Social plasticity in fish: integrating mechanisms and function.

  title={Social plasticity in fish: integrating mechanisms and function.},
  author={Rui F Oliveira},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  volume={81 7},
Social plasticity is a ubiquitous feature of animal behaviour. Animals must adjust the expression of their social behaviour to the nuances of daily social life and to the transitions between life-history stages, and the ability to do so affects their Darwinian fitness. Here, an integrative framework is proposed for understanding the proximate mechanisms and ultimate consequences of social plasticity. According to this framework, social plasticity is achieved by rewiring or by biochemically… CONTINUE READING