Erica van de Waal

Summary

Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Similarity in food cleaning techniques within matrilines in wild vervet monkeys
    Erica van de Waal
    Institute of Biology, University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e35694. 2012
  2. pmc Selective attention to philopatric models causes directed social learning in wild vervet monkeys
    Erica van de Waal
    Institute of Biology, University of Neuchatel, Emile Argand 11, 2009 Neuchatel, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2105-11. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Contact with human facilities appears to enhance technical skills in wild vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops)
    Erica van de Waal
    Institute of Biology, University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
    Folia Primatol (Basel) 81:282-91. 2010
  4. pmc Third-party ranks knowledge in wild vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops pygerythrus)
    Christèle Borgeaud
    University of Neuchatel, Institute of Biology, Neuchatel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 8:e58562. 2013

Detail Information

Publications4

  1. pmc Similarity in food cleaning techniques within matrilines in wild vervet monkeys
    Erica van de Waal
    Institute of Biology, University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e35694. 2012
    ..The restriction of traditions to matriline membership rather than to the group level may restrict the development of culture in monkeys relative to apes or humans...
  2. pmc Selective attention to philopatric models causes directed social learning in wild vervet monkeys
    Erica van de Waal
    Institute of Biology, University of Neuchatel, Emile Argand 11, 2009 Neuchatel, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2105-11. 2010
    ..Our findings imply that migration does not necessarily lead to an exchange of socially acquired information within populations, potentially causing highly localized traditions...
  3. doi request reprint Contact with human facilities appears to enhance technical skills in wild vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops)
    Erica van de Waal
    Institute of Biology, University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
    Folia Primatol (Basel) 81:282-91. 2010
    ..Our results highlight the possibility that human enculturation may allow captive monkeys to acquire more technical skills than their wild counterparts, and we suggest that this possibility should be tested in further field experiments...
  4. pmc Third-party ranks knowledge in wild vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops pygerythrus)
    Christèle Borgeaud
    University of Neuchatel, Institute of Biology, Neuchatel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 8:e58562. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that detailed social knowledge about rank relationships may be widespread in primates and potentially also in other species living in stable groups...