A unified model of dominance hierarchy formation and maintenance.

  title={A unified model of dominance hierarchy formation and maintenance.},
  author={M. Broom},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={219 1},
  • M. Broom
  • Published 2002 in Journal of theoretical biology
In many different species it is common for animals to spend large portions of their lives in groups. Such groups need to divide available resources amongst the individuals they contain and this is often achieved by means of a dominance hierarchy. Sometimes hierarchies are stable over a long period of time and new individuals slot into pre-determined positions, but there are many situations where this is not so and a hierarchy is formed out of a group of individuals meeting for the first time… CONTINUE READING

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