Reports

Program No.18-021

Reproductive skew in male primates: tests of theory and implication for sexual transmitted disease

Kutsukake Nobuyuki

Period of invitation: 11th May,2006 - 20th May,2006

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

The aim of my visit to the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology was to promote the collaboration with Dr. Charlie Nunn (Department of Primatology) on the reproductive skew in male primates. We conducted (1) the phylogenetic comparative analyses on the causes of the reproductive skew, (2) discussion about the effects of the reproductive skew on primate social structure, prevalence of the sexual transmitted diseases, and conservational biological significances, (3) writing the book chapter about the reproductive skew in male primates (Kutsukake and Nunn), (4) discussion on the future direction of the collaboration. Other than these, I talked my previous studies in the seminar of the Department of Primatology and discussed with many researchers and graduated students. At Leipzig Zoo, I conducted the behavioral observation of bonobos. 

Kutsukake, N. & Nunn, C. L. The causes and consequences of reproductive skew in male primates. In: Reproductive skew in vertebrates: proximate and ultimate factors. (eds) Hager R & Jones CB. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.


Bonobo in Zoo

 

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