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Taking a Comparative Approach: Analysing Personality as a Multivariate Behavioural Response across Species

Carter, Alecia; Feeney, William

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Animal personality, repeatable behaviour through time and across contexts, is ecologically and evolutionarily important as it can account for the exhibition of sub-optimal behaviours. Interspecific comparisons have been suggested as important for understanding the evolution of animal personality; however, these are seldom accomplished due, in part, to the lack of statistical tools for quantifying differences and similarities in behaviour between groups of individuals. We used nine species of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64774
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042440

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