Research at Tsaobis spans a broad range of areas in ecology, life history and behaviour. We list ongoing research here, but a quick visit to the TBP publication list may be informative regarding other aspects of our work.

A coercive male attacking an adult female – a frequent scene at Tsaobis. Credit: A Carter.

Reproductive conflicts include conflicts within and between the sexes. Our recent research has investigated the occurrence of sexual coercion, some counter-strategies to infanticide such as friendships between males and females, as well as the form and function of reproductive competition between females.

A young female grooms her mother with a young sibling. Credit: E Huchard.

Family ecology studies individual variation in kin bonds and conflicts between relatives, such as parent-offspring relationships or sibling rivalry. Current projects investigate the determinants and consequences of variation in paternal care, maternal styles, and sibling rivalry.

A pink infant clinging to her mother. Credit: E Huchard.

Reproductive seasonality is low at Tsaobis, where baboons can breed year-round. Current research investigates the costs and benefits of reproductive seasonality, as well as individual variation in breeding phenology.