research data . Dataset . 2016

Local Environment but Not Genetic Differentiation Influences Biparental Care in Ten Plover Populations

Vincze, Orsolya; Székely, Tamás; Küpper, Clemens; AlRashidi, Monif; A. Amat, Juan; Argüelles Ticó, Araceli; Burgas, Daniel; Burke, Terry; Cavitt, John; Figuerola, Jordi; ...
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
<div><p>Social behaviours are highly variable between species, populations and individuals. However, it is contentious whether behavioural variations are primarily moulded by the environment, caused by genetic differences, or a combination of both. Here we establish that biparental care, a complex social behaviour that involves rearing of young by both parents, differs between closely related populations, and then test two potential sources of variation in parental behaviour between populations: ambient environment and genetic differentiation. We use 2904 hours behavioural data from 10 geographically distinct Kentish (<i>Charadrius alexandrinus</i>) and snowy pl...
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free text keywords: Medicine, Biological Sciences, Animal management, Animal behavior, ecology, Behavioral ecology, Evolutionary biology, Zoology, Ornithology, differentiation, influences, biparental, plover
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