Julie Rushmore, Damien Caillaud, Leopold Matamba, Rebecca M. Stumpf, Stephen P. Borgatti and Sonia Altizer Social network analysis of wild chimpanzees provides insights for predicting infectious disease risk Journal of Animal Ecology 82
The authors present the first network analysis of wild apes conducted within a framework of evaluating infectious disease risk. Overall, they show striking temporal variation in network structure, and identify traits that predict associations among individuals. This work provides insights into which chimpanzees should be targeted for disease control efforts.
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