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Emergent social structure and collective behaviour from individual decision-making in wild birds

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Social behaviour is shaped by complex relationships between evolutionary and ecological processes interacting at different scales. Benefits gained from social associations can range from predator dilution to collective sensing, but little is known about how these can be influenced by social structure and phenotypic composition. In this thesis, I investigated how individual decision-making affects phenotypic social structure, and how this mediates social behaviour through emergent propertie...

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Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Funding agency for:
Damien R. Farine
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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Local pid:
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