Metal pollution gradient STI data
datasetposted on 28.03.2018, 14:51 by Andrea S. Grunst, Melissa L. Grunst, Bert Thys, Thomas Raap, Natasha Daem, Rianne Pinxten, Marcel Eens
This file contains behavioral measurements collected during simulated territory intrusions (STIs) performed at study sites across a metal pollution gradient in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2017. Moving away from the pollution source, the study sites were Umicore (UM), Fort 8 (F8), Fort 7 (F7), Fort 5 (F5) and Fort 4 (F4). UM and F8 were grouped into one site for the final analysis. Behaviors measured for males during the 3 min STI were: latency to approach (min), approach distance (MinDist, m), time on the decoy (min), and number of calls, songs, dives and attacks on the decoy. Scores from a principal components analysis performed on this data are also included in the file. For females, latency and approach distance were measured, and aggressive behavior was scored (Fem Score) as described in the manuscript.