Chacma Publications by Swedell Team

Journal Articles:

Chowdhury, S., Pines, M., Saunders, J., & Swedell, L. (in review) Costs and Benefits of Male Mating Strategies in Hamadryas and Chacma Baboons and the Added Value of Hamadryas Follower Males.  International Journal of Primatology.

Johnson, C.A., Raubenheimer, D., Rothman, J.M., Clarke, D, & Swedell, L. (2013) 30 Days in the Life: Daily Nutrient Balancing in a Wild Chacma Baboon. PLOS ONE 8(7): e70383 (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070383). 

van Doorn, A., O’Riain, M.J., & Swedell, L. (2010) The Effects of Extreme Seasonality of Climate and Day Length on the Activity Budget and Diet of Semi-Commensal Chacma Baboons (Papio ursinus) in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa. American Journal of Primatology 72: 104-112. (available here)

Abstracts of Conference Presentations:

Chowdhury, S., Pines, M., Saunders, J., Swedell, L. (2013) To commit or play the field: costs and benefits of male mating strategies in hamadryas versus chacma baboons. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement 56: 98-99.

Chowdhury, S., & Swedell, L. (2012) Social stability in the face of environmental and social instability: social network analysis of a small troop of raiding chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa and implications for wildlife management. Proceedings of the XXIVth Congress of the International Primatological Society.

Johnson, C.A., Clarke, D., Rebeiro, B., Rothman, J. M., &  Swedell, L. (2012) Nutritional composition of foods eaten by chacma baboons in the Tokai Forest of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement 54: 175.

Chowdhury, S. & Swedell, L. (2011) Intertroop dynamics and sociality of suburban chacma baboons in the Cape Peninsula. Abstract available via (talk at 2011 Annual Meeting of South African Primate Ecology and Genetics Group).

van Doorn, A.C., O’Riain, M.J., Swedell, L. (2010) Behaving, but at what cost?  The effects of a management technique on a chacma baboon troop in South Africa. Proceedings of the XXIIIth Congress of the International Primatological Society.

Stephenson, J., Swedell, L., O’Riain, M.J. (2008)  Behavioral indicators of stress in female chacma baboons: Social structure, female reproductive state, and human impact.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement 46: 200.