Ecology, Environment and Conservation
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New Findings from University of Uppsala in the Area of Behavioral Ecology Published
April 22nd, 2011
According to a study from Uppsala, Sweden, "Consistent between-individual differences in context-general behavioral traits (often called personality traits) are particularly interesting for behavioral ecologists because they might show unexpected cross-context correlations and explain maladaptive behavior. In order to understand their evolutionary significance, it is relevant to know the heritability of these traits and how they relate to reproductive success."
"This might give insights into selective processes that maintain variation as well as into potential trade-offs. We scored approach to novel objects of 530 captive zebra finches in a familiar environment. Scores...
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Source: Ecology, Environment and Conservation (2011-04-22)