The evolution of reproductive seasonality in social primates

Jules Dezeure

Despite living in a highly seasonal environment, the Tsaobis baboons breed year-round. My main goal is to understand this apparent mismatch. Using long-term data from the Tsaobis Baboon Project, I explore the environmental and social determinants of non-seasonal breeding, along with their fitness consequences. I also collected behavioural data from juveniles to investigate the effects of the season of birth on maternal care, offspring development and mother-offspring conflict.