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How did the baboons get to ancient Egypt?

Researchers from 24 countries have analyzed the genomes of 809 individuals from 233 primate species, generating the most complete catalog of genomic information about our closest relatives to date. The project, which consists of a series of studies in which Dietmar Zinner and Julia Fischer from the department cognitive ethology were also involved, provides new insights into the evolution of primates, including humans.

In a Washington Post article, Rowan Titchener discusses her research on the perception of fairness in primates and its relevance to human evolution.

Humans and monkeys coordinate conflicting interest to maximize their profits

In an SZ article, Stefanie Keupp describes how behavioral researchers from our department carried out an experiment with long-tailed macaques, which suggests that the animals' anger in the event of injustice could be due to disappointment with a person they know. (article in German)

Conversation series with academics at different levels of their career focusing on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV”.

Julia Fischer erzählt in "SWR2 Wissen" wie Affen mit kranken Artgenossen umgehen

Vocal learning leads to modification of call structure in a multi-level baboon society

Field research continues

Julia Fischer's nterview with the "La nueva Ilustración Evolucionista" blog