Social culture in bonobos Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp
Patterns of urinary cortisol levels during ontogeny appear population specific rather than species specific in wild chimpanzees and bonobos Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp
Wild bonobo and chimpanzee females exhibit broadly similar patterns of behavioral maturation but some evidence for divergence Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp
Abstract Objectives Primates exhibit variation in rates of growth and development. Variation in female growth and development across ape species appears to be explained by the Ecological Risk Aversion Hypothesis (ERAH). Indeed, existing data on variation in somatic growth and reproductive maturation between humans' closest living ape relatives, bonobos and chimpanzees, appear to be consistent with this hypothesis. However, existing data on ...
Environmental variability supports chimpanzee behavioural diversity Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp
Variation in behavioral traits of two frugivorous mammals may lead to differential responses to human disturbance Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp
Deterministic modelling of seed dispersal based on observed behaviours of an endemic primate in Brazil Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp
Exploring the Utility of Hair Endocannabinoids for Monitoring Homeostasis in Bonobos Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp
Quantifying physiological challenges has gained increasing importance in evolutionary biology, behavioral physiology, and conservation. One matrix that is particularly useful for obtaining long-term records of physiological changes in mammals is hair. Potential markers are components of the endocannabinoid (EC) system, which regulates homeostasis of the brain as well as the endocrine and immune systems. Here, we present results from the first ...
Drivers affecting mammal community structure and functional diversity under varied conservation efforts in a tropical rainforest in Cameroon Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp
Abstract As well as leading to a loss of biodiversity (i.e. species richness and abundance), human activities also affect ecosystem functioning. Documenting how the suite of ecological roles changes following disturbance provides a complementary source of information for conservation management. To this end, we measured mammal diversity in terms of community structure (i.e. abundance, composition and species richness) and functional diversity in ...
Contribution of Non-Timber Forest Product Valorisation to the Livelihood Assets of Local People in the Northern Periphery of the Dja Faunal Reserve, East Cameroon Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp
A large community of scientists has demonstrated that millions of people located in tropical zones derive a significant proportion of their livelihoods from the extraction of non-timber forest products (NTFPs). Despite these results, questions remain as to whether the valorisation of NTFPs can sustainably contribute to the improvement of the livelihood assets of the extractors. This study therefore evaluated the contribution of NTFP valorisation ...