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Family network size and survival across the lifespan of female macaques

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, May 2017
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Title
Family network size and survival across the lifespan of female macaques
Published in
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, May 2017
DOI 10.1098/rspb.2017.0515
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Authors

L. J. N. Brent, A. Ruiz-Lambides, M. L. Platt

Abstract

Two decades of research suggest social relationships have a common evolutionary basis in humans and other gregarious mammals. Critical to the support of this idea is growing evidence that mortality is influenced by social integration, but when these effects emerge and how long they last is mostly unknown. Here, we report in adult female macaques that the impact of number of close adult female relatives, a proxy for social integration, on survival is not experienced uniformly across the life course; prime-aged females with a greater number of relatives had better survival outcomes compared with prime-aged females with fewer relatives, whereas no such effect was found in older females. Group size and dominance rank did not influence this result. Older females were less frequent targets of aggression, suggesting enhanced experience navigating the social landscape may obviate the need for social relationships in old age. Only one study of humans has found age-based dependency in the association between social integration and survival. Using the largest dataset for any non-human animal to date, our study extends support for the idea that sociality promotes survival and suggests strategies employed across the life course change along with experience of the social world.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 64 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 27%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 14%
Researcher 8 12%
Student > Master 7 11%
Unspecified 6 9%
Other 18 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 39%
Psychology 15 23%
Unspecified 11 17%
Social Sciences 6 9%
Environmental Science 6 9%
Other 2 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 67. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 January 2018.
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#216,560
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Outputs from Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
#703
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#10,242
of 266,205 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
#24
of 148 outputs
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