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Social behavior shapes the chimpanzee pan-microbiome
Chimpanzee social activity is associated with diversity in the gut microbiome. Animal sociality facilitates the transmission of pathogenic microorganisms among hosts, but the extent to whichExpand
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Social bonds in the dispersing sex: partner preferences among adult female chimpanzees
In most primate societies, strong and enduring social bonds form preferentially among kin, who benefit from cooperation through direct and indirect fitness gains. Chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, differExpand
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Chimpanzee females queue but males compete for social status
Dominance hierarchies are widespread in animal social groups and often have measureable effects on individual health and reproductive success. Dominance ranks are not static individual attributes,Expand
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Social behavior, foraging strategies, and fecal glucocorticoids in female blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis): potential fitness benefits of high rank in a forest guenon
Socioecological theory predicts that aggressive feeding competition is associated with linear dominance hierarchies and reproductive advantages for high‐ranking females. Female blue monkeys contestExpand
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Correlates of bushmeat hunting among remote rural households in Gabon, Central Africa.
Hunted wild animals (i.e., bushmeat) are a main source of protein for many rural populations in the tropics, and the unsustainable harvest of these animals puts both human food security and ecosystemExpand
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Fecal glucocorticoids as indicators of metabolic stress in female Sykes' monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis albogularis)
Because of their mediating role in the stress response and potential effects on fitness, glucocorticoid (GC) hormones are increasingly used to assess the physiological costs of environmental andExpand
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Feeding habitat quality and behavioral trade-offs in chimpanzees: a case for species distribution models.
The distribution and abundance of food resources are among the most important factors that influence animal behavioral strategies. Yet, spatial variation in feeding habitat quality is often difficultExpand
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Seasonal Energetic Stress in a Tropical Forest Primate: Proximate Causes and Evolutionary Implications
Animals facing seasonal variation in food availability experience selective pressures that favor behavioral adjustments such as migration, changes in activity, or shifts in diet. Eclectic omnivoresExpand
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Social status and helminth infections in female forest guenons (Cercopithecus mitis).
OBJECTIVE When resource competition within primate social groups is effective, high-ranking individuals generally gain fitness benefits. Contrary to expectations, female Cercopithecus mitis formExpand
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Two incidents of venomous snakebite on juvenile blue and Sykes monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni and C. m. albogularis)
Although rarely observed, predation is thought to be an important factor in the evolution of primate life histories and behavior. Here I describe two incidents of snake predation on CercopithecusExpand
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