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Experimental disturbances reveal group-level costs of social instability

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In group-living species, social stability is an important trait associated with the evolution of complex behaviours such as cooperation. While the drivers of stability in small groups are relatively well studied, little is known about the potential impacts of unstable states on animal societies. Temporary changes in group composition, such as a social group splitting and recombining (i.e. a disturbance event), can result in individuals having to re-establish their social relationships, thus t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1098/rspb.2018.1577

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Maldonado-Chaparro, A More by this author
Alarcon-Nieto, G More by this author
Klarevas-Irby, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
ORCID:
0000-0003-2208-7613
Max Planck Society More from this funder
German Research Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
285
Issue:
1891
Pages:
20181577
Publication date:
2018-11-14
Acceptance date:
2018-10-23
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
Pubs id:
pubs:937537
URN:
uri:0b745f5b-0041-491b-86df-23630a77d00a
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uuid:0b745f5b-0041-491b-86df-23630a77d00a
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pubs:937537

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