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Perturbation, Behavioural Feedbacks, and Population Dynamics in Social Animals: When to leave and where to go

Daniel Oro

Abstract

In social animals, perturbations may trigger specific behavioural responses with consequences for dispersal and complex population dynamics. Perturbations raise the need for information gathering in order to reduce uncertainty and increase resilience. Updated information is then shared within the group and social behaviours emerge as a self-organized process. This social information factoralizes with the size of the group, and it is finally used for making crucial decisions about, for instance, when to leave the patch and where to go. Indeed, evolution has favoured philopatry over dispersal, a ... More

Keywords: resilience, dispersal, extinction, decision-making, social copying, human evolution, habitat selection, collective behaviour, tipping point, population dynamics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198849834
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198849834.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Oro, author
Professor of Research, Blanes Centre for Advanced Studies (CEAB) CSIC