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Behavioural Responses to a Changing WorldMechanisms and Consequences$
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Ulrika Candolin and Bob B.M. Wong

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199602568

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.001.0001

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Experience and learning in changing environments

Experience and learning in changing environments

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(p.46) Chapter 4 Experience and learning in changing environments
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Behavioural Responses to a Changing World
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Culum Brown

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.003.0004

This chapter investigates how animals use learning to adapt to environmental change. It explores the consequences of anthropogenic activities on learning and the adjustment of animal behaviour as a response. It considers the role of learning in the development and evolution of behaviour. It identifies circumstances under which learning is likely to play a key role in the adaptation to novel environments and rapid environmental change. It provides examples of processes in which animals adapt to human-induced habitat change, using urbanization and climate change as case studies. It presents general conclusions about certain characteristics of species that enable them to cope with rapid environmental shifts.

Keywords:   environmental change, anthropogenic, animal behaviour, adaptation, human induced habitat change, urbanization, climate change

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