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Personality and plasticity: temporal behavioural reaction norms in a lizard, the Namibian rock agama

Carter, Alecia; Goldizen, Anne W; Heinsohn, Robert


Behavioural traits are often plastic and can allow animals important flexibility when environmental conditions vary. However, studies of animal personality suggest that behaviour can be 'constrained' to certain behavioural types, leading to consistent differences between individuals. Few studies have investigated the interaction between personality traits and the need for flexibility in individuals over different, naturally occurring situations in the wild. We investigated whether free-living...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.06.001


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