All the chimp (and one bonobo) presentations to see at the #AAPA2016 meeting


More or less in the order in which they appear in the program, here are all the chimpanzee (and the only one bonobo) behavioral ecology talks & posters to watch out for next week in Atlanta.

Research from Kibale (Kanyawara & Ngogo) and Gombe (Uganda and Tanzania, respectively) dominate the program, as usual, but there are also new data from Fongoli (Senegal) and the Goualougo Triangle (Congo)!

There are also some fascinating comparative studies that explicitly compare data on chimpanzee and human physiology and life history variation. Must-see!

(click on title for abstract and other info)

Dominance styles of eight alpha male chimpanzees at Gombe National Park, Tanzania

Relationship of dominance ranks to age and coalition formation among male chimpanzees at Ngogo

Dominance Rank, Male-Female Aggression, and Male Mating Success Among Chimpanzees at Ngogo

Predation by female chimpanzees at Gombe and Kibale: toward an understanding of sex differences in meat acquisition among early hominins

The diet of savanna-woodland chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) at Issa, western Tanzania

Chimpanzee laterality redux

Alternative reproductive tactics among male chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania

Chimpanzees and the phylogenetic origins of multi-level sociality in humans

Parasite infections reveal costs and benefits of social behavior in a community of wild chimpanzees

Adolescent male chimpanzees do not form a linear dominance hierarchy with their peers

Social bonds in adolescent and young adult male chimpanzees at Ngogo, Kibale National Park, Uganda

Rethinking chimpanzee tool use: Niche construction and developmental bias in maintaining technological traditions among African apes

Comparing the spatial dimensions of gorilla and chimpanzee sleeping sites: Nearest-neighbor nest distances of sympatric apes along a conservation gradient

Paternal age at conception predicts offspring telomere length in chimpanzees to a greater degree than in humans

Dynamics of human-chimpanzee encounters at Fongoli, Senegal, 2006-2014

Nutritional composition of plant foods consumed by the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park, Tanzania

Low Mortality Rates among Ngogo Chimpanzees: Ecological Influences and Evolutionary Implications

Somatic senescence in female chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) occurs earlier and more rapidly than in women

Hormonal Correlates of Sexual Swellings During Pregnancy in Wild Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) of Kanyawara and Gombe

New data on female maturation milestones indicate longer development in wild chimpanzees

Testosterone, musculature, and development in Kanyawara chimpanzees and Tsimane forager-horticulturalists

Fecal stable isotopes (δ13C:δ15N, %N) used to track infant nutritional development and reveal average weaning age in wild chimpanzees

Infant handling and urinary oxytocin in sub-adult bonobos (Pan paniscus): support for the learning to mother hypothesis


Macaques at the AAPA meeting (2016)

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Fan of macaques? Here are all the talks & posters you need to see at the AAPA meeting next week. Clink on titles to go to the abstract (with info on time and location of the presentation).

And follow the conference on Twitter (#AAPA2016)

Rhesus macaques

Social status, seasonality, and stress: Variation in glucocorticoid concentrations of high-ranking male rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)

Life in a new world: The Silver River rhesus macaques’ feeding ecology and encounters with humans

Infant weight growth and weaning age in free-ranging rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)

Evidence that male face shape in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) is subject to inter-sexual selection

Maternal body composition predicts prepubertal fat mass accrual in female offspring


Other macaques 

Social Network Analysis of Stone Handling and Object Manipulation Among Long-Tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in Bali, Indonesia: A Preliminary Analysis

Network Position and Human Presence in Barbary Macaques of Gibraltar

Social network analysis of Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) dominance structure

Object preferences and the function of object play behavior in a provisioned troop of long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) at Wat Khao Takieb, Thailand

The Monkeybar Project: Population Density of Long-Tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in Two Different Forest Types in Kudat District, Sabah, Malaysia

Comparison of the vaginal, fecal, and rectal microbiome in captive Pigtailed Macaques (Macaca nemestrina)

Using ancient DNA from museum specimens for phylogenetic correction to interpret island dwarfing in Macaca fascicularis