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Mammalian sociality: Causes and consequences of intraspecific variation in social organization

Last update: : Tuesday 31 July 2018, by Nicolas Busser

Presented by: Loren Hayes, University of Chattanooga, USA
Date: Thursday 27th September 2018, 13:00-14:30
Place: Amphithéâtre Marguerite Perey, bâtiment 01

Across mammals, social systems are quite diverse and often characterized by high levels of intraspecific variation in social organization. Surprisingly, the causes and consequences of this social variation are poorly documented. My research program aims to understand the ecological conditions favoring intraspecific variation in social organization and the reproductive consequences of this variability in mammals. Since 2005, my colleagues and I have been studying ecological and social conditions influencing the reproductive success of females in the degu (Octodon degus), a caviomorph rodent endemic to Chile. Additionally, I am now developing a comprehensive dataset on ecological predictors of mammalian intraspecific variation in social organization with Dr. Carsten Schradin (IPHC).

https://sites.google.com/site/hayesldbehavioralecology/