Tracking Changing Environments: Innovators Are Fast, but Not Flexible Learners

@inproceedings{Griffin2013TrackingCE,
  title={Tracking Changing Environments: Innovators Are Fast, but Not Flexible Learners},
  author={Andrea S. Griffin and David Guez and Françoise Lermite and Madeleine J. Patience},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Behavioural innovations are increasingly thought to provide a rich source of phenotypic plasticity and evolutionary change. Innovation propensity shows substantial variation across avian taxa and provides an adaptive mechanism by which behaviour is flexibly adjusted to changing environmental conditions. Here, we tested for the first time the prediction that inter-individual variation in innovation propensity is equally a measure of behavioural flexibility. We used Indian mynas, Sturnus tristis… CONTINUE READING
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