To the heart of the social network : Neighbourhood quarrels of the Columbian ground squirrel

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Living in a group usually provides many benefits. Yet, midst of their community, DOTKA and TRIBALE, two ground squirrels from the Canadian Rocky Mountains must come to terms with their peers. What if their social environment influenced their chances of reproducing? Or even their life expectancy? An international research team is trying to answer these questions by deciphering the effect of social stress on the health of these small mammals. A journey to the heart of an animal social network.

Director: Aurélien Prudor

I have been working as a biologist and ornithologist for various research programs on many bird species in subantarctic islands, Groenland, South Africa and New Caledonia. After more than 10 years in the research, I made a career-changer in 2016. I am an independent French film-maker specialized in science education and nature conservation in general.

France
2020
25 Min.
English
SUB: English
12
Director: Aurélien Prudor
Author: Aurélien Prudor
Camera: Aurélien Prudor
Editing: WILD TALKS
Music: Anthony Touzalin
Speaker: Susan Viblanc
Producer: WILD TALKS - EPHC - USIAS
Nominations: Best Science Film 2021