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Dorothy L. Cheney (1950-2018)

Beehner, J., Bergman, T., Fischer, J. & Silk, J., Feb 1 2019, In : Nature ecology & evolution. 3, 2, p. 147-148 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Male–female relationships in olive baboons (Papio anubis): Parenting or mating effort?

Städele, V., Roberts, E. R., Barrett, B. J., Strum, S. C., Vigilant, L. & Silk, J., Feb 1 2019, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 127, p. 81-92 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papio anubis
parenting
infant
friendship
Papio ursinus
2018
3 Citations (Scopus)

Quality versus quantity: do weak bonds enhance the fitness of female baboons?

Silk, J., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L., Jun 1 2018, In : Animal Behaviour. 140, p. 207-211 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papio
fitness
Papio ursinus
female fertility
fertility
1 Citation (Scopus)

To grunt or not to grunt: Factors governing call production in female olive baboons, Papio anubis

Silk, J., Roberts, E. R., Städele, V. & Strum, S. C., Nov 1 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 11, e0204601.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papio anubis
Haemulidae
Papio ursinus
Interpersonal Relations
Conflict of Interest
2017
3 Citations (Scopus)

Female–male relationships influence the form of female–female relationships in olive baboons, Papio anubis

Silk, J., Roberts, E. R., Barrett, B. J., Patterson, S. K. & Strum, S. C., Sep 1 2017, In : Animal Behaviour. 131, p. 89-98 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papio anubis
Papio ursinus
Papio cynocephalus
ecological theory
social organization
2016

Animal Behaviour: Friendship Enhances Trust in Chimpanzees

Silk, J., Jan 25 2016, In : Current Biology. 26, 2, p. R76-R78

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

interpersonal relationships
Animal Behavior
Pan troglodytes
animal behavior
Animals
2 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution: Taxonomies of cognition

Silk, J., Apr 13 2016, In : Nature. 532, 7598, p. 176 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cognition

Infant mortality risk and paternity certainty are associated with postnatal maternal behavior toward adult male mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)

Rosenbaum, S., Hirwa, J. P., Silk, J., Vigilant, L. & Stoinski, T. S., Feb 1 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 2, e0147441.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gorilla beringei
Gorilla gorilla
infant mortality
Maternal Behavior
maternal behavior
21 Citations (Scopus)

Network connections, dyadic bonds and fitness in wild female baboons

Cheney, D. L., Silk, J. & Seyfarth, R. M., Jul 27 2016, In : Royal Society Open Science. 3, 7, 160255.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papio
social networks
mammals
9 Citations (Scopus)

Relationships Between Adult Male and Maturing Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) Persist Across Developmental Stages and Social Upheaval

Rosenbaum, S., Hirwa, J. P., Silk, J. & Stoinski, T. S., Feb 1 2016, In : Ethology. 122, 2, p. 134-150 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gorilla beringei
Gorilla gorilla
developmental stage
mountains
developmental stages
13 Citations (Scopus)

Strategic use of affiliative vocalizations by wild female baboons

Silk, J., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L., Oct 1 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 10, e0163978.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papio
vocalization
Haemulidae
Papio ursinus
Mirrors
19 Citations (Scopus)

The evolution of altruistic social preferences in human groups

Silk, J. & House, B. R., Feb 5 2016, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 371, 1687

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primates
primate
Breeding
cooperative breeding
cooperative behavior
2015
20 Citations (Scopus)

Male rank, not paternity, predicts male-immature relationships inmountain gorillas, Gorilla beringei beringei

Rosenbaum, S., Hirwa, J. P., Silk, J., Vigilant, L. & Stoinski, T. S., Jun 1 2015, In : Animal Behaviour. 104, p. 13-24 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gorilla beringei
Gorilla gorilla
paternity
immatures
Gorilla

Unpaid researchers: Fieldwork grants would up diversity

Silk, J., Jul 9 2015, In : Nature. 523, 7559, p. 158 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Government Agencies
Cultural Diversity
Organized Financing
Ecology
Research Personnel
2014

Animal behaviour: The evolutionary roots of lethal conflict

Silk, J., Sep 18 2014, In : Nature. 513, 7518, p. 321-322 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pan paniscus
Biological Models
Animal Behavior
Pan troglodytes
hominid
10 Citations (Scopus)

Fosterage as a System of Dispersed Cooperative Breeding: Evidence from the Himba

Scelza, B. A. & Silk, J., Dec 6 2014, In : Human Nature. 25, 4, p. 448-464 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cooperative breeding
fitness
foster parents
foster child
foster care
2 Citations (Scopus)

Looking inside the black box: Mechanisms linking social behavior to health and fitness

Silk, J., 2014, In : Evolutionary Anthropology. 23, 3, p. 83-84 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social behavior
fitness
animal
health

