Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
- Physical maturation, life-history classes and age estimates of free-ranging western gorillas--insights from Mbeli Bai, Republic of CongoThomas Breuer
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, Leipzig, Germany
Am J Primatol 71:106-19. 2009..We emphasize that long-term studies can provide crucial demographic and life-history data that improve our understanding of life-history evolution and adaptation and help to refine conservation strategies...
- First observation of tool use in wild gorillasThomas Breuer
Nouabalé Ndoki Project, Wildlife Conservation Society, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
PLoS Biol 3:e380. 2005..In contrast to information from other great apes, which mostly show tool use in the context of food extraction, our observations show that in gorillas other factors such as habitat type can stimulate the use of tools...
- Potential for Ebola transmission between gorilla and chimpanzee social groupsPeter D Walsh
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Am Nat 169:684-9. 2007..These observations support a reassessment of ape-to-ape transmission as an amplifier of Ebola outbreaks...
- Using photogrammetry and color scoring to assess sexual dimorphism in wild western gorillas (Gorilla gorilla)Thomas Breuer
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Am J Phys Anthropol 134:369-82. 2007..Further studies should examine if these sexually dimorphic traits are honest signals of competitive ability and confer an advantage in reproductive success...
- Phenotypic correlates of male reproductive success in western gorillasThomas Breuer
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
J Hum Evol 62:466-72. 2012..We discuss why such sexually dimorphic traits might be under ongoing selection in gorillas and other species...