Repeatability and reproductive consequences of boldness in female gray seals

  title={Repeatability and reproductive consequences of boldness in female gray seals},
  author={Christine M. Bubac and D. Coltman and W. Don Bowen and Damian C. Lidgard and S. L. C. Lang and C. D. Heyer},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  • Christine M. Bubac, D. Coltman, +3 authors C. D. Heyer
  • Published 2018
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • Wild animals show consistent individual variation in behavior across time and/or contexts, now referred to as animal personality. While this variability may have important ecological and evolutionary implications, how and why variation in animal personality is maintained in a natural population remains unclear. In this study, we assessed the influence of environmental and biological sources of variation on behavioral responses measured along the shy-bold continuum in a long-lived, iteroparous… CONTINUE READING
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