E V Lonsdorf
Affiliation: Lincoln Park Zoo
- Sex differences in learning in chimpanzeesElizabeth V Lonsdorf
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
Nature 428:715-6. 2004..We find that there are distinct sex-based differences, akin to those found in human children, in the way in which young chimpanzees develop their termite-fishing skills...
- Opportunities and constraints when studying social learning: Developmental approaches and social factorsElizabeth V Lonsdorf
Lester E Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, Chicago, IL, USA
Learn Behav 38:195-205. 2010..We suggest that although the study of social learning in nonhuman animals is becoming much more complex, addressing this complexity provides a fruitful model for understanding the evolution of human cultural behavior...
- A retrospective analysis of factors correlated to chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) respiratory health at Gombe National Park, TanzaniaElizabeth V Lonsdorf
Department of Conservation and Science, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Ecohealth 8:26-35. 2011..We discuss these results in the context of management options for the reduction of disease risk and the importance of long-term observational data for conservation...
- The role of behavioral research in the conservation of chimpanzees and gorillasElizabeth V Lonsdorf
Lincoln Park Zoo s Lester E Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, University of Chicago Committee on Evolutionary Biology, Chicago, Illinois, USA
J Appl Anim Welf Sci 10:71-8. 2007..Mitigating the risks takes a deeper understanding of ape behavior. This article provides examples of how gorilla and chimpanzee behavioral studies intersect with, and are critical to, conservation efforts...
- Using retrospective health data from the Gombe chimpanzee study to inform future monitoring effortsE V Lonsdorf
Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, Department of Conservation and Science, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
Am J Primatol 68:897-908. 2006..Here we present the types of data found during the survey, discuss the usefulness of these data in the context of risk assessment, and describe how our current monitoring effort at Gombe was designed based on our findings...
- What is the role of mothers in the acquisition of termite-fishing behaviors in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii)?Elizabeth V Lonsdorf
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
Anim Cogn 9:36-46. 2006..However, no active facilitation by mothers of offsprings' attempts were observed...
- Causes of death in the Kasekela chimpanzees of Gombe National Park, TanzaniaJ M Williams
The Jane Goodall Institute s Center for Primate Studies, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota, USA
Am J Primatol 70:766-77. 2008..Intercommunity lethal aggression involving the Kasekela community was observed most frequently during two periods. Other less common causes of death included injury, loss of mother, maternal disability, and poaching...
- Preliminary assessment of methods used to demonstrate nut-cracking behavior to five captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)S R Ross
Lester E Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL, USA
Folia Primatol (Basel) 81:224-32. 2010..Subsequently, 4 female chimpanzees were given the opportunity to learn the skill from the now proficient male, as well as from a video and human demonstration, but failed to do so...
- Interactions between zoo-housed great apes and local wildlifeS R Ross
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
Am J Primatol 71:458-65. 2009..Furthermore, the data highlight the potential for disease transmission in some captive settings, and we outline the associated implications for ape health and safety...
- Science priorities. Inappropriate use and portrayal of chimpanzeesS R Ross
Lester E Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Science 319:1487. 2008
- Wild chimpanzees show population-level handedness for tool useElizabeth V Lonsdorf
Department of Conservation and Science, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:12634-8. 2005....
- A science-based approach to managing disease risks for ape conservationDominic A Travis
Department of Conservation and Science, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
Am J Primatol 70:745-50. 2008
- Full panel discussionTerry L Maple
School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
J Appl Anim Welf Sci 10:87-93. 2007
- "Primatology" panel discussionKate Baker
Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, Louisiana 70433, USA
J Appl Anim Welf Sci 10:83-6. 2007