In the preceding chapters, we have reviewed the mechanisms underlying the formation and persistence of animal groups and the functions and trade-offs associated with group living. We have also explored the development and evolution of grouping behaviour. In this final chapter, we summarise the current state of our understanding and, in very broad terms, outline what we consider to be some of the key outstanding questions in each of these four areas.
KeywordsGroup Living Cooperative Breeder Predator Odour Interaction Rule Swarm Robotic
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