Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Despite decades of research, we still lack a complete understanding of what factors influence the transition of the necessary and adaptive acute stress response to what has become known as chronic stress. This gap in knowledge has illuminated the necessity for...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4961
58 downloads
358 views

Asymmetries in the maternal behaviour and anatomy might play an important role in the development of primate manual lateralization. In particular, early life asymmetries in mother’s and infant’s behaviour have been suggested to be associated with the development...

["Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4736
237 downloads
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Background Artificial rearing of honey bee larvae is an established method which enables to fully standardize the rearing environment and to manipulate the supplied diet to the brood. However, there are no studies which compare learning performance or neuroanatomic...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3858
2 citations
177 downloads
1,095 views

Understanding how individual photoreceptor cells factor in the spectral sensitivity of a visual system is essential to explain how they contribute to the visual ecology of the animal in question. Existing methods that model the absorption of visual pigments use...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Neuroscience","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3595
4 citations
359 downloads
2,375 views

Recently, numerous studies have observed changes in bird vocalizations—especially song—in urban habitats. These changes are often interpreted as adaptive, since they increase the active space of the signal in its environment. However, the proximate mechanisms driving...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2287
1 citation
346 downloads
1,500 views

Melatonin is a key hormone in the regulation of circadian rhythms of vertebrates, including songbirds. Understanding diurnal melatonin fluctuations and being able to reverse or simulate natural melatonin levels are critical to investigating the influence of melatonin...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1939
7 citations
921 downloads
3,343 views

Billions of birds are estimated to be killed in window collisions every year, worldwide. A popular solution to this problem may lie in marking the glass with ultraviolet reflective or absorbing patterns, which the birds, but not humans, would see. Elegant as this...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Neuroscience","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.621

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