The birds and the bees may do it, but how about different monkeys and apes? Dr. Alexander Georgiev talks about his work on reproductive behaviours and costs in chimpanzees and Rhesus macaques, and how different their sexual practices are.

Show notes:

  • The high price of success: costs of mating effort in male primates
  • Breaking the succession rule: the costs and benefits of an alpha-status take-over by an immigrant rhesus macaque on Cayo Santiago
  • Trade-offs between acquired and innate immune defenses in humans

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