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Animal social networks

Author: Jens Krause, Dr.; Richard James; Daniel W Franks; Darren P Croft
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2015
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"The scientific study of networks--computer, social, and biological--has received an enormous amount of interest in recent years. However, the network approach has been applied to the field of animal behaviour relatively late compared to many other biological disciplines. Understanding social network structure is of great importance for biologists since the structural characteristics of any network will affect its  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jens Krause, Dr.; Richard James; Daniel W Franks; Darren P Croft
ISBN: 9780199679041 0199679045 9780199679058 0199679053
OCLC Number: 903632802
Description: xvii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Section 1. Introduction to Animal Social Networks --
1. General introduction / Jens Krause, Richard James, Daniel W. Franks, and Darren P. Croft --
2. A networks primer / Richard James --
Section 2. Patterns and Processes in Animal Social Networks / Darren P. Croft --
3. Assortment in social networks and the evolution of cooperation / Darren P. Croft, Mathew Edenbrow, and Safi K. Darden --
4. Mating behavior : sexual networks and sexual selection / Grant C. McDonald and Tommaso Pizzari --
5. Quantifying diffusion in social networks : a Bayesian approach / Glenna Nightingale, Neeltje J. Boogert, Kevin N. Laland, and Will Hoppitt --
6. Personality and social network analysis in animals / Alexander D.M. Wilson and Jens Krause --
7. Temporal changes in dominance networks and other behaviour sequences / David B. McDonald and Michael E. Dillon --
8. Group movement and animal social networks / Nikolai W.F. Bode, A. Jamie Wood, and Daniel W. Franks --
9. Communication and social networks / Peter K. McGregor and Andrew G. Horn --
10. Disease transmission in animal social networks / Julian A. Drewe and Sarah E. Perkins --
11. Social networks and animal welfare / Brianne A. Beisner and Brenda McCowan --
Section 3. Taxonomic Overviews of Animal Social Networks / Jens Krause --
12. Primate social networks / Sally Macdonald and Bernhard Voelkl --
13. Oceanic societies : studying cetaceans with a social networks approach / Shane Gero and Luke Rendell --
14. The network approach in teleost fishes and elasmobranchs / Jens Krause, Darren P. Croft, and Alexander D.M. Wilson --
15. Social networks in insect colonies / Dhruba Naug --
16. Perspectives on social network analyses of bird populations / Colin J. Garroway, Reinder Radersma, and Camilla A. Hinde --
17. Networks of terrestrial ungulates : linking form and function / Daniel I. Rubenstein --
18. Linking lizards : social networks in reptiles / Stephanie S. Godfrey --
Section 4. Animal Social Networks: Conclusions --
19. Animal social networks : general conclusions / Jens Krause, Richard James, Daniel W. Franks, and Darren P. Croft.
Responsibility: edited by Jens Krause, Professor of Fish Biology and Ecology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, and Professor of Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany ; Richard James, Senior Lecturer, University of Bath, UK ; Daniel W. Franks, Reader in Complex Systems, University of York, UK ; Darren P. Croft, Associate Professor of Animal Behaviour, University of Exeter, UK.
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