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Innovation and problem solving: A review of common mechanisms
Behavioural innovations have become central to our thinking about how animals adjust to changing environments. It is now well established that animals vary in their ability to innovate, but… Expand
Training Captive‐Bred or Translocated Animals to Avoid Predators
Abstract: Animal reintroductions and translocations are potentially important interventions to save species from extinction, but most are unsuccessful. Mortality due to predation is a principal cause… Expand
Contributions to cooperative rearing in meerkats
- T. Clutton-Brock, P. Brotherton, M. J. O'riain, A. Griffin, G. Mcilrath
- Animal Behaviour
- 1 April 2001
In vertebrate societies where young are reared communally, nonbreeding helpers are usually closely related to young but often vary widely in their contributions to feeding them. Evolutionary… Expand
Cognition and personality: an analysis of an emerging field.
It is now well established that individuals can differ consistently in their average levels of behaviour across different contexts. There have recently been calls to apply the same adaptive framework… Expand
Insular tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii) respond to visual but not acoustic cues from predators
We studied the way in which a population of tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii), which have been isolated from mammalian predators since the last ice age, responded to the sight and sound of… Expand
Exploring or Avoiding Novel Food Resources? The Novelty Conflict in an Invasive Bird
For an animal invading a novel region, the ability to develop new behaviors should facilitate the use of novel food resources and hence increase its survival in the new environment. However, the need… Expand
Learning specificity in acquired predator recognition
Predator recognition is often dependent upon experience. This behavioural plasticity can potentially be exploited to enhance the antipredator behaviour of captive-bred animals, but it is first… Expand
The paradox of invasion in birds: competitive superiority or ecological opportunism?
Why can alien species succeed in environments to which they have had no opportunity to adapt and even become more abundant than many native species? Ecological theory suggests two main possible… Expand
Innovative problem solving in birds: a cross-species comparison of two highly successful passerines
Macro-ecological comparisons have repeatedly demonstrated that the taxonomic distribution of foraging innovations coincides with the ability to adjust to novel and changing environments. We sought to… Expand
Innovative problem solving in birds: a key role of motor diversity
Foraging innovations are increasingly viewed as a key source of phenotypic plasticity and evolutionary change. Often thought to be associated with increased cognitive abilities, innovative foraging… Expand