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Quantifying Behavior the Jwatcher Way
TLDR
The preface to Quantifying Behavior and strategies for Using JWatcher are explained.
Fitness consequences of personality: a meta-analysis
TLDR
A formal meta-analysis of published studies reporting fitness consequences of single personality dimensions was conducted to identify general trends across species, and found bolder individuals had increased reproductive success, but incurred a survival cost, supporting the hypothesis that variation in boldness was maintained due to a "trade-off" in fitness consequences across contexts.
Fear in animals: a meta-analysis and review of risk assessment
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It is found that selection generally acts on prey to be sensitive to predator behaviour, as well as on prey for modify their behaviour and morphology, which results in a unique perspective on the coevolution of predator and anti-predator behaviour.
Flight-initiation distance in birds is dependent on intruder starting distance
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For 64 of 68 species of Australian birds, a significant positive relationship between starting distance and FID is found, demonstrating that species generally assess risk dynamically and flush at a greater distance as starting distances increase.
Coupled dynamics of body mass and population growth in response to environmental change
TLDR
It is demonstrated how earlier emergence from hibernation and earlier weaning of young has led to a longer growing season and larger body masses before hibernation, and this helps explain how a shift in phenology can cause simultaneous phenotypic and demographic changes.
Relaxed selection in the wild.
Training Captive‐Bred or Translocated Animals to Avoid Predators
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It is concluded that pre-release training has the potential to enhance the expression of preexisting antipredator behavior, and potential training techniques involve classical conditioning procedures in which animals learn that model predators are predictors of aversive events.
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