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Ecological implications of behavioural syndromes.
Interspecific trait variation has long served as a conceptual foundation for our understanding of ecological patterns and dynamics. In particular, ecologists recognise the important role that animalExpand
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Behavioural syndromes and their fitness consequences in a socially polymorphic spider, Anelosimus studiosus
The temperate comb-footed spider, Anelosimus studiosus, shows a social behaviour polymorphism: individuals may defend asocial nests against intrusion by conspecifics or cooperate with them inExpand
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Behavioural syndromes and social insects: personality at multiple levels
  • J. Jandt, S. Bengston, +4 authors A. Sih
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 February 2014
Animal personalities or behavioural syndromes are consistent and/or correlated behaviours across two or more situations within a population. Social insect biologists have measured consistentExpand
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Sex matters: sexually dimorphic fitness consequences of a behavioural syndrome
There is growing evidence that correlated behavioural traits, or behavioural syndromes, influence behavioural evolution in some taxa. Few studies, however, investigate whether the effects of aExpand
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Frequency-Dependent Success of Cheaters During Foraging Bouts Might Limit Their Spread within Colonies of a Socially Polymorphic Spider
  • J. Pruitt, S. Riechert
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 November 2009
Although several studies have demonstrated that frequency-dependent effects can promote the maintenance of cooperative behavior in microbes, experimental evidence of frequency-dependent effects inExpand
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The keystone individual concept: an ecological and evolutionary overview
The concept of keystone individuals offers a unifying framework to study the evolution and persistence of individuals that have a disproportionately large, irreplaceable effect on group dynamics.Expand
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Behavioral Types of Predator and Prey Jointly Determine Prey Survival: Potential Implications for the Maintenance of Within-Species Behavioral Variation
Recent studies in animal behavior have emphasized the ecological importance of individual variation in behavioral types (e.g., boldness, activity). Such studies have emphasized how variation in oneExpand
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Individual personalities shape task differentiation in a social spider
Deciphering the mechanisms involved in shaping social structure is key to a deeper understanding of the evolutionary processes leading to sociality. Individual specialization within groups canExpand
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The ecological consequences of temperament in spiders
Ecological and evolutionary studies on spiders have been featured prominently throughout the contemporary behavio- ral syndromes movement. Here we review the behavioral syndromes literature devotedExpand
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Linking levels of personality: personalities of the ‘average’ and ‘most extreme’ group members predict colony-level personality
Understanding how colony-level behaviour is determined is of evolutionary significance because colony-level traits can influence individual fitness and group success. Here we explore how theExpand
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