Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Long-term field studies are critical for our understanding of animal life history and the processes driving changes in demography. Here, we present long-term demographic data for the northernmost population of mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) residing...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3547
95 downloads
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Background Demonstrating the impact that parents have on the fitness of their children is a crucial step towards understanding how parental investment has affected human evolution. Parents not only transfer genes to their children, they also influence their environments....

["Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2904
3 citations
295 downloads
1,200 views

The coastal environments of South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region (CFR) provide some of the earliest and most abundant evidence for the emergence of cognitively modern humans. In particular, the south coast of the CFR provided a uniquely diverse resource base for...

["Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1679
4 citations
698 downloads
3,270 views

Cassava beer, or chicha, is typically consumed daily by the indigenous Shuar people of the Ecuadorian Amazon. This traditional beverage made from cassava tuber (Manihot esculenta) is thought to improve nutritional quality and flavor while extending shelf life in...

["Anthropology","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.479
4 citations
410 downloads
1,728 views

The prevalence of antisocial behavior varies across time and place. The likelihood of committing such behavior is affected by, and also affects, the local social environment. To further our understanding of this dynamic process, we conducted two studies of antisocial...

["Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.450
5 citations
597 downloads
2,464 views

How to manage the impact of free-ranging cats on native wildlife is a polarizing issue. Conservation biologists largely support domestic cat euthanasia to mitigate impacts of free-ranging cat predation on small animal populations. Above all else, animal welfare...

["Anthropology","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.312
15 citations
700 downloads
4,915 views

Social learning can play a critical role in the reproduction and survival of social animals. Individual differences in the propensity for social learning are therefore likely to have important fitness consequences. We asked whether personality might underpin such...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.283

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