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Human protection drives the emergence of a new coping style in animals

Authors
  • Sadoul, Bastien
  • Blumstein, Daniel T.
  • Alfonso, Sébastien
  • Geffroy, Benjamin
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS Biology
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Apr 06, 2021
Volume
19
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001186
PMID: 33822780
PMCID: PMC8057586
Source
PubMed Central
Disciplines
  • Biology and Life Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Evolutionary Genetics
License
Unknown

Abstract

This Essay hypothesizes that when human presence protects wild animals from their natural predators, this predator shield decouples commonly associated traits, resulting in a new range of coping phenotypes, dubbed “preactive.”

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