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dc.contributor.supervisor Barrett, Louise
dc.contributor.supervisor Henzi, Peter
dc.contributor.author Josephs, Nathan
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-28T20:18:15Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-28T20:18:15Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3752
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the female social structure of free ranging vervet monkeys and how social structure affects spatial positioning of individuals in the troop. The effect of dominance hierarchies on female grooming interactions within troops on Samara Game Reserve has historically been quite dissimilar to patterns found in a population at Amboseli. Since the initial analysis of Samara cohorts, the troop sizes at Samara have decreased providing the opportunity to test whether the differences can be attributed to group size. These changes are argued to be due to dominance not being as influential a factor in large troops. In many primate groups dominance is a strong predictor of spatial position. However, since the Samara troop members tend to benefit from social integration but not necessarily dominance, I tested whether this is also the case in predation exposure. Broad social integration predicted lower levels of predation exposure whereas dominance did not. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Psychology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject vervet en_US
dc.subject social en_US
dc.subject spatial en_US
dc.title Social and spatial structure of vervet monkey troops en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0621 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0475 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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