Scalar social dynamics in female vervet monkey cohorts.

  title={Scalar social dynamics in female vervet monkey cohorts.},
  author={S. Peter Henzi and Nicola Forshaw and Ria Boner and Louise Barrett and David Lusseau},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={368 1618},
Primate social life and behaviour is contingent on a number of levels: phylogenetic, functional and proximate. Although this contingency is recognized by socioecological theory, variability in behaviour is still commonly viewed as 'noise' around a central tendency, rather than as a source of information. An alternative view is that selection has acted on social reaction norms that encompass demographic variation both between and within populations and demes. Here, using data from vervet monkeys… CONTINUE READING
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