6 Works

Data from: Rainy springs linked to poor nestling growth in a declining avian aerial insectivore (Tachycineta bicolor)

Amelia R. Cox, Raleigh J. Robertson, Ádám Z. Lendvai, Kennedy Everitt & Frances Bonier
As species shift their ranges and phenology to cope with climate change, many are left without a ready supply of their preferred food source during critical life stages. Food shortages are often assumed to be driven by reduced total food abundance, but here we propose that climate change may cause short-term food shortages for foraging specialists without affecting overall food availability. We frame this hypothesis around the special case of birds that forage on flying...

Data from: Parental care and the evolution of terrestriality in frogs

Balázs Vági, Zsolt Végvári, András Liker, Robert P. Freckleton & Tamás Székely
Frogs and toads (Anura) exhibit some of the most diverse parental strategies in vertebrates. Identifying the evolutionary origins of parenting is fundamental to understanding the relationships between sexual selection, social evolution and parental care systems of contemporary Anura. Moreover, parenting has been hypothesized to allow the invasion of terrestrial habitats by the ancestors of terrestrial vertebrates. Using comprehensive phylogenetic analyses of frogs and toads based on data from over 1000 species that represent 46 out...

Data from: Personality and social foraging tactic use in free-living Eurasian tree sparrows (Passer montanus)

Attila Fulop, Zoltan Nemeth, Bianka Kocsis, Bettina Deak-Molnar, Timea Bozsoky & Zoltan Barta
Group-foraging individuals often use alternative behavioral tactics to acquire food: some individuals, the producers, actively search for food, while others, the scroungers, look for opportunities to exploit the finders’ discoveries. Although the use of social foraging tactics is partly flexible, yet some individuals tend mainly to produce, while others largely prefer to scrounge. This between-individual variation in tactic use closely resembles the phenomenon of animal personality, however the connection between personality and social foraging tactic...

Data from: Roadside verges and cemeteries: comparative analysis of synanthropic orchid habitats in the Mediterranean Archipelago

Réka Fekete, Viktor Löki, Renáta Urgyán, Kristóf Süveges, Ádám Lovas-Kiss, Orsolya Vincze & Molnár V. Attila
Several important habitats have become threatened in the last few centuries in the Mediterranean Basin due to major changes adopted in land use practices. The consequent loss of natural and semi-natural orchid habitats lead to the appreciation of small anthropogenic habitats, such as cemeteries and roadside verges. Colonization of cemeteries and roadside verges by orchids has long been known, but no study to date compared the suitability of these two anthropogenic habitats for orchids. Therefore,...

Data from: Broodmate aggression and life history variation in accipitrid birds of prey

Tomás Redondo, José María Romero, Ricardo Díaz-Delgado & Jenő Nagy
Aggressive sibling competition for parental food resources is relatively infrequent in animals but highly prevalent and extreme among certain bird families, particularly accipitrid raptors (Accipitriformes). Intense broodmate aggression within this group is associated with a suite of traits including a large adult size, small broods, low provisioning rates, and slow development. In this study, we apply phylogenetic comparative analyses to assess the relative importance of several behavioral, morphological, life history, and ecological variables as predictors...

Seed mass, hardness and phylogeny determine the potential for endozoochory by granivorous waterbirds

Ádám Lovas-Kiss, Orsolya Vincze, Erik Kleyheeg, Gábor Sramkó, Levente Laczkó, Réka Fekete, Attila Molnár V. & Andy Green
Field studies have shown that waterbirds, especially members of the Anatidae family, are major vectors of dispersal for a broad range of plants whose propagules can survive gut passage. Widely adopted dispersal syndromes ignore this dispersal mechanism, and we currently have little understanding of what traits determine the potential of angiosperms for endozoochory by waterbirds. Results from previous experimental studies have been inconsistent as to how seed traits affect seed survival and retention time in...

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  • 2019

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  • University of Debrecen
  • Estación Biológica de Doñana
  • MTA Centre for Ecological Research
  • University of Bath
  • Groupe de Recherches et d'Echanges Technologiques
  • Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology
  • Babeș-Bolyai University
  • Queen's University
  • University of Pannonia
  • University of Sheffield