ‘wolfblood’ in their DNA and, as a control group for our subjects, we used German shepherd dogs. We hypothesized that the difference between wolves and domestic dogs is based on genetics and modified by obedience; if so, the looking back performance of the subject should be linked to its proportion of wolf-genes. To prove that, we observed 73 Czechoslovakian Wo...
Abstract An animal’s social environment can influence individual physiological and reproductive status, which might have implications for the success of ex situ conservation programs. This study investigated the relationship between an individual’s position in the social hierarchy, body and antler size, testosterone concentration, and seminal traits in male pampas deer maintained in all-male groups. The study was performed in a semi-captive population in Uruguay during the rut. Data were collect...
#1Luděk Bartoš (CULS: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)H-Index: 14
#2Jitka BartošováH-Index: 9
Last.Jan PluháčekH-Index: 10
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Abstract In a previous study (Bartos et al., 2011) we have reported on the effects of the male social environment on the maintenance or disruption of pregnancy in domestic mares mated away from home. In this follow-up study we compare the effects of returning to a home environment including a male (or males) to which the returning mare had, or was denied, access or did not have access, with that of returning to a home environment containing only other females. As in the previous study, we used d...
#1Michal HradecH-Index: 1
#2Pavel LinhartH-Index: 9
Last.Petra BolechováH-Index: 1
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Knowledge about vocal ontogeny and vocal plasticity during ontogeny in primate species is central to understanding the evolution of human speech. Vocalizations in gibbons (Hominoidea) are very interesting and contain complex species- and sex-specific patterns. However, ontogeny of gibbon songs is little studied. Here, we document regular production and ontogenetic changes of female-specific "great call" in 4 immature (2 juvenile-c.a. 3 years old; and 2 adolescent-c.a. 5 years old) males of south...
#1Marek Kouba (CULS: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)H-Index: 4
#2Luděk Bartoš (CULS: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)H-Index: 14
Last.Karel Šťastný (CULS: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)H-Index: 9
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Few cases of adoption have been reported in solitary breeding raptors, and in owls adoption has only been reported in two species. Here we report four cases of brood-switching of juvenile Tengmalm’s Owls (Aegolius funereus), recorded during and after the post-fledging dependence period using radio-telemetry, and a case of three orphaned siblings (one nestling and two fledglings) originally from one nestbox successfully fostered to another one. A possible evolutionary context of the brood-switchi...
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