A Quantitative Index of Sociality and Its Application to Group-Living Spiders and Other Social Organisms

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Species are often classified in discrete categories, such as solitary, subsocial, social and eusocial based on broad qualitative features of their social systems. Often, however, species fall between categories or species within a category may differ from one another in ways that beg for a quantitative measure of their sociality level. Here, we propose such… (More)

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@inproceedings{Avils2012AQI, title={A Quantitative Index of Sociality and Its Application to Group-Living Spiders and Other Social Organisms}, author={Leticia Avil{\'e}s and Gyan Harwood and Wolfgang K{\"o}nig}, booktitle={Ethology : formerly Zeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie}, year={2012} }