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Integrating animal temperament within ecology and evolution
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It is proposed that temperament can and should be studied within an evolutionary ecology framework and provided a terminology that could be used as a working tool for ecological studies of temperament, which includes five major temperament trait categories: shyness‐boldness, exploration‐avoidance, activity, sociability and aggressiveness. Expand
Grasping at the routes of biological invasions: a framework for integrating pathways into policy
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A framework is proposed to facilitate the comparative analysis of invasion pathways by a wide range of taxa in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and helps identify existing gaps in current knowledge of pathways and highlight the limitations of existing legislation to manage introductions of alien species. Expand
Big brains, enhanced cognition, and response of birds to novel environments.
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It is confirmed that avian species with larger brains, relative to their body mass, tend to be more successful at establishing themselves in novel environments and provided evidence that larger brains help birds respond to novel conditions by enhancing their innovation propensity rather than indirectly through noncognitive mechanisms. Expand
Behavioural adjustments for a life in the city
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It is presented both theoretical and empirical arguments to show that behavioural adjustments to urban habitats are widespread and that they may potentially be important in facilitating resource use, avoiding disturbances and enhancing communication. Expand
The Ecology of Bird Introductions
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Progress that has been made in identifying factors underpinning invasion success from studies of bird introductions is reviewed, focusing on comparative studies that use historical records to test hypotheses about what factors determine success at different stages in the invasion process. Expand
Behavioural flexibility and invasion success in birds
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The results confirm and generalize the hypothesis that behavioural flexibility is a major determinant of invasion success in birds. Expand
Brains, Innovations and Evolution in Birds and Primates
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In birds, innovation rate is associated with the ability of species to deal with seasonal changes in the environment and to establish themselves in new regions, and it also appears to be related to the rate at which lineages diversify. Expand
Urbanisation tolerance and the loss of avian diversity.
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It is shown that although random processes account for part of the species loss associated with urbanisation, much of the loss is associated with a lack of appropriate adaptations of most species for exploiting resources and avoiding risks of the urban environments. Expand
Wildlife conservation and animal temperament: causes and consequences of evolutionary change for captive, reintroduced, and wild populations
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It is argued that animal temperament is an important concept for wildlife conservation and knowledge about temperament may also provide a useful tool to optimize captive reproduction and to increase reintroduction success, and consideration of temperaments could strengthen both captive and wild conservation efforts. Expand
TEASIng apart alien species risk assessments: a framework for best practices.
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This risk framework identifies opportunities for improvement in alien species RA by integrating quantitative and scoring RAs into arguably the most rigorous quantitative RA framework currently existing, and mapping each study onto this framework, which combines Transport, Establishment, Abundance, Spread and Impact. Expand
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