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SOCPROG programs: analysing animal social structures
  • H. Whitehead
  • Biology
    Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • 16 January 2009
TLDR
SOCPROG is a set of programs which analyses data on animal associations, including mark-recapture population analyses and movement analyses, written in the programming language MATLAB and may be downloaded free from the World Wide Web.
Analyzing Animal Societies: Quantitative Methods for Vertebrate Social Analysis
TLDR
Hal Whitehead presents a conceptual framework for analyzing social behavior and demonstrates how to put this framework into practice by collecting suitable data on the interactions and associations of individuals so that relationships can be described, and, from these, models can be derived.
Sperm Whales: Social Evolution in the Ocean
TLDR
The crucial role that culture plays in the life of the sperm whale is explored, and a general model of how the ocean environment influences social behaviour and cultural evolution among mammals as well as other animals is built.
Decline in relative abundance of bottlenose dolphins exposed to long-term disturbance.
TLDR
The substantial effect of tour vessels on dolphin abundance in a region of low-level tourism calls into question the presumption that dolphin-watching tourism is benign.
Constructing, conducting and interpreting animal social network analysis
TLDR
The under‐exploited potential of experimental manipulations on social networks to address research questions is highlighted, and an overview of methods for quantifying properties of nodes and networks, as well as for testing hypotheses concerning network structure and network processes are provided.
Precision and power in the analysis of social structure using associations
I develop guidelines for assessing the precision and power of statistical techniques that are frequently used to study nonhuman social systems using observed dyadic associations. Association indexes
Testing association patterns of social animals
  • H. Whitehead
  • Medicine, Mathematics
    Animal Behaviour
  • 1 June 1999
TLDR
Bejder et al. (1998) permuted association matrices under Monte-Carlo methods by using a sequential routine developed by Manly (1995) for an analogous ecological problem, which represents a substantial development in the ability to test social structures for evidence of nonrandom associations.
MALE COMPETITION IN LARGE GROUPS OF WINTERING HUMPBACK WHALES
TLDR
Fast moving groups containing three or more adult humpback whales are found in the winter on Silver Bank in the West Indies, and off Hawaii, and the pattern of interactions strongly suggests that the escorts are males competing for access to a central female.
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