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Animal PersonalitiesBehavior, Physiology, and Evolution$
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Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226922058

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226922065.001.0001

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What Is the Evidence that Natural Selection Maintains Variation in Animal Personalities?

What Is the Evidence that Natural Selection Maintains Variation in Animal Personalities?

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(p.201) 7 What Is the Evidence that Natural Selection Maintains Variation in Animal Personalities?
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Animal Personalities
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Niels J. Dingemanse

Denis RÉale

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226922065.003.0008

This chapter investigates the role of evolutionary mechanisms in maintaining behavioral variation in animals. It analyzes whether natural selection favors situations where both phenotypic variation and behavioral consistency are maintained at the same time. The chapter focuses on empirical studies conducted in wild populations, which document selection acting on behavioral consistency.

Keywords:   evolutionary mechanisms, behavioral variation, natural selection, phenotypic variation, selection acting, behavioral consistency

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