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Agamas exhibit behavioral syndromes: bolder males bask and feed more but may suffer higher predation

Carter, Alecia; Goldizen, Anne W; Tromp, Sara A

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According to basic evolutionary theory, individuals within a population should adapt their behavior in response to their current physical and social environment. However, there is now evidence from a diverse range of taxa that behavior is instead constrained by individuals' broad behavioral syndromes or personalities. Bold individuals are generally shown to take greater risks than shy individuals. Theory suggests that there should be fitness trade-offs associated with personalities. We aimed to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60800
Source: Behavioral Ecology
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arq036

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