nesting behavior

Summary

Summary: Animal behavior associated with the nest; includes construction, effects of size and material; behavior of the adult during the nesting period and the effect of the nest on the behavior of the young.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Predators and the breeding bird: behavioral and reproductive flexibility under the risk of predation
    Steven L Lima
    Department of Biology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809, USA
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 84:485-513. 2009
  2. ncbi Lower predation risk for migratory birds at high latitudes
    L McKinnon
    Departement de Biologie, Université du Québec à Rimouski and Centre d Etudes Nordiques, Rimouski, Quebec, G5L3A1, Canada
    Science 327:326-7. 2010
  3. ncbi Avian vision and the evolution of egg color mimicry in the common cuckoo
    Mary Caswell Stoddard
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Evolution 65:2004-13. 2011
  4. ncbi Interspecific social learning: novel preference can be acquired from a competing species
    Janne Tuomas Seppänen
    Department of Biological and Environmental Science, POB 35, University of Jyvaskyla, FIN 40014 Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Curr Biol 17:1248-52. 2007
  5. pmc Ontogenetic development of migration: Lagrangian drift trajectories suggest a new paradigm for sea turtles
    Graeme C Hays
    Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    J R Soc Interface 7:1319-27. 2010
  6. ncbi Nest building in nulligravid, primigravid and primiparous C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice (Mus musculus)
    Tamara L Y Bond
    Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    Physiol Behav 75:551-5. 2002
  7. ncbi Decreasing annual nest counts in a globally important loggerhead sea turtle population
    Blair Witherington
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 9700 South A1A, Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951, USA
    Ecol Appl 19:30-54. 2009
  8. ncbi Phylogenetic perspectives in the evolution of parental care in ray-finned fishes
    Judith E Mank
    Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Evolution 59:1570-8. 2005
  9. ncbi Survival analysis of a critical resource for cavity-nesting communities: patterns of tree cavity longevity
    Amanda B Edworthy
    Centre for Applied Conservation Research, Department of Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Ecol Appl 22:1733-42. 2012
  10. ncbi Effects of parental effort on blood stress protein HSP60 and immunoglobulins in female blue tits: a brood size manipulation experiment
    Santiago Merino
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    J Anim Ecol 75:1147-53. 2006

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Publications265 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Predators and the breeding bird: behavioral and reproductive flexibility under the risk of predation
    Steven L Lima
    Department of Biology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809, USA
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 84:485-513. 2009
    ..The topics highlighted herein are all in need more empirical attention, and more experimental field work whenever feasible...
  2. ncbi Lower predation risk for migratory birds at high latitudes
    L McKinnon
    Departement de Biologie, Université du Québec à Rimouski and Centre d Etudes Nordiques, Rimouski, Quebec, G5L3A1, Canada
    Science 327:326-7. 2010
    ..These results provide evidence that birds migrating farther north may acquire reproductive benefits in the form of lower nest predation risk...
  3. ncbi Avian vision and the evolution of egg color mimicry in the common cuckoo
    Mary Caswell Stoddard
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Evolution 65:2004-13. 2011
    ..Finally, cuckoos with better background color mimicry also have better pattern mimicry. Our findings reveal new information about egg mimicry that would be impossible to derive by the human eye...
  4. ncbi Interspecific social learning: novel preference can be acquired from a competing species
    Janne Tuomas Seppänen
    Department of Biological and Environmental Science, POB 35, University of Jyvaskyla, FIN 40014 Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Curr Biol 17:1248-52. 2007
    ..Conventional, negative species interactions push ecological niches of species apart, but the use of competing species as a source of information counters that force and may lead to convergence...
  5. pmc Ontogenetic development of migration: Lagrangian drift trajectories suggest a new paradigm for sea turtles
    Graeme C Hays
    Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    J R Soc Interface 7:1319-27. 2010
    ..This environmental forcing may allow the rapid evolution of new migration destinations if ocean currents alter with climate change...
  6. ncbi Nest building in nulligravid, primigravid and primiparous C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice (Mus musculus)
    Tamara L Y Bond
    Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    Physiol Behav 75:551-5. 2002
    ..One hypothesis to account for these results is that females of these two strains differ in their levels of or sensitivity to hormones during pregnancy and parturition...
  7. ncbi Decreasing annual nest counts in a globally important loggerhead sea turtle population
    Blair Witherington
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 9700 South A1A, Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951, USA
    Ecol Appl 19:30-54. 2009
    ..We argue that the decline in annual loggerhead nest counts in peninsular Florida can best be explained by a decline in the number of adult female loggerheads in the population. Causes of this decline are explored...
  8. ncbi Phylogenetic perspectives in the evolution of parental care in ray-finned fishes
    Judith E Mank
    Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Evolution 59:1570-8. 2005
    ..Results are discussed in the context of prior thought about the evolution of alternative parental care modes in vertebrates...
