publication . Article . 2007

Male harassment influences female movements and associations in Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi)

Siva R. Sundaresan; Ilya R. Fischhoff; DI Rubenstein;
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  • Published: 17 Jul 2007 Journal: Behavioral Ecology, volume 18, issue 5, pages 860-865
Abstract
In traditional models for social organization, female movements and association patterns track resource distribution, whereas males track females. More recently, this model has been expanded to include feedback effects of male behavior, especially sexual harassment, on female decisions. In Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi), males defend territories containing resources attractive to females, who form unstable groups. Past research has explained female behavior based on resource distribution and needs alone. Lactating females have been found to have restricted movements and fewer male associates than nonlactating females, a pattern we find in our study. This pattern h...
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free text keywords: Social organization, Harassment, Equus grevyi, biology.organism_classification, biology, Resource distribution, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Grevy's zebra, Ecology
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publication . Article . 2007

Male harassment influences female movements and associations in Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi)

Siva R. Sundaresan; Ilya R. Fischhoff; DI Rubenstein;