Day length, latitude and behavioural (in)flexibility in baboons (Papio cynocephalus ursinus)

@article{Hill2003DayLL,
  title={Day length, latitude and behavioural (in)flexibility in baboons (Papio cynocephalus ursinus)},
  author={Russell A Hill and Louise Barrett and Danielle Gaynor and Tony Weingrill and Peter Dixon and Hannah Austin Payne and S. Peter Henzi},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={53},
  pages={278-286}
}
Annual cycles in day length are an important consideration in any analysis of seasonal behaviour patterns, since they determine the period within which obligate diurnal or nocturnal animals must conduct all of their essential activities. As a consequence, seasonal variation in day length may represent an ecological constraint on behaviour, since short winter days restrict the length of the time available for foraging in diurnal species (with long summer days, and thus short nights, a potential… CONTINUE READING