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Do temperature and social environment interact to affect call rate in a winter-active frogs (Crinia Signifera)?

Wong, Bob; Cowling, Ann; Cunningham, Ross; Donnelly, Christine; Cooper, Paul

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Acoustic displays are pervasive and conspicuous forms of sexual advertisement used by animals to attract mates. Evidence suggests that individuals may use environmental cues and/or the presence of other displaying animals to select the best times for display to optimize the chances of mating. Less well-known is how the physical and social environment might interact to affect the actual content of the display itself. We examined the effects of social environment and temperature on calling rate...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71985
Source: Austral Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2004.01338.x

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