Par Melanie DAMMHAHN, Animal Ecology group, Potsdam University, Allemagne

Recently it has been proposed that behavioural, physiological and life-history traits coevolved in response to long-term selection pressures forming the pace-of-life syndrome. In this project we tested predictions of the pace-of-life syndrome hypothesis by analysing covariance between metabolism, life-history and stable individual differences in behaviour of free-ranging eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus). In this talk, I will present these new results, revisit the pace-of-life syndrome concept and discuss limitations and potential further developments of this hypothesis