News tagged with social structure

Social structure matters in species conservation

Many animal species, including humans, live and breed in groups with complex social organizations. The impact of this social structure on the genetic diversity of animals has been a source of disagreement ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Ecology
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Camels betray their best mates in 'Judas' trials

Murdoch University researchers have successfully trialled an approach to control feral camel numbers in Australia's outback whereby a single animal is used to betray the whereabouts of its companions.

dateFeb 03, 2015 in Ecology
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Kids reduce stress in goat herds

The introduction of young dairy goats into an existing herd is stressful for all animals involved. Rank fights and aggressive behaviour can further result in injury. Researchers at the University of Veterinary ...

dateSep 10, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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