Revisiting Hrdy 1974

In a paper published in Folia Primatologica in 1974, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy  reported the findings of her field study on Hanuman Langurs in India that suggested that infant-killing by male langurs was a reproductive strategy. Forty-two years after the paper was published, I asked Sarah Hrdy about the origin of this study, its reception when the … Continue reading Revisiting Hrdy 1974

Revisiting Le Boeuf 1974

In 1974, Burney Le Boeuf published a paper in American Zoologist that described his field behavioural studies on the role of competition in determining reproductive success of elephant seals on Año Nuevo Island, California. Forty-two years after the paper was published I asked Burney Le Boeuf about the origin of this study, his recollection of … Continue reading Revisiting Le Boeuf 1974