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Socio-ecological factors shaping mixed-species groups

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Understanding why individuals form groups that are strikingly diversein their organisation is a central focus in evolutionary ecology. Although mixed-species groups, where members of different species interact and move together, are common across animal taxa, inter-species interactions have often been a point of secondary interest in the study of animal sociality.Using mixed-species flocks of individually marked tits (Paridae) as a model system, I investigate how individuals make adaptive ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Sub department:
Zoology
Research group:
Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology
Oxford college:
St John's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-8992-0676

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Sub department:
Zoology
Research group:
Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-2689-946X
Institution:
University of Oxford | Department of Collective Behaviour, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology | Department of Biology, and Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour, University of Konstanz
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Sub department:
Zoology
Research group:
Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-2208-7613
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Sub department:
Zoology
Research group:
Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-5240-7828
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Programme:
Doctoral Training Partnership studentship award
Grant:
1654580
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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