Female Bechstein’s Bats Adjust Their Group Decisions about Communal Roosts to the Level of Conflict of Interests

@article{Fleischmann2013FemaleBB,
  title={Female Bechstein’s Bats Adjust Their Group Decisions about Communal Roosts to the Level of Conflict of Interests},
  author={Daniela Fleischmann and Isabelle O. Baumgartner and Maude Erasmy and Nanette Gries and Markus Melber and Vera Leinert and Manuela Parchem and Maren Reuter and Pascal Schaer and Sereina Stauffer and Insa Wagner and Gerald Kerth},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23},
  pages={1658-1662}
}
Most social animals depend on group decisions for coordination. Recent models suggest that the level of interindividual conflict strongly influences whether groups reach a consensus during decision making. However, few experimental studies have explored how wild animals make group decisions in situations with conflicting interests. Such experimental data are particularly lacking for animal societies with regular fission and fusion of subgroups. In this long-term study, we varied the level of… CONTINUE READING
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