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Tai Chimpanzee Project (1979)
Director: Christophe Boesch
Research Objectives: 1- Social behaviour and reproductive strategies of the chimpanzees including the use of genetics, and hormonal techniques. 2- Comparing feeding ecology and social interactions between three habituated chimpanzee groups. 3- Cognitive and cultural abilities in wild chimpanzees. 4- Cross-population studies to understand behavioural diversity in wild chimpanzees.
Field Positions and Volunteers: Opportunities for Master thesis and Ph.D thesis work.
Species Studied: Pan troglodytes verus (Western chimpanzee)
Other Species at Site: Cercocebus atys (sooty mangabey), Cercopithecus campbelli (Campbell's monkey), Cercopithecus diana (diana monkey), Cercopithecus nictitans (greater spot-nosed monkey), Cercopithecus petaurista (lesser white-nosed monkey), Colobus polykomos (king colobus), Galago demidoff (Prince Demidoff's bushbaby), Perodicticus (potto), Piliocolobus badius (western red colobus), Procolobus verus (olive colobus)
Last Updated: 2002-04-18
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