Social network analysis shows direct evidence for social transmission of tool use in wild chimpanzees.
Traditional studies of social relationships and structure focus on dyadic interactions, whereas network analysis applies graph theory to quantify multi-actor interactions, thereby providing more realistic representations of the complex societies typically observed in primates and cetaceans.
Results of network analysis based on grooming interac-tions in chimpanzees with wild and captive origins living in the kumamoto sanctuary in kumamoto, japan grooming is a complex social activity occupying up to 25 % of chimpanzees’ waking hours and plays a role in the emergence and maintenance of social relationships. The term social network refers to the articulation of a social relationship, as-cribed or achieved, among individuals, families, households, villages, com-munities, regions, and so on each of them can play dual roles, acting both introduction to social network analysis 5.
Social network analysis (sna) is an analytical technique which has been employed with growing popularity to the study of animal behaviour the potential application of sna, to aid in the study of social relationships among chimpanzees, will be explored in this chapter.
Social network analysis methods have made it possible to test whether novel behaviors in animals spread through individual or social learning to date, however, social network analysis of wild populations has been limited to static models that cannot precisely reflect the dynamics of learning, for.
Social network analysis (sna) is the process of investigating social structures through the use of networks and graph theory it characterizes networked structures in terms of nodes (individual actors, people, or things within the network) and the ties, edges, or links (relationships or interactions) that connect them. Different aspects of sociality bear considerable weight on the individual- and group-level welfare of captive nonhuman primates social network analysis (sna) is a useful tool for gaining a holistic understanding of the dynamic social relationships of captive primate groups.
2008) however, network analysis is rarely used to investigate the epidemiology and control of wildlife diseases (craft & caillaud 2011) here, we present the first study to analyse empirical wild chimpanzee contact networks within a framework of predicting implications for infectious disease risk.