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Two new articles reveal that giraffe have more in common with nonhuman primates than often assumed. In the June 2013 issue of African Journal of Ecology (Vol. 51, pp. 206-216 & 376-379) CICASP Professor Fred Bercovitch and colleagues demonstrate how social relationships influence herd formation and response to death.
A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports uses well-controlled experiments on our closest relatives, the chimpanzees, to highlight important implications concerning how we humans develop our face perception system.
Check out a new PhD opportunity co-supervised by Dr. Andrew MacIntosh of CICASP. The project involves observation and behavior recording of wild gorillas in Africa and rodents in the laboratory, and will attempt to determine variation in behavioral organization in relation to infection by various parasitic organisms.