Mothers know best

Silk, J., Dec 23 2014, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111, 51, p. 18106-18107 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Animal Behavior
Wild Animals
Pan troglodytes
Social Behavior
22 Citations (Scopus)

Task design influences prosociality in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

House, B. R., Silk, J., Lambeth, S. P. & Schapiro, S. J., Sep 1 2014, In : PLoS One. 9, 9, e103422.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pan troglodytes
Animals
Motivation
Research Design
Experiments
2013
56 Citations (Scopus)

A practical guide to the study of social relationships

Silk, J., Cheney, D. & Seyfarth, R., Sep 2013, In : Evolutionary Anthropology. 22, 5, p. 213-225 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

interaction
social behavior
fitness
allies
group membership
45 Citations (Scopus)

Chimpanzees share food for many reasons: The role of kinship, reciprocity, social bonds and harassment on food transfers

Silk, J., Brosnan, S. F., Henrich, J., Lambeth, S. P. & Shapiro, S., May 2013, In : Animal Behaviour. 85, 5, p. 941-947 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

reciprocity
kinship
Pan troglodytes
food
primate

Contributions of Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

Van Schaik, C. & Silk, J., Sep 2013, In : Evolutionary Anthropology. 22, 5, p. 200-201 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Animal Sexual Behavior
Physical Anthropology
Cercopithecidae
Behavioral Sciences
behavioral science
3 Citations (Scopus)
Pan troglodytes
Reward

Introduction to special issue

Silk, J., Sep 2013, In : Evolutionary Anthropology. 22, 5, p. 197 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physical Anthropology
Biological Evolution
Primates
animal
112 Citations (Scopus)

Ontogeny of prosocial behavior across diverse societies

House, B. R., Silk, J., Henrich, J., Barrett, H. C., Scelza, B. A., Boyette, A. H., Hewlett, B. S., McElreath, R. & Laurence, S., Sep 3 2013, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110, 36, p. 14586-14591 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oceania
Cultural Diversity
Geography
Age Distribution
6 Citations (Scopus)

Reciprocal altruism

Silk, J., Sep 23 2013, In : Current Biology. 23, 18

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Animals
18 Citations (Scopus)

Social bonds in female baboons: the interaction between personality, kinship and rank

Seyfarth, R. M., Silk, J. & Cheney, D. L., 2013, (Accepted/In press) In : Animal Behaviour.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

kinship
Papio
demographic statistics
overdominance
dominance (genetics)
6 Citations (Scopus)

The bystander effect in an N-person dictator game

Panchanathan, K., Frankenhuis, W. E. & Silk, J., Mar 2013, In : Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 120, 2, p. 285-297 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bystander Effect
Uncertainty
Prisoner Dilemma
Dictator game
Dictator

The contributions of Jeanne Altmann

Alberts, S. C. & Silk, J., Sep 2013, In : Evolutionary Anthropology. 22, 5, p. 198-199 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physical Anthropology
Biological Evolution
Animal Behavior
Papio
research planning
43 Citations (Scopus)

The development of contingent reciprocity in children

House, B., Henrich, J., Sarnecka, B. & Silk, J., Mar 2013, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 34, 2, p. 86-93 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

reciprocity
Altruism
Pan troglodytes
altruism
Child Behavior
2012
25 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence for intrasexual selection in wild female baboons

Cheney, D. L., Silk, J. & Seyfarth, R. M., Jul 2012, In : Animal Behaviour. 84, 1, p. 21-27 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papio
sexual selection
aggression
mortality
Papio ursinus
37 Citations (Scopus)

Stability of partner choice among female baboons

Silk, J., Alberts, S. C., Altmann, J., Cheney, D. L. & Seyfarth, R. M., Jun 2012, In : Animal Behaviour. 83, 6, p. 1511-1518 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papio
reproductive success
demographic statistics
animal
simulation
52 Citations (Scopus)

The ontogeny of human prosociality: Behavioral experiments with children aged 3 to 8

House, B. R., Henrich, J., Brosnan, S. F. & Silk, J., Jul 2012, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 33, 4, p. 291-308 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pan troglodytes
ontogeny
experiment
Los Angeles
Ontogeny
15 Citations (Scopus)

The role of tracking and tolerance in relationship among friends

Xue, M. & Silk, J., Jan 2012, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 33, 1, p. 17-25 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

interpersonal relationships
tolerance
vigilance
reciprocity
psychology
61 Citations (Scopus)

Variation in personality and fitness in wild female baboons

Seyfarth, R. M., Silk, J. & Cheney, D. L., Oct 16 2012, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109, 42, p. 16980-16985 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papio
Personality
Principal Component Analysis
Primates
Glucocorticoids
2011
4 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary biology: The path to sociality

