Social rank versus affiliation: Which is more closely related to leadership of group movements in Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana)?

@article{Wang2016SocialRV,
  title={Social rank versus affiliation: Which is more closely related to leadership of group movements in Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana)?},
  author={Xi Wang and Lixing Sun and Lori K. Sheeran and Bing-hua Sun and Qi-xin Zhang and Dao Zhang and Dong-Po Xia and Jin-hua Li},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={78 8},
  pages={816-24}
}
Research on leadership is a critical step for understanding collective decision making. However, only 4 of the 22 extant macaque species have been examined for the impact of social rank and affiliation on the initiation of collective movement. It is far from clear whether such impact exists and, if so, how it works among other macaques. To answer these questions, we investigated free-ranging, Tibetan macaques' (Macaca thibetana) group departures from a provisioning area and tested two… CONTINUE READING