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Title: Social learning in fish
Authors: Atton, Nicola
Supervisors: Laland, Kevin N.
Keywords: Social learning
Social enhancement
Issue Date: 23-Jun-2010
Abstract: Social learning is known to be a common phenomenon in fish, which they utilise under many different contexts, including foraging, mate-choice and migration. Here I review the literature on social learning in fish and present two studies. The first examines the ability of threespined sticklebacks to use social learning in the enhancement of food preferences. The second study examines the ability of both threespined sticklebacks and ninespined sticklebacks to use social learning in the avoidance of predators.
Type: Thesis
Publisher: University of St Andrews
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