Animals ‘inherit’ their social network from their mothers, study shows

Posted by on June 28, 2016 4:27 pm
Categories: Science

Two biologists have developed a mathematical model of the way social networks arise in animal populations. Though relatively simple, their model generated networks that faithfully recapitulated important properties of networks observed in field-collected data from four very different animal populations: spotted hyenas, sleep lizards, rock hyrax and bottlenose dolphins.

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