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.
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.
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.
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.