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Collective Personality in the Azteca-Cecropia Mutualism


Abstract For interspecific mutualisms, the behavior of one partner can influence the fitness of the other, especially in the case of symbiotic mutualisms where partners live in close physical association for much of their lives. Behavioral effects on fitness may be particularly important if either species in these long-term relationships displays personality. Animal personality is defined as repeatable individual differences in behavior, and how correlations among these consistent traits are structured is termed behavioral syndromes. Animal personality has been broadly documented across the animal kingdom but is poorly understood in the context of mutualisms. My dissertation focuses on the structure, causes, and consequences of collective personalit... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Marting, Peter Reilly (Author) / Pratt, Stephen C (Advisor) / Wcislo, William T (Committee member) / Hoelldobler, Bert (Committee member) / Fewell, Jennifer H (Committee member) / Gadau, Juergen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biology / Ecology / Behavioral sciences / animal personality / ant-plant symbiosis / behavioral syndromes / collective behavior / mutualisms / social insects
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 181 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Biology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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