Studying the paradox of social interaction in animals
Social interaction plays a significant role in most evolutionary and ecological changes and actions, including but not restricted to foraging. Social interactions cause the development of thorough individuality in animals, especially concerning their diet and location selection, due to sharing of social information. This factor contradicts the prevalent belief that sociality endorses a lack of individuality in animals, providing us with a paradox. The EU-funded IFSSOC project aims to study this paradox, deducing the effects of sociality and social interaction on animals’ individuality. To achieve this, the project’s research will focus on birds of the Sulidae family which exhibit mostly similar morphologies with geographic diversity.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
EX4 4QJ Exeter
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
3220 Geelong Victoria
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