  9. ncbi Survival analysis of a critical resource for cavity-nesting communities: patterns of tree cavity longevity
    Amanda B Edworthy
    Centre for Applied Conservation Research, Department of Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Ecol Appl 22:1733-42. 2012
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  10. ncbi Effects of parental effort on blood stress protein HSP60 and immunoglobulins in female blue tits: a brood size manipulation experiment
    Santiago Merino
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    J Anim Ecol 75:1147-53. 2006
    ..5. Physiological stress as reflected in stress and immunoglobulin proteins may limit maternal effort in breeding blue tits...
  11. ncbi Parent-offspring conflict and coadaptation
    Camilla A Hinde
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 327:1373-6. 2010
    ..Parent-offspring conflict may thus be responsible for the selective forces that generate parent-offspring coadaptation...
  12. ncbi Public information and breeding habitat selection in a wild bird population
    Blandine Doligez
    Laboratoire d Ecologie CNRS UMR 7625, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 7 quai Saint Bernard, Bâtiment A 7ème étage, Case 237, F 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Science 297:1168-70. 2002
    ..Conversely, emigration rate increased both when local offspring quantity or quality decreased, suggesting that residents can use both components of public information...
  13. ncbi Learned kin recognition cues in a social bird
    Stuart P Sharp
    Evolution and Behaviour Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nature 434:1127-30. 2005
    ..Finally, we show that the pattern of cooperative behaviour in this species is consistent with the use of recognition cues learned through association...
  14. ncbi Avian paternal care had dinosaur origin
    David J Varricchio
    Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Science 322:1826-8. 2008
    ..In extant birds and over most adult sizes, paternal and biparental care correspond to the largest and smallest relative clutch volumes, respectively...
  15. ncbi Life history, ecology and longevity in bats
    Gerald S Wilkinson
    Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Aging Cell 1:124-31. 2002
    ..We speculate that hibernation may provide a natural example of caloric restriction, which is known to increase longevity in other mammals...
  16. pmc Persistent leatherback turtle migrations present opportunities for conservation
    George L Shillinger
    Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, California, USA
    PLoS Biol 6:e171. 2008
    ..We identify high seas locations for focusing future conservation efforts within the leatherback dispersal zone in the South Pacific Gyre...
  17. ncbi Cell-mediated immunity predicts the probability of local recruitment in nestling blue tits
    M Cichon
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University Gronostajowa 7, Krakow, Poland
    J Evol Biol 18:962-6. 2005
    ..Therefore, year-to-year environmental variation and environmental heterogeneity may constrain evolution towards higher immune responsiveness...
  18. ncbi Fecundity-survival trade-offs and parental risk-taking in birds
    C K Ghalambor
    U S Geological Survey Biological Resources Division, Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, Avian Studies Program, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Science 292:494-7. 2001
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  19. pmc Ancient DNA reveals extreme egg morphology and nesting behavior in New Zealand's extinct moa
    Leon Huynen
    Griffith School of Environment and the School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences, Griffith University, Brisbane 4111, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:16201-6. 2010
    ..The thin nature of the eggshells of these larger species of moa, even if incubated by the male, suggests that egg breakage in these species would have been common if the typical contact method of avian egg incubation was used...
  20. ncbi Correlates of oxidative stress in wild kestrel nestlings (Falco tinnunculus)
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, 00185, Rome, Italy
    J Comp Physiol B 176:329-37. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that intrabrood sibling competition could play a role in determining oxidative stress, and that in carnivorous birds other antioxidant molecules could be more important than carotenoids to reduce oxidative stress...
  21. ncbi Brood parasitic cowbird nestlings use host young to procure resources
    Rebecca M Kilner
    Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 305:877-9. 2004
    ..Host young procure the cowbird a higher provisioning rate, so it grows more rapidly. The cowbird's unexpected altruism toward host offspring simply promotes its selfish interests in exploiting host parents...
  22. ncbi Blending of heritable recognition cues among ant nestmates creates distinct colony gestalt odours but prevents within-colony nepotism
    J S van Zweden
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    J Evol Biol 23:1498-508. 2010
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  23. ncbi Constitutive immune defences correlate with life-history variables in tropical birds
    K A Lee
    Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Anim Ecol 77:356-63. 2008
    ..Our results suggest that, despite probably widespread differences in the intensity and diversity of pathogen exposure, species-level variation in constitutive immune defences is understandable within the context of life-history theory...
  24. pmc Age and gene overexpression interact to abolish nesting behavior in Tg2576 amyloid precursor protein (APP) mice
    Daniel W Wesson
    Emotional Brain Institute, Nathan S Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, NY 10962, United States
    Behav Brain Res 216:408-13. 2011
    ..There was no effect of sex on nesting behavior in any group...
