Corpus ID: 15694268

Identifying the role that individual animals play in their social network

@article{Lusseau2004IdentifyingTR,
  title={Identifying the role that individual animals play in their social network},
  author={D. Lusseau and M. Newman},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
  year={2004}
}
  • D. Lusseau, M. Newman
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Physics
  • arXiv: Populations and Evolution
  • Techniques recently developed for the analysis of human social networks are applied to the social network of bottlenose dolphins living in Doubtful Sound, New Zealand. We identify communities and subcommunities within the dolphin population and present evidence that sex- and age-related homophily play a role in the formation of clusters of preferred companionship. We also identify brokers who act as links between subcommunities and who appear to be crucial to the social cohesion of the… CONTINUE READING

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