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Conflicts between animals are usually settled without injury, but such ritualised harmless fighting has evolved because it is good for individuals, not for the “survival of the species”

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Fri Oct 27 2017

Better understanding of food gathering behaviour from appreciating that collecting food involves a greater risk of being killed than travelling

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Fri Oct 27 2017

Leadership can evolve even without differences in need or ability

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Sun Oct 22 2017

Following despotic individuals results in costs of social ties for baboons.

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Sun Oct 22 2017

Pigeons compromise over migration route, as long as they don’t disagree too much

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Sun Oct 22 2017

Predicting the diet breadth and habitat use of an optimal forager

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Thu Oct 19 2017

Understanding how large and how fat different species are follows from predicting optimal bodies that avoid both starving and predation

Posted by: AndrewDHigginson Posted Wed Oct 11 2017

Animals reduce their use of costly defence against their predators when living in groups

Posted by: Andrew Higginson Posted Fri Sep 01 2017

Adult size and egg number are reduced when Large Cabbage White caterpillars use their defence against predators

Posted by: Andrew Higginson Posted Fri Sep 01 2017

Changes in the timing and size of animals when they metamorphose can depend on the defences they can use against predators

Posted by: Andrew Higginson Posted Fri Sep 01 2017

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