Animal behaviour: task differentiation by personality in spider groups

Grinsted, Lena and Bacon, Jonathan P (2014) Animal behaviour: task differentiation by personality in spider groups. Current Biology, 24 (16). R749-R751. ISSN 0960-9822

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Abstract

Dispatch: In social animals, group efficiency is often assumed to increase with task differentiation, but this requires that individuals are better than generalists at the task they specialize in. A new study finds that individual Anelosimus studiosus spiders do predominantly perform the task they excel at, in line with their individual personality type, when they are placed in groups.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH0301 Biology > QH0359 Evolution
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH0301 Biology > QH0540 Ecology
Q Science > QL Zoology > QL0750 Animal behaviour
Depositing User: Lena Grinsted
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 13:23
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 10:19
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49617

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