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Dr. Federica Dal Pesco

Postdoctoral Scientist

Cognitive Ethology Laboratory

+49 551 3851-211


Kellnerweg 4
37077 Göttingen

Reproductive success, reproductive strategies,
social bonds, cooperation, ritualized behaviors, Papio papio


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Dal Pesco, F., Trede, F., Zinner, D. & Fischer, J. (In press).  Male-male social bonding, coalitionary support and reproductive success in wild guinea baboons.

Dal Pesco, F., Trede, F., Zinner, D. & Fischer, J. (2021). Kin bias and male pair-bond status shape male-male relationships in a multilevel primate society. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology; 75:24.

Dal Pesco F., Trede F., Zinner D., Fischer J. (2021). Analysis of genetic relatedness and paternity assignment in wild Guinea baboons (Papio papio) based on microsatellites. Version 2. (

Dal Pesco F. (2020). Dynamics and fitness benefits of male- male sociality in wild Guinea baboons (Papio papio). PhD Thesis, Georg-August University, Göttingen.

Fischer, J., Wegdell, F., Trede, F., Dal Pesco, F., Hammerschmidt, K. (2020). Vocal convergence in a multi-level primate society: insights into the evolution of vocal learning. Proc. R. Soc. B; 287: 20202531.

Dal Pesco, F., & Fischer, J. (2020). On the evolution of baboon greeting rituals. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B; 375:20190420. SPECIAL ISSUE: ‘Ritual renaissance: New insights into the most human of behaviors'

Faraut, L., Siviter, H., Dal Pesco, F. & Fischer, J. (2019). How life in a tolerant society affects the usage of grunts: Evidence from male and female Guinea baboons. Animal behaviour, 153, 83-93.

Dal Pesco, F. & Fischer, J. (2018). Greetings in male Guinea baboons and the function of rituals in complex social groups. Journal of Human Evolution, 125, 87-98.

Joganic, J.L. & Dal Pesco, F. (2018). Frontiers in baboon research: an integrative symposium. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 27(2):71-73.

Fischer, J., Kopp, G.H., Dal Pesco, F., Goffe, A.S., Hammerschmidt, K., Kalbitzer, U., Klapproth, M., Maciej, P., Ndao, I., Patzelt, A., Zinner, D. (2017). Charting the neglected West: the social system of Guinea baboons. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 162, 15-31.

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