Volume 12 Supplement 1

New Perspectives in Behavioural Development: Adaptive Shaping of Behaviour over a Lifetime?

Proceedings

Edited by Fritz Trillmich, Norbert Sachser, Caroline Müller and Klaus Reinhold

Publication charges for this collection were funded by the German Research Foundation (FOR 1232) and the Open Access Publication Fund of Bielefeld and Munster University. Articles originate from the workshop 'New Perspectives in Behavioural Development: Adaptive Shaping of Behaviour over a Lifetime?' and have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare they have no competing interests.

New Perspectives in Behavioural Development: Adaptive Shaping of Behaviour over a Lifetime?. Go to conference site.

Bielefeld, Germany

29 September - 1 October 2014

Figure Caption: Images capture and convey perspectives without the shroud of semantics that may limit their understanding. Depicted are three fused Klein bottles. This boundary-free topology illustrates the continuous nature of genes, environment, and development as proposed by Hogben. Figure courtesy of Jos Leys. See article by Crews et al., article S21 in this supplement.

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  1. Review

    Adaptive explanations for sensitive windows in development

    Development in many organisms appears to show evidence of sensitive windows—periods or stages in ontogeny in which individual experience has a particularly strong influence on the phenotype (compared to other ...

    Tim W Fawcett and Willem E Frankenhuis

    Frontiers in Zoology 2015 12(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 24 August 2015

  2. Review

    Plasticity as a developing trait: exploring the implications

    Individual differences in plasticity have been classically framed as genotype-by-environment interactions, with different genotypes showing different reaction norms in response to environmental conditions. How...

    Marco Del Giudice

    Frontiers in Zoology 2015 12(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 24 August 2015

  3. Review

    Effect of diet on the structure of animal personality

    There is increasing interest in the proximate factors that underpin individual variation in suites of correlated behaviours. In this paper, we propose that dietary macronutrient composition, an underexplored e...

    Chang S Han and Niels J Dingemanse

    Frontiers in Zoology 2015 12(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 24 August 2015

  4. Research

    Behavioural phenotypes over the lifetime of a holometabolous insect

    Introduction: Behavioural traits can differ considerably between individuals, and such differences were found to be consistent over the lifetime of an organism in several species. Whether behavioural traits of...

    Thorben Müller and Caroline Müller

    Frontiers in Zoology 2015 12(Suppl 1):S8

    Published on: 24 August 2015

  5. Review

    Parental food provisioning is related to nestling stress response in wild great tit nestlings: implications for the development of personality

    Variation in early nutrition is known to play an important role in shaping the behavioural development of individuals. Parental prey selection may have long-lasting behavioural influences. In birds foraging on...

    Kees van Oers, Gregory M Kohn, Camilla A Hinde and Marc Naguib

    Frontiers in Zoology 2015 12(Suppl 1):S10

    Published on: 24 August 2015

  6. Review

    The Snark was a Boojum - reloaded

    In this article, we refer to an original opinion paper written by Prof. Frank Beach in 1950 (“The Snark was a Boojum”). In his manuscript, Beach explicitly criticised the field of comparative psychology becaus...

    Simone Macrì and S Helene Richter

    Frontiers in Zoology 2015 12(Suppl 1):S20

    Published on: 24 August 2015

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