Social network modeling: a powerful tool for the study of group scale phenomena in primates.

@article{Jacobs2011SocialNM,
  title={Social network modeling: a powerful tool for the study of group scale phenomena in primates.},
  author={Armand T. Jacobs and Odile Petit},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={73 8},
  pages={741-7}
}
Social Network Analysis is now a valuable tool to study social complexity in many animal species, including primates. However, this framework has rarely been used to implement quantitative data on the social structure of a group within computer models. Such approaches allow the investigation of how social organization constrains other traits and also how these traits can impact the social organization in return. In this commentary, we discuss the powerful potential of social network modeling as… CONTINUE READING

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