Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Increases in ocean temperature due to climate change are predicted to change the behaviors of marine invertebrates. Altered behaviors of keystone ecosystem engineers such as echinoderms will have consequences for the fitness of individuals, which are expected to...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3122
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Video playback is becoming a common method for manipulating social stimuli in experiments. Parid tits are one of the most commonly studied groups of wild birds. However, it is not yet clear if tits respond to video playback or how their behavioural responses should...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3062
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Background Habituation, a form of non-associative learning, has several well-defined characteristics that apply to a wide range of physiological and behavioral responses in many organisms. In classic patch time allocation models, habituation is considered to be...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3097
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Moult of feathers entails considerable physiological and energetic costs to an avian organism. Even under favourable feeding conditions, endogenous body stores and energy reserves of moulting birds are usually severely depleted. Thus, most species of birds separate...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Toxicology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3057
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Background In vertebrates, the left-and-right pairs of homologous organs are generally present in equal numbers. A remarkable exception is known in the snail-eating snakes of the family Pareidae: almost all the pareid snakes have much more teeth on the right mandible...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3011
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Previous studies have suggested that birds and mammals select materials needed for nest building based on their thermal or structural properties, although the amounts or properties of the materials used have been recorded for only a very small number of species....

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3010
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Amphibian populations are highly vulnerable to road mortality and habitat fragmentation caused by road networks. Wildlife road tunnels are considered the most promising road mitigation measure for amphibians yet generally remain inadequately monitored, resulting...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2922
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Management of the few regulated ornamental fisheries relies on inadequate information about the life history of the target species. Herein, we investigated the reproductive biology of the most heavily traded marine invertebrate in the western Atlantic; the blue-legged...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3004
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White-streaked grouper (Epinephelus ongus) is an important fisheries target and forms spawning aggregations at particular spawning grounds. The aims of the present study were to investigate the ecological characteristics of annual spawning aggregations such as...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3000
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Modafinil (2-((diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl)acetamide), a selective dopamine and norepinephrine transporter inhibitor, is most commonly prescribed for narcolepsy but has gained recent interest for treating a variety of disorders. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are becoming...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Neuroscience","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2994
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We created an easy-to-use device for operant licking experiments and another device that records environmental variables. Both devices use the Raspberry Pi computer to obtain data from multiple input devices (e.g., radio frequency identification tag readers, touch...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2981
58 downloads
406 views

Background Fish sound production is widespread throughout many families. Territorial displays and courtship are the most common reasons for fish sound production. Yet, there is still some questions on how acoustic signaling and reproduction are correlated in many...

["Animal Behavior","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2944
445 downloads
26,874 views

Crabs of the genus Lybia have the remarkable habit of holding a sea anemone in each of their claws. This partnership appears to be obligate, at least on the part of the crab. The present study focuses on Lybia leptochelis from the Red Sea holding anemones of the...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2954
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We investigated population dynamics, breeding pairs, breeding habitat selection, nest density, distance between neighboring nests, nest survival, reproductive success, and recruitment rate for Black-necked Cranes (BNC, Grus nigricollis) during 2013–2015 in Yanchiwan...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2939
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This laboratory study investigated whether the larval-pupal parasitoid Oomyzus sokolowskii females adjust their brood size and sex ratio in response to body size and stage of Plutella xylostella larval hosts, as well as to their own body size and the order of oviposition....

["Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2919

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