T. RevatheMax Planck Institute of Animal Behavior · Development and Evolution of Cognition
As a postdoc at MPI of AB, I study variation in maternal behaviour and how it relates to offspring development.
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This is the first study to quantify the role of calves (<1 year) and juveniles (1-<2 years) on the female social structure of an elephant species, using long-term data from the Kabini elephant population. This is also one of the first quantitative studies to examine calf development, explore the nature of calf-conspecific female interactions, and a...
Although neonates of precocial mammals are capable of locomotory, sensory, nutritional, and thermoregulatory independence to some extent soon after birth, they attain their adult body mass more slowly than altricial mammals, allowing for an extended period of learning or perfecting skills to an adult-like degree. Asian elephants are precocial but a...
Musth is an annual, asynchronous, rut-like phenomenon observed in male elephants. We examined whether musth is a roving strategy, and whether musth provides a temporary advantage to young males through increased access to female groups. We collected long-term data on the musth status, associations, and locations of male elephants in the Kabini popu...