Chimpanzee ground and tree nest half-lives

Published: 14 December 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/jfhgf47gzf.1
Toni Romani, Cleve Hicks, Catherine Hobaiter, Thibaud Gruber


Dataset, basic script and work spaces to estimate the chimpanzee ground and tree nest nest half-lives.


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Data collected in the Bugoma Central Forest Reserve, Uganda, with the permission of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, the National Forest Authority, and the Bugoma Primate Conservation Project. Our research on chimpanzee nesting behavior was non-invasive and based on artifacts left behind by the apes. We conducted all of our research in accordance with national and international laws regulating the protection of endangered species. All fieldwork took place under permission from Uganda Wildlife Authority, Uganda National Council for Science and Technology and with consent of local landowners and community members. This work has been developed within the project “A survey of Chimpanzee Material Culture in Eastern DR Congo” financed by the National Science Center, Poland on the basis of the Decision no. DEC-2017/25/B/NZ8/02730. TG is supported by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant PCEFP1_186832) and received additional funding from the National Geographic Society during the conduction of this study. CH is supported by a grant from the European Union’s 8th Framework Programme, horizon 2020, under grant agreement no 802719. BPCP is supported by the Jane Goodall Institute Switzerland. Additional funding sources: The 'Artes Liberales' Foundation, and the Naples Zoo.


Nesting, Great Ape, Primatology


Narodowe Centrum Nauki


Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung


Horizon 2020 Framework Programme