Social and behavioral barriers to pathogen transmission in wild animal populations

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Disease and pathogens have been studied as regulators of animal populations but not really as selective forces. The authors propose that pathogens can be major selective forces influencing social behaviors when these are successful at reducing disease transmission. The behaviors whose evolution could have been influenced by pathogen effects include group size, group isolation, mixed species flocking, migration, seasonal sociality, social avoidance, and dominance behaviors. Mate choice, mating system, and sexual selection are put in a new light when examined in terms of disease transmission. It is concluded that pathogen avoidance is a more powerful selective force than has heretofore ... continued below

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Loehle, C. S. Spring 1988.

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    Publisher Info: E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Savannah River Lab., Aiken, SC (United States)
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Disease and pathogens have been studied as regulators of animal populations but not really as selective forces. The authors propose that pathogens can be major selective forces influencing social behaviors when these are successful at reducing disease transmission. The behaviors whose evolution could have been influenced by pathogen effects include group size, group isolation, mixed species flocking, migration, seasonal sociality, social avoidance, and dominance behaviors. Mate choice, mating system, and sexual selection are put in a new light when examined in terms of disease transmission. It is concluded that pathogen avoidance is a more powerful selective force than has heretofore been recognized.

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  • Report No.: DP-MS--88-237
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035;AC09-76SR00001
  • DOI: 10.2172/666220 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 666220
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710739

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Loehle, C. S. Social and behavioral barriers to pathogen transmission in wild animal populations, report, Spring 1988; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710739/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.