Structurally complex habitat and sensory adaptations mediate the behavioural responses of a desert rodent to an indirect cue for increased predation risk

We studied the foraging behaviour of a rocky desert rodent, the common spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus), to gain insight into how structural complexity of habitat influences responses to an indirect cue for the level of predation risk. We used artificial food patches to compare the foraging response of free-ranging common spiny mice in a habitat […]

Hit or miss: branch structure affects perch choice, behaviour, distance and accuracy of brown tree snakes bridging gaps

The effects of branch size, shape and orientation on arboreal animals’ movement across gaps or their choice of destinations when doing so are poorly understood compared to the well-documented effects of habitat structure on the locomotor behaviours and maximal speeds of animals moving on solid surfaces. Some highly arboreal species of snakes, such as the […]