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  • The evolutionary ecology of decorating behaviour 

    Ruxton, Graeme D.; Stevens, Martin (2015-06) - Journal item
    Many animals decorate themselves through the accumulation of environmental material on their exterior. Decoration has been studied across a range of different taxa, but there are substantial limits to current understanding. ...
  • Florivory as an opportunity benefit of aposematism 

    Higginson, Andrew D.; Speed, Michael P.; Ruxton, Graeme D. (2015-12) - Journal article
    Inconspicuous prey pay a cost of reduced feeding opportunities. Flowers are highly nutritious but are positioned where prey would be apparent to predators and often contain toxins to reduce consumption. However, many ...
  • Foraging mode switching : the importance of prey distribution and foraging currency 

    Higginson, Andrew D.; Ruxton, Graeme D. (2015-07) - Journal article
    Foraging methods are highly variable, but can be grouped into two modes: searching and ambush. While research has focused on the functioning of each mode, the question of how animals choose which to use has been largely ...
  • The impact of detoxification costs and predation risk on foraging : implications for mimicry dynamics 

    Halpin, Christina G.; Skelhorn, John; Rowe, Candy; Ruxton, Graeme D.; Higginson, Andrew D. (2017-01-03) - Journal article
    Prey often evolve defences to deter predators, such as noxious chemicals including toxins. Toxic species often advertise their defence to potential predators by distinctive sensory signals. Predators learn to associate ...
  • Intrafamily and intragenomic conflicts in human warfare 

    Micheletti, Alberto J. C.; Ruxton, Graeme D.; Gardner, Andy (2017-02-22) - Journal article
    Recent years have seen an explosion of multidisciplinary interest in ancient human warfare. Theory has emphasised a key role for kin-selected cooperation, modulated by sex-specific demography, in explaining intergroup ...
  • A reassessment of the predation risk allocation hypothesis : a comment on Lima and Bednekoff 

    Beauchamp, Guy; Ruxton, Graeme D. (2011-01) - Journal item
    The predation risk allocation hypothesis was developed to provide testable predictions about the allocation of antipredator behavior between periods of high or low risk that alternate through time. This hypothesis has ...
  • A recipe for scavenging in vertebrates - the natural history of a behaviour 

    Kane, Adam; Healy, Kevin; Guillerme, Thomas; Ruxton, Graeme D.; Jackson, Andrew L. (2017-02-01) - Journal item
    Despite its prevalence, the importance of scavenging to carnivores is difficult to ascertain in modern day forms and impossible to study directly in extinct species. Yet, there are certain intrinsic and environmental ...
  • A review of thanatosis (death feigning) as an anti-predator behaviour 

    Humphreys, Rosalind K.; Ruxton, Graeme D. (2018-02) - Journal item
    Thanatosis—also known as death-feigning and, we argue more appropriately, tonic immobility (TI)—is an under-reported but fascinating anti-predator strategy adopted by diverse prey late on in the predation sequence, and ...
  • Screening of older drivers statement on reduced risk is misleading 

    Ruxton, Graeme D. (2012-10-24) - Journal item
  • Structural and functional study of the nitrate transporter, NrtA 

    Da Silva, Ingrid Rodrigues Nunes (University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
    Membrane proteins play a crucial role in most cellular processes. Transporter integral proteins carry a whole variety of solute molecules across biological membranes. While the structure of thousands of soluble proteins ...