Evolutionary stability of vigilance coordination among social foragers.

  title={Evolutionary stability of vigilance coordination among social foragers.},
  author={Miguel Angel Rodr{\'i}guez-Giron{\'e}s and Rodrigo A V{\'a}squez},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={269 1502},
Coordination can greatly improve the efficiency of anti-predatory vigilance scans by increasing predator detection for a constant proportion of time spent vigilant. However, it has been rarely found in nature and most studies have detected or assumed independent scanning by group members. In this study, we analysed the functional consequences of the coordinated alternation of vigilance scanning by group foragers. We introduce coordination by assuming that interscan intervals (ISIs) follow a… CONTINUE READING

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