A recipe for scavenging in vertebrates - the natural history of a behaviour

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dc.contributor.author Kane, Adam
dc.contributor.author Healy, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Guillerme, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Ruxton, Graeme D.
dc.contributor.author Jackson, Andrew L.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-25T11:44:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-25T11:44:45Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10-17
dc.identifier.citation Kane, A., Healy, K., GuillermE, T., Ruxton, G. D. and Jackson, A. L. (2016) ‘A recipe for scavenging in vertebrates - the natural history of a behaviour’, Ecography, 40(2), pp. 324-334. doi. 10.1111/ecog.02817 en
dc.identifier.volume 40
dc.identifier.issued 2
dc.identifier.startpage 324
dc.identifier.endpage 334
dc.identifier.issn 0906-7590
dc.identifier.issn 1600-0587
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3213
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/ecog.02817
dc.description.abstract Despite its prevalence, the importance of scavenging to carnivores is difficult to ascertain in modern day forms and impossible to study directly in extinct species. Yet, there are certain intrinsic and environmental features of a species that push it towards a scavenging lifestyle. These can be thought of as some of the principal parameters in optimal foraging theory namely, encounter rate and handling time. We use these components to highlight the morphologies and environments that would have been conducive to scavenging over geological time by focusing on the dominant vertebrate groups of the land, sea and air. The result is a synthesis on the natural history of scavenging. The features that make up our qualitative scale of scavenging can be applied to any given species and allow us to judge the likely importance of this foraging behaviour. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council GOIP/2015/81; Science Foundation Ireland; European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007–2013)/ERC Grant Agreement number 311092 en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.rights © 2016 The Authors. Ecography © 2016 Nordic Society Oikos. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Kane, A., Healy, K., GuillermE, T., Ruxton, G. D. and Jackson, A. L. (2016) ‘A recipe for scavenging in vertebrates - the natural history of a behaviour’, Ecography, 40(2), pp. 324-334. doi. 10.1111/ecog.02817, which is published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.02817. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. en
dc.subject Ornithology en
dc.subject Scavenging en
dc.subject Carrion en
dc.subject Vertebrates en
dc.title A recipe for scavenging in vertebrates - the natural history of a behaviour en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Adam Kane, Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3000 Email: adam.kane@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2017-10-17
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder European Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Ecography en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress adam.kane@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP2::ERC/311092/EU/The Origin of Jawed Vertebrates and the Evolution of Morphology in Deep Time/JAWEVOL en


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