Archives for capuchin

03.03.15

Dominance, energetics and stress in female capuchins in Costa Rica

Research Report
Mackenzie Bergstrom For her PhD dissertation, Mackenzie Bergstrom of the University of Calgary studied 25 adult female capuchins living in three habituated social groups in a tropical dry forest in Sector Santa Rosa (SSR) of the Área de Conservaciόn Guanacaste (ACG) in northwest Costa Rica. To better understand how ecological and social variables affect the physical condition of these… more »
11.25.14

Research Report: Dynamics of population growth by Cebus capucinus in Costa Rica

Research Report
The population of white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) in the Sector Santa Rosa (SSR) of the Area de Conservación Guanacaste in northwestern Costa Rica offers a unique opportunity to model how landscape variability affected selection on early hominins.  This species shows many anatomical and behavioral convergences with great apes and humans, and they thrive in a broad range of environmentalmore »