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Social behavior confers numerous benefits to animals but also risks, among them an increase in the spread of pathogenic diseases. We examined the trade-off between risk of predation and disease transmission under different scenarios of host spatial structure and disease avoidance behavior using a...

Author(s)
Dolan, T. W., III; Butler, M. J., IV; Shields, J. D.
Publisher
Ecological Society of America, Washington, USA
Citation
Ecology, 2014, 95, 8, pp 2346-2361
Abstract

Studies of contest competition between wild and farmed fish have mostly focused on fish with strongly territorial behaviour. Little is known about species with more plastic social behaviour, such as Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.), a species that can either aggressively defend territories or shoal....

Author(s)
Sverdrup, G. K.; Meager, J. J.; Fernö, A.; Skjæraasen, J. E.; Rodewald, P.; Salvanes, A. G. V.; Järvi, T.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Aquaculture Research, 2011, 42, 10, pp 1539-1548
Abstract

Wild bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) populations display societal structures characterized by numerous and frequent changes in group composition, complex social relationships, and high levels of cooperation, attributes also observed in human and nonhuman primate cultures. Maintaining social ...

Author(s)
Holobinko, A.; Waring, G. H.
Publisher
Wiley-Liss, Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2010, 29, 5, pp 567-585
Abstract

Though some research exists concerning general behavior and activity patterns of Walruses in zoos or aquariums, less is known about how these patterns change in response to various environmental and temporal contexts. This study presents two studies assessing behavioral changes in relation to...

Author(s)
Franks, B.; Lyn, H.; Klein, L.; Reiss, D.
Publisher
Wiley-Liss, Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2010, 29, 3, pp 397-404
Abstract

Living in groups with conspecifics can increase an animal's fitness in the wild. A social environment may also be imposed by commercial farming industries. One important measure of competition and group dynamics is the level of aggressive interaction. This can also influence the level of damage or...

Author(s)
Patullo, B. W.; Baird, H. P.; Macmillan, D. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2009, 120, 3/4, pp 231-237
Abstract

Animals that undergo a habitat shift face a number of challenges as they move between habitats; for example, they may encounter new predator species and may be vulnerable as they adapt to their new surroundings. An ability to adapt quickly to the new environment is likely to influence...

Author(s)
Salvanes, A. G. V.; Moberg, O.; Braithwaite, V. A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 2007, 74, 4, pp 805-811

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