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Social learning of a foraging task in great tits: Population patterns and underlying mechanisms

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Certain bottlenose dolphin pods forage using sponges, while a subset of Japanese macaque troops wash sweet potatoes. These are just some examples of group-level patterns of behaviour that could have arisen by social learning. Understanding the scale at which social learning acts to result in such traditions can be informative of underlying mechanisms. In addition, studying how social learning can influence the occurrence and distribution of behaviour over space and time enables a better un...

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Kai Lin Rachel Kam More by this author

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MSc by Research
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Masters
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University of Oxford

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