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Journal Cover Advances in the Study of Behavior
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  • Developmental Programming via Activation of the
           Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Adrenal Axis: A New Role for Acoustic Stimuli
           in Shaping Behavior'
    • Authors: Karen A. Spencer; Jeroen Minderman
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 10 January 2018
      Source:Advances in the Study of Behavior
      Author(s): Karen A. Spencer, Jeroen Minderman
      It has become increasingly evident that the conditions experienced during the prenatal period can have fundamental effects on a range of phenotypic traits that can persist into later developmental and adulthood stages. Indeed, prenatal environments can influence many behavioral strategies adopted by animals in postnatal life. There has been a great debate over the adaptive significance of this phenomenon of “developmental programming”; whether this represents a maternal strategy to maximize offspring survival under matching later conditions, or the effects merely reflect constraints placed on physiological systems. In this review, we will highlight the importance of prenatal conditions in shaping behavior in later life history stages, with a particular focus on the role of acoustic stimuli and the role of endocrine systems (the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal [HPA] axis) in mediating sustained programmed effects. While there is a great body of literature investigating several developmental factors that can cause long-term phenotypic effects, much less attention has been paid to the effects of sounds experienced during this developmental stage. However, there is a growing interest in this area, particularly in oviparous organisms. While we take a comparative approach here, much of the evidence will focus on avian species, due to the literature available for this taxa and the utility of external embryonic development when studying the embryonic responses to external stimuli. We will also highlight the important role that acoustic stimuli during development can have on later behaviors, and show the potential links between sound detection and activation of the HPA axis. Finally, we propose a novel hypothesis that the acoustic environment during prenatal development may program the HPA axis in such a way as to create phenotypes that cope better in certain environments in later life, and that acoustic signals could be a way of altering trajectories already put in place by maternal effects acting on the egg.

      PubDate: 2018-02-04T19:53:35Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2017.11.003
       
  • The Functions of Female Calls in Birds
    • Authors: Mathieu Amy; Pauline Salvin; Gérard Leboucher
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 December 2017
      Source:Advances in the Study of Behavior
      Author(s): Mathieu Amy, Pauline Salvin, Gérard Leboucher
      Birds’ vocalizations commonly are categorized in two types: songs and calls. Yet, the study of avian vocalizations is male-biased and most of research to date has focused on male song. Even though female song is of growing interest in recent years, studies on female-specific calls or female-typical calls are scattered and various hypotheses have been suggested about their functions. We here review the main hypotheses regarding the functions of female-specific or female-typical calls in birds, outline the main predictions arising from these hypotheses, and describe descriptive and experimental studies supporting them. Most hypotheses to explain female call function are not mutually exclusive; a single call may serve multiple functions at a given time or at different stages of the reproductive cycle. No hypothesis alone seems like it can explain the diversity of the female calls across species. This diversity in function of female calls probably results from a diversity of evolutionary pressures, beyond that of sexual selection alone. Of particular interest for future work will be experimental approaches on the breeder-need hypothesis, the self-stimulation hypothesis, and the species/mother recognition hypothesis. Our understanding of the functions of female calls will also be aided by attention to mechanisms underlying their utterance, with attention to topics such as neuroendocrine mechanisms, ontogenetic processes, the redundancy of calls with other signals, and variation in calls between and within individuals.

      PubDate: 2017-12-26T15:18:20Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2017.11.002
       
