Territoriality entails demanding social interactions with competing individuals, typically males. Variation in quality of males can be predicted to affect the spatial arrangement of territories. We present a model aimed at understanding the spatial properties of territories on leks, where the presence of a hierarchy in a population of males leads to the clustering of individuals around high-ranking ‘hotshot’ males. The hierarchy results in a decrease in the number of nearest neighbors interacting directly with high-ranking males, with potential socio-sexual benefits for such males.

High-ranking alleviates male local competition in lek mating systems / F. Giavazzi, N. Saino, A. Vailati. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 8:13(2018 Oct 12), pp. 15189.1-15189.5. [10.1038/s41598-018-33292-3]

High-ranking alleviates male local competition in lek mating systems

F. Giavazzi
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N. Saino
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A. Vailati
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2018-10-12

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Territoriality entails demanding social interactions with competing individuals, typically males. Variation in quality of males can be predicted to affect the spatial arrangement of territories. We present a model aimed at understanding the spatial properties of territories on leks, where the presence of a hierarchy in a population of males leads to the clustering of individuals around high-ranking ‘hotshot’ males. The hierarchy results in a decrease in the number of nearest neighbors interacting directly with high-ranking males, with potential socio-sexual benefits for such males.
Multidisciplinary; ecology; territorial behavior; hierarchy; lek; lekking
Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia
Settore FIS/07 - Fisica Applicata(Beni Culturali, Ambientali, Biol.e Medicin)
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