Exposure to predation generates personality in threespined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus).

@article{Bell2007ExposureTP,
  title={Exposure to predation generates personality in threespined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus).},
  author={Alison M Bell and Andrew Sih},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={10 9},
  pages={828-34}
}
A perplexing new question that has emerged from the recent surge of interest in behavioural syndromes or animal personalities is--why do individual animals behave consistently when behavioural flexibility is advantageous? If individuals have a tendency to be generally aggressive, then a relatively aggressive individual might be overly aggressive towards offspring, mates or even predators. Despite these costs, studies in several taxa have shown that individuals that are more aggressive are also… CONTINUE READING
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