publication . Article . 2015

Space-use and sociability are not related to public-information use in ninespine sticklebacks

Webster, Michael Munro; Laland, Kevin Neville;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2015
There has been much recent interest in both public information use, and the evolutionary origins and ecological consequences of animal personalities but surprisingly little integration of these two fields. Personality traits may impact upon the extent to which individuals respond to public information in a number of different ways. As a first step towards addressing some of these questions, in this study, we asked whether personality traits predicted public information use in ninespine sticklebacks (Pungitius pungitius). Over a 33-day period, subjects were scored twice for a number of behavioural traits, including measures of activity, exploration and shoaling t...
free text keywords: Behavioural syndrome, Bold-shy, Innovation, Producer-scrounger, Social learning strategies, Temperament, QH301 Biology, Animal Science and Zoology, Aquatic Science, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, NDAS, QH301
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