Influence of Group Size on the Success of Wolves Hunting Bison

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MacNulty, Daniel R. ; Tallian, Aimee ; Stahler, Daniel R. ; Smith, Douglas W. (2014)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 9, issue 11 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112884, pmc: PMC4229308
  • Subject: Trophic Interactions | Research Article | Foraging | Ecology and Environmental Sciences | Predation | wolves hunting bison | Carnivory | Influence | Wolves | Success of Wolves | Ecology | Artiodactyla | Life Sciences | Animal Sociality | Animals | Hunting Behavior | Bovines | Biology and Life Sciences | Mammalogy | Behavioral Ecology | Animal Behavior | Community Ecology | Medicine | Vertebrates | Q | R | Mammals | Carnivora | Science | Organisms | Group Size | Bison | Zoology

An intriguing aspect of social foraging behaviour is that large groups are often no better at capturing prey than are small groups, a pattern that has been attributed to diminished cooperation (i.e., free riding) in large groups. Although this suggests the formation of ... View more
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