Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
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#1Drew K. Enigk (UNM: University of New Mexico)H-Index: 2
#2Melissa Emery Thompson (UNM: University of New Mexico)H-Index: 27
Last. Martin N. Muller (UNM: University of New Mexico)H-Index: 35
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Social mammals often live in groups in which a dominance hierarchy is an important determinant of access to mates. In addition to competing individually, males may form coalitions of two or more to attack or intimidate rivals. Coalition formation could be particularly advantageous for adolescent males by helping them compensate for their physical and social immaturity. However, adolescents may struggle to attract effective coalition partners because of these inadequacies. Here, we examine the be...
#1Marie L. Manguette (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 3
#2Andrew M. Robbins (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 16
Last. Martha M. Robbins (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 40
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Evaluating the factors influencing the patterns of female dispersal in mammals is critical to understanding its importance for male and female reproductive strategies and the evolution of social systems. In western lowland gorillas, females emigrate from their natal group (natal dispersal) but also disperse between groups multiple times in their life (secondary dispersal). This strategy is uncommon in primates and may reflect females seeking to reduce feeding competition or female choice for mal...
#1Violette Chiara (University of Vigo)H-Index: 1
#2Raphaël Jeanson (University of Toulouse)H-Index: 20
When foraging in a group, individuals adjust their behaviours to the actions of others in order to optimize their pay-offs. While many studies have examined the influence of group composition on behavioural strategies, relatively few have investigated how the presence or absence of conspecifics influences the expression of behaviours during hunting. Another aspect that has received little attention concerns the impact of prior social experience on the expression of predatory behaviour. Here, we ...
#1Carla B. Madelaire (USP: University of São Paulo)
#2Adriana M. G. Barsotti (USP: University of São Paulo)
Last. John Measey (Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 11
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The adaptive nature of invasive species facilitates their survival in conditions that differ markedly from their native range. Behavioral changes in invasive populations are poorly explored but offer a wide potential when combined with physiological traits. For amphibians invading xeric habitats, finding water is important to function optimally and avoid dehydration. The water-finding hypothesis postulates that survival can be enhanced through the increased behavioral ability to find water. We t...
#1Katarzyna Wojczulanis-Jakubas (University of Gdańsk)H-Index: 18
#2Marina Jiménez-Muñoz (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 1
Last. Eleni Matechou (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 6
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Desertion of offspring before its independence by one of the parents is observed in a number of avian species with bi-parental care but reasons for this strategy are not fully understood. This behaviour is particularly intriguing in species where bi-parental care is crucial to raise the brood successfully. Here, we focus on the little auk, Alle alle, a small seabird with intensive bi-parental care, where the female deserts the brood at the end of the chick rearing period. The little auk example ...
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