Investigating structure and temporal scale in social organizations using identified individuals

  title={Investigating structure and temporal scale in social organizations using identified individuals},
  author={Hal Whitehead},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology},
  • H. Whitehead
  • Published 1 December 1995
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology

The thesis “ Structure and Function of Male Bottlenose Dolphin Alliances in Northeast Florida ” submitted by

Within fission-fusion societies, environmental disturbances can influence an individual’s sociality, which consequently affects the social structure of the population. This study shows the effect of

Structure and Function of Male Bottlenose Dolphin Alliances in Northeast Florida

The effect of a cetacean morbillivirus epizootic on the Indian River Lagoon, Florida, bottlenose dolphins’ (Tursiops truncatus) social structure is shown, with an emphasis on male mating strategies.

Guiana dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) displaying beach hunting behavior in the Cananéia Estuary, Brazil: social context and conservation issues

To elaborate a fuller description of the beach hunting behavior displayed by Guiana dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) in the Cananeia Estuary (CE) (25oS, 48oW), a photo-identification study was conducted

The bottlenose dolphin community of Doubtful Sound features a large proportion of long-lasting associations

A small, closed population of bottlenose dolphins living at the southern extreme of the species' range is described, which hypothesise that ecological constraints are important factors shaping social interactions within cetacean societies.

Social structure of long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) off northern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Cetacean social structures include fluid and stable elements. Long-finned pilot whales ( Globicephala melas ) live in units that interact forming labile groups. In this study conducted off Cape

Selection of Models of Lagged Identification Rates and Lagged Association Rates Using AIC and QAIC

  • H. Whitehead
  • Environmental Science, Mathematics
    Commun. Stat. Simul. Comput.
  • 2007
Simulations suggest that Akaike-Information-Criterion often selects the true model of lagged identification rate data; quasi-Akaike -Information- Criterion performs better for lagged association rates; and confidence intervals for parameters are best obtained by bootstrap methods and quasi-likelihood or jackknife methods for lagging association rates.

Behavioural and temporal partitioning of dolphin social groups in the northern Adriatic Sea

Complex social structure is a prominent feature in several mammal species. Such structure may lead to behavioural diversity not only among populations, but also within a single population, where

Social communities and spatiotemporal dynamics of association patterns in estuarine bottlenose dolphins

It is found that habitat “narrowness” may be a major driving force behind the sociality observed in a bottlenose dolphin population in a linear estuarine system, the Indian River Lagoon, Florida, and that social structure was shaped by an individual's ranging patterns and by social processes including preference and avoidance behavior.