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Data from: Social forces can impact the circadian clocks of cohabiting hamsters

Matthew J. Paul, Premananda Indic & William J. Schwartz
A number of field and laboratory studies have shown that the social environment influences daily rhythms in numerous species. However, underlying mechanisms, including the circadian system’s role, are not known. Obstacles to this research have been the inability to track and objectively analyse rhythms of individual animals housed together. Here, we employed temperature dataloggers to track individual body temperature rhythms of pairs of cohabiting male Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) in constant darkness and applied a...

Data from: Estimating the effect of plantations on pine invasions in protected areas: a case study from South Africa

Matthew M. McConnachie, Brian W. Van Wilgen, David M. Richardson, Paul J. Ferraro & Aurelia T. Forsyth
1. Protected areas (PAs) are a key intervention for conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services. A major challenge for PAs is the control of invasive non-native plants that spread into PAs from surrounding sources such as forestry plantations. The links between invasions and different source populations are poorly understood, making it difficult to apportion responsibilities for control costs. 2. We estimated the effect of plantations of invasive pines (Pinus species) on the spread of these trees...

Data from: Genetic basis in motor skill and hand preference for tool use in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

William D. Hopkins, Lisa Reamer, Mary Catherine Mareno & Steven J. Schapiro
Chimpanzees are well known for their tool using abilities. Numerous studies have documented variability in tool use among chimpanzees and the role that social learning and other factors play in their development. There are also findings on hand use in both captive and wild chimpanzees; however, less understood are the potential roles of genetic and non-genetic mechanisms in determining individual differences in tool use skill and laterality. Here, we examined heritability in tool use skill...

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  • 2014

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  • Georgia State University
  • Scientific Services
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Stellenbosch University