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Interspecific information transfer influences animal community structure

Goodale, Eben; Beauchamp, Guy; Magrath, Robert D; Nieh, James C; Ruxton, Graeme D.

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Acquiring information from the cues and signals of other species of the same trophic level is widespread among animals, and can help individuals exploit resources and avoid predators. But can such interspecific information transfer also influence the spatial structure of species within communities? Whereas some species use heterospecific information without changing their position, we review research that indicates that heterospecific information is a driving factor in the formation or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61874
Source: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2010.01.002

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