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Below you will find various and sundry links related to the mission of the Theoretical Primatology Project:

Online Tutorials on Mathematical Psychology (Universit”t Bonn)

Evolutionary Psychology group home page (University of Liverpool)

Lexicon of Evolutionary Genetics (C. Patrick Doncaster, Southampton University)

Sarah Hrdy Natural History Article (Were/are humans cooperative breeders?
    Another Hrdyism)

Barry Sinervo's Behavioral Ecology Lecture Notes (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Background to the Evolution of Cooperation (University of Toronto)

Materials related to Robert Axelrod's The Complexity of Cooperation
    (University of Michigan)

Annotated Bibliography on The Evolution of Cooperation (1994)
    (Prepared by Robert Axelrod & Lisa D'Ambrosio)

"Twenty Years on: The Evolution of Cooperation Revisited" (by Robert Hoffmann)

Evolution of Cooperation Laboratory (including simulation)

Evolution of Cooperation (B. Brembs) (Mostly Iterated PD, including software)

Mathematical Psychology list serv (MPSYCH-L provides a membership directory,
    job postings, etc.)

Conference Symposium: Parasitism ("The Role of Parasitism in Animal Evolution")

The Basics of Signaling Theory (Carl Bergstrom, University of Washington)

Tutorial on Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization (PDF file) (by Eckart Zitzler,
    Marco Laumanns, & Stefan Bleuler)

Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution (Part of the Economic and Social
    Research Council (ESRC), UK, the Centre appears to be similar to the Santa Fe
    Institute. The Centre investigates the intersection of Economics, Psychology, and
    Anthropology, primarily with game theoretical approaches. Robin Dunbar is associated
    with the Centre whose website includes a clear statement of the application
    of game theory to human social behavior as well as access to publications.)

Quantitative Population Ecology [These are lectures by Alexei A. Sharov (Department
    of Entomology, Virginia Tech), which could be adapted to primates or other social
    vertebrates (with acknowledgment, of course). If anyone decides to do this, please let
    me know so that we can publicize your syllabus/course content on this site. Also check
    out Sharov's links site. Thanks to Webmaster Bob Williams for bringing Sharov to my
    attention.]

Tutorial introduction to Swarm ©
[A popular software package for agent-based modeling is Swarm ©. According to Paul Box (Utah State University) and Glenn Ropella (Swarm Development Group), "Swarm is a software package well-suited for creating simulations in which model components have independent and specific mechanisms." Also see Charlie Nunn's chapter available on the Research Page of this Website for a discussion and example of agent-based modeling in primatology.]

Principles of Animal Behavior (Course syllabus by Dr. Gerald Wilkinson of the University of Maryland, College of Life Sciences. See, especially, the "Problem Sets".)

Bonabeau, E., & Theraulaz, G. (1999). Swarm intelligence: From natural to artificial systems. Santa Fe Institute Studies on the Sciences of Complexity. New York: Oxford University Press.
Kohler, T.A., & Gumerman, G.J. (2000). Dynamics of human and primate societies: Agent-based modeling of social and spatial processes. Santa Fe Institute Studies on the Sciences of Complexity. New York: Oxford University Press.
(These two books, published by The Santa Fe Institute and Oxford University Press, focus on "complexity studies" of relevance to primatologists, including students of human behavior.)

2001 Deutsches Primatenzentrum Conference Report (Most primatologists are aware of the 2001 Deutsches Primatenzentrum conference organized by Peter Kappeler and titled, "Sexual Selection in Primates: Causes, Mechanisms, Consequences." We may not be aware, however, that several of the papers involved human subjects or were intended to apply directly to humans. Click on the link above for a brief summary of the human-focused presentations that I found of most interest at this conference.)

Mathematical modelling of social behaviour (In this "training workshop" Tom Wenseleers provides "course notes" for "an introduction to the evolutionary modelling of conflict." According to the description, these notes "should be useful for anyone interested in kin selection and the evolution of conflict.")

Evolutionary Psychology (A primarily non-technical site of links related to Evolutionary Psychology. Lots of fun.)

The Writings of Charles Darwin on the Web (Edited by Dr John van Wyhe, Affiliated Research Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge.)

Tutorial on Evolution (From the University of California Museum of Paleontology at Berkeley.)

Bruce Edmonds' Home Page (Bruce Edmonds' webpage exhibits numerous links relevant to agent-based modeling and social networks; very informative, very interesting, and lots of fun.)

Nonacs on Calculating Reproductive Skew (Peter Nonacs of the Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution at UCLA offers downloadable software in PC and Mac versions.)

Starlogo Software Program (The MIT Media Laboratory produces the downloadable 'StarLogo' software with links to several other agent-based modeling programs.)

Principles of Animal Behavior (See this Animal Behavior link at the University of Arizona for a broad range of applications and information. Helpful AND useful.)

Animal Behavior (A links site for Kerry Kilburn's course of the same name at Old Dominion University.)

Tutorials on Game Theory (A site of Web links at the Economics Network of the Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom.)

Robert Trivers Lecture (A talk by Robert Trivers at The Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, in September 2004.)

Sir Robert May: "Unanswered questions in ecology." (2001) (PDF file) (Read Sir Robert May's views on the future of ecology.)

Animal Behavior Metadata Standard (This site summarizes a new agenda to standardize the collection and reporting of behavioral data. Jack Bradbury reported on this NSF-sponsored initiative at the 2004 annual meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology [see ISBE Newsletter, Volume 16(2), p. 7 edited by Ken Otter]. Your feedback is solicited.)

Stuart West's Publications (Some of Stu West's research on fundamental questions related to social evolution may stimulate research on primates.)

Tom Wenseleers' Publications (Tom Wenseleers lists his research publications; many are available as PDF files.)

Francis Ratnieks' publications (Francis Ratnieks' research publications, many of which are downloadable as PDF files.)

Gene Robinson's publications (Research publications of Gene Robinson; they are downloadable as PDF files.)


Bernie Crespi of Simon Fraser University (Dr. Crespi's publications on evolutionary biology; many can be downloaded in PDF format.)



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