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Disentangling association patterns in fission-fusion societies using African buffalo as an example

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Disentangling association patterns in fission-fusion societies using African buffalo as an example; 2005; Article; Journal; Animal Behaviour; Cross, P. C.; Lloyd-Smith, J. O.; Getz, W. M.

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A description of the social network of a population aids us in understanding dispersal, the spread of disease, and genetic structure in that population. Many animal populations can be classified as fission–fusion societies, whereby groups form and separate over time. Examples discussed in the literature include ungulates, primates and cetaceans (Lott and Minta, 1983, Whitehead et al., 1991, Henzi et al., 1997, Christal et al., 1998 and Chilvers and Corkeron, 2002). In this study, we use a heuristic simulation model to illustrate potential problems in applying traditional techniques of association analysis to fission–fusion societies and propose a new index of association: the fission decision index (FDI). We compare the conclusions [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.08.006
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