Space partitioning without territoriality in gannets

Wakefield, Ewan D., Bodey, Thomas W., Bearhop, Stuart, Blackburn, Jez, Colhoun, Kendrew, Davies, Rachel, Dwyer, Ross G., Green, Jonathan A., Gremillet, David, Jackson, Andrew L., Jessopp, Mark J., Kane, Adam, Langston, Rowena H. W., Lescroel, Amelie, Murray, Stuart, Le Nuz, Melanie, Patrick, Samantha C., Peron, Clara, Soanes, Louise M., Wanless, Sarah, Votier, Stephen C. and Hamer, Keith C. (2013) Space partitioning without territoriality in gannets. Science, 341 6141: 68-70. doi:10.1126/science.1236077

Author Wakefield, Ewan D.
Bodey, Thomas W.
Bearhop, Stuart
Blackburn, Jez
Colhoun, Kendrew
Davies, Rachel
Dwyer, Ross G.
Green, Jonathan A.
Gremillet, David
Jackson, Andrew L.
Jessopp, Mark J.
Kane, Adam
Langston, Rowena H. W.
Lescroel, Amelie
Murray, Stuart
Le Nuz, Melanie
Patrick, Samantha C.
Peron, Clara
Soanes, Louise M.
Wanless, Sarah
Votier, Stephen C.
Hamer, Keith C.
Title Space partitioning without territoriality in gannets
Journal name Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-8075
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1126/science.1236077
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 341
Issue 6141
Start page 68
End page 70
Total pages 3
Place of publication Washington, DC United States
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Language eng
Subject 1000 General
1207 History and Philosophy of Science
Formatted abstract
 Colonial breeding is widespread among animals. Some, such as eusocial insects, may use agonistic behavior to partition available foraging habitat into mutually exclusive territories; others, such as breeding seabirds, do not. We found that northern gannets, satellite-tracked from 12 neighboring colonies, nonetheless forage in largely mutually exclusive areas and that these colony-specific home ranges are determined by density-dependent competition. This segregation may be enhanced by individual-level public information transfer, leading to cultural evolution and divergence among colonies.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
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