The effects of social cues on the expression and quantitative genetic variation and covariation in animal personality traits

Fabian Sandro Rudin

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Abstract

Amongst the many ways in which the environment affects the expression and evolution of behaviour, the social environment has been imputed to have particularly strong effects on behaviour. This is because this aspect of the environment is itself heritable and can lead to coevolutionary dynamics between actions and responses of interacting individuals. In this thesis, I use male Australian field crickets, Teleogryllus oceanicus, to investigate how different aspects of the social environment affect the expression of and quantitative genetic (co)variation in different personality traits.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date3 Oct 2018
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Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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