Jean-Baptiste Leca, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Board of Governors Research Chair (Tier II)
Department of Psychology
University of Lethbridge

Past and other research activities

In collaboration with other researchers, I conducted or participated in studies on:

  • Aggressive and post-conflict interactions in white-faced capuchin monkeys   [REPORT]

  • Social dynamics of fur rubbing behavior in white-faced and brown capuchin monkeys   [REPORT]

  • Social learning of leaf-swallowing behavior (i.e., a form of self-medication) in chimpanzees  [REPORT]

  • The ontogeny of foraging competence in brown capuchin monkeys  [REPORT]

I also participated in two primate conservation projects:

  1. A survey of the population density and abundance of ebony leaf monkeys in West Bali National Park, Indonesia  [REPORT].

Additional publication:

  • Gunst & Leca (2011): Non-refereed report published by the Rufford Foundation

2. A survey of the population density, abundance, and group composition of mona monkeys on the island of Grenada, West Indies   [REPORT].

Additional publication:

  • Leca, Gunst, & Vasey (2015): Non-refereed report submitted to the Ministry of Environment (Department of Forestry) and Ministry of Tourism, St George's, Grenada
See also:

Our conservation survey is HERE.

Our conservation project was cited by the former Ministry of Tourism in Grenada, Mrs Alexandra Otway-Noel:

Our conservation project was featured in the journal Jamaica Observer:

Finally, I co-edited a book (Leca, Huffman, & Vasey, 2012) and published a review chapter on the benefits of long-term primatological research  [BOOK CHAPTER]