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The Effect of Within-Group Inequality on Between-Group Conflict and Collective Decision-Making in Wild Crested Macaques (Macaca nigra)

James Waterman, PhD, Liverpool John Moores University, UK - ongoing

 

1. Intergroup encounters in wild black crested macaques: Who participates and why? The relative importance of personal, social, and circumstantial incentives.

2. Intergroup encounters in wild black crested macaques: Consequences of participation, defection, victory, and defeat.

3. Preparing for conflict? Does potential intergroup conflict alter current intragroup behaviour and resource use? 

4. Avoiding conflict? Does potential intergroup conflict alter current travel consensus? 

5. The emergence of leaders: Context-dependent leadership in group movements and conflict initiation.