Predictors and consequences of being a social animal: studying the social behaviour of two model organisms in the wild

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Via social companions, individuals can receive information on, and access to, resources and threats in their environment. Intriguingly, we see ample variation in the social tendencies of individual animals, within species, but also populations or groups. Why do we see this variation and what consequences does it have? Here, I will address these questions, referring to my studies on the role of animal personality in the social behaviour of wild great tits (Parus major), as well as on the consequences of being social for foraging success in wild Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata).
Period17 Nov 2021
Event titleBehaviour and Evolution seminar (online): Animal Behaviour Bielefeld University
Event typeSeminar
LocationBielefeld, GermanyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational