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    • Chimpanzees Extract Social Information from Agonistic Screams 

      Slocombe, Katie E.; Kaller, Tanja; Call, Josep; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2010-07-14) - Journal article
      Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) agonistic screams are graded vocal signals that are produced in a context-specific manner. Screams given by aggressors and victims can be discriminated based on their acoustic structure but the ...
    • Consistency of fish‐shoal social network structure under laboratory conditions 

      Gaffney, K. A.; Webster, M. M. (2018-04-06) - Journal article
      We investigated the consistency of association network structure for groups of sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus. Each group was observed twice and we varied the duration between observations and the size of the experimental ...
    • Experience and motivation shape leader-follower interactions in fish shoals 

      Webster, Michael Munro (2017) - Journal article
      Leadership is an important process shaping collective movement in some species. Recent work has demonstrated that experienced or motivated individuals can emerge as leaders, and provides insight into the mechanisms by which ...
    • Familiarity affects social network structure and discovery of prey patch locations in foraging stickleback shoals 

      Atton, N.; Galef, B. J.; Hoppitt, W.; Webster, M. M.; Laland, K. N. (2014-08-22) - Journal article
      Numerous factors affect the fine-scale social structure of animal groups, but it is unclear how important such factors are in determining how individuals encounter resources. Familiarity affects shoal choice and structure ...
    • A four-questions perspective on public information use in sticklebacks (Gasterosteidae) 

      Webster, Michael Munro; Chouinard-Thuly, Laura; Herczeg, Gabor; Kitano, Jun; Riley, Riva Jyoti; Rogers, Sean; Shapiro, Michael D.; Shikano, Takahito; Laland, Kevin N. (2019-02-20) - Journal article
      Whether learning primarily reflects general processes or species-specific challenges is a long-standing matter of dispute. Here, we present a comprehensive analysis of public information use (PI-use) in sticklebacks ...
    • Hoo are you? Tits do not respond to novel predators as threats 

      Carlson, Nora V.; Healy, Susan D.; Templeton, Christopher N. (2017-06) - Journal article
      To combat the threat of predation, prey species have developed a variety of ways to recognize and respond appropriately to novel predators. While there is evidence that predator recognition does not require learning in ...
    • How does hunger affect convergence on prey patches in a social forager? 

      Riddell, Joanne; Webster, Michael M. (2017-08-17) - Journal article
      Internal state, in this case hunger, is known to influence both the organisation of animal groups and the social foraging interactions that occur within them. In this study we investigated the effects of hunger upon the ...
    • Sex and pairing status impact how zebra finches use social information in foraging 

      Templeton, Christopher N.; Philp, Katharine; Guillette, Lauren M.; Laland, Kevin N.; Benson-Amram, Sarah (2017-06) - Journal article
      Many factors, including the demonstrator’s sex, status, and familiarity, shape the nature and magnitude of social learning. Given the important role of pair bonds in socially-monogamous animals, we predicted that these ...
    • Social information use and social learning in non-grouping fishes 

      Webster, Michael Munro; Laland, Kevin Neville (2017-11-13) - Journal article
      Although it is natural to expect that group-living animals will utilize social learning, the expectation for non-grouping species is less clear. Only a few studies have explored the relationship between sociality and social ...
    • Social learning strategies : bridge-building between fields 

      Kendal, Rachel; Boogert, Neeltje; Rendell, Luke; Laland, Kevin N.; Webster, Mike; Jones, Patricia (2018-07) - Journal item
      While social learning is widespread, indiscriminate copying of others is rarely beneficial. Theory suggests individuals should be selective in what, when and whom they copy, by following “social learning strategies” (SLSs). ...