New paper in Amphibia-Reptilia: Correlates and consequences of aggression in a large, predatory stream salamander

about_4Munshaw et al. find that environmental correlates hypothesized to influence territory and prey availability can be used as a proxy for rates of intra-specific aggression in species that are difficult to observe in-situ. These results suggest that it may not be necessary to actually observe aggressive behaviour to make inferences about how it structures population dynamics – it may be possible to collect far less invasive environmental data. Read more!

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