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Evolution of animal personalities
From an adaptive perspective, the existence of animal personalities is still a mystery because a more flexible structure of behavior would provide a selective advantage. My project aims to understand why individuals within single populations often differ consistently in their behavioral tendencies across time and contexts. For that purpose, I will investigate the role of feedback loops in explaining how different personality types can stably coexist and persist.