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Fission–fusion processes weaken dominance networks of female Asian elephants in a productive habitat

de Silva, Shermin, Schmid, Volker and Wittemyer, George (2016) Fission–fusion processes weaken dominance networks of female Asian elephants in a productive habitat. Behavioral Ecology 28 (1), pp. 243-252.

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Abstract

Dominance hierarchies are expected to form in response to socioecological pressures and competitive regimes. We assess dominance relationships among free-ranging female Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) and compare them with those of African savannah elephants (Loxodonta africana), which are known to exhibit age-based dominance hierarchies. Both species are generalist herbivores, however, the ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2016
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
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10.1093/beheco/arw153DOI
Keywords:PRIMATE SOCIAL-SYSTEMS; AFRICAN ELEPHANTS; GROUP-SIZE; ECOLOGICAL CONSTRAINTS; LOXODONTA-AFRICANA; ADAPTIVE VALUE; LOST DREAM; HIERARCHIES; EVOLUTION; DYNAMICS; ecological release; hierarchies; ranking algorithms; social dominance; socioecology; triads
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:38500
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