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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.2827v1
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In mobile social groups, influence patterns driving group movement can vary between democratic and despotic. The arrival at any single pattern of influence is thought to be underpinned by environmental factors and group composition. To determine the specific patterns...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2808v1
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I used radio-telemetry to track the movements of Mangrove Cuckoos (Coccyzus minor) captured in southwest Florida. Relatively little is known about the natural history of Mangrove Cuckoos, and my goal was to provide an initial description of how individuals use...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2798v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2795v1
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Introduction. Planarians are renowned for their regenerative ability due to pluripotent stem cells, as well as their peculiar photophobic response. However, few facts are known about their aggregational behavior. This study aims to reveal the effect of light on...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2786v1
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Background. Different studies have assessed hummingbirds’ preferences for feeding resources, mainly according to floral characteristics such as shape, color, and morphology, in addition to the nectar concentration, quantity, and sugar composition of flowers visited....

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2776v1
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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","Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2769v1
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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 for which it suffices to use cameras that are small but often have a limited field...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2765v1
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Harding grass (Phalaris aquatica), an invasive non-native species of bunchgrass, has been introduced to grasslands in many regions of California, particularly those with a history of disturbance, such as tilling and grazing. Due do the invasive nature of Harding...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2756v1
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1. Interspecific relationships, termed symbiosis, are considered very diverse, while intraspecific relationships have just two categories. 2. The present classification fails to define all interactions among members of the same species, as demonstrated by observations...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2563v3
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Cognitive functioning is vital for enabling animals of all taxa to optimise their chances of survival and reproductive success. Learning and memory in particular are drivers of many evolutionary processes. The field of cognitive ecology explores how the environment...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2728v1
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A major goal of systems neuroscience is to understand how the brain represents information, and how those representations are used to drive behavior. Even though genetic model organisms like Drosophila grant unprecedented experimental access to the nervous system...

["Animal Behavior","Computational Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2720v1
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Temperature rise from climate change may completely change geological landscapes and environmental conditions at habitats previously conducive for specific animal species. Together with increasing difficulty in coping with greater fluctuations in temperature between...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2696v1
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Considering the difficulty of breeding endangered species in captivity relative to those in the wild, specific environmental factors such as availability of roaming space and nutrition may be important reasons contributing to the relative lack of procreation capability...

["Animal Behavior","Biochemistry","Conservation Biology","Microbiology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2686v1
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Insects are important in assessing ecosystem quality and health. Current climate change models predict that in the next one hundred years, intense storms separated by long periods of drought will frequent French Polynesia. Variation in water availability may be...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2678v1
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