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dc.contributor.authorHeap, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorStuart-Fox, Devi
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Phillip G.
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T06:34:15Z
dc.date.available2015-11-17T22:45:03Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationHeap, S., Stuart-Fox, D., & Byrne, P. (2015). Reduction in site fidelity with smaller spatial scale may suggest scale-dependent information use. <em>Behavioral Ecology</em>, 26 (2), 543-549. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/aru230">doi:10.1093/beheco/aru230</a>
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_64756
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/45766
dc.description.abstractAnimals change the strategy that they use to select breeding sites at the spatial scales of habitat, patch, and microhabitat. In this regard, breeding site fidelity is expected to vary according to environmental predictability, which, in turn, is expected to differ between each spatial scale. However, whether or not animals change their degree of site fidelity at different spatial scales remains unclear. We captured and released males of the terrestrial frog Pseudophryne bibronii into alternative patches within a breeding habitat and determined the extent to which site fidelity influenced individual nest-site choice. We found that males tended to return to their original patch rather than resettle in an alternative patch. However, males were unlikely to return to their original nest sites within the patch. We suggest that site fidelity in this species may be scale dependent because information from previous breeding seasons can predict the quality of patches, but not nest sites. This behavioral variation is consistent with a hypothetical relationship between spatial scale and environmental predictability, which may have important implications for decision-making processes that extend over multiple spatial scales.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOxford University Press; International Society for Behavioral Ecology
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBehavioral Ecology
dc.subject.otheranuranen
dc.subject.otherbreeding behavioren
dc.subject.othercurrent and prior informationen
dc.subject.otherhabitat selectionen
dc.subject.othersite fidelityen
dc.subject.otherspatial and temporal scaleen
dc.subject.otheruncertaintyen
dc.titleReduction in site fidelity with smaller spatial scale may suggest scale-dependent information use
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201505041716
dc.contributor.laitosBio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosThe Department of Biological and Environmental Scienceen
dc.contributor.oppiaineEkologia ja evoluutiobiologia
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2015-05-04T15:15:02Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange543-549
dc.relation.issn1045-2249
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume26
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Authors 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology.
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.relation.doi10.1093/beheco/aru230


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