Plasticity of boldness in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss: do hunger and predation influence risk-taking behaviour?

@article{Thomson2012PlasticityOB,
  title={Plasticity of boldness in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss: do hunger and predation influence risk-taking behaviour?},
  author={Jack S. Thomson and Phillip C Watts and Thomas G. Pottinger and Lynne U Sneddon},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={750-7}
}
Boldness, a measure of an individual's propensity for taking risks, is an important determinant of fitness but is not necessarily a fixed trait. Dependent upon an individual's state, and given certain contexts or challenges, individuals may be able to alter their inclination to be bold or shy in response. Furthermore, the degree to which individuals can… CONTINUE READING