Locomotor Ability and Wariness in Yellow‐Bellied Marmots

  title={Locomotor Ability and Wariness in Yellow‐Bellied Marmots},
  author={Daniel T. Blumstein and Andrea M. Runyan and M. Seymour and A. Nicodemus and A. Ozgul and F. Ransler and Soyeon Im and Tricia Stark and Claire A. Zugmeyer and J. Daniel},
  • Daniel T. Blumstein, Andrea M. Runyan, +7 authors J. Daniel
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Ethology
  • Animals employ a variety of behaviors to reduce or manage predation risk. Often, these are studied in isolation, but selection may act on packages of behavior that are referred to as behavioral syndromes. We focused on yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris) and examined three commonly studied antipredator behaviors. We fitted general linear models to explain variation in maximum running speed, time allocated to vigilance and foraging during bouts of foraging, and flight initiation… CONTINUE READING
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