• Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States of America
  • Behaviour & Ethology, Demography, Evolutionary ecology, Population ecology, Theoretical ecology
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Is behavioral flexibility linked with exploration, but not boldness, persistence, or motor diversity?
Kelsey McCune, Carolyn Rowney, Luisa Bergeron, Corina Logan

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Probing behaviors correlated with behavioral flexibility

Behavioral plasticity, which is a subset of phenotypic plasticity, is an important component of foraging, defense against predators, mating, and many other behaviors. More specifically, behavioral flexibility, in this study, captures how quickly individuals adapt to new circumstances. In cases where individuals disperse to new environments, which often occurs in range expansions, behavioral flexibility is likely crucial to the chance that individuals can establish in these environments. Thus, it...


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