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Social dominance, seasonal movements, and spatial segregation in African elephants: a contribution to conservation behavior

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The structure of dominance relationships among individuals in a populationis known to influence their fitness, access to resources, risk of predation, and even energy budgets. Recent advances in global positioning system radio telemetry provide data to evaluate the influence of social relationships on population spatial structure and ranging tactics. Using current models of socio-ecology as a framework, we explore the spatial behaviors relating to the maintenance of transitive (i.e., linear) ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s00265-007-0432-0

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Institution:
"University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA", "Save the Elephants, Nairobi, Kenya"
Department:
Department of Environmental Science,Policy,and Management
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Institution:
"University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA", "University of Pretoria"
Department:
Mammal Research Institute,Department of Zoology and Entomology
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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "Save the Elephants, Nairobi, Kenya"
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Institution:
Save the Elephants, Nairobi, Kenya
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology Journal website
Volume:
61
Issue:
12
Pages:
1919-1931
Publication date:
2007
DOI:
EISSN:
1432-0762
ISSN:
0340-5443
URN:
uuid:690a7086-222f-45fe-8f2a-29913870eaf6
Local pid:
ora:4206
Language:
English
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