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Responses to Natural Perturbations: Poxes, Predators, and Personalities

L. Michael Romero and John C. Wingfield

in Tempests, Poxes, Predators, and People: Stress in Wild Animals and How They Cope

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780195366693
eISBN:
9780190456993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366693.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter shows how free-living animals respond to attack, either by predators or parasites. It is clear that infection, injury, population density, and competition trigger facultative and ... More


Behavior Shapes Infectious Disease Dynamics in Birds

Andrea K. Townsend and Dana M. Hawley

in Infectious Disease Ecology of Wild Birds

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198746249
eISBN:
9780191808852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746249.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Ornithology

Parasites both affect and are affected by the behavior of birds. Moreover, specific avian behaviors can either suppress or augment parasite spread, depending on context and parasite transmission ... More


The influence of parasites

Pedro F. Vale, Jonathon A. Siva-Jothy, André Morrill, and Mark R. Forbes

in Insect Behavior: From Mechanisms to Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198797500
eISBN:
9780191838842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797500.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses insect behavioral responses to parasites. Dividing behaviors conceptually into those that occur before and after infection, we start by reviewing the evidence that insects ... More


The sickness response

Mats Lekander

in The Inflamed Feeling: The Brain's Role in Immune Defence

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198863441
eISBN:
9780191895937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863441.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Behavioural Neuroendocrinology, Clinical Psychology

If one thinks about how it felt the last time one came down with the flu or had a serious cold, negative emotions and bodily experiences are likely to come to mind. Feeling somewhat depressed, a bit ... More


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