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How animals interact with each other?

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Epidemiology #

  • Craft, Meggan E.; Caillaud, Damien (2011). "Network Models: An Underutilized Tool in Wildlife Epidemiology?". Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases 2011: 1–12. doi:10.1155/2011/676949. ISSN 1687-708X.

Sleepy lizard social network and Salmonella spreading.

  • Bull, C. M.; Godfrey, S. S.; Gordon, D. M. (2012). "Social networks and the spread of Salmonella in a sleepy lizard population". Molecular Ecology: no–no. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05653.x. ISSN 09621083.

Insects #

Relationship between Drosophila chemosensory processing and social network structure:

  • Schneider, J.; Dickinson, M. H.; Levine, J. D. (2012). "Biological Embedding of Early Social Adversity: From Fruit Flies to Kindergartners Sackler Colloquium: Social structures depend on innate determinants and chemosensory processing in Drosophila". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.1121252109. ISSN 0027-8424.

Honey bee social network

  • Naug, Dhruba (2008). "Structure of the social network and its influence on transmission dynamics in a honeybee colony". Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62 (11): 1719–1725. doi:10.1007/s00265-008-0600-x. ISSN 0340-5443.

Ant social network.

  • Gómez, Sergio; Waters, James S.; Fewell, Jennifer H. (2012). "Information Processing in Social Insect Networks". PLoS ONE 7 (7): e40337. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040337. ISSN 1932-6203.
  • Planque, Robert; Blonder, Benjamin; Dornhaus, Anna (2011). "Time-Ordered Networks Reveal Limitations to Information Flow in Ant Colonies". PLoS ONE 6 (5): e20298. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020298. ISSN 1932-6203.


  • Naug, Dhruba (2009). "Structure and resilience of the social network in an insect colony as a function of colony size". Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63 (7): 1023–1028. doi:10.1007/s00265-009-0721-x. ISSN 0340-5443.

Emergence of social structure #

Emergence of social structure. See also Community structure.

  • Tanner, Colby J.; Jackson, Andrew L. (2012). "Social structure emerges via the interaction between local ecology and individual behaviour". Journal of Animal Ecology 81 (1): 260–267. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01879.x. ISSN 00218790.

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A method to infer interactions

  • Levin, Simon A.; Gautrais, Jacques; Ginelli, Francesco; Fournier, Richard; Blanco, Stéphane; Soria, Marc; Chaté, Hugues; Theraulaz, Guy (2012). "Deciphering Interactions in Moving Animal Groups". PLoS Computational Biology 8 (9): e1002678. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002678. ISSN 1553-7358.

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