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Testing a key assumption of wildlife buffer zones: is flight initiation distance a species-specific trait?
Abstract The distance at which animals flee an approaching predator is known as the ‘flight initiation distance’ (FID). Wildlife managers use FID to develop buffer zones to reduce human impacts onExpand
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Cooperative breeding in marmots
Whenever individuals live in stable social groups and not all individuals breed, group members may breed cooperatively. While well-documented in a variety of birds and mammals, there is someExpand
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Yellow-bellied Marmots (Marmota flaviventris) Hibernate Socially
Abstract Of 14 species of marmots (genus Marmota, Family Sciuridae), only 2, the woodchuck (M. monax) and yellow-bellied marmot (M. flaviventris), have not been reported to be obligate socialExpand
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ALARM CALLING IN THREE SPECIES OF MARMOTS
Many species produce alarm calls that vary according to situation. Theoretically, alarm call structure could covary with predator type and could communicate potentially ''referential information, orExpand
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VARIATION IN HUMAN DISTURBANCE DIFFERENTIALLY AFFECTS PREDATION RISK ASSESSMENT IN WESTERN GULLS
Abstract Many studies have demonstrated that birds behave differently in areas with different levels of human disturbance. Studies frequently characterize sites as having an overall level of humanExpand
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Predator exposure improves anti‐predator responses in a threatened mammal
Incorporating an understanding of animal behaviour into conservation programmes can influence conservation outcomes. Exotic predators can have devastating impacts on native prey species and thwartExpand
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CAN LANCHESTER'S LAWS HELP EXPLAIN INTERSPECIFIC DOMINANCE IN BIRDS?
Abstract We studied the applicability of Lanchester's laws of combat to explain interspecific dominance in birds. We focused on 10 species of Australian birds in the arid zone of New South Wales thatExpand
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Female preferences and effective population size
As effective population size (N e ) decreases, genetic factors may become relatively important to a population's or species' persistence. Conservation biologists should be aware of anything that canExpand
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Quantifying Predation Risk for Refuging Animals: A Case Study with Golden Marmots
Although a variety of behaviors expose animals to some risk of predation, there is no accepted way to compare their relative risk. For animals that retreat to refugia when alarmed by predators, theExpand
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Attention, noise, and implications for wildlife conservation and management
Anthropogenic stimuli are often viewed as disturbances that directly interfere with signal processing or communication, or directly harm animals. However, such sounds may also distract individualsExpand
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