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Animal culture impacts species' capacity to realise climate-driven range shifts

Keith, Sally A., Bull, Joseph (2016) Animal culture impacts species' capacity to realise climate-driven range shifts. Ecography, 40 (2). pp. 296-304. ISSN 0906-7590. E-ISSN 1600-0587. (doi:10.1111/ecog.02481) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Ecological predictions of how species will shift their geographical distributions under climate change generally consider individuals as machines that respond optimally to changing environmental conditions. However, animals frequently make active behavioural decisions based on imperfect information about their external environment, potentially mediated by information transmitted through social learning (i.e. culture). Vertical transmission of culture (between generations) might encourage conservative behaviour, constraining the ability of a species to respond, whilst horizontal transmission (within generations) can encourage innovation and so facilitate dynamic responses to a changing environment. We believe that the time is right to unite recent advances in ecological modelling and behavioural understanding to explicitly incorporate the influence of animal culture into future predictions of species distributions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/ecog.02481
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Joseph Bull
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 08:51 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2020 09:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63800 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bull, Joseph: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7337-8977
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