  25. ncbi Impact of nesting material on mouse body temperature and physiology
    Brianna N Gaskill
    Animal Behavior and Well Being Group, Department of Animal Science, Purdue University, 915 W State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Physiol Behav 110:87-95. 2013
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  26. ncbi Cuticular hydrocarbon dynamics in young adult Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) and the role of linear hydrocarbons in nestmate recognition systems
    M Cristina Lorenzi
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita di Torino, Via Accademia Albertina 17, 10123 Torino, Italy
    J Insect Physiol 50:935-41. 2004
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  27. ncbi Maternal androgens in eggs of communally breeding guira cuckoos (Guira guira)
    Mariana O Cariello
    Departamento de Ecologia, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, DF 70910 900, Brazil
    Horm Behav 49:654-62. 2006
    ..This may be explained by the high frequency of large clutches in the later periods, with more females contributing to a joint clutch...
  28. ncbi Plasticity in the adrenocortical response of a free-living vertebrate: the role of pre- and post-natal developmental stress
    Oliver P Love
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6 Canada
    Horm Behav 54:496-505. 2008
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  29. ncbi Chimpanzee oil-palm use in southern Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau
    Joana Sousa
    Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
    Am J Primatol 73:485-97. 2011
    ..The main aims of this study were to evaluate chimpanzee nesting behavior, define trends of habitat use, and estimate chimpanzee density in four separate forests by applying the ..
  30. pmc Home improvement: C57BL/6J mice given more naturalistic nesting materials build better nests
    Sarah E Hess
    Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 47:25-31. 2008
    ..These results suggest that C57BL/6J mice given appropriate nesting materials can build nests similar to those built by their wild counterparts...
  31. ncbi Leatherback nests increasing significantly in Florida, USA; trends assessed over 30 years using multilevel modeling
    Kelly Stewart
    Duke Center for Marine Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University Marine Lab, 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516, USA
    Ecol Appl 21:263-73. 2011
    ..However, nesting is increasing even where beach protection has not been enhanced. Climate variability and associated marine food web dynamics, which could enhance productivity and reduce predators, may be driving this trend...
  32. ncbi Observed fitness may affect niche overlap in competing species via selective social information use
    Olli J Loukola
    Department of Biology, University of Oulu, P O Box 3000, 90014 Oulu, Finland
    Am Nat 182:474-83. 2013
    ..In contrast with the current theory of species coexistence, overlap between realized niches of species could dynamically increase or decrease depending on the observed success of surrounding individuals...
  33. ncbi Food availability affects the maternal transfer of androgens and antibodies into eggs of a colonial seabird
    J Gasparini
    Département d Ecologie and Evolution, Universite de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Evol Biol 20:874-80. 2007
    ..Females in prime condition may avoid these potential long-term costs because they can provide their chicks with more and higher quality resources...
  34. ncbi Patterns of lipid storage and mobilisation in the female green sea turtle ( Chelonia mydas)
    M Hamann
    School of Biological Sciences, Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLS 4072, Australia
    J Comp Physiol B 172:485-93. 2002
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  35. pmc Visual modeling shows that avian host parents use multiple visual cues in rejecting parasitic eggs
    Claire N Spottiswoode
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:8672-6. 2010
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  36. ncbi Stress hormones: a link between maternal condition and sex-biased reproductive investment
    Oliver P Love
    Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
    Am Nat 166:751-66. 2005
    ..Together with recent studies in other vertebrate taxa, these results suggest that maternal stress hormones provide a mechanistic link between maternal quality and sex-biased maternal investment in offspring...
  37. ncbi Nest volatiles as modulators of nestmate recognition in the ant Camponotus fellah
    Tamar Katzav-Gozansky
    Department of Zoology, George S Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    J Insect Physiol 54:378-85. 2008
    ..Cuticular hydrocarbon profiles were not affected by exposure to nest volatiles, suggesting that the latter either constitute part of the recognition cues or affect worker behavior via a different, as yet elusive mechanism...
  38. ncbi Habitat selection responses of parents to offspring predation risk: an experimental test
    J J Fontaine
    U S Geological Survey, Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Am Nat 168:811-8. 2006
    ..These findings support a causal relationship between habitat choice and nest predation risk and suggest the importance of nest predation risk in shaping avian community structure and breeding activity...
  39. pmc The modelling of avian visual perception predicts behavioural rejection responses to foreign egg colours
    Phillip Cassey
    School of Biosciences, Birmingham University, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Biol Lett 4:515-7. 2008
    ..Biologically realistic sensory models provide an important tool for relating variability of behavioural responses to perceived phenotypic variation...
  40. ncbi Benefits associated with escalated begging behaviour of black-billed magpie nestlings overcompensate the associated energetic costs
    David Martín-Gálvez
    Departamento de Ecología Evolutiva y Funcional, Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas CSIC, 04120 Almeria, Spain
    J Exp Biol 214:1463-72. 2011
    ..We discuss the responsibility of inclusive fitness costs and indirect genetic effects for the maintenance of honesty in parent-offspring communication...
  41. ncbi Group decision making in nest-site selection among social insects
    P Kirk Visscher
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, California 92521, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 52:255-75. 2007
    ..Movement itself is coordinated by different mechanisms in different insects...
