Navigation Links
Using networks to map the social lives of animals
Date:9/2/2008

Dr Dick James from the University's Department of Physics has released a practical guide for biologists explaining how social network analysis, a method used widely in the social sciences to study interactions among people, can be used to study social structures within animal populations.

Traditionally, students of animal behaviour have looked either at interactions between pairs of animals, or at global behaviours of populations; however using social network analysis researchers are able to study social structures at all levels.

These methods have been used already to analyse data collected on the social behaviour of a wide range of animals including fish, insects and mammals. The guide gives an introduction to these methods for researchers and students with no prior knowledge of network theory.

The book, "Exploring Animal Social Networks" was written in collaboration with behavioural ecologists Dr Darren Croft from the University of Wales, Bangor and Prof Jens Krause from the University of Leeds and is available now from Princeton University Press.


'/>"/>

Contact: Vicky Just
v.j.just@bath.ac.uk
01-225-386-883
University of Bath
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Using live fish, new tool a sentinel for environmental contamination
2. Miscanthus can meet US biofuels goal using less land than corn or switchgrass
3. Study reveals air pollution is causing widespread and serious impacts to ecosystems
4. FSU researcher using computers to hone cancer-fighting strategies
5. Climate change causing significant shift in composition of coastal fish communities
6. Reforestation using exotic plants can disturb the fertility of tropical soils
7. UC Davis stem researchers demonstrate safety of gene therapy using adult stem cells
8. Using ground-penetrating radar to observe hidden underground water processes
9. Key to using local resources for biomass may include waste
10. A screening strategy using zebrafish targets genes that protect against hearing loss
11. The art of using science to inform ecosystem restoration in Puget Sound
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/17/2014)... This news release is available in German . ... need millions of sperms every day in order to reproduce? ... questions are the topic of the latest issue of the ... 16th, 2014). The evolutionary biologist Steven Ramm from Bielefeld University ... nature, it is not unusual for a female to copulate ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Cancer constantly wages war on the human body. ... a stalemate. In pancreatic cancer, this stalemate—known as ... becoming aggressively malignant, a phenomena that is poorly ... in the laboratory of Salvatore Torquato, a Professor ... the conditions surrounding tumor dormancy and the switch ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... have challenged conventional thinking on how the bowel lining ... for how bowel cancer starts. , The researchers produced ... regenerating the ,crypts, that are a feature of the ... in bowel cancer development, a controversial finding as scientists ... Using 3D imaging technologies, Dr Chin Wee Tan and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Sperm wars 2Modeling tumor dormancy 2Cryptic clues drive new theory of bowel cancer development 2
... - One of the most common house ant species might ... spaces in a forest, but the ants have found ways ... Grzegorz Buczkowski, a Purdue University research assistant professor of entomology, ... complex as they move from forest to city and act ...
... -- Amphibiansfrogs, toads, salamanders, and newtsare disappearing worldwide, but ... be stable. This region is home to the largest ... species reside here), and scientists want to understand what ... research published in the March 29, 2010 issue of ...
... for a gene to create a protein, the gene,s DNA ... These RNA molecules are the instruction manuals that show the ... a protein. A few years ago, scientists studying bacterial cells ... can bind to. In doing so, they induce the RNA ...
Cached Biology News:Common house ants form supercolonies, prosper in urban settings 2Young salamanders' movement over land helps stabilize populations 2Young salamanders' movement over land helps stabilize populations 3Genes under control 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... /PRNewswire/ - iCo Therapeutics ("iCo" or "the Company") (TSX-V: ... its Oral Amphotericin B program.  The company recently ... work involving samples from HIV/AIDS patients exposed ... pre clinical studies and regulatory filings to move ... utilizing approximately $700,000 of funding and technological advice ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Mapp Biopharmaceutical,s valiant effort to produce ... fight the Ebola outbreak will make the public ... of pharmaceuticals can be, according to Kalorama Information.  ... some may be taken aback by the three-month ... knowledge are well aware of the complex issues ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... , Oct. 20, 2014  GenVec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... P. Horovitz , Ph.D., from its board of directors effective ... in August 2003, and served as its chairman from June ... on the Nominating and Corporate Governance and Audit Committees of ... more than a decade of dedicated service to GenVec, and ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The Latin American hardware encryption display market report ... analysis and forecast of revenue. This market was valued ... reach $2,366.8 million by 2018, at a CAGR of ... TOC of the Latin American hardware encryption market report ... It also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:iCo Therapeutics Announces Advancement of Oral Amphotericin B Program 2iCo Therapeutics Announces Advancement of Oral Amphotericin B Program 3Kalorama: ZMapp Highlights Need For Faster Biopharmaceutical Production 2Kalorama: ZMapp Highlights Need For Faster Biopharmaceutical Production 3Zola P. Horovitz To Retire From GenVec Board 2The Latin American hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $2,366.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Latin American hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $2,366.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3
... Direct, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, ... provider of guidance and decision support for genomic medicine, ... Atlantic Health of Morristown, New Jersey, Crittenton Hospital Medical ... Chicago, Illinois, have joined the Genomic Medicine Network to ...
... Chase Cancer Center , one of the nation,s leading cancer research ... data to its website as a tool to assist newly-diagnosed ... on a survey Fox Chase commissioned in the fall of 2010, ... would be the most important in ...
... 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China-Biotics, Inc. ("China-Biotics", ... developer, manufacturer and distributor of probiotics products in China, ... 08:00 a.m. Eastern Time/09:00 p.m. Beijing Time on Wednesday, ... third quarter financial results for the period ended December ...
Cached Biology Technology:Four Community Hospitals Join DNA Direct's Genomic Medicine Network 2Four Community Hospitals Join DNA Direct's Genomic Medicine Network 3Fox Chase Cancer Center Publishes Clinical Outcomes for Patient Use 2Fox Chase Cancer Center Publishes Clinical Outcomes for Patient Use 3China-Biotics to Report Fiscal Year 2011 Third Quarter Financial Results on February 9 2
... Application: A cleaning agent ... plastic surfaces, countertops, and pipettors. ... at eliminating RNase contamination from ... enzymatic reactions. ,RNase Zap ...
Matrix for protein MALDI-MS...
... number is a new ... easily match Cornings product ... availability yet, please order ... number (Z36,327-8) or contact ...
... of a series of media originally developed at ... al. for the large scale propagation of cells ... primarily used for the growth and maintenance of ... of viruses in these cell lines. One of ...
Biology Products: