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Understanding how novel environmental conditions presented by urbanization affect the ecology and behavior of species is an important component of global change biology. Behavior is the first way in which organisms respond to novel conditions. We investigated differences in habitat use, movement,...

Author(s)
Stroud, J. T.; Colom, M.; Ferrer, P.; Palermo, N.; Vargas, V.; Cavallini, M.; Lopez, J.; Jones, I.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Urban Ecosystems, 2019, 22, 3, pp 425-434
Abstract

Social network analysis has been shown to be effective in studying the social structure of cetacean populations. Common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) inhabiting the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), Florida, have among the highest concentrations of total mercury (THg) in blood reported...

Author(s)
Titcomb, E. M.; Reif, J. S.; Fair, P. A.; Stavros, H. C. W.; Mazzoil, M.; Bossart, G. D.; Schaefer, A. M.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Marine Mammal Science, 2017, 33, 3, pp 771-784
Abstract

The "Judas" technique is based on the idea that a radio-tagged individual can be used to "betray" conspecifics during the course of its routine social behavior. The Burmese python (Python bivittatus) is an invasive constrictor in southern Florida, and few methods are available for its control....

Author(s)
Smith, B. J.; Cherkiss, M. S.; Hart, K. M.; Rochford, M. R.; Selby, T. H.; Snow, R. W.; Mazzotti, F. J.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Biological Invasions, 2016, 18, 11, pp 3239-3250
Abstract

Although literature on the reproduction of captive tigers is plentiful, there is little information on other social behaviors, particularly within large social groupings. Here we report on the long-term monitoring of social behaviors in six female tigers (Panthera tigris). Over a period of 6 years, ...

Author(s)
Miller, A.; Kuhar, C. W.
Publisher
Wiley-Liss, Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2008, 27, 2, pp 89-99
Abstract

The impact of visitor crowd size on captive animal behaviour can be difficult to interpret in many institutions due to the lack of variation in crowd size over short periods of time. In attempts to compare greater variation in crowd size, animal behaviour is often compared over conditions that...

Author(s)
Kuhar, C. W.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2008, 110, 3/4, pp 377-385
Abstract

Female African elephants advertise changes in reproductive condition to males through a variety of modalities, including an increase in low-frequency vocalizations, presumed to travel long distances. Although males respond to these vocalizations, it has been suggested that their proximate function...

Author(s)
Leong, K. M.; Burks, K.; Rizkalla, C. E.; Savage, A.
Publisher
Wiley-Liss, Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2005, 24, 4, pp 331-347
Abstract

Several environmental contaminants have been found in paper mill effluent including substances with androgenic properties. The presence of androgenic substances in paper mill effluent was also indicated in the present study which demonstrated masculinized anal fins of female mosquitofish from the...

Author(s)
Toft, G.; Baatrup, E.; Guillette, L. J., Jr.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Aquatic Toxicology, 2004, 70, 3, pp 213-222
Abstract

Colony founding was studied in populations of Solenopsis invicta in Florida, USA, during 1994-95. All colonies in this area were monogyne. Groups of colonies were orphaned in spring before, during and after the flight of overwintered sexuals. When colonies were orphaned before the late winter...

Author(s)
Tschinkel, W. R.
Citation
Insectes Sociaux, 1996, 43, 3, pp 267-276
Abstract

The effects of early competition on population dynamics of Solenopsis invicta were studied using 2284 incipient colonies, each from a single queen, placed in a field in Florida, USA. Colonies were planted in square grids with 13.5, 15, 40, 60 or 120 cm between nearest neighbours. Soon after...

Author(s)
Adams, E. S.; Tschinkel, W. R.
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 1995, 64, 3, pp 315-324

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