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Data from: Biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships change through primary succession

Akira Mori, Takashi Osono, J. Hans C. Cornelissen, Joseph Craine & Masaki Uchida
Ecologists traditionally use environmental parameters to predict successional shifts in compositional characteristics of local species assemblages (environmental control). Another important focus in ecology is to understand functional roles of species assemblages in determining local environmental properties (diversity control). Then, the question emerges: which is the cause, and which is the consequence? To clarify the causal relationships between species assemblages and environmental properties, we focused on seral changes in species/functional diversity of vascular plants in tundra...

Data from: Learning of efficient behaviour in spatial exploration through observation of behaviour of conspecific in laboratory rats

Yuji Takano, Masatoshi Ukezono, Satoshi F. Nakashima, Nobuaki Takahashi & Naoyuki Hironaka
Recent studies have suggested that rodent behaviour is influenced by the behaviour of surrounding conspecifics (e.g. emotional contagion and prosocial behaviour). However, little is known about deferred imitation and complex observational learning in rats. The purpose of this study was to reveal whether rats can learn from another rat's experiences. In a maze, observer rats watched the foraging behaviour of other rats (demonstrators) and then foraged in turn. The results showed that demonstrators explored inefficiently,...

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