A synthesis of deimatic behaviour
Drinkwater, E., Allen, W. L., Endler, J. A., Hanlon, R. T., Holmes, G., Homziak, N. T., Kang, C., Leavell, B. C., Lehtonen, J., Loeffler‐Henry, K., Ratcliffe, J. M., Rowe, C., Ruxton, G. D., Sherratt, T. N., Skelhorn, J., Skojec, C., Smart, H. R., White, T. E., Yack, J. E., . . . Umbers, K. D. L. (2022). A synthesis of deimatic behaviour. Biological reviews, 97(6), 2237-2267. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12891
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Deimatic behaviours, also referred to as startle behaviours, are used against predators and rivals. Although many are spectacular, their proximate and ultimate causes remain unclear. In this review we aim to synthesise what is known about deimatic behaviour and identify knowledge gaps. We propose a working hypothesis for deimatic behaviour, and discuss the available evidence for the evolution, ontogeny, causation, and survival value of deimatic behaviour using Tinbergen's Four Questions as a framework. Our overarching aim is to direct future research by suggesting ways to address the most pressing questions in this field.
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Academy Research Fellow, AoF
Additional information about fundingK. D. L. U.and E. D. were funded by a Hermon Slade Grant (HSF14/3), K. D. L. U. was funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (project DE180100026) from the Australian Government, and Western Sydney University’s Women’s Fellowship, Carer’s Grant and Early Career Grant. G. H. was funded by a BBSRC Studentship (BB/L017709/1) awarded to J. S. and C. R. C. K. was supported by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2019R1C1C1002466). B. C. L. was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (DGE-1842166). J. L. was funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (project DE180100526) and by an Academy of Finland grant (340130). J. E. Y. was supported by Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada (2020-07056). ...
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