Repeatability and reproductive consequences of boldness in female gray seals

@article{Bubac2018RepeatabilityAR,
  title={Repeatability and reproductive consequences of boldness in female gray seals},
  author={Christine M Bubac and David W. Coltman and W. Don Bowen and D C Lidgard and Shelley L. C. Lang and Cornelia E. Heyer},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={72},
  pages={1-12}
}
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… Expand

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