September 27 2017

12:00 LSB 2320

Dan Blumstein
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA

Fear and Some Consequences


Most animals, at some point in their lives, must manage the risk of predation. Indeed, predators are responsible for the evolution of a rich suite of physiological, behavioral, and life-history adaptations. I will summarize some recent studies showing how strong social relationships may buffer predatory stress in marmots and how and why sounds are fearful. I will also discuss studies of the evolution of anti-predator behavior, focusing on both insights from studies of flight initiation distance, and discuss how living with multiple predators may inoculate prey to the loss of some of their predators. Finally, I will discuss current Australian work that studies the efficacy of pre-exposing prey to predators to increase the success of translocations and reintroductions for conservation.















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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