The Bucknell hamadryas baboon colony consists of one adult male, five adult females and thirteen offspring. Their ages range from less than a year to sixteen years. All adult females of the colony are descendants from original group members purchased from Primate Imports in Port Washington, New York in 1968. The adult male was acquired from the Mannheimer Foundation in Homestead, FL in 1996. All other individuals were born into the Bucknell colony.
Principle investigator: Peter Judge
General Research Topics:
Reconciliation and Conflict Management: Like humans, many other types of primates live in social groups. Social primates often form bonds with certain individuals within their group and rely on these individuals for support during and after agonistic interactions. Investigators here at Bucknell study the tendency of this species to reconcile with one another following conflicts in order to preserve these relationships and/or prevent future conflicts.
Judge, P.G. & Mullen, S.H. 2005. Quadratic post-conflict affiliation among bystanders in a hamadryas baboon group. Animal Behaviour, 69, 1345-1355.
Judge, P.G. Griffaton, N.S. & Finke, A.M. In Press. Conflict management by hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas) during crowding: A tension-reduction strategy. American Journal of Primatology
- Lindsay Shamberger: Honors thesis. 2006. Hand preference comparisons across three species of primates.
- Cindy Carlson: Honors thesis. 2004. Market forces affect social behavior of hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas).
- Nicola Debolt: Masters thesis 2003. Affiliative post-conflict interactions among hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas): Testing the relationship hypothesis