Inbreeding risk and maternal support have opposite effects on female chimpanzee dispersal.

Journal Article (Letter)

Sex-biased dispersal is usually driven by a combination of inbreeding avoidance and intrasexual competition. Walker and Pusey show that dispersal decisions in chimpanzees are most influenced by inbreeding avoidance and kin cooperation, instead of competition.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walker, KK; Pusey, AE

Published Date

  • January 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 2

Start / End Page

  • R62 - R63

PubMed ID

  • 31962075

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0445

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-9822

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cub.2019.11.081


  • eng