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Despite UVP started at the end of November 2022, researchers from the team of Prof Colleen Downs from the University of KwaZulu-Natal previously worked with the population of semi-urban vervet monkeys in Simbithi eco-estate. All the work we do is thus based on this previous research that can be found here below.
Ellington L., (2023), Cognitive personality traits in semi-urban vervet monkeys, unpublished master thesis (University of Groningen, Netherlands).
Desaivres M., (2023), Human-vervet monkeys' interactions in a semi-urban environment, unpublished master thesis (University of Sorbonnes, Paris, France).
Thatcher, H. R., Downs, C. T., & Koyama, N. F. (2021). The costs of urban living: human–wildlife interactions increase parasite risk and self-directed behaviour in urban vervet monkeys. Journal of Urban Ecology, 7(1), juab031.
Thatcher, H. R., Downs, C. T., & Koyama, N. F. (2020). Understanding foraging flexibility in urban vervet monkeys, Chlorocebus pygerythrus, for the benefit of human-wildlife coexistence. Urban Ecosystems, 23(6), 1349-1357.
Thatcher, H. R., Downs, C. T., & Koyama, N. F. (2019). Positive and negative interactions with humans concurrently affect vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) ranging behavior. International Journal of Primatology, 40, 496-510.
Thatcher, H. R., Downs, C. T., & Koyama, N. F. (2019). Anthropogenic influences on the time budgets of urban vervet monkeys. Landscape and Urban Planning, 181, 38-44.
Patterson, L., Kalle, R., & Downs, C. T. (2019). Living in the suburbs: Space use by vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) in an eco‐estate, South Africa. African Journal of Ecology, 57(4), 539-551.
Thatcher, H. R. (2019). Anthropogenic influences on the behavioural ecology of urban vervet monkeys. Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom).
Thatcher, H. R., Downs, C. T., & Koyama, N. F. (2018). Using parasitic load to measure the effect of anthropogenic disturbance on vervet monkeys. EcoHealth, 15, 676-681.
Patterson, L. (2018). Urban Ecology of the Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (Unpublished PhD thesis). Univeristy of University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa