Clarissa M. L. Fraser

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
A key challenge for ecologists is to quantify, explain and predict the ecology and behaviour of animals from knowledge of their basic physiology. Compared to our knowledge of many other types of distribution and behaviour, and how these are linked to individual function, we have a poor level of understanding of the causal basis for orientation behaviours.(More)
The distribution of animals varies at different temporal and spatial scales. At the smallest scale, distribution may be orientated in regard to particular environmental variables or habitat features. For animals on the rocky intertidal, the processes which set and maintain patterns of distribution and abundance in wave-exposed areas are well studied, with(More)
Our knowledge of why animals orientate in specific directions is less than for any other type of distribution; this is especially true for intertidal organisms. Understanding the behaviour of intertidal organisms on vertical/near-vertical surfaces is important as the relative abundance of these surfaces will increase with elevated sea levels. Orientation by(More)
  • 1