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Title: Effects of food type and number of feeding sites in a tree on aggression during feeding in wild Macaca fuscata
Authors: Hanya, Goro  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 半谷, 吾郎
Keywords: Aggression
Food distribution
Issue Date: Aug-2009
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Journal title: International Journal of Primatology
Volume: 30
Issue: 4
Start page: 569
End page: 581
Abstract: It is important to understand the effects of ecological factors on aggression during feeding in order to link habitat characteristics to competitive regime and social relationships. Multiple habitat characteristics are likely to affect aggression, but few researchers have examined the effect of multiple factors on intragroup competition simultaneously. I examined the effect of 8 factors on aggression during feeding in wild Japanese macaques living in a coniferous forest in Yakushima: density of the tree species, feeding time, number of feeding sites within a feeding tree, number of cofeeding animals, intratree macaque density, food type, and rank and age of the focal individual. When macaques cofed with other individuals, food type, the number of feeding sites, and their interactions significantly influenced aggression. Aggression increased when macaques ate fruits/seeds versus other foods and as the number of feeding sites decreased. Primate socioecological models highlight the importance of clumped distribution of food patches as a correlate of intragroup contest. However, my study indicates that primatologists need to pay attention to the factors related to the current feeding tree-food type and feeding tree size with respect to monopolizability-in addition to the distribution of food in the entire home range.
Rights: c Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009.
この論文は著者最終稿です。内容が印刷版と異なることがありますので、引用の際には出版社版をご確認ご利用ください。This is the Accepted Author Manuscript. Please cite only the published version.
DOI(Published Version): 10.1007/s10764-009-9361-2
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