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Title: Acts of Assistance: Solving the riddle of stable cooperation among non-relatives in nonhuman primates

Author Josefien TANKINK
Director of thesis Redouan Bshary
Co-director of thesis Carel van Schaik Judith Burkart
Summary of thesis

Studying the evolution of cooperation between unrelated individuals in vervet monkeys. Why be cooperative when there seems to be no direct benefit? Approaching the questions with two theories: the shared stake model and competitive altruism model. Performing observational as well as experimental data collection in a wild study population in South-Africa.

Status beginning
Administrative delay for the defence 2025
URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/josefien-tankink-984139172/