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Authors: Bao-Jun Sun, Wei-Guo Du, and Lin Shu

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/157075610X516547 Animal Biology 60 (2010) 337–347 brill.nl/ab Eff ects of temperature and food availability on selected body temperature and locomotor performance of Plestiodon (Eumeces) chinensis (Scincidae) Lin Shu 1 , Bao-Jun Sun 2 , Wei-Guo Du

In: Animal Biology

availability and quality (Blanckenhorn, 1999 ). Variation in growth rate and body size linked to food availability is widespread and generally predicted by life history models (Berrigan and Charnov, 1994 ; Atkinson and Sibly, 1997 ). Growth rate influences individual fitness, and several studies have shown

In: Amphibia-Reptilia

regional rift in public opinion. In this context, it is therefore important to examine and bring forward scientific information on the factors influencing the dynamics of problem bear behaviour. Natural food availability and bear numbers are presumed to be the main determining factors affecting problem

In: Animal Biology

Amphibia-Reptilia 26 (2005): 183-191 Food availability induces geographic variation in reproductive timing of an aquatic oviparous snake ( Natrix maura ) X. Santos 1,2 , G.A. Llorente 1 , M. Feriche 2 , J.M. Pleguezuelos 2 , F. Casals 3 , A. de Sostoa 1 Abstract. The viperine snake Natrix maura

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Animal Biology , Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 299-309 (2006)  Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2006. Also available online - www.brill.nl Wide food availability favours intraspecific trophic segregation in predators: the case of a water snake in a Mediterranean river XAVIER SANTOS 1 , 2 , ∗ , ESTEFANIA

In: Animal Biology

genetic basis. Here we describe experiments showing the strength of environmental factors (food availability and sibling competition) in shaping personality traits in a passerine bird ( Parus major ). We manipulated the early rearing condition in two lines (F4) bidirectionally selected for different

In: Behaviour

LITTER GENDER COMPOSITION, FOOD AVAILABILITY, AND MATERNAL DEFENCE OF THE YOUNG IN HOUSE MICE (MUS DOMESTICUS) by DARIO MAESTRIPIERI1) (Dipartimento di Genetica e Biologia Molecolare, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, and Istituto di Psicobiologia e Psicofarmacologia del C.N.R., Roma

In: Behaviour
Authors: Mayfield, Cockcroft, and Branch

RELATIONSHIPS AMONG DIET, GROWTH RATE, AND FOOD AVAILABILITY FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN ROCK LOBSTER, JASUS LALANDII (DECAPODA, PALINURIDEA) BY S. MAYFIELD 1,3 ) , G. M. BRANCH 1 ) and A. C. COCKCROFT 2 ) 1 ) Marine Biology Research Institute, Zoology Department, University of Cape Town, Private Bag

In: Crustaceana

Vipera berus and its prey during seven years. The reproduction during high adder density and low food availability was compared with that seven years later in the same population during low adder density and high food availability. Female length was similar but weight status (mass/length 2.56) was

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allowed access to two food patches differing in food availability, groups of six adult, female, threespined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus, L.) distributed themselves between patches according to the ratio of patch profitability, as predicted by the ideal free distribution (IFD) model. However, when

In: Behaviour