Individuals that are consistent in risk-taking benefit during collective foraging

@inproceedings{Ioannou2016IndividualsTA,
  title={Individuals that are consistent in risk-taking benefit during collective foraging},
  author={Christos C. Ioannou and Sasha R. X. Dall},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2016}
}
It is well established that living in groups helps animals avoid predation and locate resources, but maintaining a group requires collective coordination, which can be difficult when individuals differ from one another. Personality variation (consistent behavioural differences within a population) is already known to be important in group interactions. Growing evidence suggests that individuals also differ in their consistency, i.e. differing in how variable they are over time, and theoretical… CONTINUE READING

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