Spatial-Temporal Dynamics of High-Resolution Animal Networks: What Can We Learn from Domestic Animals?

  title={Spatial-Temporal Dynamics of High-Resolution Animal Networks: What Can We Learn from Domestic Animals?},
  author={Shi Chen and Amiyaal Ilany and Brad J. White and Michael W. Sanderson and Cristina Lanzas},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Animal social network is the key to understand many ecological and epidemiological processes. We used real-time location system (RTLS) to accurately track cattle position, analyze their proximity networks, and tested the hypothesis of temporal stationarity and spatial homogeneity in these networks during different daily time periods and in different areas of the pen. The network structure was analyzed using global network characteristics (network density), subgroup clustering (modularity… 

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