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dc.contributor.authorJordán, Ferenc
dc.contributor.authorKovács, Bálint
dc.contributor.authorVerdolin, Jennifer L.
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-21T18:33:25Z
dc.date.available2021-10-21T18:33:25Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-20
dc.identifier.citationJordán, F., Kovács, B., & Verdolin, J. L. (2021). Resource availability influences global social network properties in Gunnison’s prairie dogs (Cynomys gunnisoni). Behaviour.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0005-7959
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/1568539x-bja10118
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/662179
dc.description.abstractIncreasingly we are discovering that the interactions between individuals within social groups can be quite complex and flexible. Social network analysis offers a toolkit to describe and quantify social structure, the patterns we observe, and evaluate the social and environmental factors that shape group dynamics. Here, we used 14 Gunnison's prairie dogs networks to evaluate how resource availability and network size influenced four global properties of the networks (centralization, clustering, average path length, small word index). Our results suggest a positive correlation between overall network cohesion and resource availability, such that networks became less centralized and cliquish as biomass/m2 availability decreased. We also discovered that network size modulates the link between social interactions and resource availability and is consistent with a more 'decentralized' group. This study highlights the importance of how individuals modify social cohesions and network connectedness as a way to reduce intragroup competition under different ecological conditions.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBrillen_US
dc.rights© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2021.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en_US
dc.subjectConservationen_US
dc.subjectResourcesen_US
dc.subjectSocial networksen_US
dc.titleResource availability influences global social network properties in Gunnison’s prairie dogs (Cynomys gunnisoni)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1568-539X
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalBehaviouren_US
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dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleBehaviour
dc.source.beginpage1
dc.source.endpage18
refterms.dateFOA2021-10-21T18:33:25Z


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