4 Works

A practical approach to measuring the acoustic diversity by community ecology methods

Sándor Zsebők, Dénes Schmera, Miklós Laczi, Gergely Nagy, Éva Vaskuti, János Török & László Garamszegi
The study of the diversity of animal signals on within- and among-species levels is the key to uncover mechanisms that shape the evolution of communication systems. However, the methods used to quantify acoustic diversity (like repertoire size) lack to grasp several aspects of acoustic diversity. Here, we propose a new framework for the study of animal communication, in which we decompose the acoustic diversity with the methodological toolbox from community ecology. We explore how different...

Morphological measurements of six cave and nine surface Asellus aquaticus populations

Gergely Balázs, Anna Biró, Žiga Fišer, Cene Fišer & Gábor Herczeg
The dataset contains data of 17 functional morphological traits measured on 656 individuals from the Asellus aquaticus species complex from six cave and nine surface populations from four countries. The measured traits are covering a wide range of functionalities including locomotion, fecundity and sensing. By including individuals from both sex, and from surface and cave habitats questions concerning troglomorphic adaptation and sexual dimorphism and their interaction can be addressed.

Recording fine-scale movement of ground beetles by two methods: Potentials and methodological pitfalls

Jana Růžičková & Zoltán Elek
Movement trajectories are usually recorded as a sequence of discrete movement events described by two parameters: step length (distance) and turning angle (bearing). One of the most widespread methods to record the geocoordinates of each step is by a GPS device. Such devices have limited suitability for recording fine movements of species with low dispersal ability including flightless carabid beetles at small spatio-temporal scales. As an alternative, the distance-bearing approach can avoid the measurement error...

Sequential organization of birdsong: Relationships with individual quality and fitness

Sándor Zsebők, Gábor Herczeg, Miklós Laczi, Gergely Nagy, Éva Vaskuti, Rita Hargitai, Gergely Hegyi, Márton Herényi, Gábor Markó, Balázs Rosivall, Eszter Szász, Eszter Szöllősi, János Török & László Zsolt Garamszegi
Many vocalizing animals produce the discrete elements of their acoustic signals in a specific sequential order, but we know little about the biological relevance of this ordering. For that, we must characterize the degree by which individuals differ in how they organize their signals sequentially and relate these differences to variation in quality and fitness. In this study, we fulfilled these tasks in male collared flycatchers (Ficedula albicollis). We characterized the sequential order of syllables...

Registration Year

  • 2021

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  • Eötvös Loránd University
  • Institute of Ecology and Botany
  • Balaton Limnological Institute
  • MTA Centre for Ecological Research
  • University of Ljubljana