  42. pmc Can eggs in a cavity be a female secondary sexual signal? Male nest visits and modelling of egg visual discrimination in blue tits
    Marie Jeanne Holveck
    Centre d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, CEFE CNRS, Montpellier, France
    Biol Lett 6:453-7. 2010
    ..Consequently, we need a better understanding of underlying visual mechanisms in dim-light environments and behavioural discrimination experiments before confirming the signalling potential of eggshell coloration...
  43. pmc Calling at a cost: elevated nestling calling attracts predators to active nests
    Tonya M Haff
    Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Biol Lett 7:493-5. 2011
    ..This study confirms a present-day cost of nestling begging, demonstrates that this cost can be incurred over short periods and supports the importance of parent-offspring antipredator strategies in reducing predation risk...
  44. pmc Maternal yolk androgens stimulate territorial behaviour in black-headed gull chicks
    Wendt Müller
    Behavioural Biology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Biol Lett 5:586-8. 2009
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  45. ncbi Effects of experimental increase of corticosterone levels on begging behavior, immunity and parental provisioning rate in house sparrows
    Claire Loiseau
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive, CNRS UMR 7103, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Bat A, 7eme etage, 7 quai St Bernard, Case 237, F 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 155:101-8. 2008
    ..We suggest that Cort might have affected multiple aspects of nestling signaling, such as mouth color, and that parents use these multiple signals to adjust their feeding effort...
  46. pmc Spatio-temporal variation in territory quality and oxidative status: a natural experiment in the Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis)
    Janske van de Crommenacker
    Animal Ecology Group Behavioural Ecology and Self Organisation Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, PO Box 11103, 9700 CC, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Anim Ecol 80:668-80. 2011
    ..6. Our results indicate that the oxidative stress balance of an individual is sensitive to relatively short-term changes in territory quality, which may have consequences for the birds' fitness...
  47. ncbi Effects of elevated egg corticosterone levels on behavior, growth, and immunity of yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis) chicks
    Diego Rubolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, p zza Botta 9, I 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Horm Behav 47:592-605. 2005
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  48. ncbi Avian behaviour: Altruism and infidelity among warblers
    David S Richardson
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nature 422:580. 2003
  49. pmc Rapid decision-making with side-specific perceptual discrimination in ants
    Nathalie Stroeymeyt
    Department of Biology, Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 5:e12377. 2010
    ..In mammals, there is mounting evidence that multiple systems of perceptual discrimination based on different neural circuits emphasize either fast responses or accurate treatment of stimuli depending on the context...
  50. ncbi Constraints on host choice: why do parasitic birds rarely exploit some common potential hosts?
    Tomas Grim
    Department of Zoology and Laboratory of Ornithology, Palacky University, tr Svobody 26, CZ 771 46 Olomouc, Czech Republic
    J Anim Ecol 80:508-18. 2011
    ..In the present study, comparative and experimental procedures are integrated, which represent a novel approach that should prove useful for the understanding of interspecific ecological relationships in general...
  51. ncbi Soil temperature, digging behaviour, and the adaptive value of nest depth in South American species of Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants
    Martin Bollazzi
    Department of Behavioural Physiology and Sociobiology Zoology II, Biocenter, University of Wurzburg, Am Hubland, 97074, Wurzburg, Germany
    Oecologia 158:165-75. 2008
    ..The adaptive value of the temperature-related nesting habits, and the temperature-sensitive digging, is further discussed...
  52. ncbi Knowledgeable individuals lead collective decisions in ants
    Nathalie Stroeymeyt
    Universite de Toulouse, UPS, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, 118 route de Narbonne, F 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9, France
    J Exp Biol 214:3046-54. 2011
    ..Animal groups may instead benefit from well-informed, knowledgeable individuals acting as leaders in decisions...
  53. ncbi Cognitive and non-cognitive behaviors in an APPswe/PS1 bigenic model of Alzheimer's disease
    M Filali
    Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology, CHUL Research Center and Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
    Genes Brain Behav 8:143-8. 2009
    ..In addition, APPswe/PS1 bigenic mice were deficient in retention of passive avoidance learning and left-right discrimination learning, concordant with previous findings in other Alzheimer-like models...
  54. ncbi Strategic variation in mobbing as a front line of defense against brood parasitism
    Justin A Welbergen
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 19:235-40. 2009
    ..This highlights the need for more holistic research into the coevolutionary consequences when multiple adaptations and counter-adaptations evolve in concert [11]...
  55. ncbi Simultaneous positive and negative density-dependent dispersal in a colonial bird species
    Sin Yeon Kim
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, AP 70 275, Mexico DF 04510, Mexico
    Ecology 90:230-9. 2009
    ....
  56. ncbi Mating structure and nestmate relatedness in a communal bee, Andrena jacobi (Hymenoptera, Andrenidae), using microsatellites
    R J Paxton
    Department of Genetics, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 5:511-9. 1996
    ..Lack of inclusive fitness payoffs could constrain social evolution in this communal species...
