Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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In clicker training, animal trainers pair a small device (a “clicker”) with a reward when teaching or maintaining responding. Animal trainers often assume clicker training is a “science-based” way to train animals. But, the few studies that have compared clicker...

["Animal Behavior"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5621
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Living in social hierarchies requires individuals to adapt their behavior and physiology. We have previously shown that male mice living in groups of 12 form linear and stable hierarchies with alpha males producing the highest daily level of major urinary proteins...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5617
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Poikilotherms and homeotherms have different, well-defined metabolic responses to ambient temperature (Ta), but both groups have high power costs at high temperatures. Sloths (Bradypus) are critically limited by rates of energy acquisition and it has previously...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5600
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Background Several anatomical studies provide evidence that green turtles (Chelonia mydas) possess the necessary anatomy for colour vision. Behavioural experiments have previously been conducted with newly emerged hatchlings, concluding that they are attracted...

["Animal Behavior","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5572
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Camera loggers are increasingly used to examine behavioural aspects of free-ranging animals. However, often video loggers are deployed with a focus on specific behavioural traits utilizing small cameras with a limited field of view, poor light performance and video...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5459
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Male cuckoos Cuculus canorus produce calls that differ in number of syllables depending on environmental conditions and presence of male and female conspecifics. Why different males produce so repeatable calls that vary greatly in duration among males remains an...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5302
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502 views

Collision rates between aircraft and birds have been rising worldwide. The increases in both air traffic and population sizes of large-bodied birds in cities lacking urban planning result in human-wildlife conflicts, economic loss and even lethal casualties. Black...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5491
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Much evidence suggests that birds actively regulate their body mass reserves relative to their energy needs. Energy requirements during reproduction may differ in relation to sex-specific behavioural roles or, in the case of cooperative breeders, breeders relative...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5607
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The rate at which animals ingest food is a fundamental part of animal ecology although it is rarely quantified, with recently-developed animal-attached tags providing a potentially viable approach. However, to date, these methods lack clarity in differentiating...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5489
52 downloads
280 views

The Northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita) (NBI) is one of the most threatened birds in the world. Intense conservation efforts have been undertaken and several research projects on the species are being done in Morocco and in Europe. Observing animal behaviour...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5436
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The number of shark-human interactions and shark bites per capita has been increasing since the 1980s, leading to a rise in measures developed to mitigate the risk of shark bites. Yet many of the products commercially available for personal protection have not...

["Animal Behavior","Marine Biology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5554
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398 views

Successful captive breeding programs are crucial to the long-term survival of many threatened species. However, pair incompatibility (breeding failure) limits sustainability of many captive populations. Understanding whether the drivers of this incompatibility...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5438
55 downloads
206 views

Background In many species, males have a lower reproductive investment than females and are therefore assumed to increase their fitness with a high number of matings rather than by being choosy. However, in bi-parental species, also males heavily invest into reproduction....

["Animal Behavior","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5373
130 downloads
974 views

Conservation authorities invest heavily in the restoration and/or creation of wetlands to counteract the destruction of habitat caused by urbanization. Monitoring the colonization of these new wetlands is critical to an adaptive management process. We conducted...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5423
184 downloads
930 views

Over the past five decades, marine mammal interactions with fisheries have become a major human-wildlife conflict globally. The emergence of longline fishing is concomitant with the development of depredation-type interactions i.e., marine mammals feeding on fish...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5306

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