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  • Anti-predator behaviour of black-fronted titi monkeys (Callicebus nigrifrons) 

    Cäsar, Cristiane (University of St Andrews, 2012-06) - Thesis
    Titi monkeys have long been known for their complex vocal behaviour with numerous high- and low-pitched calls, which can be uttered singly or combined in more complex structures. However, up to date very little is known ...
  • Anti-predator behaviour of Guereza colobus monkeys (Colobus guereza) 

    Schel, Anne Marijke (University of St Andrews, 2009-06-24) - Thesis
    Black-and-white colobus monkeys are renowned for their impressive vocal behaviour, but up to date there have been only very few systematic efforts to study this. These monkeys are able to produce loud and low-pitched roars ...
  • Attention following and nonverbal referential communication in bonobos (Pan paniscus), chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) 

    Madsen, Elainie Alenkær (University of St Andrews, 2011-06-22) - Thesis
    A central issue in the study of primate communication is the extent to which individuals adjust their behaviour to the attention and signals of others, and manipulate others’ attention to communicate about external events. ...
  • A cognitive approach to the study of culture in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) 

    Gruber, Thibaud (University of St Andrews, 2011-11-30) - Thesis
    The question of animal culture has been of interest for decades. Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) have played a key role in the debate of whether or not it is appropriate to use the term ‘culture’ to describe animal behaviour ...
  • Coordination of joint activities and communication in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) of the Budongo Forest, Uganda 

    Mullins, Caroline (University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
    Evidence from captive studies suggests that chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) lack the motivation to complete cooperative tasks and there is little evidence for communication that coordinates their behaviour during joint ...
  • Enduring voice recognition in bonobos 

    Keenan, Sumir; Mathevon, Nicolas; Stevens, Jeroen M. G.; Guéry, Jean Pascal; Zuberbühler, Klaus; Levréro, Florence (2016-02-25) - Journal article
    Long-term social recognition is vital for species with complex social networks, where familiar individuals can encounter one another after long periods of separation. For non-human primates who live in dense forest ...
  • Exorcising Grice's ghost : an empirical approach to studying intentional communication in animals 

    Townsend, Simon W.; Koski, Sonja E.; Byrne, Richard W.; Slocombe, Katie E.; Bickel, Balthasar; Boeckle, Markus; Braga Goncalves, Ines; Burkart, Judith M.; Flower, Tom; Gaunet, Florence; Glock, Hans Johann; Gruber, Thibaud; Jansen, David A. W. A. M.; Liebal, Katja; Linke, Angelika; Miklósi, Ádám; Moore, Richard; van Schaik, Carel P.; Stoll, Sabine; Vail, Alex; Waller, Bridget M.; Wild, Markus; Zuberbühler, Klaus; Manser, Marta B. (2017-08) - Journal article
    Language's intentional nature has been highlighted as a crucial feature distinguishing it from other communication systems. Specifically, language is often thought to depend on highly structured intentional action and ...
  • Form and function of non-linguistic calls in human infants 

    Kersken, Verena (University of St Andrews, 2012-06-19) - Thesis
    Before infants speak their first word, they already produce a large variety of sounds. Whilst the developmental process that leads to speech production is very well documented, little attention is given to how non-linguistic ...
  • Formal monkey linguistics 

    Schlenker, Philippe; Chemla, Emmanuel; Schel, Anne M.; Fuller, James; Gautier, Jean-Pierre; Kuhn, Jeremy; Veselinović, Dunja; Arnold, Kate; Cäsar, Cristiane; Keenan, Sumir; Lemasson, Alban; Ouattara, Karim; Ryder, Robin; Zuberbühler, Klaus (2016-07-05) - Journal article
    We argue that rich data gathered in experimental primatology in the last 40 years can benefit from analytical methods used in contemporary linguistics. Focusing on the syntactic and especially semantic side, we suggest ...
  • Formal monkey linguistics : the debate 

    Schlenker, Philippe; Chemla, Emmanuel; Schel, Anne M.; Fuller, James; Gautier, Jean Pierre; Kuhn, Jeremy; Veselinović, Dunja; Arnold, Kate; Cäsar, Cristiane; Keenan, Sumir; Lemasson, Alban; Ouattara, Karim; Ryder, Robin; Zuberbühler, Klaus (2016-07-05) - Journal article
    We explain why general techniques from formal linguistics can and should be applied to the analysis of monkey communication - in the areas of syntax and especially semantics. An informed look at our recent proposals shows ...
  • Intra-sexual competition and vocal counter-strategies in wild female chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) 

