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Modern primatology Researchers Jane Goodall Worked with chimpanzee § First to do long term open ended field work § Dian Fossey Did the same with gorillas § Birute Galdikas Sfu archeology dept § Louis Leakey Recruited females to learn about primate behaviour § - Studying primates Captive studies Advantage Observed for 24 hours § Control their lives --> study their response § Biggest advantage --> studying individual behaviour § Disadvantage Not living in their own habitat § Not forming social groups § Not finding their own food § - Semi-free ranging Artificially established colonies Mostly wild and mostly left to their own devices Form their own groups Little bit more natural --> still not natural Accustomed to people Slightly dependent to researchers Easier to study social behaviour - Field study Going out in the field Lot of time and energy - 4.4 Non-human Primate Social Behaviour Monday, October 7, 2019 4:02 PM
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Lot of time and energy Get close enough to see, but not close enough to interfere with their behaviour Part 1: Why are primates so socially complex? Natural selection can select for behavioural traits as well! - Primates have evolved to maximize their reproductive potential - Behaviour have evolved through these --> IN THIS ORDER Reproduction 1. Food 2. Protection from predators 3. Sex: access to mates and reproduction Reproduction asymmetry; difference between male and female reproductive potential Once pregnant, cannot get pregnant again for the duration of the gestation period i.
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