giovedì 10 maggio 2018

# behav: group’s dominance hierarchy seems statistically non-linear (among chimps)

<< Through agonistic networks, [AA] found that group members reciprocally exhibited agonism, and the group’s dominance hierarchy was statistically non-linear. One chimpanzee emerged as the most dominant through agonism but was least connected to other group members across affiliative networks.  [AA] results indicate that the conventional methods used to calculate individuals' dominance rank may be inadequate to wholly depict a group's social relationships in captive sanctuary populations >>

Jake A. Funkhouser, Jessica A. Mayhew, John B. Mulcahy. Social network and dominance hierarchy analyses at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. PLoS One. 2018 Feb 14; 13(2):e0191898. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191898. eCollection 2018.

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