Collective movement in wild baboons-reference-data

Crofoot MC, Kays RW, Wikelski M. 2021. Collective movement in wild baboons-reference-data. Movebank Data Repository.
When members of a group differ in locomotor capacity, coordinating collective movement poses a challenge: some individuals may have to move faster (or slower) than their preferred speed to remain together. Such compromises have energetic repercussions, yet research in collective behaviour has largely neglected locomotor consensus costs. Here, we integrate high-resolution tracking of wild baboon locomotion and movement with simulations to demonstrate that size-based variation in locomotor capacity poses an obstacle to the collective movement. While all baboons modulate their gait and move-pause dynamics during collective movement, the costs of maintaining cohesion are disproportionately borne by smaller group members. Although consensus costs are not distributed equally, all group-mates do make locomotor compromises, suggesting a shared decision-making process drives the pace of collective movement in this highly despotic species. These results highlight the importance of considering how social dynamics and locomotor capacity interact to shape the movement ecology of group-living species.
animal movement,acceleration,animal tracking,animal ecology,bio-logging,collective behavior,movement ecology,olive baboons,Papio anubis
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  title = {Collective movement in wild baboons-reference-data},
  author = {Crofoot, MC and Kays, RW and Wikelski, M},
  year = {2021},
  URL = {},
  doi = {doi:10.5441/001/1.3q2131q5/9},
  publisher = {Movebank data repository}
ID  - doi:10.5441/001/1.3q2131q5/9
T1  - Collective movement in wild baboons-reference-data
AU  - Crofoot, Margaret C.
AU  - Kays, Roland W.
AU  - Wikelski, Martin
Y1  - 2021/08/10
KW  - animal movement
KW  - acceleration
KW  - animal tracking
KW  - animal ecology
KW  - bio-logging
KW  - collective behavior
KW  - movement ecology
KW  - olive baboons
KW  - Papio anubis
KW  - Papio anubis
PB  - Movebank data repository
UR  -
DO  - doi:10.5441/001/1.3q2131q5/9
ER  -