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Bakoumba, the mandrill forest

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  00:42:00  2013  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

Marie Charpentier, an evolutionary biologist at the CEFE (Centre d ’ Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Montpellier, France) and coordinator of the Mandrillus project (created in early 2012, until April 2013 at Lékédi Park in the province of Upper Ogowe Gabon). There, She has followed, during a year and an half, a population of mandrills in the wild in order to understand the social structure of a group and its impact on the health of its individuals.
Her research focuses on the influence of genetic relatedness between individuals on the evolution of sociality and shows the importance of paternal kinship. Indeed, individuals related by father are suspected to share a special relationship following the example of the ones related to their mother. With members of her field crew, who are residents of the nearby village of Bakoumba, they identify, record, collect and observe the behavior of these Mandrills in the wild (some are equipped with collar transmitters). After several mandrill catches campaigns and laboratory analyzes on the field and at CEFE, Marie Charpentier hopes to get answers to her questions.

Producer : CNRS Images
Participation : CNRS-INEE
Author : DALAISE Marcel (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Director : DALAISE Marcel (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Scientific adviser : CHARPENTIER Marie (CEFE, UMR CNRS, Univ. Montpellier 1, 2, 3, Montpellier SUPAGRO, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, CIRAD, IRD et INRA)
Scientific referent : CHARPENTIER Marie
Audiovisual processReal shots.
Interview (live sound). Music.
PersonnalitiesCHARPENTIER Marie(CEFE, UMR CNRS, Univ. Montpellier 1, 2, 3, Montpellier SUPAGRO, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, CIRAD, IRD et INRA); BOURGEOIS Stéphanie(Vétérinaire); MBOUMBA Sylvère(Univ. des sciences et techniques de Masuku et responsable projet sur site, Franceville, Gabon)
NotesCEFE : Centre d ’ écologie fonctionnelle et évolutive.


Animal biology ; Ethology



Technical Sheet
Item No.4150
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportXDCam EX
VersionFrench ; English ; International version
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)