  57. ncbi How is sexual conflict over parental care resolved? A meta-analysis
    F Harrison
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, UK
    J Evol Biol 22:1800-12. 2009
    ..We present a meta-analysis of 54 such studies, and conclude that the mean response was indeed partial compensation. Males and females responded differently and this was in part mediated by the type of manipulation used...
  58. pmc 'Special agents' trigger social waves in giant honeybees (Apis dorsata)
    Evelyn Schmelzer
    Institute of Zoology, University of Graz, Universitatsplatz 2, 8010 Graz, Austria
    Naturwissenschaften 96:1431-41. 2009
    ..This favours the 'special-agents' hypothesis that suggest that groups of specialized bees initiate the shimmering...
  59. ncbi Social transmission of a host defense against cuckoo parasitism
    Nicholas B Davies
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 324:1318-20. 2009
    ..Such enemy-specific social transmission enables hosts to track fine-scale spatiotemporal variation in parasitism and may influence the coevolutionary trajectories and population dynamics of brood parasites and hosts...
  60. pmc Social waves in giant honeybees repel hornets
    Gerald Kastberger
    Institute of Zoology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    PLoS ONE 3:e3141. 2008
    ..Thus shimmering appears to be a key defence strategy that supports the Giant honeybees' open-nesting life-style...
  61. ncbi Animal visual systems and the evolution of color patterns: sensory processing illuminates signal evolution
    John A Endler
    Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara 93106, USA
    Evolution 59:1795-818. 2005
    ..This provides clues to how more constrained visual signaling systems may evolve...
  62. ncbi Begging at high level simultaneously impairs growth and immune response in southern shrike (Lanius meridionalis) nestlings
    G Moreno-Rueda
    Estación Experimental de Zonas Aridas, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, La Canada de San Urbano, Carretera Sacramento s n, Almeria, Spain
    J Evol Biol 24:1091-8. 2011
    ..These results strongly support models of honest signalling as well as scramble competition, which predict that begging should be costly in order to be evolutionarily stable...
  63. ncbi Anthropogenic resource subsidies decouple predator-prey relationships
    Amanda D Rodewald
    School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Ecol Appl 21:936-43. 2011
    ..In this way, human drivers can alter, and completely disarticulate, relationships among species that are well established in more natural systems...
  64. ncbi Habitat-specific differences in adult survival rates and its links to parental workload and on-nest predation
    Matthew Low
    Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7044, 75007 Uppsala, Sweden
    J Anim Ecol 79:214-24. 2010
    ..Furthermore, it suggests SHORT field margins and other residual habitat elements to be important for the conservation of farmland passerines breeding in cropland plains...
  65. ncbi Population responses to anthropogenic disturbance: lessons from three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus in eutrophic habitats
    U Candolin
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, P O Box 65, FI 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Fish Biol 75:2108-21. 2009
    ..Human disturbances can be dramatic and resolution of the limit of flexibility and the possibility of genetic adaptation should be important targets of future research...
  66. ncbi Effects of carotenoid availability during laying on reproduction in the blue tit
    Clotilde Biard
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive CNRS UMR 7103, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, Case 237, 7 quai Saint Bernard, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Oecologia 144:32-44. 2005
    ..In addition, there may be considerable variation in carotenoid availability not only across seasons, but also among different stages of the breeding season...
  67. ncbi Estimating chimpanzee population size with nest counts: validating methods in Taï National Park
    Célestin Yao Kouakou
    Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
    Am J Primatol 71:447-57. 2009
    ..We recommend further research on covariate modeling of nest decay times as one way to improve the precision and to reduce the costs of conducting nest surveys...
  68. ncbi Gonadotrophin inhibitory hormone depresses gonadotrophin alpha and follicle-stimulating hormone beta subunit expression in the pituitary of the domestic chicken
    N A Ciccone
    Division of Genetics and Genomics, Roslin Institute, Midlothian, UK
    J Neuroendocrinol 16:999-1006. 2004
    ..It is concluded that avian GnIH may play a role in controlling gonadotrophin synthesis and associated constitutive release in the domestic chicken...
  69. ncbi Microdistribution of sylvatic triatomine populations in central-coastal Ecuador
    Victoria Suarez-Davalos
    Center for Infectious Disease Research, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
    J Med Entomol 47:80-8. 2010
    ..The presence of sylvatic populations and the synanthropic tendency of the vectors highlight the need for continuous active and passive entomological surveillance for the long-term control of Chagas disease...
  70. ncbi Age-related cognitive decline and nesting behavior in an APPswe/PS1 bigenic model of Alzheimer's disease
    Mohammed Filali
    Laboratory of Endocrinology and Genomics, CHUL Research Center CHUQ and Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Laval University, 2705 Laurier Boul, Quebec, Canada
    Brain Res 1292:93-9. 2009
    ..The behavioral deficits in transgenic mice start at 6 months, appearing to offer an opportunity for assessing potential therapeutic agents in attenuating or preventing Alzheimer's disease...
