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Time as a constraint on group size in spider monkeys

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An animal can only survive in a given habitat if it has enough time to find, process and digest food whilst avoiding predation. The time it has for food acquisition is affected by the vegetation and competition with conspecifics, which depends on aggregation tendencies. We used the relationships between time allocations, on the one hand, and climatic variables (as a proxy for habitat quality) and group size, on the other, to develop a model that predicts maximum ecologically tolerable group s...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s00265-006-0212-2

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University of Liverpool
Department:
School of Biological Sciences
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University of Liverpool
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School of Biological Sciences
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University of Liverpool
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School of Biological Sciences
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Amanda H. Korstjens
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Funding agency for:
Robin I. M. Dunbar
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology Journal website
Volume:
60
Issue:
5
Pages:
683-694
Publication date:
2006-09-05
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1432-0762
ISSN:
0340-5443
URN:
uuid:575e580e-adb2-4cbb-80e6-4e4ad1ae2fad
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ora:3211
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English
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