Majolo, Bonaventura (2017) Dominance. In: The International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Wiley. ISBN 9780470673379

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Dominance describes the relative capacity of an individual (or group) to win an agonistic interaction with another animal/group. Differences in dominance rank emerge when ecological conditions force animals to compete over valuable, limited resources and attaining a dominant position gives fitness-related benefits (e.g., resource monopolization). The dominance rank position of an animal depends on its fighting ability, which in turn depends on its age, body/canine size, physical strength, and network of allies. Dominance is an important factor to consider when analyzing life-history variables and socioecology.

Keywords:dominance, Primates, Conflict
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C120 Behavioural Biology
C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:27430
Deposited On:03 May 2017 08:41

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