Urban Birds. Connor Dolighan and Sky Freeman. The fitness benefit of association with humans: elevated success of birds breeding indoors. By: Anders Pape Moller. Big Picture Questions. Wanted to investigate the fitness of animal – human associations
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Connor Dolighan and Sky Freeman
By: Anders PapeMoller
A = Approximate location of urban population (University of California – San Diego)
B = Approximate location of ancestral range population (near Mt. Laguna, CA)
Flight initiation distances – field study
Exploratory behaviour – common garden study
Covariation between CORT and exploratory behaviour – common garden study
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Moller AP. 2010. The fitness benefit of association with humans: elevated success of birds breeding indoors. Behavioral Ecology. 21: 913-918.