  71. ncbi Influence of human development and predators on nest survival of tundra birds, Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska
    J R Liebezeit
    Wildlife Conservation Society, Pacific West Office, Portland, Oregon 97205, USA
    Ecol Appl 19:1628-44. 2009
    ..In particular, we recommend research on demography of key predators and their importance with respect to nest survival, and experimental studies that better address challenges posed by high natural variability...
  72. pmc Egg eviction imposes a recoverable cost of virulence in chicks of a brood parasite
    Michael G Anderson
    Ecology and Conservation Group, Institute of Natural Science, Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 4:e7725. 2009
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  73. ncbi Preferences for nesting material as environmental enrichment for laboratory mice
    H A Van de Weerd
    Department of Laboratory Animal Science, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Lab Anim 31:133-43. 1997
    ..Nesting material may be a relatively simple method to contribute to the well-being of laboratory mice...
  74. pmc Experimental heating reveals nest temperature affects nestling condition in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor)
    Jonathan H Pérez
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Biol Lett 4:468-71. 2008
    ..These results indicate that investment in one life-history stage can have multiple pathways of carry-over effects on future life-history stages...
  75. ncbi Habitat selection as an antipredator behaviour in a multi-predator landscape: all enemies are not equal
    Chiara Morosinotto
    Section of Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Turku, FIN 20014 Turku, Finland
    J Anim Ecol 79:327-33. 2010
    ..Our results highlight flexibility in breeding territory selection and reproductive strategies as antipredator responses to perceived risk in a multi-predator environment. This supports the idea that for prey, not all predators are equal...
  76. ncbi Parasite treatment affects maternal investment in sons
    T E Reed
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Science 321:1681-2. 2008
    ..The effect contributes to the decline in offspring survival as the breeding season progresses and hence has important population-level consequences for this, and potentially other, seasonal breeders...
  77. ncbi Temperature and life history: experimental heating leads female tree swallows to modulate egg temperature and incubation behaviour
    Daniel R Ardia
    Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Anim Ecol 78:4-13. 2009
    ..These results indicate that studies investigating the role of energetics in driving reproductive investment in intermittent incubators should consider egg temperature and individual variation more explicitly...
  78. ncbi Direct benefits and costs for hybridizing Ficedula flycatchers
    C Wiley
    Animal Ecology Department of Ecology and Evolution, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen, Uppsala, Sweden
    J Evol Biol 20:854-64. 2007
    ..We discuss the implications of direct fitness effects of hybridization, and why there has been such a disparity in the attention paid to such benefits and costs with regard to intraspecific and interspecific mate-choice...
  79. pmc Cuckoos, cowbirds and hosts: adaptations, trade-offs and constraints
    Oliver Krüger
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:1873-86. 2007
    ..They provide unique examples of trade-offs and situations where constraints are either completely removed or particularly severe...
  80. ncbi Escalation of a coevolutionary arms race through host rejection of brood parasitic young
    Naomi E Langmore
    School of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
    Nature 422:157-60. 2003
    ..Our experiments demonstrate that host discrimination against evictor-cuckoo nestlings is possible, and suggest that it has selected for the evolution of nestling mimicry in bronze-cuckoos...
  81. ncbi Helpers at the nest compensate for reduced maternal investment in egg size in carrion crows
    D Canestrari
    Department of Agro Forestry, University of Valladolid, Palencia, Spain
    J Evol Biol 24:1870-8. 2011
    ..These results highlight a 'hidden effect' of helpers that bears profound implications for understanding the ultimate function of helping...
  82. ncbi An overview of proximate factors affecting the nesting behavior of solitary wasps and bees (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) in preexisting cavities in wood
    Elder F Morato
    Depto Ciências da Natureza, Universidade Federal do Acre, Rio Branco, AC
    Neotrop Entomol 35:285-98. 2006
    ..Our objective is to provide an overview of the role of proximate causes of nesting failure or success among solitary wasps and bees (Aculeata), for designing effective conservation and management strategies for these Hymenoptera...
  83. ncbi Obligate brood parasites as selective agents for evolution of egg appearance in passerine birds
    Bard G Stokke
    Department of Zoology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
    Evolution 56:199-205. 2002
    ..All things considered, the results demonstrate that parasitism by a specialist brood parasite with egg mimicry is a powerful selective force regarding the evolution of egg characteristics in passerine birds...
  84. pmc Increased juvenile and adult body weights in BALB/cByJ mice reared in a communal nest
    Kathleen M Heiderstadt
    Animal Resource Program, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 50:484-7. 2011
    ..In addition, body weights of male CN mice remained higher than male SN mice into adulthood...
