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About Bonaventura Majolo

I got a Degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Rome and moved to Stirling University for a Master in animal welfare. I got my PhD at Liverpool John Moores University with a thesis on conflict management in wild Japanese macaques. After two fixed-term posts in South Africa (where I enjoyed working with wild baboons) and at Paington zoo, I joined the University of Lincoln in September 2005. In January 2008, I started a field project in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco to study the socio-ecology of the Barbary macaque (

Department Responsibilities

Director of the Barbary Macaque Project ( Member of the School Research Committee Module coordinator for Social and Individual Psychology Module coordinator for Comparative Social Behaviour and Cognition Office hours: Wednesday, 11-12am

Subject Specialism

Primate socio-ecology


  • Ph.D. — 2004
  • M.Sc. by Research — 2001
  • Laurea — 1998


  • 1999: Borsa di Perfezionamento all’Estero (£ 12,000). Awarding body: University La Sapienza of Ro
  • Selected list:
  • 2012: Research Grant (£6,500) from the Baron Gilbert de Turckheim
  • 2011: Network Grant (£9,500), Co-PI with Dr. K. Guo (UoL). Awarding body: National Key Laboratory o
  • 2011: Faculty Research Fund (£2,950). Awarding body: University of Lincoln.
  • 2010: Royal Society Conference Grant (£795) to attend the International Primatological Society Conf
  • 2010: BEING grant (£2750), Co-PI with Dr. K. Guo (UoL). Awarding body: University of Lincoln
  • 2009: Faculty Research Fund (£2,900). Awarding body: University of Lincoln.
  • 2009: BEGINS grant (£2,500), Co-PI with Dr. K. Meints (UoL). Awarding body: University of Lincoln.
  • 2008-2009: UROS grants (£4,500). Awarding body: University of Lincoln.
  • 2008: Research grant (£12,500). Awarding body: University La Sapienza of Rome, Italy.
  • 2003: ASAB Conference Grant (£ 500). Awarding body: the Association for the Study of Animal Behavio
  • 2000: Small Research Grant (£ 2,500). Awarding body: the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare


I collaborate with the Moroccan Primate Conservation Foundation ( and with the Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification of Morocco on the protection of the Barbary macaque. Ad-hoc referee for various journals: Acta Theriologica, Acta Zoologica Sinica, Aggressive Behavior, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, American Journal of Primatology, Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Behavioral Ecology, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Behaviour, Biology Letters, Developmental Psychobiology, Ethology, Evolution and Human Behavior, Folia Primatologica, Hormones and Behavior, International Journal of Primatology, Journal of Anthropological Sciences, Journal of Social Psychology. Referee for McGraw-Hill and Pearson Education Refereed research grant for: Austrian Science Fund, ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council), European Science Foundation, German Research Foundation, Leakey Foundation, MRC (Medical Research Council), Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, Romanian National Research Council, and the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning.

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Research Interests

  • Aggression

  • Altruism

  • Animal Cognition

  • Co-operation

  • Conflict Management

  • Evolution of Social Behaviour

  • Primates

  • Socio-ecology

  • Warfare

Research Groups Memberships

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Primate Society of Great Britain
  • International Primatological Society
  • Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour