The non-cognitive dimension of animal behaviour depends largely on locomotor performance and its underlying enabling metabolic, cardiovascular, and muscle traits. I am interested in how physiological capacities can constrain behaviour, and thereby explain behavioural patterns of individuals and interactions between individuals.
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Kasumovic, M., Seebacher, F. 2013. Active metabolic rates are linked to a male’s proximity to a female and predict fitness. Biology Letters 9, 20121164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2012.1164.
Seebacher, F., Ward, A. J. W., Wilson, R. S. 2013. Increased aggression during pregnancy comes at a higher metabolic cost. Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 771-776.