Raymond Coppinger

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Barking is most often associated with the domestic dog Canis familiaris, but it is a common mammalian and avian vocalization. Like any vocalization, the acoustic character of the bark is likely to be a product of adaptation as well as an expression of the signaler's internal motivational state. While most authors recognize that the bark is a distinct signal(More)
We compare differences in the reproductive strategies of "free-living" dogs with their wild relatives in the genus Canis, of which the dog is a very recently evolved member. The members of this genus display a greater range of parental motor patterns than generally seen in other species of Carnivora, including pair-bonding and extended parental care;(More)
SuperDuperWalker is a software-based framework for experiments on the evolution of locomotion. It simulates the behavior of evolving agents in a 3D physical simulation environment and displays this behavior graphically in real time. A genetic algorithm controls the evolution of the agents. Students manipulate parameters with a graphical user interface and(More)
EDITORS WILL ADD WOLF DRAWING AT HIGH RESOLUTION HERE " In short, we will have to treat species in the same manner as those naturalists treat genera, who admit that genera are merely artificial combinations made for convenience. This may not be a cheering prospect; but we shall at least be freed from the vain search for the undiscovered and the(More)
— Social foraging shows unexpected features such as the existence of a group size threshold to accomplish a successful hunt. Above this threshold, additional individuals do not increase the probability of capturing the prey. Recent direct observations of wolves (Canis lupus) in Yellowstone Park show that the group size threshold when hunting its most(More)
Two groups of vervet monkeys were fed, on alternate days, either before or after a morning observation period. This enabled us to determine changes in behavior when the animals were fed a nutritionally balanced breakfast of monkey chow. Feeding did not alter the proportion of behaviors that were social or non-social, but had a marked effect on individual(More)
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