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Territoriality, social bonds, and the evolution of communal signaling in birds
(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 ...
Experience and motivation shape leader-follower interactions in fish shoals
(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 ...
Spontaneous social tool use in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
(2018-11-12) - Journal article,
Although there is good evidence that social animals show elaborate cognitive skills to deal with others, there are few reports of animals physically using social agents and their respective responses as means to an end—social ...
A description of LATTE outputs
(University of St Andrews, 2015-10-30) - Report,
The east coast of Scotland bottlenose dolphin population : improving understanding of ecology outside the Moray Firth SAC
(Department of Energy and Climate Change, 2014-05-07) - Report,
Estimating population sizes of lions Panthera leo and spotted hyaenas Crocuta crocuta in Uganda’s savannah parks, using lure count methods
(2014-07) - Journal article,
Despite > 60 years of conservation in Uganda’s national parks the populations of lions and spotted hyaenas in these areas have never been estimated using a census method. Estimates for some sites have been extrapolated to ...
‘Adoption’ by maternal siblings in wild chimpanzees
(2014-08-01) - Journal article,
The adoption of unrelated orphaned infants is something chimpanzees and humans have in common. Providing parental care has fitness implications for both the adopter and orphan, and cases of adoption have thus been cited ...
Younger apes and human children plan their moves in a maze task
(2014-02) - Journal article,
Planning defined as the predetermination of a sequence of actions towards some goal is crucial for complex problem solving. To shed light on the evolution of executive functions, we investigated the ontogenetic and ...
Exceptional evolutionary divergence of human muscle and brain metabolomes parallels human cognitive and physical uniqueness
(2014-05-27) - Journal article,
Metabolite concentrations reflect the physiological states of tissues and cells. However, the role of metabolic changes in species evolution is currently unknown. Here, we present a study of metabolome evolution conducted ...