Noyce Conference Room
  US Mountain Time
Jonathan Pruitt (University of California, Santa Barbara)

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Keystone Individuals in Animal Societies: Some Pros and Cons

Abstract: Socially influential individuals emerge in a variety of animal societies. Here we explore how singularly influential group members influence the long-term attributes of their societies, as well as their rise and fall in contrasting environments. We will use cooperatively breeding social spiders from the Namib and Kalahari Deserts as our lens for these investigations.


Research Collaboration
SFI Host: 
Elizabeth Hobson