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Dead heterospecifics as cues of risk in the environment: Does size affect response?

Iglesias, Teresa; Stetkevich, R.C.; Patricelli, G.L.

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Organisms can minimize their exposure to risk of death or injury by assessing their environment and modifying their behavior accordingly. There is evidence that the current or recent presence of a predator introduces cues to the environment that organisms may use in risk assessment. However, we know little about whether terrestrial organisms use the remains of victims of predation as one such cue of elevated predation risk. A previous study showed that western scrub-jays (Aphelocoma...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67147
Source: Behaviour
DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-00003120

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