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Predicting extinction risk in declining species
Using complete phylogenies of contemporary carnivores and primates, the first comparative test is presented showing that high trophic level, low population density, slow life history and small geographical range size are all significantly and independently associated with a high extinction risk in declining species. Expand
Primate Conservation Biology
This work integrates theoretical advances with practical management priorities to give scientists and policymakers the tools they need to help keep these species from disappearing forever. Expand
Animal personality: what are behavioural ecologists measuring?
An integrative theoretical framework is suggested that incorporates the tools that were developed to overcome similar methodological problems in psychology to facilitate a robust and unified approach in the study of animal personality. Expand
Dominance rank and mating success in male primates
Results indicate that the relationship between dominance rank and mating success appears to be a function of the level of competition that males face in the group for access to cycling females, and data on genetic paternity indicate that these results hold even for absolute measures of reproductive success. Expand
Trade-offs between foraging and predation risk determine habitat use in a desert baboon population
Deviations from these patterns by a unimale group indicate that male reproductive strategies may also play a role in habitat selection, and supports hypothesis 4. Expand
Does the matrix matter? A forest primate in a complex agricultural landscape
Abstract Many threatened primates now exist in fragmented forest habitats. The survival of these populations may depend on their ability to utilise agricultural or other matrix habitats betweenExpand
Dominance and Affiliation Mediate Despotism in a Social Primate
The results show that group foraging decisions were consistently led by the individual who acquired the greatest benefits from those decisions, namely the dominant male, and subordinate group members followed the leader despite considerable consensus costs. Expand
Vulnerability to predation in baboon populations
This study investigates patterns of predation in Papio baboon populations across Africa. Using anecdotal reports collated from the primate and predator literature, the following analyses areExpand
How Far Do Animals Go? Determinants of Day Range in Mammals
A day range model is presented and predictions against a comprehensive analysis of mammalian day range are compared to show faunivores have the longest day ranges and steepest body mass scaling and herbivores show intermediate and low scaling exponents. Expand
Spontaneous emergence of leaders and followers in foraging pairs
A state-dependent, dynamic game model of foraging by a pair of animals, in which each individual chooses between resting or foraging during a series of consecutive periods, so as to maximize its own individual chances of survival. Expand