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Movement and conformity interact to establish local behavioural traditions in animal populations

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The social transmission of information is critical to the emergence of animal culture. Two processes are predicted to play key roles in how socially-transmitted information spreads in animal populations: the movement of individuals across the landscape and conformist social learning. We develop a model that, for the first time, explicitly integrates these processes to investigate their impacts on the spread of behavioural preferences. Our results reveal a strong interplay between movement and...

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10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006647

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0000-0002-6868-5080
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University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
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Zoology
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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2208-7613
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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ORCID:
0000-0002-5240-7828
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PLoS Computational Biology Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
12
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Article: e1006647
Publication date:
2018-12-20
Acceptance date:
2018-11-16
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EISSN:
1553-7358
ISSN:
1553-734X
Pubs id:
pubs:954734
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uri:109cc9a3-3d27-4854-947b-e1672ae2d501
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uuid:109cc9a3-3d27-4854-947b-e1672ae2d501
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pubs:954734

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