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Responses to social and environmental stress are attenuated by strong male bonds in wild macaques
Results indicate that male Barbary macaques employ a tend-and-befriend coping strategy in the face of increased environmental as well as social day-to-day stressors, broadening the generality of the social buffering hypothesis. Expand
Impacts of tourism on anxiety and physiological stress levels in wild male Barbary macaques
Investigating impacts of tourism on wild male Barbary macaques in Morocco suggests that while tourist presence and interactions with the macaques elevate the study animals’ anxiety levels, only aggressive interactions are sufficient to elicit a detectable increase in a measure of physiological stress. Expand
Reciprocation and interchange in wild Japanese macaques: grooming, cofeeding, and agonistic support
Results suggest that monkeys may derive various social benefits from grooming, and are supported by the fact that in various primate species animals tend to prefer high‐ranking individuals as grooming partners. Expand
Costs and benefits of group living in primates: group size effects on behaviour and demography
It is indicated that folivores and frugivores face similar ecological pressures and the costs of living in larger groups balance or outweigh the benefits, and the effect of group size on behaviour and fitness is analyzed. Expand
The effects of social network position on the survival of wild Barbary macaques, Macaca sylvanus
The view that aggressive social interactions are extremely important for individual well-being and fitness is supported, as it is found that individual survival probability increased with a higher number of aggression partners and lower clustering coefficient. Expand
Asymmetry and Dimensions of Relationship Quality in the Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata yakui)
Cords and Aureli (2000) proposed that relationship quality can be described by three components, i.e., value, security, and compatibility, based on the benefits social partners receive from theirExpand
Postconflict Behavior Among Male Japanese Macaques
Differences in the behavioral ecology of the 2 subspecies, the ecological and social factors that may favor the occurrence of reconciliation, and the possible benefits that males gain from grooming exchange and reconciliation are discussed. Expand
Coping with the cold: predictors of survival in wild Barbary macaques, Macaca sylvanus
These findings support the view that sociality is directly related to an individual's fitness, and that factors promoting the establishment and maintenance of social relationships are favoured by natural selection. Expand
The Effect of Climatic Factors on the Activity Budgets of Barbary Macaques (Macaca sylvanus)
The data indicate that environmental factors significantly affect the time budgets of endangered Barbary macaques, a species that has been little studied in the wild, and support previous studies on temperate primates in showing that snow coverage can have negative consequences on the feeding ecology and survival of these species. Expand
Hierarchical Steepness, Counter‐Aggression, and Macaque Social Style Scale
This work examines the fit of three core measures of social style—two measures of dominance gradients (hierarchical steepness and another closely related measure (counter‐aggression)—to this scale, controlling for phylogenetic relationships, and confirms previous indications that covariation is more readily observable when comparing species at the extreme ends of the scale than those in intermediate positions. Expand