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Social effects on foraging behavior and success depend on local environmental conditions

Marshall, Harry H; Carter, Alecia; Ashford, Alexandra; Rowcliffe, J. Marcus; Cowlishaw, Guy

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In social groups, individuals' dominance rank, social bonds, and kinship with other group members have been shown to influence their foraging behavior. However, there is growing evidence that the particular effects of these social traits may also depend on local environmental conditions. We investigated this by comparing the foraging behavior of wild chacma baboons, Papio ursinus, under natural conditions and in a field experiment where food was spatially clumped. Data were collected from 55...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64099
Source: Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1377

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