  • Olfaction in the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata): What Is Known and
           Further Perspectives
    • Authors: E. Tobias Krause; Hans-Joachim Bischof; Kathrin Engel; Sarah Golüke; Öncü Maraci; Uwe Mayer; Jan Sauer; Barbara A. Caspers
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 December 2017
      Source:Advances in the Study of Behavior
      Author(s): E. Tobias Krause, Hans-Joachim Bischof, Kathrin Engel, Sarah Golüke, Öncü Maraci, Uwe Mayer, Jan Sauer, Barbara A. Caspers
      We here review the role of olfaction in the Zebra Finch, a key avian model species. We summarize the use of olfaction in social communication and in nonsocial contexts; its impact in addition to other senses throughout life; and how olfaction is involved in kin recognition, mate choice, and inbreeding avoidance. Afterward we explore the mechanisms of the olfactory signal and potential ways of signal production. We review olfactory signal production in avian species, the influences from the genome, and potential impact of skin microbes on scent production. This is followed by a paragraph on the perception and processing of the olfactory signal, from olfactory receptor genes, the olfactory bulb to the neural pathways in the songbird brain. Finally, we summarize several methods to examine olfaction in Zebra Finches on both, the behavioral level as well as on the chemical structural level. Based on the reviewed contents, we provide an outlook to future directions of each of the research fields to gather a further understanding of the use and the function as well as of the underlying mechanisms of olfaction in the Zebra Finch.

      PubDate: 2017-12-26T15:18:20Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2017.11.001
       
  • On the Origins of Adaptive Behavioral Complexity: Developmental Channeling
           of Structural Trade-offs
    • Authors: Renée A. Duckworth; Ahva L. Potticary; Alexander V. Badyaev
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 December 2017
      Source:Advances in the Study of Behavior
      Author(s): Renée A. Duckworth, Ahva L. Potticary, Alexander V. Badyaev
      Behavioral strategies combine an organism's genetic, physiological, and neurological systems into closely integrated complexes that nevertheless retain substantial environmental contingency in their expression. How does environmentally contingent and coordinated expression of behaviors evolve' While the fitness consequences of behavioral coexpression are often hypothesized to be the driving force behind the evolution of behavioral strategies, this assumes the components that comprise a strategy are ontogenetically independent. Here, we argue that because the components’ coexpression at a preceding developmental stage can delineate the range of subsequent behavioral associations, correlations among behaviors can arise through developmental linkages of behavioral components independently of their eventual fitness consequences. To distinguish this explanation from the conventional explanation of behavioral correlations arising through stabilizing selection, we need to know the mechanistic bases of behavioral associations. We propose that the basic components of behavioral strategies can arise from neural trade-offs early in development. We review evidence for this idea from recent work on the neuroanatomical basis of personality variation in humans and other animals and from studies of design principles of neural network formation. We show that some behavioral associations arise not because selection favors the association per se, but because energetic and space constraints of the brain channel developmental variation into repeatable pathways that produce predictable behavioral variation across taxa. We suggest that such developmental channeling of behavioral elements should greatly facilitate adaptive evolution in complex behavioral strategies and illustrate this with evolution of dispersal strategies.

      PubDate: 2017-12-17T15:17:01Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2017.10.001
       
  • Advances in the Study of Behavior
    • Abstract: Publication date: 2017
      Source:Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 49


      PubDate: 2017-04-11T01:25:30Z
       
  • The Self-organization of Social Complexity in Group-Living Animals:
           Lessons From the DomWorld Model
    • Authors: Charlotte K. Hemelrijk; Peter M. Kappeler; Ivan Puga-Gonzalez
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 March 2017
      Source:Advances in the Study of Behavior
      Author(s): Charlotte K. Hemelrijk, Peter M. Kappeler, Ivan Puga-Gonzalez
      This review demonstrates that many patterns of complex social behavior in group-living animals, in particular primates, may emerge by self-organization from cognitively “simple” competitive and affiliative interactions among group members. We focus on the lessons learnt from the different versions of model DomWorld. In these computational models, virtual individuals are group-living, initiate aggression in a risk-sensitive way, and groom others if they think they will be defeated. We show that, unexpectedly, in these models almost all social patterns emerge automatically that have been assumed to be displayed for cognitively more sophisticated reasons. For example, the emerging triadic agonistic patterns comprise all types of coalitionary support (conservative, bridging, and revolutionary), its reciprocation, and reciprocation of contra-support or opposition. Further, grooming is reciprocated, exchanged for support, and shown in patterns of post-conflict affiliation, including those of “reconciliation” and “consolation,” with similar differences between a tolerant and intolerant dominance style as in empirical data. These patterns emerge mainly because agonistic interactions create a spatio-social structure within groups that influences the occurrence of other social interactions in unexpected ways. When these dominance interactions in the computer model are based on the winner-loser effect, inter-sexual dominance relations appear to depend on sex ratio and intensity of aggression. Females become more similar in rank to males the fiercer the aggression among group members is and, in groups with intense aggression, the more male-biased the Adult Sex Ratio is. Similar empirical patterns have been reported for fish, primates, and humans. In conclusion, the DomWorld models illustrate how individual-based models provide an excellent tool for finding cognitively simple explanations for complex patterns of social behavior. These models generate nonintuitive results by integrating social interactions and their consequences across different levels, i.e., those of the individual, relationships, and group.

