Risk-taking behaviours in zebra fi nches affected by mercury exposure

  title={Risk-taking behaviours in zebra fi nches affected by mercury exposure},
  author={Megan E. Kobiela and Daniel Aaron Cristol and John P. Swaddle},
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.02.024 0003-3472/© 2015 The Association for the Study of A The trade-off between starvation and predation risk is of paramount importance to songbirds and many other small organisms. A contaminant with metabolic or neurological effects may hinder a bird's ability to manage these ecological risks, which are contingent on metabolic state and require cognitive assessments. Methylmercury (MeHg) is a ubiquitous pollutant that is associated with neurotoxicity… CONTINUE READING
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