Joan B Silk

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Chimps don't just get mad, they get even
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:13537-8. 2007
  2. pmc The benefits of social capital: close social bonds among female baboons enhance offspring survival
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:3099-104. 2009
  3. pmc Local resource competition and local resource enhancement shape primate birth sex ratios
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1761-5. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Social components of fitness in primate groups
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Science 317:1347-51. 2007
  5. pmc Maternal condition does not influence birth sex ratios in anubis baboons (Papio anubis)
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology and Center for Society and Genetics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 5:e12750. 2010
  6. pmc The adaptive value of sociality in mammalian groups
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:539-59. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Animal behavior: conflict management is for the birds
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Curr Biol 17:R50-1. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Behavior. Who are more helpful, humans or chimpanzees?
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Science 311:1248-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Chimpanzees are indifferent to the welfare of unrelated group members
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Nature 437:1357-9. 2005
  10. pmc Maternal rank and local resource competition do not predict birth sex ratios in wild baboons
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:859-64. 2005

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. pmc Chimps don't just get mad, they get even
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:13537-8. 2007
  2. pmc The benefits of social capital: close social bonds among female baboons enhance offspring survival
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:3099-104. 2009
    ..These results parallel those from human studies, which show that greater social integration is generally associated with reduced mortality and better physical and mental health, particularly for women...
  3. pmc Local resource competition and local resource enhancement shape primate birth sex ratios
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1761-5. 2008
    ..These analyses suggest that adaptive processes may play an important role in the evolution of BSRs in vertebrates...
  4. ncbi request reprint Social components of fitness in primate groups
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Science 317:1347-51. 2007
    ..Moreover, a growing body of evidence suggests that the quality of social relationships has measurable fitness consequences for individuals...
  5. pmc Maternal condition does not influence birth sex ratios in anubis baboons (Papio anubis)
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology and Center for Society and Genetics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 5:e12750. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc The adaptive value of sociality in mammalian groups
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:539-59. 2007
    ..Here, I review what is known about the reproductive consequences of sociality for mammals...
  7. ncbi request reprint Animal behavior: conflict management is for the birds
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Curr Biol 17:R50-1. 2007
    ..Conflict is a fact of life in social species. New data from birds enhance our understanding of how and why evolution has favored mechanisms to resolve disputes and manage conflicts...
  8. ncbi request reprint Behavior. Who are more helpful, humans or chimpanzees?
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Science 311:1248-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Chimpanzees are indifferent to the welfare of unrelated group members
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Nature 437:1357-9. 2005
    ....
  10. pmc Maternal rank and local resource competition do not predict birth sex ratios in wild baboons
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:859-64. 2005
    ..The results do not support predictions derived from either model of facultative sex ratio adjustment, and we conclude that there is currently no evidence that baboon birth sex ratios are adjusted in an adaptive manner...
  11. ncbi request reprint Social bonds of female baboons enhance infant survival
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, CA 90095, USA
    Science 302:1231-4. 2003
    ..Our results are consistent with the evidence that social support has beneficial effects on human health and well-being across the life span. For humans and other primates, sociality has adaptive value...
  12. pmc Evolutionary foundations of human prosocial sentiments
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:10910-7. 2011
    ..Differences in performance across species and differences in performance across tasks are not yet fully understood and raise new questions for further study...
  13. pmc Nepotistic cooperation in non-human primate groups
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:3243-54. 2009
    ..There are good reasons to suspect that these processes may complement the effects of kin selection and amplify the extent of nepotistic biases in behaviour...
  14. doi request reprint Strong and consistent social bonds enhance the longevity of female baboons
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Curr Biol 20:1359-61. 2010
    ..These data extend our understanding of the adaptive value of social bonds in baboons and complement a growing body of evidence that indicates that social bonds have adaptive value in a range of taxa, from mice to humans [9, 14-19]...
  15. pmc Ontogeny of prosocial behavior across diverse societies
    Bailey R House
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:14586-91. 2013
    ..Our results are consistent with theories emphasizing the importance of acquired cultural norms in shaping costly forms of cooperation and creating cross-cultural diversity. ..
  16. ncbi request reprint Male chimpanzees exchange political support for mating opportunities
    Kimberly G Duffy
    Department of Anthropology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Curr Biol 17:R586-7. 2007
    ..Here we report that the highest-ranking (alpha) male in one well-studied community of chimpanzees rewarded his allies by allowing them preferential access to mates...
  17. ncbi request reprint True paternal care in a multi-male primate society
    Jason C Buchan
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Nature 425:179-81. 2003
    ..As support in agonistic disputes is likely to contribute to rank acquisition and protect juveniles from injury and stress, this can be considered true parental care...
  18. pmc Reconsidering the null hypothesis: Is maternal rank associated with birth sex ratios in primate groups?
    Gillian R Brown
    Sub Department of Animal Behaviour, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Madingley, Cambridge CB3 8AA, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:11252-5. 2002
    ..These findings indicate that presently we cannot reject the null hypothesis that maternal dominance rank is unrelated to birth sex ratios...