Natural knock-out: changes in female social networks as a consequence of mortality in female chacma baboons

L Barrett, D Lusseau, S P Henzi

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Previous work on captive pig-tail macaques illustrated the importance of particular individuals to the stability of social networks within a group by using 'knock-out' experiments, where key individuals were removed from the the group and the social consequences monitored. Here we use data from 'natural knock-out' experiments, caused by the sudden (over-night) death of particular individuals in a wild troop of South African chaema Baboons to investigate the consequences for social network structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
Issue numberSupplement 48
Early online date12 Feb 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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