  85. ncbi Wild bee abundance and pollination service in cultivated pumpkins: farm management, nesting behavior and landscape effects
    H Esther Julier
    Blandy Experimental Farm, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA 22620, USA
    J Econ Entomol 102:563-73. 2009
    ..2; P < 0.001) on P. pruinosa abundance. Using published data on pollinator visitation requirements, we found wild bee densities were sufficient to fully pollinate all pumpkin flowers on 13-17 of the 20 farms studied...
  86. ncbi The evolution of egg colour and patterning in birds
    R M Kilner
    Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 81:383-406. 2006
    ..It has also reduced variation in egg appearance within host clutches, although the benefit thus gained by hosts is not clear...
  87. ncbi Switch to diester preen waxes may reduce avian nest predation by mammalian predators using olfactory cues
    Jeroen Reneerkens
    Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research NIOZ, 1790 AB Den Burg, Texel, The Netherlands
    J Exp Biol 208:4199-202. 2005
    ..This is consistent with the hypothesis that diester preen waxes reduce birds' smell and thereby reduce predation risk...
  88. ncbi In-nest environment modulates nestmate recognition in the ant Camponotus fellah
    Tamar Katzav-Gozansky
    Department of Zoology, George S Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Naturwissenschaften 91:186-90. 2004
    ..Nest environment thus appears to affect label-template mismatch by modulating aggressive behavior, as well as the direction at which cuticular HCs diverged during the separation period...
  89. ncbi Speckled eggs: water-loss and incubation behaviour in the great tit Parus major
    James P Higham
    Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK
    Oecologia 149:561-70. 2006
    ..We discuss these findings and make further testable predictions from our model...
  90. ncbi Sexually selected egg coloration in spotless starlings
    Juan J Soler
    Departamento de Ecología Funcional y Evolutiva, Estación Experimental de Zonas Aridas Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, E 04001 Almería, Spain
    Am Nat 171:183-94. 2008
    ..All these results taken together strongly support a role of sexual selection in the blue-green coloration of spotless starling eggs...
  91. ncbi Changes in gonadal and adrenal steroid levels in the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) during the nesting cycle
    D C Rostal
    Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia 30460, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 122:139-47. 2001
    ..85 +/- 11.20 microg/ml, further suggests that vitellogenesis is complete prior to the arrival of the female at the nesting beach. Clutch size (both yolked and yolkless eggs) did not vary over the course of the nesting cycle...
  92. ncbi A drowned Mesozoic bird breeding colony from the Late Cretaceous of Transylvania
    Gareth Dyke
    Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, UK
    Naturwissenschaften 99:435-42. 2012
    ..Such a large concentration of breeding birds suggests aquatic feeding in this species, augments our understanding of enantiornithine biology and shows that colonial nesting was not unique to crown birds...
  93. ncbi Inter-seasonal maintenance of individual nest site preferences in hawksbill sea turtles
    Stephanie J Kamel
    Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, 25 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5, Canada
    Ecology 87:2947-52. 2006
    ..By taking an individual-based approach to the study of maternal behavior we reveal previously overlooked individual variation and hope to provide some impetus for more detailed studies of nest site choice...
  94. ncbi Grandparent helpers: the adaptive significance of older, postdominant helpers in the Seychelles warbler
    David S Richardson
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom
    Evolution 61:2790-800. 2007
    ..As direct benefits appeared to be limited, we suggest that indirect benefits have driven the evolution of such "grandparent helpers." This study now provides evidence for a new route to cooperative breeding in birds...
  95. pmc Do uniparental sanderlings Calidris alba increase egg heat input to compensate for low nest attentiveness?
    Jeroen Reneerkens
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, Animal Ecology Group, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e16834. 2011
    ....
  96. ncbi Sources of variation in the nesting behavior of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) in the Budongo forest, Uganda
    A R Brownlow
    Institute of Biological Anthropology, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Am J Primatol 55:49-55. 2001
    Data on nesting behavior and nests of the Sonso community of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) living in the Budongo Forest, Uganda, were collected between October 1995 and December 1996...
  97. ncbi Facultative nest patch shifts in response to nest predation risk in the Brewer's sparrow: a "win-stay, lose-switch" strategy?
    Anna D Chalfoun
    USGS Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071, USA
    Oecologia 163:885-92. 2010
    ..The consideration of such proximate, facultative responses to predation risk may clarify often unexplained variation in habitat preferences and requirements...
  98. ncbi Hydrocarbons in the ant Lasius niger: from the cuticle to the nest and home range marking
    Alain Lenoir
    IRBI, Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l Insecte, UMR CNRS 6035, Universite Francois Rabelais, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 Tours, France
    J Chem Ecol 35:913-21. 2009
    ..These results suggest that the CHCs chemical profiles used by ants in colony recognition are much more complex than a single template: ants have to learn and memorize odors that vary depending on their context of perception...
