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Author: Agustin Fuentes
Calendar of readings and lecture topics for Primate Behavior.

All readings are from Primates in Perspective. Edited by Christina J. Campbell, Agustín Fuentes, Katherine C. MacKinnon, Melissa Panger, and Simon K. Bearder, 2006, Oxford University Press.

 

Week Theme Topic Readings Assignment
1 Introduction & General: expectations, vocabulary, concepts
2 The Background Basics Primate Taxonomy: who and what are the primates; Primate Evolution and Phylogeny

Behavior: general concepts; Behavioral Data Collections: methods and practice
Hartwig

Ray
3 Behavioral Ecology 1

Behavioral Ecology 2
Overdorf and Parga

Lambert
4

The Primates: A Selected Survey
Behavioral Ecology 3

The Callitrichids


Digby, Ferrari and Saltzman
5 The Lemurs

The Macaques
Gould and Sauther

Thierry
6 The Atelines

The Gibbons
DiFiore and Campbell

Bartlett
7 The Orangutans

The Chimpanzees
Knott

Stumpf


Review for MidTerm
8 The Gorillas
Robbins Mid-term Exam
9 Current Topics in Primatology and Primate Behavior
Sexuality and Reproduction

Mate Choice
Campbell

Manson
10 Social Learning
Caldwell and Whiten
11 Social Organization

Conflict Negotiation
Fuentes, Bernstein

Arnold and Aureli
12 Cooperation and Competition

Conservation
Sussman and Garber

Strier
13 Ethnoprimatology Wolfe and Fuentes
14 Why is Primatology in Anthropology?
Review for Final Exam
15 Course Wrap-up
Project Reports

Final Exam
Reuse Course
Download IMS package