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dc.contributor.authorJolles, Jolle Wolteren
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Benjamin Aaronen
dc.contributor.authorManica, Andreaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T17:21:59Z
dc.date.available2015-12-08T17:21:59Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-30en
dc.identifier.citationJ. W. Jolles et al. Animal Behaviour (2015). volume 112, issue February 2016: pp. 139-145. DOI:10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.12.010en
dc.identifier.issn0003-3472
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252906
dc.description.abstractAnimal personalities are ubiquitous across the animal kingdom, and have been shown both to influence individual behaviour in the social context and to be affected by it. However, little attention has been paid to possible carryover effects of social conditions on personality expression, especially when individuals are alone. Here we investigated how the recent social context affected the boldness and repeatability of three-spined sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus, during individual assays. We housed fish either solitarily, solitarily part of the time or socially in groups of four, and subjected them twice to a risk-taking task. The social conditions had a large effect on boldness repeatability, with fish housed solitarily before the trials showing much higher behavioural repeatability than fish housed socially, for which repeatability was not significant. Social conditions also had a temporal effect on the boldness of the fish, with only fish housed solitarily taking more risks during the first than the second trial. These results show that recent social conditions can thus affect the short-term repeatability of behaviour and obfuscate the expression of personality even in later contexts when individuals are alone. This finding highlights the need to consider social housing conditions when designing personality studies and emphasizes the important link between animal personality and the social context by showing the potential role of social carryover effects.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank Ben Walbanke-Taylor for help with fish husbandry and two anonymous referees for helpful feedback on the manuscript. We acknowledge funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Graduate Research Fellowship to J.W.J).
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/*
dc.subjectanimal personalityen
dc.subjectboldnessen
dc.subjectconsistencyen
dc.subjectisolationen
dc.subjectrepeatabilityen
dc.subjecthousingen
dc.subjectthree-spined sticklebacken
dc.titleRecent social conditions affect boldness repeatability in individual sticklebacksen
dc.title.alternativeRecent social conditions affect repeatabilityen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. It is currently embargoed pending publication.en
prism.endingPage145
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameAnimal Behaviouren
prism.startingPage139
prism.volume112en
dc.rioxxterms.funderBBSRC
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.12.010en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-12-30en
dc.contributor.orcidManica, Andrea [0000-0003-1895-450X]
dc.identifier.eissn1095-8282
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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