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Individual personalities predict social behaviour in wild networks of great tits (Parus major)

Abstract:

Social environments have an important effect on a range of ecological processes, and form a crucial component of selection. However, little is known of the link between personality, social behaviour and population structure. We combine a well-understood personality trait with large-scale social networks in wild songbirds, and show that personality underpins multiple aspects of social organisation. First, we demonstrate a relationship between network centrality and personality with 'proactive'...

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10.1111/ele.12181

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Journal:
Ecology Letters
Volume:
16
Issue:
11
Pages:
1365-1372
Publication date:
2013-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1461-0248
ISSN:
1461-023X
URN:
uuid:8f9cbc83-df8f-473e-9bc3-0901f57d2bef
Source identifiers:
436556
Local pid:
pubs:436556

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