Animal behaviour

Social behaviour, ecology and conservation

Investigating the interactions between social behaviour, ecology and cognition

Our key areas of interest are the evolution of animal societies and the interactions that occur within these societies and their link to emotion, cognition and communication. 

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By studying these interactions, we can help certain species in terms of wildlife conservation and the improvement of animal welfare in captive settings. Although there is a focus on studies of primates (including humans), our research extends to other species including banded mongoose and birds.

We are using observational, experimental and modelling approaches in our research. We carry out several international collaborative projects on topics ranging from the regulation of social relationships to more recent developments in evolutionary psychology and cognitive evolution.

Impact case study: Community development and capacity building as key aspects of conservation strategy

Current collaborations

  • Caribbean Primate Research Center
  • University of Amsterdam
  • McGill University
  • St Andrews University
  • University of Exeter
  • Bielefeld University
  • University of Cambridge
  • Durham University
  • University of Venda
  • Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program
  • Orangutan Information Centre
  • University of Kent
  • Bournemouth University
  • University of Amsterdam

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  • Adapting astronomical source detection software to help detect animals in thermal images obtained by unmanned aerial systems

    Longmore SN, Collins RP, Pfeifer S, Fox SE, Mulero-Pázmány M, Bezombes F, Goodwin A, De Juan Ovelar M and Knapen JH and Wich SA

    Publish date:2017

  • Degrees of freedom in social bonds of crested macaque females

    Duboscq J, Neumann C, Agil M, Perwitasari-Farajallah D and Thierry B and Engelhardt A

    Publish date:2017

  • Denial of long-term issues with agriculture on tropical peatlands will have devastating consequences

    Wijedasa LS, Jauhiainen J, Kononen M, Lampela M, Vasander H, Leblanc M-C, Evers S, Smith TEL, Yule CM, Varkkey H, Lupascu M, Parish F, Singleton I, Clements GR, Aziz SA, Harrison ME, Cheyne S, Anshari GZ, Meijaard E, Goldstein JE, Waldron S, Hergoualc'h K, Dommain R, Frolking S, Evans CD, Posa MRC, Glaser PH, Suryadiputra N, Lubis R, Santika T, Padfield R, Kurnianto S, Hadisiswoyo P, Lim TW, Page SE, Gauci V, Van der Meer PJ, Buckland H, Garnier F, Samuel MK, Choo LNLK, O'Reilly P, Warren M, Suksuwan S, Sumarga E, Jain A, Laurance WF, Couwenberg J, Joosten H, Vernimmen R, Hooijer A, Malins C, Cochrane MA, Perumal B, Siegert F, Peh KS-H, Comeau L-P, Verchot L, Harvey CF, Cobb A, Jaafar Z, Wosten H, Manuri S, Muller M, Giesen W, Phelps J, Yong DL, Silvius M, Wedeux BMM, Hoyt A, Osaki M, Hirano T, Takahashi H, Kohyama TS, Haraguchi A, Nugroho NP, Coomes DA, Quoi LP, Dohong A, Gunawan H, Gaveau DLA, Langner A, Lim FKS, Edwards DP, Giam X, Van der Werf G, Carmenta R, Verwer CC, Gibson L, Gandois L, Graham LLB, Regalino J, Wich SA, Rieley J, Kettridge N, Brown C, Pirard R, Moore S, Capilla BR, Ballhorn U, Ho HC, Hoscilo A, Lohberger S, Evans TA, Yulianti N, Blackham G, Onrizal , Husson S, Murdiyarso D, Pangala S, Cole LES, Tacconi L, Segah H, Tonoto P, Lee JSH, Schmilewski G, Wulffraat S, Putra EI, Cattau ME, Clymo RS, Morrison R, Mujahid A, Miettinen J, Liew SC, Valpola S, Wilson D, D'Arcy L, Gerding M, Sundari S, Thornton SA, Kalisz B, Chapman SJ, Su ASM, Basuki I, Itoh M, Traeholt C, Sloan S and Sayok AK and Andersen R

    Publish date:2017

  • Ebola in great apes – current knowledge, possibilities for vaccination, and implications for conservation and human health

    Leendertz SAJ, Wich SA, Ancrenaz M, Bergl RA, Gonder MK and Humle T and Leendertz FH

    Publish date:2017

  • Impending extinction crisis of the world's primates: Why primates matter.

    Estrada A, Garber PA, Rylands AB, Roos C, Fernandez-Duque E, Di Fiore A, Nekaris KA-I, Nijman V, Heymann EW, Lambert JE, Rovero F, Barelli C, Setchell JM, Gillespie TR, Mittermeier RA, Arregoitia LV, de Guinea M, Gouveia S, Dobrovolski R, Shanee S, Shanee N, Boyle SA, Fuentes A, MacKinnon KC, Amato KR, Meyer ALS, Wich S, Sussman RW, Pan R and Kone I and Li B

    Publish date:2017

  • Is social dispersal stressful? A study in male crested macaques (Macaca nigra)

    Marty PR, Hodges K, Heistermann M and Agil M and Engelhardt A

    Publish date:2017

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