Density dependence in group dynamics of a highly social mongoose, Suricata suricatta.

@article{Bateman2012DensityDI,
  title={Density dependence in group dynamics of a highly social mongoose, Suricata suricatta.},
  author={A W Bateman and Arpat Ozgul and Tim Coulson and Tim H Clutton-Brock},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={
          628-39
        }
}
1. For social species, the link between individual behaviour and population dynamics is mediated by group-level demography. 2. Populations of obligate cooperative breeders are structured into social groups, which may be subject to inverse density dependence (Allee effects) that result from a dependence on conspecific helpers, but evidence for population-wide Allee effects is rare. 3. We use field data from a long-term study of cooperative meerkats (Suricata suricatta; Schreber, 1776) - a… CONTINUE READING
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