Dear friends, colleagues and other van Schaik-aficionados.
We welcome you to this symposium to honour the many and diverse achievements of the former director of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Zürich.
Let’s get one thing straight from the onset, this is not a farewell symposium to Carel the scientist: primatology/ evolutionary anthropology without him would be like primate social organisations without group-living, tropical phenology without seasonality, mating systems without infanticide, orangutans without culture, callitrichids without cooperative breeding, large brains without expenses, or human nature without a single good book: simply unthinkable, and indisputably far less exciting!
No, this day-and-a-half gathering of former mentors, close colleagues, and students is intended to showcase the breadth of Carel’s academic accomplishments which made him one of the more respected flanged males in primatology and anthropology over the last four decades.
We hope this symposium will leave you as inspired as we are, having worked with Carel on a daily basis over the last few years, and that you will join us in wishing him many more creative years as he will undoubtedly continue to contribute to the field of evolutionary anthropology.
The organizing committee,
Michael Krützen, Judith Burkart, Marcus Gisi, Erik Willems, Tony Weingrill, and Claudia Zebib
Friday - November 16 - 2018
|09:30||Arrival & coffee|
|09:55||Michael Krützen||University of Zürich (CH)||Welcome and Introduction|
|10:00||Maria van Noordwijk||University of Zürich (CH)||And the answer is...|
|10:25||Paulien Hogeweg||Utrecht University (NL)||Evolution of complexity in (virtual) biotic systems|
|10:50||Jan van Hooff||Utrecht University (NL)||
Emotions at a farewell
|11:15||Filippo Aureli||University of Veracruz (MEX)||
Conflict management and fission-fusion dynamics
|13:00||Peter Kappeler||DPZ (DE)||Three decades of wrestling with monogamy|
|13:25||Liesbeth Sterck||Utrecht University (NL)||
The link between VPT and social behaviour
|13:50||Sri Suci Utami-Atmoko||UNAS (RI)||They play, we eat: Meat-eating in two Bornean orang-utan populations|
|14:15||Serge Wich||John Moores University Liverpool (UK)||Orang-utan conservation methods: from pen an paper to drones and machine learning|
|14:40||Charles Nunn||Duke University (USA))||
The Evolution of Human Sleep
|16:00||Charles Janson||University of Montana (USA)||The overlooked category of competition: Between-group scramble andt its effects on social ecology|
|16:25||Rebecca Lewis||University of Texas (USA)||Power, conflict and cooperation in primates|
|16:50||Claudia Fichtel||DPZ (DE)||Cognition and survival: revisited in lemurs|
|17:15||Erin Vogel||Rutgers University (USA)||Navigating a feast and famine ecology: nutrition, energetics and health in wild Bornean orang-utans|
|17:40||Andrew Whiten||University of St.Andrews (UK)||The discovery of ape culture|
|18:05||Informal get-together Irchelbar Irchel Campus, building Y00|
Saturday - November 17 - 2018
|08:30||Judith Burkart||University of Zürich (CH)||
Callis & co: Cognition, cooperation and communication
|08:55||Karin Isler||University of Zürich (CH)||
Brains and more
|09:20||Sonja Koski||University of Helsinki (FIN)||Connecting personality and cooperation|
|09:45||Thibaud Gruber||University of Geneva (CH)||The cognition and ecology of chimpanzee and orang-utan culture (or why I nearly failed my PhD viva)|
|11:00||Redouan Bshary||University of Neuchatel (CH)||Animal cooperation; from game theory to ecology to classic ethology and psychology|
|11:25||Klaus Zuberbühler||University of Neuchatel (CH)||Primate cognition in the wild|
|11:50||Erica van de Waal||University of Lausanne (CH)||Field experiments reveal the scope of social learning in vervet monkeys|
|12:15||Balthasar Bickel||University of Zurich (CH)||Biological constraints on language dynamics|