User profile of AndrewDHigginson

Behavioural ecologist interested in the effects of predation and ecology on morphology and behaviour. Based at the University of Exeter.


AndrewDHigginson has posted 46 Findings :

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Menopause evolved to avoid competition over resources with son’s mate

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Sat Aug 22 2020

Animals change their behaviour to manage the risks of starvation and predation, and so the number of animals starving can either increase or decrease when the starvation risk increases

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Fri Jul 03 2020

Cooperation evolves readily if individuals can walk away from uncooperative partners

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Fri Jun 26 2020

keywords: predation

When predation risk increases animals may increase, decrease or not change their foraging behaviour depending on how their behaviour affects the risk

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Thu Jun 18 2020

keywords: foraging , mating , food , temperature , survival ...

Managing fat to survive the night explains why birds sing at dawn

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Wed Jun 03 2020

keywords: predation , foraging , risk , danger , feeding

Animals should respond not only to the presence of predators but the pattern of their coming and going

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Wed May 27 2020

The distribution of animals that maximise their feeding rate under competition should be matched to the distribution of resources

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Tue May 26 2020

keywords: predation , foraging , time budge , food , risk ...

Animals must carefully choose when to look for food when the predation risk varies

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Fri May 22 2020

Healthier beadlet anemones are more likely to use weapons to injure others during fights

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Tue Mar 17 2020

Skills —— one of the important factors determining fighting ability

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Tue Mar 17 2020

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