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dc.contributor.authorWebster, Michael Munro
dc.contributor.authorLaland, Kevin Neville
dc.identifier.citationWebster , M M & Laland , K N 2015 , ' Space-use and sociability are not related to public-information use in ninespine sticklebacks ' , Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology , vol. 69 , no. 6 , pp. 895-907 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 176925361
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dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000354227000004
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84939937133
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-9597-6871/work/60427818
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-2457-0900/work/60630410
dc.description.abstractThere 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 traits may impact upon the extent to which individuals respond to public information in a number of different ways. As a first step towards addressing some of these questions, in this study, we asked whether personality traits predicted public information use in ninespine sticklebacks (Pungitius pungitius). Over a 33-day period, subjects were scored twice for a number of behavioural traits, including measures of activity, exploration and shoaling tendency, and were exposed multiple times to a public information use foraging task, in which they were required to select the richer of two prey patches based upon the foraging success of two demonstrator groups. The repeatable (r=0.38–0.58) behavioural traits were reduced to two principle components describing space use and sociability. Neither of these was found to be related to either of two measures of public information use. While the personality traits that we considered did not co-vary with public information use in this species, they may well indirectly affect opportunity for exposure to public information, and this is an obvious avenue for further research.
dc.relation.ispartofBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiologyen
dc.rightsCopyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015. The final publication is available at Springer via
dc.subjectBehavioural syndromeen
dc.subjectSocial learning strategiesen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectAnimal Science and Zoologyen
dc.subjectAquatic Scienceen
dc.subjectEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematicsen
dc.titleSpace-use and sociability are not related to public-information use in ninespine sticklebacksen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Biological Diversityen
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