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Growth-mortality tradeoffs and 'personality traits' in animals.
  • J. Stamps
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Ecology letters
  • 1 May 2007
Consistent individual differences in boldness, reactivity, aggressiveness, and other 'personality traits' in animals are stable within individuals but vary across individuals, for reasons which areExpand
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Are animal personality traits linked to life-history productivity?
Animal personality traits such as boldness, activity and aggressiveness have been described for many animal species. However, why some individuals are consistently bolder or more active than others,Expand
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Do consistent individual differences in metabolic rate promote consistent individual differences in behavior?
Consistent individual differences (CIDs) in behavior are a widespread phenomenon in animals, but the proximate reasons for them are unresolved. We discuss evidence for the hypothesis that CIDs inExpand
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Conspecific attraction and aggregation in territorial species
For many years, field studies of birds have suggested that territorial individuals may be attracted to one another, forming territorial clusters independent of resource distributions. However,Expand
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Personality and individual differences in plasticity
In the last few years, investigators have documented individual differences in many different types of behavioral plasticity. Of particular interest are individual differences in the temporalExpand
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Small within-day increases in temperature affects boldness and alters personality in coral reef fish
Consistent individual differences in behaviour, termed personality, are common in animal populations and can constrain their responses to ecological and environmental variation, such as temperature.Expand
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The effect of natal experience on habitat preferences.
Several important problems in ecology, evolution and conservation biology are affected by habitat selection in dispersing animals. Experience in the natal habitat has long been considered a potentialExpand
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Development of behavioural differences between individuals and populations of sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus
Behavioural syndromes are correlations between behaviours in different contexts. For example, an individual's behaviour in response to a predator might be related to the same individual's behaviourExpand
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The effects of search costs on habitat selection by dispersers are largely unknown. We explore how habitat selection behavior is affected by the risk of mortality en route and by deferred searchExpand
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