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social organizationthe establishment amongst a group or colony of animals of set behaviour patterns.
pertaining to living in a community.
behavior of an animal to others in its social group of herd, flock, neighbors. See also social behavior.
the benefits to a community that cannot be measured by material values, better social justice, freedom from fear, improvement in educational facilities. The fundamental parameter in a cost-benefit analysis.
the costs incurred by society as a whole rather than by individuals. Used in the estimation of benefit-cost analysis.
average distance between animals in a community. An expression of the concentration of the animals in the environment.
social dominance heirarchy
the ranking in which a group of animals establishes itself with the most dominant one in the number one position and the most retiring one in the last position. The order is maintained unless new animals are introduced.
an aggregation of individual animals into an integrated group based on the interdependence of the animals and their responses to each other.
thought to be a common cause of illness in domestic pets and to a less extent in pigs, e.g. in esophagogastric ulcer.