Dr. Urs Kalbitzer

IMPRS Faculty
Research Scientist
Department for the Ecology of Animal Societies

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I am a behavioral ecologist interested in the evolution of primate social behavior, animal responses to environmental changes, and the enhancement and validation of quantitative methods applied in behavioral ecology. In white-faced capuchin monkeys and red colobus monkeys, two species differing a lot in their ecology, I compare female social relationships and the resulting fitness consequences. I study potential mechanisms underlying this fitness-sociality link by analyzing behavior, physiological parameters, and ecological variability like resource distribution. 

Female social connectedness • Quantitative method validation • Capuchins • Colobus monkeys 

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