Female clustering in cockroach aggregations-A case of social niche construction?

@inproceedings{Stanley2018FemaleCI,
  title={Female clustering in cockroach aggregations-A case of social niche construction?},
  author={Christina R Stanley and Huw Williams and Richard F Preziosi},
  year={2018}
}
© 2018 Blackwell Verlag GmbH. Individuals in groups can suffer costs through interactions with adversarial or unknown conspecifics. Social niche construction allows individuals to buffer such potential costs by only engaging in preferred associations. This may be particularly beneficial in insect aggregations, which are often large and highly fluid. However, little is known regarding the structuring of such aggregations. Here we use social network analyses to test for fine-scale social… CONTINUE READING