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Consensus decision making in animals.
Individual animals routinely face decisions that are crucial to their fitness. In social species, however, many of these decisions need to be made jointly with other group members because the groupExpand
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Ecological and evolutionary processes at expanding range margins
Many animals are regarded as relatively sedentary and specialized in marginal parts of their geographical distributions. They are expected to be slow at colonizing new habitats. Despite this, theExpand
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Group decision-making in animals
Groups of animals often need to make communal decisions, for example about which activities to perform, when to perform them and which direction to travel in; however, little is known about how theyExpand
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Could asynchrony in activity between the sexes cause intersexual social segregation in ruminants?
  • L. Conradt
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 22 July 1998
In many sexually dimorphic mammal species, the sexes live outside the mating season in separate social groups (‘social segregation’). Social segregation occurs in a wide range of environmentalExpand
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Measuring the degree of sexual segregation in group‐living animals
1. So far, no measure exists to quantify sexual segregation in animal populations. Studies on segregation have relied on ecological measures of overlap and association to estimate the degree ofExpand
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Activity synchrony and social cohesion: a fission-fusion model
  • L. Conradt, T. Roper
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 7 November 2000
A social group can only be spatially coherent if its members synchronize activities such as foraging and resting. However, activity synchronization is costly to individuals if it requires them toExpand
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Collective decision‐making and fission–fusion dynamics: a conceptual framework
Sociality exists in an extraordinary range of ecological settings. For individuals to accrue the benefits associated with social interactions, they are required to maintain a degree of spatial andExpand
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Social segregation is not a consequence of habitat segregation in red deer and feral soay sheep
  • L. Conradt
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 May 1999
In many sexually dimorphic mammals, adults tend to form single-sex groups ('social segregation'). It has been assumed that social segregation is simply a by-product of sex differences in habitat useExpand
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“Leading According to Need” in Self‐Organizing Groups
Self‐organizing‐system approaches have shed significant light on the mechanisms underlying synchronized movements by large groups of animals, such as shoals of fish, flocks of birds, or herds ofExpand
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Non-random dispersal in the butterfly Maniola jurtina: implications for metapopulation models
The dispersal patterns of animals are important in metapopulation ecology because they affect the dynamics and survival of populations. Theoretical models assume random dispersal but little is knownExpand
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