Habitat selection and territoriality

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Abstract

Insects dominate virtually all terrestrial and freshwater habitats on earth. This chapter reviews insect habitat selection, focusing on the occupation and defence of mating sites. First the adaptive basis of mating systems, sex roles, and behaviors in regard to habitat are established, then site occupation and defence in territorial species is explored. Resource-holding potential and resource value are discussed for how they determine aggressive motivation, as well as how contestants seek to gauge such parameters, with particular attention to the role of convention, drawing upon exemplar studies in damselflies and butterflies that have provided a narrative between theory and empiricism. Conventional and/or plastic behaviors are also discussed in terms of the presence and certainty of contestant roles, encompassing phenomena, such as residency confusion, nasty neighbours and interloper effects. The chapter concludes by discussing future avenues, foremost among which is the opportunity to synthesize empirical data across taxa.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationInsect behavior
Subtitle of host publicationfrom mechanisms to ecological and evolutionary consequences
EditorsAlex Córdoba-Aguilar, Daniel González-Tokman, Isaac González-Santoyo
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter6
Pages80-97
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780191838842
ISBN (Print)9780198797500, 9780198797517
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • bourgeois
  • contest competition
  • game theory
  • resource-holding potential
  • resource value
  • site fidelity

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Kemp, D. (2018). Habitat selection and territoriality. In A. Córdoba-Aguilar, D. González-Tokman, & I. González-Santoyo (Eds.), Insect behavior: from mechanisms to ecological and evolutionary consequences (pp. 80-97). Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198797500.003.0006
Kemp, Darrell. / Habitat selection and territoriality. Insect behavior: from mechanisms to ecological and evolutionary consequences. editor / Alex Córdoba-Aguilar ; Daniel González-Tokman ; Isaac González-Santoyo. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. pp. 80-97
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Kemp, D 2018, Habitat selection and territoriality. in A Córdoba-Aguilar, D González-Tokman & I González-Santoyo (eds), Insect behavior: from mechanisms to ecological and evolutionary consequences. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 80-97. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198797500.003.0006

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Insect behavior: from mechanisms to ecological and evolutionary consequences. ed. / Alex Córdoba-Aguilar; Daniel González-Tokman; Isaac González-Santoyo. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. p. 80-97.

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