African Great Apes - Evolution, Diversity, and Conservation -
African Great Apes
Evolution, Diversity, and Conservation
March 3, 2004 at Kyoto Garden Palace; March 4-5, 2004 at Kyodai-Kaikan
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March 3 (Wednesday)$B!!(Bat Kyoto Garden Palace
- 13:00-15:00 Registration
- 15:00-17:30 Poster Session
- 18:00-20:00 Welcome Party
March 4 (Thursday)$B!!(Bat Kyodai-Kaikan
- 09:00-09:30 Toshisada Nishida (Kyoto University)
- Organizer$B!G(Bs introduction
Session 1. Behavioral Diversity and Origins of Human Culture
Chairperson William C. McGrew
- 09:30-10:10 William C. McGrew (Miami University)
- Compare and contrast: cultural primatology and the cultures of primatology, in the chimpanzees of Mahale and Gombe, Tanzania.
- 10:10-10:50 John C. Mitani (Michigan University)
- Demographic influences on the behavior of chimpanzees: lessons from Ngogo.
10:50-11:10 Coffee Break
- 11:10-11:50 Michio Nakamura (Japan Monkey Center)
- Another side of culture: beyond humanlike complexities.
- 11:50-12:30 Tetsuro Matsuzawa (PRI, Kyoto University)
- Prerequisites of cultural transmission in chimpanzees.
Session 2. Sympatry and Coexistence of African Great Apes
Chairperson Juichi Yamagiwa
- 13:30-14:10 Juichi Yamagiwa (Kyoto University)
- Foraging strategies of gorillas and chimpanzees in the sympatric habitats: hints for socioecological features of early hominid.
- 14:10-14:50 Craig Stanford (University of Southern California)
- The sympatric ecology of great apes: implications for the evolution of the hominoid diet.
- 14:50-15:30 Melissa J. Remis (Purdue University)
- Ecological adaptation of western lowland gorillas: behavioral, morphological and nutritional aspects of gorilla diet and niche separation from sympatric chimpanzees.
15:30-15:50 Coffee Break
Session 3. Natural Environments and Evolution of African Great Apes
Chairperson Michael Huffman
- 15:50-16:30 Michael Huffman (PRI, Kyoto University)
- The chimpanzees of Rubondo Island: repatriation to Africa and the adaptation of West African chimpanzees to an East Africa environment.
- 16:30-17:10 Kevin D. Hunt (Indiana University)
- Chimpanzee socioecology in a hot, dry habitat: implications for early hominin evolution.
- 17:10-17:50 Dean P. Anderson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
- Chimpanzee movement patterns and social ecology in the Taï National Park, Côte d$B!G(BIvoire.
March 5 (Friday)$B!!(Bat Kyodai-Kaikan
Session 4. The Significance of Pan Social Behavior
Chairperson Frans B. M. de Waal
- 09:00-09:40 Frans B. M. de Waal (Yerkes Primate Research Center)
- Similarities and instructive differences in the social organization of wild and captive chimpanzees.
- 09:40-10:20 Roman M. Wittig (Max-Planck Institute)
- Reconciliation and cooperation: comparison between species of the genera Pan, Gorilla and Homo.
- 10:20-11:00 Takeshi Furuichi (Meiji-Gakuin University)
- Towards the understanding of behavioral diversity among bonobo populations, and between bonobos and chimpanzees.
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break
- 11:20-12:00 Chie Hashimoto (PRI, Kyoto University)
- Comparison of sexual behaviors between chimpanzees and bonobos.
- 12:00-12:40 Richard W. Wrangham (Harvard University)
- The evolution and devolution of violence: how Pan illuminates Homo.
Session 5. Contributions of African Great Apes to Biodiversity
Chairperson John Oates
- 13:40-14:20 John Oates (Hunter College)
- Great ape conservation challenges in the Gulf of Guinea biodiversity hotspot.
- 14:20-15:00 James V. Wakibara (Tanzania National Parks)
- Great apes and seed dispersal: implications for conservation.
- 15:00-15:40 Andrew Plumptre (Wildlife Conservation Society)
- Counting apes for conservation.
- 15:40-16:20 Magdalena Bermejo (University of Barcelona)
- Ebola and the decline of gorillas and chimpanzees in the Lossi Faunal Reserve , North Congo.
16:20-16:40 Coffee Break
Session 6. Great Apes as the World Heritage Species
Chairperson Richard W. Wrangham
- 16:40-17:20 Karl Amman (Conservationist, Photographer)
- Great ape conservation and the bushmeat crisis.
- 17:20-18:00 Ian Redmond (Great Apes Survival Project)
- Focus and perspectives of Great Apes Survival Project (tentative).
- 18:00-18:10 Toshisada Nishida (Kyoto University)
- Toward the establishment of GRASP-Japan.
Closing remark. Juichi Yamagiwa
Closing Party (~20:00)