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Behavioural Diversity in Chimpanzees and Bonobos - Christophe Boesch

Behavioural Diversity in Chimpanzees and Bonobos

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2002
ISBN: 9780521803540
Number Of Pages: 296

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Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus), otherwise known as pygmy chimpanzees, are the only two species of the genus Pan. As they are our nearest relatives, there has been much research devoted to investigating the similarities and differences between them. This book offers an extensive review of the most recent observations to come from field studies on the diversity of Pan social behaviour, with contributions from many of the world's leading experts in this field. A wide range of social behaviours is discussed including tool use, hunting, reproductive strategies and conflict management as well as demographic variables and ecological constraints. In addition to interspecies behavioural diversity, this text describes exciting new research into variations between different populations of the same species. Researchers and students working in the fields of primatology, anthropology and zoology will find this a fascinating read.

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'This is an excellent book on the state of the art and I recommend it to you. It contains new data, evaluates old theories, proposes new ideas, indicates the limits of our knowledge and demonstrates that data always trump theory, no matter how seductive the logic.' Ethology 'Certainly the calibre of the editorship and contributing authors augers well for the quality of the resulting volume which is divided into five parts: Behavioural flexibility; Social relations; Female strategies, Hunting and food sharing; Genetic diversity.' Primate Eye 'Most primatologists will find something of interest and value in this edited volume, and at the unusually low price at which it is offered, I can recommend it highly.' Folia Primatologica

Main introduction
Behavioural Flexibility: Introduction
Multivariate and phylogenetic approaches to understanding chimpanzee and bonobo behavioural diversity
Chimpanzees in the dry habitats of Mont Assirik, Senegal and Semliki Wildlife Reserve
Behavioural adaptations to water scarcity in Tongo chimpanzees
Bonobos of the Lukuru Wildlife Research Project
Grooming-hand-clasp in Mahale M Group chimpanzees: implications for culture in social behaviours
Social Relations: Introduction
Factors influencing fission-fusion grouping in chimpanzees in the Tai National Park, Cote d'Ivoire
Ecological and social correlates of chimpanzee party size and composition
Agonistic relations among Kanyawara chimpanzees
Relationships of male chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest, Uganda
Dynamics in social organisation of bonobos (Pan paniscus)
Female Strategies: The Females That Did Evolve: Introduction
Why female bonobos have a lower copulation rate during estrus than chimpanzees
Social relationships between cycling females and adult males in Mahale chimpanzees
Seasonal aspects of reproduction and sexual behaviour in two chimpanzee populations: a comparison of Gombe (Tanzania) and Budongo (Uganda)
Costs and benefits of grouping for female chimpanzees at Gombe
The cost of sexual attraction: is there a trade-off in female Pan between sex appeal and received coercion?
Hunting and Food Sharing: Introduction
Variations in chimpanzeeâÇôred colobus interactions
How bonobos handle hunts and harvests: why share food?
Hunting and meat sharing by chimpanzees at Ngogo, Kibale National Park, Uganda
Genetic Diversity
The evolutionary genetics and molecular ecology of chimpanzees and bonobos
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ISBN: 9780521803540
ISBN-10: 0521803543
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st August 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 19.05  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.84