  99. pmc A stab in the dark: chick killing by brood parasitic honeyguides
    Claire N Spottiswoode
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Biol Lett 8:241-4. 2012
    ..Attack time of 1-5 min was sufficient to cause host death, which took from 9 min to over 7 h from first attack. Honeyguides also bit unhatched eggs and human hands, but only rarely bit the host parents feeding them...
  100. ncbi Conspecific brood parasitism and population dynamics
    Perry de Valpine
    Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Am Nat 172:547-62. 2008
    ....
  101. pmc Group provisioning limits sharing conflict among nestlings in joint-nesting Taiwan yuhinas
    Sheng Feng Shen
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior and Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, NY 14853, USA
    Biol Lett 6:318-21. 2010
    ..Our results confirm the hypothesis that the monopolizability of food affects the intensity of sibling competition, and highlight the importance of understanding the temporal strategies of food delivery...

Research Grants20

  1. ECOLOGY OF HANTAVIRUS ENZOOTICS: IMMUNE INTERVENTIONS
    Brian Hjelle; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Their nesting behavior within the enclosure will be monitored by radiotelemetry and correlated with efficiency of transmission of ..
  2. The Genetics of Behavioral Reproductive Isolation in Threespine Sticklebacks
    MATTHEW ARNEGARD; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..By investigating the genetic basis of behavioral phenotypes involved in reproductive isolation (e.g., male nesting behavior and female mate preferences), this work will test whether parallel species pairs of sticklebacks in isolated ..
  3. DEVELOPMENT OF SLEEP HOMEOSTASIS IN THE DEVELOPING RAT
    H Heller; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These studies will contribute significantly toward clinical studies on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) because they investigate the mechanisms by which arousal and, hence, failure to arouse, from sleep develop. ..
  4. A HIGH-THROUGHPUT ASSAY FOR GENETIC STUDIES OF SLEEP
    H Heller; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. The hibernator as a model system for neural plasticity
    H Craig Heller; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Non-circadian Role for Clock Genes in Sleep Homeostasis
    H Heller; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..An improved understanding of the molecular substrate of sleep homeostasis could be helpful to a wide variety of individuals with acute or chronic sleep problems. ..
  7. Characterization of Trypanosoma cruzi in southern Ecuador
    MARIO GRIJALVA; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..cruzi transmission in the Andean region, which is paramount for the establishment of control programs aimed at stopping transmission of the parasite to human populations. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  8. GENETIC VARIATION INFLUENCING SLEEP REGULATION
    H Heller; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. Experimental tests of vocal learning in songbirds
    David Lahti; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. GABAA RECEPTORS: DEVELOPMENTAL INFLUENCE ON BEHAVIOR
    TIMOTHY DELOREY; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This proposal addresses several issues of fundamental importance regarding the influence of neural development on behavior. ..
  11. Regulators of Male Parental Care
    Toni Ziegler; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..With the development of parenting behavioral assays, the marmoset has the potential to be an ideal model system for studying parental care in primates and providing insights into the human condition. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  12. Attenuation of Memory Impairment Using BDZR Ligands
    TIMOTHY DELOREY; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This will lay the groundwork for pursuing the most promising lead compounds in a Phase II application aimed at addressing the serious problem of cognitive decline observed in aging and SDAT. ..
  13. Maternal Availability and Postnatal Brain Development
    Karen Parker; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This animal model provides valuable insights on a basic process in human development, insofar as early emotional challenges foster adaptations useful later in life. ..
  14. INTRACELLULAR MOLECULES OF NICOTINE ADDICTION
    Noboru Hiroi; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..If these molecules turn out to be important for vulnerability to nicotine addiction, this mouse study will provide a solid basis for genetic analysis of human addiction vulnerability. ..
  15. NEUROENDOCRINE CONTROL OF REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR
    LAUREN RITERS; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In addition, this research could lay the groundwork for future studies on the etiology of disorders related to sexual arousal...
  16. Avian models for aging: telomeres and oxidative damage
    Carol Vleck; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  17. HOST COMPETENCE FACTORS AFFECT ARBOVIRUS TRANSMISSION
    William Reisen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Studies will assess how alternating sequential infections between vertebrate and vector species that are part of the natural transmission cycle may alter virus genetics and fitness. ..
  18. ADVERSE EARLY REARING & GLUTAMATERGIC FUNCTION
    Jeremy Coplan; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Ongoing neurochemical and behavioral assessments will provide extensive longitudinal documentation of the effects of such reductions. ..
  19. ARBOVIRUS PERSISTENCE IN SEASONAL WETLANDS
    William Reisen; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Virus ecology at wetlands in the Coachella Valley of southeastern California with consistent enzootic activity will be compared with wetlands in the southern San Joaquin Valley where virus activity currently is intermittent. ..
  20. JWatcher-event recorder and behavioral analysis program
    DANIEL BLUMSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..While we will continue to freely-distribute the software, on-going support and routine updates will be supported by the sales of a detailed users manual, which will include laboratory exercises suitable for teaching. ..