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Personality in agama lizards and chacma baboons : methodological considerations across taxa

Carter, Alecia Jillian


A view long held by evolutionary biologists is that individuals within a population should modify their behaviour to suit the current physical and social environment. However, recent empirical studies challenge this view, suggesting that persistent between-individual differences in behaviour - animal personalities - are not 'noise', but can be adaptive. Despite a surge of recent interest in the study of animal personalities, the field is proving to be fraught with conceptual and methodological...[Show more]

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