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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.3331v1
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The Antony John Sutcliffe Collection is a unique taphonomic reference collection held within the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum (NHM). Sutcliffe was the Curator of Fossil Mammal at the NHM from 1957 to 1987, during which time he collected...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3280v1
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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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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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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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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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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2860v1
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1. 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 utilizing small cameras with a limited field of view, poor light performance and...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2765v2
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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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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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