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Individual personalities predict social behaviour in wild networks of great tits (Parus major)

Overview of attention for article published in Ecology Letters, September 2013
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Title
Individual personalities predict social behaviour in wild networks of great tits (Parus major)
Published in
Ecology Letters, September 2013
DOI 10.1111/ele.12181
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L. M. Aplin, D. R. Farine, J. Morand-Ferron, E. F. Cole, A. Cockburn, B. C. Sheldon

Abstract

Social environments have an important effect on a range of ecological processes, and form a crucial component of selection. However, little is known of the link between personality, social behaviour and population structure. We combine a well-understood personality trait with large-scale social networks in wild songbirds, and show that personality underpins multiple aspects of social organisation. First, we demonstrate a relationship between network centrality and personality with 'proactive' (fast-exploring) individuals associating weakly with greater numbers of conspecifics and moving between flocks. Second, temporal stability of associations relates to personality: 'reactive' (slow-exploring) birds form synergistically stable relationships. Finally, we show that personality influences social structure, with males non-randomly distributed across groups. These results provide strong evidence that songbirds follow alternative social strategies related to personality. This has implications not only for the causes of social network structure but also for the strength and direction of selection on personality in natural populations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
Sweden 3 <1%
South Africa 3 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Other 4 <1%
Unknown 610 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 165 26%
Student > Master 113 18%
Researcher 98 15%
Student > Bachelor 95 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 25 4%
Other 72 11%
Unknown 73 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 408 64%
Environmental Science 50 8%
Psychology 24 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 2%
Computer Science 7 1%
Other 37 6%
Unknown 103 16%

Attention Score in Context

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#225,967
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#90
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#2
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