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Predicting the impacts of chemical pollutants on animal groups

Michelangeli, Marcus and Martin, Jake M. and Pinter-Wollman, Noa and Ioannou, Christos C. and McCallum, Erin and Bertram, Michael and Brodin, Tomas (2022). Predicting the impacts of chemical pollutants on animal groups. Trends in ecology & evolution. 37 :9 , 789-802
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Wildlife are exposed to an increasing number and diversity of chemical pollutants.Chemical pollutants can elicit a range of sublethal effects on individual organisms, but research on how these contaminants affect social interactions and animal groups is severely lacking.It is imperative that perspectives from behavioural ecology and ecotoxicology are integrated, to increase our understanding of how contaminant effects on individuals might cascade to group-level processes.We present a conceptual framework for researchers and practitioners to guide the study of how chemical pollutants might affect the emergence, organisation, and function of animal social groups.Chemical pollution is among the fastest-growing agents of global change. Synthetic chemicals with diverse modes-of-action are being detected in the tissues of wildlife and pervade entire food webs. Although such pollutants can elicit a range of sublethal effects on individual organisms, research on how chemical pollutants affect animal groups is severely lacking. Here we synthesise research from two related, but largely segregated fields – ecotoxicology and behavioural ecology – to examine pathways by which chemical contaminants could disrupt processes that govern the emergence, self-organisation, and collective function of animal groups. Our review provides a roadmap for prioritising the study of chemical pollutants within the context of sociality and highlights important methodological advancements for future research.

Authors/Creators:Michelangeli, Marcus and Martin, Jake M. and Pinter-Wollman, Noa and Ioannou, Christos C. and McCallum, Erin and Bertram, Michael and Brodin, Tomas
Title:Predicting the impacts of chemical pollutants on animal groups
Series Name/Journal:Trends in ecology & evolution
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:37
Number:9
Page range:789-802
Number of Pages:14
ISSN:0169-5347
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Environmental Sciences (social aspects to be 507)
Keywords:collective behaviour, contaminants, environmental pollution, group composition, animal sociality, wildlife toxicology
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-118611
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-118611
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DOI10.1016/j.tree.2022.05.009
ID Code:28625
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:29 Aug 2022 10:26
Metadata Last Modified:29 Aug 2022 10:31

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