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When primates exhibit hair loss and are observed to engage in self or social hair plucking (a rapid jerking away of the hair shaft and follicle by the hand or mouth, often accompanied by inspection, and consumption) the altered appearance, and behavior patterns are thought to reflect individual...

Author(s)
Brand, C. M.; Marchant, L. F.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
American Journal of Primatology, 2018, 80, 4, pp e22751
Abstract

Individual heterogeneity can influence the dynamics of infectious diseases in wildlife and humans alike. Thus, recent work has sought to identify behavioural characteristics that contribute disproportionately to individual variation in pathogen acquisition (super-receiving) or transmission...

Author(s)
Adelman, J. S.; Moyers, S. C.; Farine, D. R.; Hawley, D. M.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 2015, 282, 1815, pp 20151429
Abstract

Research on cichlid fish has revealed remarkable cross-species variation in social and reproductive behavior. Recently, several species of African cichlids have been shown to produce acoustic signals, typically in conjunction with the visual behavioral displays associated with mate choice and...

Author(s)
Pisanski, K.; Marsh-Rollo, S. E.; Balshine, S.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Hydrobiologia, 2015, 748, pp 87-97
Abstract

The relationships between behaviour, owner-rated personality, and cortisol were examined in companion dogs that visited a local off-leash dog park. In Study 1, salivary cortisol increased significantly from baseline levels following 20 min in the dog park (P=0.013), but not in the same dogs...

Author(s)
Carrier, L. O.; Cyr, A.; Anderson, R. E.; Walsh, C. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2013, 146, 1/4, pp 96-106
Abstract

The burrowing-owl, Athene cunicularia (Molina, 1782) has a wide distribution, which extends from western North America to southern South America. They are an opportunistic plunderer species preying on insects and small mammals. Data on hunting tactics of this specie are scarce in the literature....

Author(s)
Specht, G. V. A.; Gonçalves, G. L.; Young, R. J.
Publisher
Committee for Taxonomic Collections, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas de Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Citation
Lundiana, 2013, 11, 1/2, pp 17-20
Abstract

Over a third of captive female African elephants in North America fail to exhibit normal estrous cycles based on long-term serum progestagen analyses. Why acyclicity occurs is unknown; however, the majority of noncycling females are ranked by keepers as the dominant individual within the group. To...

Author(s)
Freeman, E. W.; Schulte, B. A.; Brown, J. L.
Publisher
Wiley-Liss, Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2010, 29, 2, pp 154-167
Abstract

The northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) is a controversial species in the Pacific Northwest that is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The barred owl (Strix varia), a species historically restricted to eastern North America, has recently expanded its range to...

Author(s)
Lanen, N. J. van; Franklin, A. B.; Huyvaert, K. P.; Reiser, R. F., II; Carlson, P. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Biological Conservation, 2011, 144, 9, pp 2194-2201
Abstract

Soon after the appearance of West Nile virus (WNV) in North America, a number of public health authorities designated the American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) a sentinel for WNV detection. Although preliminary studies have suggested a positive association between American Crow mortality and...

Author(s)
Ludwig, A.; Bigras-Poulin, M.; Michel, P.; Bélanger, D.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2010, 46, 1, pp 195-208
Abstract

It is shown that in multi-queen colonies of the Nearctic ant, Leptothorax sp. A, physical dominance in concert with chemical cues, which signal the ovarian development of a queen, are used to control reproduction of competing queens and to influence worker behaviour. The analysis of ranks obtained...

Author(s)
Ortius, D.; Heinze, J.
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 1999, 45, 2, pp 151-159
Abstract

In experiments on 16 colonies of the primitively eusocial Polistes fuscatus in Massachusetts, USA, in 1991 and 1992, eggs were removed to simulate oophagy and aggression between subordinate and dominant queens was observed. The results showed little change in degree of aggression (number of...

Author(s)
Reeve, H. K.; Nonacs, P.
Citation
Nature (London), 1992, 359, 6398, pp 823-825

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