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    • Does social environment influence learning ability in a family-living lizard? 

      Riley, Julia L; Noble, Daniel W A; Byrne, Richard William; Whiting, Martin J (2017-05) - Journal article
      Early developmental environment can have profound effects on individual physiology, behaviour, and learning. In birds and mammals social isolation during development is known to negatively affect learning ability; yet in ...
    • Evidence for social learning in a family living lizard 

      Whiting, Martin J.; Xu, Feng; Kar, Fonti; Riley, Julia L.; Byrne, Richard W.; Noble, Daniel W. A. (2018-05-29) - Journal article
      Social learning is widespread among family living species, particularly mammals and birds with relatively high levels of social complexity and overt social interaction. However, the occurrence of social learning has never ...
    • The genome and methylome of a beetle with complex social behavior, Nicrophorus vespilloides (Coleoptera: Silphidae) 

      Cunningham, Christopher B.; Ji, Lexiang; Wiberg, R. Axel W.; Shelton, Jennifer; McKinney, Elizabeth C.; Parker, Darren J.; Meagher, Richard B.; Benowitz, Kyle M.; Roy-Zokan, Eileen M.; Ritchie, Michael G.; Brown, Susan J.; Schmitz, Robert J.; Moore, Allen J. (2015-12-01) - Journal article
      Testing for conserved and novel mechanisms underlying phenotypic evolution requires a diversity of genomes available for comparison spanning multiple independent lineages. For example, complex social behavior in insects ...
    • Gente de isla - island people : an ethnography of Apiao, Chiloé, southern Chile 

      Bacchiddu, Giovanna (University of St Andrews, 2008-06-24) - Thesis
      This thesis is based upon fieldwork carried out in the island of Apiao, in the archipelago of Chiloé, southern Chile. It is an ethnographic exploration of the way the small community of Apiao conceive of communication and ...
    • Images as proximity sensors : the incidence of conspecific foraging in Antarctic fur seals 

      Hooker, Sascha Kate; Barychka, Tatsiana; Jessopp, Mark J; Staniland, Iain J (2015-09-29) - Journal article
      Background: Although there have been recent advances in the development of animal-attached ‘proximity’ tags to remotely record the interactions of multiple individuals, the efficacy of these devices depends on the ...
    • Mixed-species aggregations in arthropods 

      Boulay, Julien; Aubernon, Cindy; Ruxton, Graeme D.; Hédouin, Valéry; Deneubourg, Jean-Louis; Charabidzé, Damien (2019-01-02) - Journal item
      This review offers the first synthesis of the research on mixed-species groupings of arthropods and highlights the behavioural and evolutionary questions raised by such behaviour. Mixed-species groups are commonly found ...
    • Pant-grunts in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii): the vocal development of a social signal 

      Laporte, Marion N.C. (University of St Andrews, 2011-06-21) - Thesis
      While the gestural communication of apes is widely recognised as intentional and flexible, their vocal communication still remains considered as mostly genetically determined and emotionally bound. Trying to limit the ...
    • Placing Paamese : locating concerns with place, gender and movement in Vanuatu 

      Lind, Craig (University of St Andrews, 2011-06) - Thesis
      This is a study of coming to know what it is to be Paamese. The work seeks to present an anthropological understanding of ontological concerns that constitute a Paamese perception of subjectivities. I take my lead from ...
    • Social associations, relatedness and population genetic structure of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Iceland 

      Tavares, Sara B. (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-07) - Thesis
      In killer whales, fish- versus mammal-eating ecological differences are regarded as key ecological drivers of sociality, but the potential influence of specific target prey characteristics remains unclear. This thesis aimed ...
    • Territoriality, social bonds, and the evolution of communal signaling in birds 

      Tobias, Joseph A.; Sheard, Catherine; Seddon, Nathalie; Meade, Andrew; Cotton, Alison J.; Nakagawa, Shinichi (2016-06-24) - Journal article
      Communal signaling—wherein males and females collaborate to produce joint visual or acoustic displays—is perhaps the most complex and least understood form of communication in social animals. Although many communal signals ...
    • Why is eusociality an almost exclusively terrestrial phenomenon? 

      Ruxton, G.D.; Humphries, S.; Morrell, L.J.; Wilkinson, D.M. (2014-11) - Journal article
      Eusociality has evolved multiple times across diverse terrestrial taxa, and eusocial species fundamentally shape many terrestrial ecosystems. However, eusocial species are far less common and have much less ecological ...