Western Lowland Gorillas: The choice of socio-sexual partners

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By University of Rennes, Earth Sciences and Astronomy Observatory (OSUR)

Demographic and health factors that condition female dispersal decisions.

In an article entitled “Disease avoidance, and breeding group size and dispersal patterns of western lowland gorilla females” published in the journal Ecology in June 2019, Alice Baudouin, Pascaline Gouar, Jean-Sebastien Pierre and Nelly Ménard (ECOBIO) explore the mechanisms of social dispersal in female lowland gorillas through a study of more than 10 years in two forest-dwelling populations in the Republic of Congo.

Read more here: https://osur.univ-rennes1.fr/news/gorilles-des-plaines-de-louest-le-choix-de-partenaires-socio-sexuels.html