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dc.contributor.authorMacedo, Tiago
dc.contributor.authorCampos, João Carlos
dc.contributor.authorNokelainen, Ossi
dc.contributor.authorScott-Samuel, Nicholas E
dc.contributor.authorBoratyński, Zbyszek
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-16T12:44:54Z
dc.date.available2022-11-16T12:44:54Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationMacedo, T., Campos, J. C., Nokelainen, O., Scott-Samuel, N. E., & Boratyński, Z. (2022). The effect of spatial and temporal scale on camouflage in North African rodents. <i>Biological Journal of the Linnean Society</i>, <i>137</i>(3), 523-533. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blac107" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blac107</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_159246237
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/83952
dc.description.abstractBackground matching, a common form of camouflage, is a widespread anti-predator adaptation that hinders detection or recognition by increasing the resemblance of prey to its environment. However, the natural environment is complex and both spatially and temporally variable, which constrains effective background matching as an anti-predator strategy. Here, using remote sensing data (publicly available satellite imagery), we investigated how variation of habitat parameters predicts background matching in 16 Sahara–Sahel rodent species across spatial and temporal scales. All fur colour parameters (hue, saturation and brightness) strongly matched the respective habitats of the different species. Background matching in terms of hue was best at the microscale, whereas results for saturation and brightness showed more variation across spatial scales among species. Camouflage across the temporal scale (from 1 to 3 years before capture) was variable among species for all colour parameters. These complex interactions suggest that, in desert rodents, colour parameters are differentially sensitive to the respective scale of the habitat, plausibly reflecting the behaviour and life history of the species and the ecological properties determining their activity patterns. Consequently, the division between habitat (camouflage) generalists and specialists might become blurred in temporally changing and spatially variable environments.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBiological Journal of the Linnean Society
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.otheradaptation
dc.subject.otherbackground matching
dc.subject.othercrypsis
dc.subject.othercryptic coloration
dc.subject.otherdesert
dc.subject.othergeneralist
dc.subject.otherrodents
dc.subject.otherSahara–Sahel
dc.subject.otherspecialist
dc.titleThe effect of spatial and temporal scale on camouflage in North African rodents
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202211165246
dc.contributor.laitosBio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Biological and Environmental Scienceen
dc.contributor.oppiaineEvoluutiotutkimus (huippuyksikkö)fi
dc.contributor.oppiaineEkologia ja evoluutiobiologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineCentre of Excellence in Evolutionary Researchen
dc.contributor.oppiaineEcology and Evolutionary Biologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.type.coarhttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_2df8fbb1
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange523-533
dc.relation.issn0024-4066
dc.relation.numberinseries3
dc.relation.volume137
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2022. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Linnean Society of London
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysosopeutuminen
dc.subject.ysosuojaväri
dc.subject.ysoaavikot
dc.subject.ysojyrsijät
dc.subject.ysoympäristönmuutokset
dc.subject.ysohabitaatti
dc.subject.ysopaikkatietoanalyysi
dc.subject.ysosatelliittikuvat
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6137
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p27847
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p7371
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p3571
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p13431
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5678
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p28516
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p29435
dc.rights.urlhttp://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/?language=en
dc.relation.doi10.1093/biolinnean/blac107
jyx.fundinginformationZ.B. was supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/BIA-ECO/28158/2017) and the National Geographic society (NGS-53336R-19). N.E.S.-S. was supported by Biotechnology & Biological Sciences, UK, grant BB/S00873X/1. We declare no conflict of interests.
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