Fission–fusion social systems as a strategy for coping with ecological constraints: a primate case

Abstract

Fission–fusion social systems, in which members of a social community form frequently changing subgroups, occur in a number of mammalian taxa. Such systems are assumed to be a response to the costs of grouping, but evidence to support this hypothesis is limited. We use a linear programming approach to build a time budget model that predicts the upper bound… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10682-006-9141-9

Topics

9 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@article{Lehmann2006FissionfusionSS, title={Fission–fusion social systems as a strategy for coping with ecological constraints: a primate case}, author={Julia Lehmann and Amanda H. Korstjens and R. I. M. Dunbar}, journal={Evolutionary Ecology}, year={2006}, volume={21}, pages={613-634} }