[Wednesday Talks]: “'Animal Personality’: Insights from Ichthyology”

NIAS Wednesday Discussion Meeting


Topic:“'Animal Personality’: Insights from Ichthyology”

Speaker: Dr. V V Binoy

Assistant Professor,

School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, NIAS



Chairperson: Prof. Anindya Sinha

Professor and Dean, Academic Affairs,

School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, NIAS



Date: 30th March, 2016

Time: 9.30 am

Venue: Lecture Hall, NIAS

All are cordially invited

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Abstract:  Understanding the origin and underlying mechanisms behind the behaviour consistency (predictability or repeatability) within individuals over time, and the role of variation in individual behaviour (also referred to as personality, coping style, temperament, behavioural profile, behavioural strategies and ‘tactics or behavioural syndrome) in determining the survival and fitness of an animal are still continuing as a puzzle for biologists. Consistent variation in five broad axes of personality has been identified in many species, which include boldness–shyness (reaction to threats), exploration–avoidance (reaction to novel stimuli), activity (general level of activity), aggressiveness (agonistic reaction to conspecifics) and sociability (non-aggressive reaction to conspecific presence). The present discussion will focus on the recent trends in animal personality research in the light of the studies using fish model systems.


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016