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Landscapes of Fear (LOF), the spatially explicit distribution of perceived predation risk as seen by a population, is increasingly cited in ecological literature and has become a frequently used “buzz-word”. With the increase in popularity, it became necessary...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2840v4
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Adult vocalizations can develop following three alternative modes; by retention of juvenile vocalizations, through the modification of juvenile precursors or by a de novo appearance in adults. Vocalizations that develop from juvenile precursors may develop following...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3055v1
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Motion detection and position tracking of animal behavior over a period of time produce massive amount of information, but analysis and interpretation of such huge datasets are challenging. Here we describe statistical methods to extract major movement structures...

["Animal Behavior","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2908v2
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The sika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis) population in the Ramsar-listed Kushiro Wetland has increased in recent years, and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan has decided to take measures to reduce the impact these sika deer are having on the ecosystem. However,...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3048v1
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Infrared thermal imaging has emerged as a valuable tool in veterinary medicine, in particular in evaluating reproductive processes. Here, we explored differences in skin temperature of cycling and pregnant wild chimpanzee females in Budongo Forest, Uganda. Based...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3041v1
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The polyphagous shot hole borer and Kuroshio shot hole borer, two members of the Euwallacea fornicatus species complex (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), are invasive ambrosia beetles that harbor distinct species of Fusarium fungal symbionts. Together with...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3032v1
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The desert bighorn sheep is adapted to the extreme conditions of arid ecosystems. The amount and distribution of watering holes is an essential component of the habitat of this species. With information provided by people in Sierra Santa Isabel a database of potential...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2999v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2827v4
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Background. Morphological descriptions comparing Leposternon microcephalum and L. scutigerum are known. However, these taxa lack of a formal quantitative morphological characterization and comparison between their morphometric patterns. Studies suggest that morphology...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2972v1
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Ravignani et al. (2013) habituated squirrel monkeys to sound sequences conforming to an ABnB grammar, then tested them for the ability to identify novel grammatical sequences as well as non-grammatical ones. Although they conclude that the monkeys "consistently...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2963v1
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Predation is the main driver of mortality during early life stages. The ability to avoid and evade potential threats is, therefore, favoured to evolve during the early stages of life. It is also during these early stages that the process of familiarization occurs....

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Developmental Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2937v1
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The use of insects as indicators of postmortem displacement is discussed in many text, courses and TV shows, and several studies addressing this issue have been published. However, the concept is widely cited but poorly understood, and only a few forensic cases...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2934v1
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Liolaemus fabiani is a lizard that lives in the Salar de Atacama, located in the center of the Atacama Desert, northern Chile, one of the driest places on the planet. Likely due to the extreme environmental conditions of their habitat, L. fabiani has colonized...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2891v1
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The zoo-science literature on flamingos, and avian species in general, is lacking. However, this kind of research is important to improve the knowledge on these species and to improve their ex-situ and in-situ conservation. The aims of the present study were to...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2887v1
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Locusts are famous for its excellent jumping performance. Jumping helps locusts avoid predators and initiate flight. In this paper, high-speed videos are recorded to analyze the jumping performance of Locusta migratoria Linnaeus from ground with different roughness....

["Animal Behavior","Mathematical Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2877v1
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