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dc.contributor.authorEmberts, Zachary
dc.contributor.authorSomjee, Ummat
dc.contributor.authorWiens, John J
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-04T21:53:32Z
dc.date.available2022-04-04T21:53:32Z
dc.date.issued2021-08-06
dc.identifier.citationEmberts, Z., Somjee, U., & Wiens, J. J. (2021). Damage from intraspecific combat is costly. Behavioral Ecology.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1045-2249
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/beheco/arab090
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/663877
dc.description.abstractWhen individuals engage in fights with conspecifics over access to resources, injuries can occur. Most theoretical models suggest that the costs associated with these injuries should influence an individual's decision to retreat from a fight. Thus, damage from intraspecific combat is frequently noted and quantified. However, the fitness-related costs associated with this damage are not. Quantifying the cost of fighting-related damage is important because most theoretical models assume that it is the cost associated with the damage (not the damage itself) that should influence an individual's decision to retreat. Here, we quantified the cost of fighting-related injuries in the giant mesquite bug, Thasus neocalifornicus. We demonstrate that experimentally simulated fighting injuries result in metabolic costs and costs to flight performance. We also show that flight costs are more severe when the injuries are larger. Overall, our results provide empirical support for the fundamental assumption that damage acquired during intraspecific combat is costly.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundationen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)en_US
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2021. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en_US
dc.subjectdamageen_US
dc.subjectfighten_US
dc.subjectinjuryen_US
dc.subjectintrasexual competitionen_US
dc.subjectintraspecific competitionen_US
dc.subjectmale-male combaten_US
dc.titleDamage from intraspecific combat is costlyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1465-7279
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalBehavioral Ecologyen_US
dc.description.note12 month embargo; published: 06 August 2021en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleBehavioral Ecology
dc.source.volume32
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage1240
dc.source.endpage1245


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