Insights from insects about adaptive social information use.

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Title
Insights from insects about adaptive social information use.
Journal
Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Author(s)
Grüter C., Leadbeater E.
ISSN
0169-5347 (Print)
ISSN-L
0169-5347
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Volume
29
Number
3
Pages
177-184
Language
english
Abstract
Copying others can greatly improve individual fitness and is fundamental for the organisation of societies. Yet in some situations it is better to ignore social information and either explore the world individually or use personal information obtained through prior experience. Insects provide excellent models to study the strategic use of social information, but insights from recent research have rarely been viewed in the light of social learning strategies. Here we discuss how insects tailor their reliance on social information to those circumstances for which it is most beneficial, and suggest that insects and vertebrates use similar information-use strategies. We highlight future research avenues, including the use of molecular tools to study the genetic and genomic basis of social information use.
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Web of science
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