Silk, J., Nov 10 2011, In : Nature. 479, 7372, p. 182-183 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

eusociality
Biological Evolution
cooperative behavior
Social Behavior
social behavior
86 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary foundations of human prosocial sentiments

Silk, J. & House, B. R., Jun 28 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, SUPPL. 2, p. 10910-10917 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primates
Altruism
Food
Pan troglodytes
Hominidae
17 Citations (Scopus)

Male-immature relationships in multi-male groups of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)

Rosenbaum, S., Silk, J. & Stoinski, T. S., Apr 2011, In : American Journal of Primatology. 73, 4, p. 356-365 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gorilla beringei
Gorilla gorilla
immatures
mountains
mountain
2010
99 Citations (Scopus)

Female chacma baboons form strong, equitable, and enduring social bonds

Silk, J., Beehner, J. C., Bergman, T. J., Crockford, C., Engh, A. L., Moscovice, L. R., Wittig, R. M., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L., 2010, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 64, 11, p. 1733-1747 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papio ursinus
aggression
Papio hamadryas
Botswana
primate
2 Citations (Scopus)

Maternal condition does not influence birth sex ratios in anubis baboons (Papio anubis)

Silk, J. & Strum, S. C., 2010, In : PLoS One. 5, 9, p. 1-7 7 p., e12750.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papio anubis
Papio
Sex Ratio
sex ratio
Mothers
297 Citations (Scopus)

Strong and consistent social bonds enhance the longevity of female baboons

Silk, J., Beehner, J. C., Bergman, T. J., Crockford, C., Engh, A. L., Moscovice, L. R., Wittig, R. M., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L., Aug 10 2010, In : Current Biology. 20, 15, p. 1359-1361 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mammals
Papio
Papio ursinus
Papio hamadryas
Primates
13 Citations (Scopus)

Studying extant species to model our past

Whiten, A., Mcgrew, W. C., Aiello, L. C., Boesch, C., Boyd, R., Byrne, R. W., Dunbar, R. I. M., Matsuzawa, T., Silk, J., Michael, T., Van Schaik, C. P. & Wrangham, R., Jan 22 2010, In : Science. 327, 5964, p. 410 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Animal Behavior
Pan troglodytes
Hominidae
Cognition
2009
73 Citations (Scopus)

Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) do not develop contingent reciprocity in an experimental task

Brosnan, S. F., Silk, J., Henrich, J., Mareno, M. C., Lambeth, S. P. & Schapiro, S. J., Jul 2009, In : Animal Cognition. 12, 4, p. 587-597 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

altruism
Pan troglodytes
reciprocity
Altruism
food
70 Citations (Scopus)

Cooperatively Breeding Cottontop Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) Do Not Donate Rewards to Their Long-Term Mates

Cronin, K. A., Schroeder, K. K. E., Rothwell, E. S., Silk, J. & Snowdon, C. T., Aug 2009, In : Journal of Comparative Psychology. 123, 3, p. 231-241 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Saguinus
Saguinus oedipus
Callitrichidae
Reward
Breeding
27 Citations (Scopus)

Grooming exchange between mothers and non-mothers: The price of natal attraction in wild baboons (Papio anubis)

Frank, R. E. & Silk, J., Jul 1 2009, In : Behaviour. 146, 7, p. 889-906 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papio anubis
Grooming
Papio
Mothers
products and commodities
34 Citations (Scopus)

Impatient traders or contingent reciprocators? Evidence for the extended time-course of grooming exchanges in baboons

Frank, R. E. & Silk, J., Aug 1 2009, In : Behaviour. 146, 8, p. 1123-1135 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Grooming
Papio
Papio anubis
markets
supply balance

Joan Silk.

Silk, J., Jan 13 2009, In : Current biology : CB. 19, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21st Century History
20th Century History
Career Choice
Silk
Anthropology
68 Citations (Scopus)

Nepotistic cooperation in non-human primate groups

Silk, J., Nov 12 2009, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 364, 1533, p. 3243-3254 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

primate
Primates
Cheirogaleidae
Microcebus
kin selection
300 Citations (Scopus)

The benefits of social capital: Close social bonds among female baboons enhance offspring survival

Silk, J., Beehner, J. C., Bergman, T. J., Crockford, C., Engh, A. L., Moscovice, L. R., Wittig, R. M., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L., Sep 7 2009, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 276, 1670, p. 3099-3104 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social capital
Papio
Animals
Health
Survival
2008
124 Citations (Scopus)

Chimpanzees do not take advantage of very low cost opportunities to deliver food to unrelated group members

Vonk, J., Brosnan, S. F., Silk, J., Henrich, J., Richardson, A. S., Lambeth, S. P., Schapiro, S. J. & Povinelli, D. J., May 2008, In : Animal Behaviour. 75, 5, p. 1757-1770 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

opportunity costs
Pan troglodytes
food
cost
experiment