Thursday, January 24, 2019
Title: Social and environmental predictors of hormone levels in male capuchin monkeys
Abstract: Socioendocrinology examines the interaction between hormones and behaviour within the social and ecological context. As a result of the complex relationships often seen in anthropoids, most research focuses on the role of social factors (e.g., intrasexual competition, breeding seasonality), while mostly ignoring the role of abiotic (e.g., temperature, daylight) and interspecific factors (e.g., food availability). In this talk, I will explore the role of both social and environmental predictors of testosterone and glucocorticoids in a male anthropoid primate, the white-faced capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus).