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The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog: Social Life of a Burrowing Mammal
John L. Hoogland draws on 16 years of research at Wind Cave Na tional Park, South Dakota, in the United States, to provide this account of prairie dog social behaviour, which illuminates the social organization of a burrowing mammal and raises fundamental questions about current theory. Expand
Process Mining Manifesto
This manifesto hopes to serve as a guide for software developers, scientists, consultants, business managers, and end-users to increase the maturity of process mining as a new tool to improve the design, control, and support of operational business processes. Expand
Population genetics meets behavioral ecology.
Accounting for social structure in population genetics leads to a different perspective on how genetic variation is partitoned and the rate at which genic diversity is lost in natural populations - a view that is more consistent with observed behaviors for the minimization of inbreeding. Expand
It is suggested that reduced predation on eggs and young, resulting from both gr ouLp defense and "selfish herd" effects, is an important advantage of Bank Swallow coloniality. Expand
Infanticide in Prairie Dogs: Lactating Females Kill Offspring of Close Kin
A 7-year study under natural conditions reveals that infanticide within colonies of black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) is striking for three reasons. Expand
The Evolution of Coloniality in White‐tailed and Black‐tailed Prairie Dogs (Sciuridae: Cynomys Leucurus and C. Ludovicianus)
An analysis of prairie dog foraging patterns indicated that there is no social facilitation of foraging in terms of either group hunting of either large or elusive prey, the location of large, scattered food supplies, or modification of the soil in order to effect the growth of vegetation that is more favorable or more abundant than that which would otherwise result. Expand
Levels of Inbreeding Among Prairie Dogs
An examination of five measures of reproductive success failed to reveal inbreeding depression, and it is shown that individuals avoid extreme inbreeding with close kin such as parents, offspring, and full and half siblings, but they regularly inbreed with more distant kin. Expand
Breeding groups and gene dynamics in a socially structured population of prairie dogs
Estimates of among-coterie genetic differentiation from allozyme data were somewhat higher for young than for older prairie dogs, perhaps due to sampling effects caused by mating patterns and infanticide of offspring. Expand
Conservation of the black-tailed prairie dog : saving North America's western grasslands
Prairie dogs and the grassland habitat in which they play a key ecological role have declined precipitously over the past two centuries. The current number of prairie dogs is believed to be less thanExpand