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Contest and scramble competition: patterns of female aggression and ranging behavior among primates
TLDR
Examination of the covariance of female aggression and ranging behavior among 20 species of primates in an attempt to better explain the variation in female relationships within and between groups of primates shows that groups of females are aggressive toward other groups and that home-range size increases with increasing group size in most species.
Ecological models of female social relationships in primates: similarities, disparities, and some directions for future clarity
Several models have been proposed to explain the variation that exists in female social relationships among diurnal primate species. While there are similarities among them, notably in the ecological
Predation on primates: Ecological patterns and evolutionary consequences
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Systematic direct evidence of the effects of predation can best be obtained by studying predators that are as habituated to observers as are their primate prey, and on systematically obtained indirect evidence is relied on.
Ants on swollen-thorn acacias: species coexistence in a simple system
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On the black cotton soils of the Laikipia ecosystem in Kenya, two swollen-thorn acacia species support nine ant species, four of which are apparently obligate plant-ants, which are examples of coexisting diversity on an apparently uniform resource.
Movements of vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) and patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) as estimators of food resource size, density, and distribution
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Compared to patas, vervets travelled shorter distances, moved shorter distances between food sites, stopped less often, and had longer feeding bouts, suggesting that foods of verveTS are denser and larger, overall, than foods of patas.
Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements
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Using a unique GPS-tracking database of 803 individuals across 57 species, it is found that movements of mammals in areas with a comparatively high human footprint were on average one-half to one-third the extent of their movements in area with a low human footprint.
Pulvinar neurons reveal neurobiological evidence of past selection for rapid detection of snakes
Significance The present study shows preferential activity of neurons in the medial and dorsolateral pulvinar to images of snakes. Pulvinar neurons responded faster and stronger to snake stimuli than
Linking social and pathogen transmission networks using microbial genetics in giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis).
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This study is the first to use microbial genetics to construct and analyse transmission networks in a wildlife population and highlights the potential utility of an approach integrating microbial genetics with network analysis.
Daily Ranging Behavior of Red Colobus (Colobus badius tephrosceles) in Kibale Forest, Uganda
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Daily ranging behavior of red colobus monkeys is examined to determine what social and environmental variables are related to ranging pattern and how these variables change over time.
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