Food Competition and Linear Dominance Hierarchy Among Female Chimpanzees of the Taï National Park

  title={Food Competition and Linear Dominance Hierarchy Among Female Chimpanzees of the Ta{\"i} National Park},
  author={Roman M. Wittig and Christophe Boesch},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  • R. Wittig, C. Boesch
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Biology, Psychology
  • International Journal of Primatology
Dominance rank in female chimpanzees correlates positively with reproductive success. Although a high rank obviously has an advantage for females, clear (linear) hierarchies in female chimpanzees have not been detected. Following the predictions of the socio-ecological model, the type of food competition should affect the dominance relationships among females. We investigated food competition and relationships among 11 adult female chimpanzees in the Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire (West… 
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