Our mission is studying different aspects of primate cognition especially those that seem most relevant to personality function and ontogeny. Our research has both theoretical and practical goals. We aim to present, for the very first time, data concerning personality in several species distributed through the Primate order, reflecting species’ evolution. We will be able to present data about personality in different individuals and comparative data from different species. These data will open possibilities for future exploration of personality phylogeny and ontogeny. A more practical goal is to contribute to captive husbandry and management of primates, by introducing individualized plans for captive animals that will have the potential to significantly impact individual welfare.
ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS
Costa, R., Sousa, C. and Llorente, M. (2018). Assessment of environmental enrichment for different primate species under low budget: A case study. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(2):185-199. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888705.2017.1414606
Brandão, A., Costa, R., Rodrigues, E., Peixoto, L. and Vicente, L. “Personality in lemurs: A comparative study of ring-tail lemurs (Lemur catta) and red-ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra).” Presentation on Panel at the VIth Iberian Primatological Conference, 04-07/10/2017, Burgos, Spain.
Brandão, A., Costa, R., Rodrigues, E., and Vicente, L. “The Complex Personality of Mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx).” Poster presentation at the VIth Iberian Primatological Conference, 04-07/10/2017, Burgos, Spain.
Brandão, A., Costa, R., Dias, S. and Vicente, L. “From behavior observation to pattern identification: Preliminary results for personality in capuchin monkeys.” Poster presented at the 5th International Symposium on Primatology and Wildlife Science, 3-6/03/2016, Kyoto Univesity, Japan.
Costa, R., Brandão, A. (2016). Preliminary results: analysis of “Urine wash” behavior in a captive group of capuchin monkeys. 6th International Symposium on Primatology and Wildlife Science and 5th CCT-Bio International Workshop on Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation, Kyoto, Japan.
Brandão, A., Rodrigues, D., Costa, R., Peixoto, L.,Vieira, W. and Vicente, L. “Primate Personality: Preliminary results of a comparative study.” Presentation on Panel at the Vth Iberian Primatological Conference, 17-20/11/2015, Évora, Portugal.
Brandão, A. “Primate Personality: On the Need for a New Perspective”, integrado na sessão “Emotional and Cognitive Behaviour in Primates”, Presentation to University of Lisbon Workshop on Behavior, Cognition and Evolution: From Non-Human Primates to Homo sapiens, 1-2/07/2014, Lisbon – Portugal.