      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:39:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2017.02.005
       
  • Behavioral Evidence of Felt Emotions: Approaches, Inferences, and
           Refinements
    • Authors: Daniel M. Weary; Paula Droege; Victoria A. Braithwaite
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 March 2017
      Source:Advances in the Study of Behavior
      Author(s): Daniel M. Weary, Paula Droege, Victoria A. Braithwaite
      Felt emotional states are at the very heart of many concerns about animal welfare. However, some scholars express doubt that animals are able to have such experiences, and there is much debate about what types of evidence can be used to draw inferences regarding such feelings in animals. The objective of this review is to critically examine inferences regarding felt negative emotions in animals based on various types of experimental and observational evidence resulting from behavioral studies. This review takes three types of approach: the assessment of spontaneous responses to a noxious stimulus, changes in these responses following a drug treatment, and assessments of the animal's motivation to avoid the stimulus. In each case we provide examples from previous experiments and suggest refinements that overcome certain limitations to each approach. We suggest that studies using learned, flexible, context-dependent responses, and tasks involving discrimination and generalization of affective states induced by drugs may be especially useful. Although the various types of evidence can be used in combination to draw tentative inferences, conclusions regarding felt emotions still fall short of definitive. As an approach forward, we propose adopting an Affective Stance that posits specific felt emotions and tests the predictions that arise from this posit that are not predicted by other approaches to this issue.

      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:39:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2017.02.002
       
  • Communication in Animal Social Networks: A Missing Link?
    • Authors: Lysanne Snijders; Marc Naguib
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 March 2017
      Source:Advances in the Study of Behavior
      Author(s): Lysanne Snijders, Marc Naguib
      Animal social networks and animal communication networks are key disciplines for understanding animal social behavior, yet these disciplines remain poorly integrated. In this review, we show how communication and social networks are inherently linked, with social signals reflecting and affecting social networks. Signals carry key information on the quality and direction of social connections and reveal social connections over long distances. Moreover, social signals can directly affect proximity among conspecifics, by facilitating social attraction and repulsion. Social signals thus mediate many of the social networks we observe. Throughout, we discuss a broad range of signal types and interactions, yet with a focus on acoustic signals and show how they reflect and affect social relationships. With this review we aim to inspire further integration of the social network and communication network disciplines, expecting that it will lead to new insights into the dynamics and evolution of animal social behavior.

      PubDate: 2017-03-12T19:13:22Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2017.02.004
       
  • Why Is Social Behavior Rare in Reptiles? Lessons From Sleepy Lizards
    • Authors: C. Michael Bull; Michael G. Gardner; Andrew Sih; Orr Spiegel; Stephanie S. Godfrey; Stephan T. Leu
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 March 2017
      Source:Advances in the Study of Behavior
      Author(s): C. Michael Bull, Michael G. Gardner, Andrew Sih, Orr Spiegel, Stephanie S. Godfrey, Stephan T. Leu
      We report on 35years of research into behavior and ecology of the Australian sleepy lizard, Tiliqua rugosa. We describe the unusually long monogamous pairing period in this lizard before mating takes place each spring, and the long-term persistence of mating pairs, reforming each spring for up to 27years. We review hypotheses, observations, and experiments and conclude that females drive the pairing, becoming more receptive to males that have provided prolonged attention, because of the advantages they gain through greater awareness of approaching danger. We suggest that long-term pair fidelity has resulted from a higher reproductive efficiency between familiar partners. We then consider the broader social network structure in the sleepy lizard population, suggesting from our analyses that lizards make more contacts with their neighbors, sometimes agonistically, than if they were moving at random. There are few kin-based associations in the networks, but lizards with different personality types have different network positions. The broad social structure of the population is robust to ecological and environmental changes, although various network parameters are adjusted with different climate or habitat conditions. The overall social structure of the sleepy lizard population has an important role in transmission of parasites and pathogens. Finally we consider why this species is one of the very few reptiles for which stable social living has been reported. This may be because reptile social living is relatively under studied. Alternatively, we suggest, many reptile species may be constrained from evolving social structures, because they lack either the necessary cognitive ability or a strong defense against the high risk of pathogen transmission that comes from social living.

