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dc.contributor.authorGreggor, Alison L.
dc.contributor.authorClayton, Nicola S.
dc.contributor.authorPhalan, Ben
dc.contributor.authorThornton, A
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-17T13:49:25Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description.abstractEvery animal occupies a unique cognitive world based on its sensory capacities, and attentional and learning biases. Behaviour results from the interaction of this cognitive world with the environment. As humans alter environments, cognitive processes ranging from perceptual processes to learned behaviour govern animals' reactions. By harnessing animals' perceptual biases and applying insights from cognitive theory, we can purposefully alter cues to reduce maladaptive responses and shape behaviour. Despite the fundamental connection between cognition and behaviour, the breadth of cognitive theory is underutilised in conservation practice. Bridging these disciplines could augment existing conservation efforts targeting animal behaviour. We outline relevant principles of perception and learning, and develop a step-by-step process for applying aspects of cognition towards specific conservation issues.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipGates-Cambridge Trusten_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) David Phillips Fellowshipen_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipZukerman Research Fellowshipen_GB
dc.identifier.citationVol. 29 (9), pp. 489 - 495en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tree.2014.06.004
dc.identifier.grantnumberBB/H021817/1en_GB
dc.identifier.otherS0169-5347(14)00136-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/16858
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2014.06.004en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25043737en_GB
dc.rightsCreative Commons license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)en_GB
dc.subjectanimal conservationen_GB
dc.subjectaversive conditioningen_GB
dc.subjectcognitionen_GB
dc.subjectimprintingen_GB
dc.subjectlearningen_GB
dc.subjectperceptionen_GB
dc.titleComparative cognition for conservationistsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2015-04-17T13:49:25Z
dc.identifier.issn0169-5347
exeter.place-of-publicationEngland
dc.descriptionOpen Access article under a Creative Commons license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn1872-8383
dc.identifier.journalTrends in Ecology and Evolutionen_GB


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