    Townsend, Simon W. (University of St Andrews, 2009) - Thesis
    A growing body of behavioural data is beginning to show that, like their male counterparts, female chimpanzees can be competitive and aggressive, particularly when resources come under pressure. These observations are ...
  • Kin-based cultural transmission of tool use in wild chimpanzees 

    Lamon, Noemie; Neumann, Christof; Gruber, Thibaud; Zuberbühler, Klaus (2017-04-26) - Journal article
    Current research on animal culture has focused strongly on cataloging the diversity of socially transmitted behaviors and on the social learning mechanisms that sustain their spread. Comparably less is known about the ...
  • Lethal aggression in Pan is better explained by adaptive strategies than human impacts 

    Wilson, Michael L.; Boesch, Christophe; Fruth, Barbara; Furuichi, Takeshi; Gilby, Ian C.; Hashimoto, Chie; Hobaiter, Cat; Hohmann, Gottfried; Itoh, Noriko; Koops, Kathelijne; Lloyd, Julia N.; Matsuzawa, Tetsuro; Mitani, John C.; Mjungu, Deus C.; Morgan, David; Muller, Martin N.; Mundry, Roger; Nakamura, Michio; Pruetz, Jill; Pusey, Anne E.; Riedel, Julia; Sanz, Crickette; Schel, Anne Marijke; Simmons, Nicole; Waller, Michel; Watts, David P.; White, Frances; Wittig, Roman Martin; Zuberbühler, Klaus; Wrangham, Richard W. (2014-09-18) - Journal item
    Observations of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus) provide valuable comparative data for understanding the significance of conspecific killing. Two kinds of hypothesis have been proposed. Lethal ...
  • Listeners can extract meaning from non-linguistic infant vocalisations cross-culturally 

    Kersken, Verena; Zuberbühler, Klaus; Gomez, Juan-Carlos (2017-01-25) - Journal article
    We present empirical evidence showing that the acoustic properties of non-linguistic vocalisations produced by human infants in different cultures can be used cross-culturally by listeners to make inferences about the ...
  • Morphologically structured vocalizations in female Diana monkeys 

    Coye, Camille; Zuberbühler, Klaus; Lemasson, Alban (2016-05) - Journal article
    Social complexity is often thought of as a driving force in the evolution of communication and cognition, but this is at odds with the fact that nonhuman primates generally display only very limited flexibility in vocal ...
  • Pant-grunts in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii): the vocal development of a social signal 

    Laporte, Marion N.C. (University of St Andrews, 2011-06-21) - Thesis
    While the gestural communication of apes is widely recognised as intentional and flexible, their vocal communication still remains considered as mostly genetically determined and emotionally bound. Trying to limit the ...
  • Persistent females and compliant males coordinate alarm calling in Diana monkeys 

    Stephan, Claudia; Zuberbühler, Klaus (2016-11-07) - Journal article
    Sexual dimorphisms in animal vocal behavior have been successfully explained by sexual selection theory (e.g., mammals [1–5]; birds [6, 7]; anurans [8, 9]), but this does not usually include alarm calls, which are thought ...
  • The risk of disease to great apes : Simulating disease spread in orang-utan (pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) and chimpanzee (pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) association networks 

    Carne, Charlotte; Semple, Stuart; Morrogh-Bernard, Helen; Zuberbühler, Klaus; Lehmann, Julia (2014-04-16) - Journal article
    All great ape species are endangered, and infectious diseases are thought to pose a particular threat to their survival. As great ape species vary substantially in social organisation and gregariousness, there are likely ...
  • Sequential information in a great ape utterance 

    Fedurek, Pawel; Zuberbühler, Klaus; Dahl, Christoph D. (2016-12-02) - Journal article
    Birdsong is a prime example of acoustically sophisticated vocal behaviour, but its complexity has evolved mainly through sexual selection to attract mates and repel sexual rivals. In contrast, non-human primate calls often ...
  • Social life and flexibility of vocal behaviour in Diana monkeys and other cercopithecids 

    Candiotti, Agnès (University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
    Recent studies on the social life and vocal production, usage and comprehension of nonhuman primates have brought new insights into the evolutionary mechanisms of cognition and communication as well as the emergence of ...