      PubDate: 2017-03-08T18:53:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2017.02.001
       
  • Mechanisms of Communication and Cognition in Chickadees: Explaining Nature
           in the Lab and Field
    • Authors: Allison H. Hahn; Jenna V. Congdon; Kimberley A. Campbell; Erin N. Scully; Neil McMillan; Christopher B. Sturdy
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 March 2017
      Source:Advances in the Study of Behavior
      Author(s): Allison H. Hahn, Jenna V. Congdon, Kimberley A. Campbell, Erin N. Scully, Neil McMillan, Christopher B. Sturdy
      In this review, we summarize studies using approaches from the fields of comparative cognition and behavioral ecology to further our understanding of communication and behavior, as well as cognition and perception. We focus on studies examining one species of songbird, black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus). Black-capped chickadees have an extensive repertoire including tseet calls, gargle calls, chick-a-dee calls, and fee-bee songs that birds produce in numerous contexts. Both songs and calls are learned in this species and other chickadee species produce similar, but acoustically distinct vocalizations, allowing researchers to compare the vocal production and perception of phylogenetically close chickadee species. We discuss studies spanning both laboratory and field research utilizing techniques such as operant conditioning, developmental biology, behavioral neuroscience, and bioacoustics. Taken together, the results of these studies provide a deeper understanding into songbirds in general, and chickadees in particular, and the synthesis of work using approaches from the fields of comparative cognition and behavioral ecology will inform and inspire future integrative research in communication and cognition.

      PubDate: 2017-03-08T18:53:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2017.02.003
       
  • Behavioral Adaptations to Invasive Species: Benefits, Costs, and
           Mechanisms of Change
    • Authors: Tracy Langkilde; Christopher J. Thawley; Travis R. Robbins
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 February 2017
      Source:Advances in the Study of Behavior
      Author(s): Tracy Langkilde, Christopher J. Thawley, Travis R. Robbins
      Invasive species are a major conservation concern but provide an opportunity to examine the mechanisms and consequences of behavioral adaptation. Invasive species can act as novel predators, prey, and competitors; impose stress on species they encounter; and alter habitats. Behavior is often plastic and therefore is one of the first traits to respond to environmental perturbations. Here we illustrate behavioral adaptations to invasive species, primarily using a system of invasive fire ants that act as a novel predator on and prey for a native lizard and placing this in the context of other research. We show that behavioral adaptations to invasive species can increase fitness in the face of associated challenges and opportunities, but can expose adapted individuals to new pressures or maladapt them to previously existing selective pressures. As a result, behavioral adaptations to invasive species can be associated with changes in other traits, such as morphology or physiology, that either enhance the effectiveness of the behavior itself or increase fitness in the face of new pressures caused by the altered behavior.

