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Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences

Ulrika Candolin and Bob B.M. Wong


Human-induced environmental change currently represents the single greatest threat to global biodiversity. Species are typically adapted to the local environmental conditions in which they have evolved. Changes in environmental conditions initially influence behaviour, which in turn affects species interactions, population dynamics, evolutionary processes and, ultimately, biodiversity. How animals respond to changed conditions, and how this influences population viability, is an area of growing research interest. Yet, despite the vital links between environmental change, behaviour, and populat ... More

Keywords: environmental change, global biodiversity, behavioural responses, endocrine disruption, reproduction, migration, species interactions, evolutionary rescue

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199602568
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ulrika Candolin, editor
Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Finland

Bob B.M. Wong, editor
School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Australia

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Part I Mechanisms

Chapter 3 The endocrine system

Katherine L. Buchanan and Jesko Partecke

Part II Responses

Chapter 5 Dispersal

Alexis S. Chaine and Jean Clobert

Chapter 6 Migration

Phillip Gienapp

Chapter 7 Foraging

Ronald C. Ydenberg andHerbert H.T. Prins

Chapter 8 Reproductive behaviour

Anders Pape Møller

Chapter 9 Social behaviour

Daniel T. Blumstein

Chapter 10 Species interactions

Shelley E.R. Hoover and Jason M. Tylianakis

Part III Implications

Chapter 16 Evolutionary rescue under environmental change?

Rowan D.H. Barrett and Andrew P. Hendry

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