Incorporating uncertainty into the study of animal social networks

  title={Incorporating uncertainty into the study of animal social networks},
  author={David Lusseau and Hal Whitehead and Shane Gero},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Network analysis is rapidly establishing itself as a powerful tool for studying the structure and dynamics of complex systems (Albert & Barabasi, 2002; Newman, 2003). It has proven useful in understanding social interactions among humans and nonhumans and how global properties emerge from them (Girvan & Newman, 2002; Watts et al., 2002; Dodds et al., 2003; Lusseau, 2003; Lusseau & Newman, 2004; Croft et al., 2005; Flack et al., 2006; Lusseau, 2007b). It has also been helpful in describing and… CONTINUE READING
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