Vincenzo Penteriani

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Moving and spatial learning are two intertwined processes: (a) changes in movement behavior determine the learning of the spatial environment, and (b) information plays a crucial role in several animal decision-making processes like movement decisions. A useful way to explore the interactions between movement decisions and learning of the spatial(More)
We quantified temporal and spatial patterns of adult eagle owl Bubo bubo vocal behaviour throughout an entire year. The duration of adult eagle owl vocal displays showed significant differences during different periods of the year: there was one major peak in the pre-laying period, when duets of mates were also more frequent. The daily distribution of adult(More)
1. Natal dispersal has the potential to affect most ecological and evolutionary processes. However, despite its importance, this complex ecological process still represents a significant gap in our understanding of animal ecology due to both the lack of empirical data and the intrinsic complexity of dispersal dynamics. 2. By studying natal dispersal of 74(More)
Despite the high number of species in which crèching behaviour has been analysed, the factors determining brood desertion and chick aggregations remain relatively poorly understood. We analysed crèching behaviour of chinstrap penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica) to test whether: (1) timing of chick aggregations was mainly determined by the growth stage of(More)
Within the field of spatial ecology, it is important to study animal movements in order to better understand population dynamics. Dispersal is a nonlinear process through which different behavioral mechanisms could affect movement patterns. One of the most common approaches to analyzing the trajectories of organisms within patches is to use random-walk(More)
Predatory interactions among top predators, like superpredation or intraguild predation (IGP), can influence community structure. Diurnal raptors occupy high trophic levels in terrestrial food webs, and thus can regulate the presence of mesopredators. We studied superpredation (the killing and eating of another predator) in four large European raptors. We(More)
V. Penteriani (correspondence) and M. D. M. Delgado, Dept. of Conservation Biology, Estación Biológica de Doñana, C.S.I.C., Avda. de Marı́a Luisa s/n., Pabellón del Perú, Apdo. 1056, 41013 Seville, Spain. E-mail: — P. Bartolommei, Sezione di Ecologia Comportamentale, Etologia e Gestione della Fauna, Univ. Of Siena, Dept. of Scienze(More)
If individuals of the same population inhabit territories different in landscape structure and composition, experiencing habitat-specific demographic rates, then the landscape features become major determinants of the overall population characteristics. Few studies have tested how habitat-specific demography interacts with landscape heterogeneity to affect(More)
V. Penteriani ( and M. M. Delgado, Dept of Conservation Biology, Estación Biológica de Doñana, C.S.I.C., c/ Americo Vespucio s/n, ES-41092 Seville, Spain. Present address of VP: Finnish Museum of Natural History, Univ. of Helsinki, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland, present address of MMD: Metapopulation Research Group, Dept of Biosciences,(More)