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dc.contributor.authorHaapakoski, Marko
dc.contributor.authorHardenbol, A. A.
dc.contributor.authorMatson, Kevin D.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-30T11:56:47Z
dc.date.available2018-11-30T11:56:47Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationHaapakoski, M., Hardenbol, A.A., & Matson, K. D. (2018). Exposure to Chemical Cues from Predator-Exposed Conspecifics Increases Reproduction in a Wild Rodent. <i>Scientific Reports</i>, <i>8</i>, Article 17214. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35568-0" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35568-0</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_28749545
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_79682
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/60406
dc.description.abstractPredation involves more than just predators consuming prey. Indirect efects, such as fear responses caused by predator presence, can have consequences for prey life history. Laboratory experiments have shown that some rodents can recognize fear in conspecifcs via alarm pheromones. Individuals exposed to alarm pheromones can exhibit behavioural alterations that are similar to those displayed by predator-exposed individuals. Yet the ecological and evolutionary signifcance of alarm pheromones in wild mammals remains unclear. We investigated how alarm pheromones afect the behaviour and ftness of wild bank voles (Myodes glareolus) in outdoor enclosures. Specifcally, we compared the efects of exposure of voles living in a natural environment to a second-hand fear cue, bedding material used by predator-exposed voles. Control animals were exposed to bedding used by voles with no predator experience. We found a ca. 50% increase in litter size in the group exposed to the predator cue. Furthermore, female voles were attracted to and males were repelled by trap-associated bedding that had been used by predator-exposed voles. Movement and foraging were not signifcantly afected by the treatment. Our results suggest that predation risk can exert population-level efects through alarm pheromones on prey individuals that did not encounter a direct predator cue.fi
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group
dc.relation.ispartofseriesScientific Reports
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otherbehavioural ecology
dc.subject.otherMyodes glareolus
dc.titleExposure to Chemical Cues from Predator-Exposed Conspecifics Increases Reproduction in a Wild Rodent
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201811294941
dc.contributor.laitosBio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Biological and Environmental Scienceen
dc.contributor.oppiaineEkologia ja evoluutiobiologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineEcology and Evolutionary Biologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2018-11-29T13:15:10Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn2045-2322
dc.relation.numberinseries0
dc.relation.volume8
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© the Authors, 2018.
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dc.subject.ysoferomonit
dc.subject.ysometsämyyrä
dc.subject.ysoevoluutioekologia
dc.subject.ysolisääntyminen
dc.subject.ysosaalistus
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5507
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p513
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p16528
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5683
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p946
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1038/s41598-018-35568-0


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