Managing Conflict and Competition

Research Outline

Within this project, past studies have included how individuals manage aggressive conflict within the context of their various social relationships, how individual’s affective state influences post-conflict behaviour, the long-term effects of post-conflict reconciliation, individuals’ integration within their social networks and network changes over time, for example through periods of increased social tension or instability within the group. I am interested in the nature of policing behaviour in primates, in particular, impartial third party interventions in aggressive conflicts that terminate the conflict and additionally, how neighbouring groups manage intergroup encounters and potentially aggressive conflict.

Other Projects from the Behvaioural Ecology and Conservation Group

Flexibility in primate behaviour in response to anthropogenic impact

Understanding how animals respond to anthropogenically disturbed environments is important for human-wildlife cohabitation and to facilitate the development of appropriate management strategies.

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