Integrating animal temperament within ecology and evolution

  title={Integrating animal temperament within ecology and evolution},
  author={D. R{\'e}ale and S. Reader and D. Sol and Peter T. McDougall and N. Dingemanse},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  • D. Réale, S. Reader, +2 authors N. Dingemanse
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Biological Reviews
  • Temperament describes the idea that individual behavioural differences are repeatable over time and across situations. This common phenomenon covers numerous traits, such as aggressiveness, avoidance of novelty, willingness to take risks, exploration, and sociality. The study of temperament is central to animal psychology, behavioural genetics, pharmacology, and animal husbandry, but relatively few studies have examined the ecology and evolution of temperament traits. This situation is… CONTINUE READING
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