Peer-reviewed Articles

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The colour patterns and morphological peculiarities of the hindwings of several butterfly species result in the appearance of a head at the rear end of the insect’s body. Although some experimental evidence supports the hypothesis that the “false head” deflects...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3493
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Our ability to prevent extinction in declining populations often depends on effective management of habitats that are disturbed through wildfire, logging, agriculture, or development. In these disturbed landscapes, the juxtaposition of multiple habitat types can...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3500
104 downloads
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Stable isotope analysis of feces can provide a non-invasive method for tracking the dietary habits of nearly any mammalian species. While fecal samples are often collected for macroscopic and genetic study, stable isotope analysis can also be applied to expand...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3436
266 downloads
627 views

Geographic variation in external morphology is thought to reflect an interplay between genotype and the environment. Morphological variation has been well-described for a number of cetacean species, including the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). In this...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3415
62 downloads
801 views

The spatial learning skills of high and low stress juvenile mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicus) were tested in a dichotomous choice apparatus. Groups of fish were formed based on background blood cortisol levels and required to learn the location of a food reward...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3445
77 downloads
346 views

The instructive component of waggle dance communication has been shown to increase resource uptake of Apis mellifera colonies in highly heterogeneous resource environments, but an assessment of its relevance in temperate landscapes with different levels of resource...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3441
48 downloads
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Recruitment is a key demographic process for population persistence. This paper focuses on barnacle (Semibalanus balanoides) recruitment. In rocky intertidal habitats from the Gulf of St. Lawrence coast of Nova Scotia (Canada), ice scour is common during the winter....

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3444
568 downloads
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Background Facial expressions convey key cues of human emotions, and may also be important for interspecies interactions. The universality hypothesis suggests that six basic emotions (anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise) should be expressed by...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Zoology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3413
41 downloads
244 views

In the last years, studies on captive greater flamingos have increased. Research on zoo animals is important to improve the knowledge on these species and to improve their ex-situ and in-situ conservation. The aim of the present study was to investigate the parental...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3404
33 downloads
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Mixed-species shoals of fish are frequently found in the field; however, little is known about individual-level interactions within these groups. We examined the collective motion of two cyprinid species (Chinese bream, Parabramis pekinensis, and qingbo, Spinibarbus...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3397
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The Relict Gull Larus relictus is a globally vulnerable species and one of the least known birds, so understanding its seasonal movements and migration will facilitate the development of effective conservation plans for its protection. We repeatedly satellite-tracked...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3380
1 citation
41 downloads
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In a recent study, Amsalem, Orlova & Grozinger (2015) performed experiments with Bombus impatiens bumblebees to test the hypothesis that saturated cuticular hydrocarbons are evolutionarily conserved signals used to regulate reproductive division of labor in many...

["Animal Behavior","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3332
40 downloads
298 views

The role of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) in social behavior regulation is not fully understood. While 5-HT release in nuclei of the social behavior network has generally been associated with inhibition of aggressive behavior across multiple classes of...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3331
49 downloads
164 views

Finding suitable forage patches in a heterogeneous landscape, where patches change dynamically both spatially and temporally could be challenging to large herbivores, especially if they have no a priori knowledge of the location of the patches. We tested whether...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3178
104 downloads
444 views

The boundary zone between two different hydrological regimes is often a biologically enriched environment with distinct planktonic communities. In the center of the Amazon River basin, muddy white water of the Amazon River meets with black water of the Negro River,...

["Animal Behavior","Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3308

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