      PubDate: 2017-02-10T13:33:43Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2016.12.003
       
  • Developmental Plasticity: Preparing for Life in a Complex World
    • Authors: Barbara Taborsky
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 February 2017
      Source:Advances in the Study of Behavior
      Author(s): Barbara Taborsky
      The environment experienced early in life can shape phenotypes lifelong, sometimes inducing major phenotypic change of key life history traits or behavioral strategies. Such lasting effects of developmental plasticity impact Darwinian fitness and should be subject to selection. Nevertheless, the adaptive value of developmental plasticity is still subject to ongoing debate. One key problem hampering the understanding of developmental plasticity is that its mechanisms and function are mostly studied in simple laboratory environments testing for the effects of only a single environmental factor during a single ontogenetic period. However, most natural environments are multidimensional and complex and environmental influences affect development at multiple ontogenetic stages. In the past years, a number of theoretical and experimental studies emerged, which address effects of more natural levels of environmental complexity. After a general introduction into theoretical and experimental approaches to the study of developmental plasticity, I review the main theoretical insights from these models and contrast them with experimental results obtained from long-lived vertebrates, to illustrate how incorporating natural levels of complexity can improve our understanding of phenotypic development. The review centers around two main questions: (1) When should environmental information influencing development be obtained and when is this information beneficial? (2) How is information obtained during multiple life stages or from multiple environmental parameters integrated during phenotypic development? Theoretical results about the temporal patterns of the use of environmental information and the integration of cues from different sources emphasize the importance of environmental predictability, reliability, and the value of information. The experimental evidence illustrates the necessity to evaluate fitness across the entire life of long-lived species, if we aim to test predictions from evolutionary models. Moreover, it suggests that we need models incorporating more of the complexities of “real life,” such as interactive effects of environmental components, or a deviation from simplistic assumptions about the temporal pattern of environmental predictability.

      PubDate: 2017-02-10T13:33:43Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2016.12.002
       
  • Scramble Competition Polygyny in Terrestrial Arthropods
    • Authors: Marie E. Herberstein; Christina J. Painting; Gregory I. Holwell
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 February 2017
      Source:Advances in the Study of Behavior
      Author(s): Marie E. Herberstein, Christina J. Painting, Gregory I. Holwell
      Mating systems describe the usual number of mating partners, patterns of mate location, and patterns of parental care in populations and species. While most types of mating systems can be found in arthropods, scramble competition polygyny is likely to be very common based on the ecology of many insects and spiders. In this review we focus on terrestrial arthropods and assess how common this mating system is and discuss the behaviors and ecologies of populations that are likely to result in scramble competition. A particular interest is those systems where the wrong mate choice can carry significant costs for the male, such as through deception or sexual cannibalism. We conclude our review with future direction for research in scramble competition polygyny.

      PubDate: 2017-02-10T13:33:43Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2017.01.001
       
  • Covetable Corpses and Plastic Beetles—The Socioecological Behavior
           of Burying Beetles
    • Authors: Nick J. Royle; Paul E. Hopwood
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 January 2017
      Source:Advances in the Study of Behavior
      Author(s): Nick J. Royle, Paul E. Hopwood
      Among-individual variation in behavioral plasticity—the modification of behavior in response to changes in environment experienced by individuals—is increasingly recognized as an important, but relatively poorly understood, feature of organisms that facilitates adaptation to environmental change. It is expected to evolve when there is rapidly fluctuating or directional environmental change during the lifetime of individuals. This is particularly likely to occur in the context of reproductive behaviors, when the outcomes of unpredictable social interactions with other individuals during mating and parental care determine how selection acts on males and females and mating systems evolve. To better understand patterns of mating and parental care and organismal adaptation to environmental change, we need to know why there is so much variation in behavioral plasticity between and within species. Here we address this question using burying beetles as a model. Burying beetles have unusually variable, facultatively expressed, modes of parental care and variation between the sexes and among individuals in the plasticity of reproductive behaviors. We present evidence to show that variation in male plasticity of mating behavior is a key driver of the evolution of patterns of parental care in Nicrophorus vespilloides burying beetles. More generally, we conclude that behavioral plasticity in burying beetles, and likely other taxa, has evolved as a consequence of a resource requirement bottle-neck (niche specialization) in combination with highly unpredictable availability of such suitable resources and the social unpredictability that arises as a result: constraint is the mother of plastic invention.

      PubDate: 2017-01-16T09:36:58Z
      DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2016.12.001
       
 
 
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