Preston, E.F.R.; Thompson, F.J.; Cant, M.A.

The effects of intergroup conflict on social networks in banded mongooses in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, 2016-2017

This dataset comprises measurements of grooming and aggressive interactions in banded mongooses in response to simulated intergroup conflict, collected from a wild population of banded mongooses on the Mweya Peninsula, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda between 2016-2017. We experimentally simulated conflict between rival social groups of banded mongooses and recorded observations of grooming and aggression between individuals in the focal group. These data were collected to examine changes in social networks in the face of intergroup conflict.

Publication date: 2021-09-29

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You must cite: Preston, E.F.R.; Thompson, F.J.; Cant, M.A. (2021). The effects of intergroup conflict on social networks in banded mongooses in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, 2016-2017. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/d188de5e-17a5-481d-a80b-bae96736e6c8

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2016-01-01    to    2017-12-31

Provenance & quality

Intergroup threat was experimentally simulated by presenting a series of stimuli from a rival group to a focal group during field experiments conducted between March 2016 and May 2017. The stimuli included a presentation of rival group faeces, a playback of rival group ‘war cries’, and a presentation of rival males in traps. In addition, presentations of own group stimuli were performed as control trials. In total we performed 22 simulated intrusion trials and 22 control trials in 5 social groups. For each simulated intrusion and control trial, we collected observations of social interactions in the focal group over a 5-day period: 2 days before the presentation of stimuli, on the day of the presentation of stimuli, and 2 days after the presentation of stimuli. On each day we observed the focal group for 1 hour in the morning and for 1 hour in the afternoon. We recorded every grooming and aggressive interaction between individuals, noting the identity of the individuals involved and the direction of the interaction. We also recorded the sex and age of the individuals.

Correspondence/contact details

Thompson, F.J.
University of Exeter
Exeter
UK
 F.J.Thompson@exeter.ac.uk

Authors

Preston, E.F.R.
University of Oxford
Thompson, F.J.
University of Exeter
Cant, M.A.
University of Exeter

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Exeter
 openaccess@exeter.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Aggression,  banded mongooses,  behavioural ecology,  grooming,  intergroup conflict,  social networks
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:21