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dc.contributor.authorBriffa, Mark
dc.contributor.authorArnott, G
dc.contributor.authorHardege, JD
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-26T08:05:20Z
dc.date.available2023-09-26T08:05:20Z
dc.date.issued2024-01
dc.identifier.issn1879-1026
dc.identifier.issn1879-1026
dc.identifier.other167360
dc.identifier.urihttps://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk/handle/10026.1/21342
dc.description.abstract

Human impacts on the environment affect organisms at all levels of biological organisation and ultimately can change their phenotype. Over time, phenotypic change may arise due to selection but individual phenotypes are also subject to change via genotype × environment interactions. In animals, behaviour is the most flexible aspect of phenotype, and hence the most liable to change across environmental gradients including exposure to pollution. Here we review current knowledge on the impacts of pollution, broadly defined to include the release of substances, energy, and the effects of carbon emissions, on the behaviour of a highly studied group, the globally distributed hermit crabs. We first show how their obligate association with empty gastropod shells underpins their use as model organisms for the study of resource-assessment, contest, and risk-coping behaviours. Intense study of hermit crabs has advanced our understanding of how animals use information, and we discuss the ways in which pollutants can disrupt the cognitive processes involved. We then highlight current studies of hermit crabs, which paint a clear picture of behavioural changes due to multiple pollutants. Impacts on behaviour vary across pollutants and entire suites of behaviours can be influenced by a single pollutant, with the potential for interactive and cascade effects. Hermit crabs offer the opportunity for detailed behavioural analysis, including application of the repeated measures animal-personality framework, and they are highly amenable to experimental manipulations. As such, we show how they now provide a model system for studying the impacts of pollution on behaviour, yielding insights broadly applicable across animal diversity.

dc.format.extent167360-167360
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.subjectBehaviour
dc.subjectHIREC
dc.subjectHermit crab
dc.subjectInfo-disruption
dc.subjectMicroplastic
dc.subjectOcean acidification
dc.subjectPollution
dc.titleHermit crabs as model species for investigating the behavioural responses to pollution
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.typeReview
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/37774883
plymouth.volume906
plymouth.publication-statusAccepted
plymouth.journalScience of the Total Environment
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.167360
plymouth.organisational-group|Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group|Plymouth|Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group|Plymouth|Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group|Plymouth|Faculty of Science and Engineering|School of Biological and Marine Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group|Plymouth|Research Groups|Marine Institute
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dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dcterms.dateAccepted2023-09-25
dc.date.updated2023-09-26T08:05:19Z
dc.rights.embargodate10000-01-01
dc.identifier.eissn1879-1026
dc.rights.embargoperiodforever
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