[MARMAM] New Publication: Community through culture: from insects to whales.

Jenny Allen jenny.allen at griffith.edu.au
Thu Oct 31 17:10:47 PDT 2019


I am pleased to announce the following review publication:

Jenny A. Allen. (2019) Community through culture: from insects to whales. BioEssays. 41(11). 1900060.

Abstract: It has become increasingly clear that social learning and culture occur much more broadly, and in a wider variety of animal communities, than initially believed. Recent research has expanded the list to include insects, fishes, elephants, and cetaceans. Such diversity allows scientists to expand the scope of potential research questions, which can help form a more complete understanding of animal culture than any single species can provide on its own. It is crucial to understand how culture and social learning present in different communities, as well as what influences community structure and culture may have on one another, so that the results across these different studies may most effectively inform one another. This review presents an overview of social learning in species across a spectrum of community structures, providing the necessary infrastructure to allow a comparison of studies that will help move the field of animal culture forward.

The paper is available via the following link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/bies.201900060

Alternatively, please email me on jenny.allen at griffith.edu.au or j.allen3 at uq.edu.au for a pdf copy.

Best regards,

Jenny Allen


Dr. Jenny Allen

Marine Science Lecturer
Environmental Futures Research Institute
Griffith School of Environment and Science
Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus
Building G24, Room 4.13

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