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Aggression is a serious behavioral disorder in domestic dogs that endangers both dogs and humans. The underlying causes of canine aggression are poorly resolved and require illumination to ensure effective therapy. Recent research links the compositional diversity...

["Animal Behavior","Bioinformatics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26990v1
173 downloads
566 views

If the environmental conditions can or not influence in the phenotype evolution, is a topic that has been discussed during the last ten years. The epigenome regulates the gene expression of all cells and indicates which specific genes must be transcribed. It is...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26862v7
140 downloads
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The recent discovery of the Araguaian river dolphin (Inia araguaiaensis) highlights how little we know about the diversity and biology of river dolphins. In this study, we described the acoustic repertoire of this newly discovered species in concert with their...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26962v2
62 downloads
609 views

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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26948v1
157 downloads
358 views

Primate individuals use a variety of strategies in intergroup encounters, from aggression to tolerance; however, recent focus on the evolution of either warfare or peace has come at the cost of characterizing this variability. Drawing on insights from across the...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3400v2
40 downloads
93 views

The pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus) is a species of arid and semiarid western North America, inhabiting ecoregions ranging from desert to oak and pine forest. Considered primarily insectivorous predators on large arthropods but taking occasional small vertebrate...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26944v1
51 downloads
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The prevalence of artificial light at night (ALAN) is increasing rapidly around the world. The potential physiological costs of this night lighting are often evident in life history shifts. We investigated the effects of chronic night-time exposure to ecologically...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26943v1
81 downloads
172 views

New-born sea turtles face a number of predators between the time the mothers lay eggs on the beach to when the hatchlings grow into larger juveniles. Nest depredation impacts reproductive success of nesting sea turtles, reducing the number of new turtles that make...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26915v1
162 downloads
842 views

Despite being closely related, dogs consistently perform worse than wolves in independent problem-solving tasks. These differences in problem-solving performance have been attributed to dogs’ greater reliance on humans, who are usually present when problem-solving...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26913v1
144 downloads
210 views

Fish are sensitive to temperature, but the intergenerational consequences of maternal exposure to high temperature on offspring adaptive behaviour and underlying mechanisms are unknown. Here we show that a thermal maternal stress induces emotional and cognitive...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Developmental Biology","Genomics","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26910v1
80 downloads
359 views

The observation that monkeys appear to make transitive inferences has been taken as evidence of their ability to form and manipulate mental representations. However, alternative explanations have been proposed arguing that transitive inference performance based...

["Animal Behavior","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26889v2
403 downloads
2,527 views

Sexual selection favors traits that increase mating and, thus, reproductive success. Some scholars have suggested that intrasexual selection driven by contest competition has shaped human male aggression. If this is the case, one testable hypothesis is that beliefs...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3331v2
64 downloads
198 views

The Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus) is the most common bycatch in the Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) bottom longline fishery in Cumberland Sound, Canada. Historically, this inshore fishery has been prosecuted through the ice during winter...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26864v1
55 downloads
207 views

Rodent grimace scales facilitate assessment of spontaneous pain and can identify a range of acute pain levels. Reported rater training in using these scales varies considerably and may contribute to observed variability in inter-rater reliability. This study evaluated...

["Animal Behavior","Veterinary Medicine","Anesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26721v2
67 downloads
242 views

Carnivores are important components of ecosystems with wide-ranging effects on ecological communities. These effects are complex and vary with carnivore size, natural history, and hunting tactics, and researchers and managers must understand the ecological roles...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26835v1
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