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Space-use and sociability are not related to public-information use in ninespine sticklebacks
(2015-06) - Journal article,
There has been much recent interest in both public information use, and the evolutionary origins and ecological consequences of animal personalities but surprisingly little integration of these two fields. Personality ...
Blue whales respond to simulated mid-frequency military sonar
(2013) - Journal article,
Mid-frequency military (1–10 kHz) sonars have been associated with lethal mass strandings of deep-diving toothed whales, but the effects on endangered baleen whale species are virtually unknown. Here, we used controlled ...
Characterisation and expression analysis of cathepsins and ubiquitin-proteasome genes in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) skeletal muscle
(2015-04-15) - Journal article,
Background: The proteolytic enzymes involved in normal protein turnover in fish muscle are also responsible for post-mortem softening of the flesh and are therefore potential determinants of product quality. The main enzyme ...
Measuring acoustic habitats
(2015-03) - Journal article,
Many organisms depend on sound for communication, predator/prey detection and navigation. The acoustic environment can therefore play an important role in ecosystem dynamics and evolution. A growing number of studies are ...
Experimental evidence that wildflower strips increase pollinator visits to crops
(2015-08-19) - Journal article,
Wild bees provide a free and potentially diverse ecosystem service to farmers growing pollination-dependent crops. While many crops benefit from insect pollination, soft fruit crops, including strawberries are highly ...
Grey seals use anthropogenic signals from acoustic tags to locate fish : evidence from a simulated foraging task
(2015-01-07) - Journal article,
Anthropogenic noise can have negative effects on animal behaviour and physiology. However, noise is often introduced systematically and potentially provides information for navigation or prey detection. Here, we show that ...
Organizing, supporting and linking the world marine biodiversity research community
(2015-02-10) - Journal item,
Fast- and slow-exploring pigeons differ in how they use previously learned rules
(2017-01) - Journal article,
Several studies report a correlation between exploratory behaviour and performance on tests of cognitive ability. Exploration may influence learning because less exploratory animals are less likely to come in contact with ...
A general framework for animal density estimation from acoustic detections across a fixed microphone array
(2015-01) - Journal article,
Acoustic monitoring can be an efficient, cheap, non-invasive alternative to physical trapping of individuals. Spatially explicit capture-recapture (SECR) methods have been proposed to estimate calling animal abundance and ...
Overcoming the challenges of studying conservation physiology in large whales : a review of available methods
(2013-05-15) - Journal article,
Large whales are subjected to a variety of conservation pressures that could be better monitored and managed if physiological information could be gathered readily from free-swimming whales. However, traditional approaches ...