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Gonçalo Jesus

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Research Interests
Human–wildlife conflict

Gonçalo Jesus got his degree in Biology at Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon and received his PhD in Biological Anthropology from University College London. Presently is a lecturer at the School of Psychology and life Sciences from Universidade Lusófona and his research is focused on the study of primate ecology, conservation and behaviour in West African countries.



Evolution and Biodiversity


Environmental Impact and Monitorization

Main Publications

Sommer, Volker, Umaru Buba, Gonçalo Jesus, Alejandra Pascual-Garrido (2016). Sustained myrmecophagy in Nigerian chimpanzees: Preferred or fallback food? American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162: 328–336

Sommer, Volker; Adriana Lowe, Gonçalo Jesus, Nienke Alberts, Yaelle Bouquet, David M. Inglis, Megan Peterson, Eelco van Riel, James Thompson, Caroline Ross (2016). Antelope predation by Nigerian forest baboons: Ecological and behavioural correlates. Folia Primatologica 87: 67–90

Davila-Ross, Marina, Gonçalo Jesus, Jade Osborne, & Kim Bard (2015). Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) produce the same types of “laugh faces” when they emit laughter and when they are silent. PLoS ONE, 10: e0127337

Sommer, Volker, Umaru Buba, Gonçalo Jesus & Alejandra Pascual-Garrido (2012). Till the last drop. Honey gathering in Nigerian chimpanzees. Ecotropica 18: 55–64

Research Projects

Projeto Mona