Retired professor
Ethology & Socio-ecology

Jan A.R.A.M. van Hooff








Brief biography

Jan A.R.A.M. van Hooff took his Ph.D. at the Universiteit Utrecht and was professor in animal behaviour at this university from 1980 till 2001.He was visiting professor at the Universität Zürich-Irchel (Anthropologisches Institut und Museum), Switzerland, and at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France. He is honorary professor at the Universitas Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia. Some present functions: scientific member of  the directorate of Burgers Zoo, Arnhem, Secretary General of the International Primatological Society, Secretary of the Lucie Burgersstichting voor Vergelijkend Gedragsonderzoek (Lucie Burgers Foundation for Comparative Behaviour Rersearch); member of the board of the Dobberke Stichting voor Vergelijkende Psychologie (Dobberke Fdn for Comparative Psychology) and of Jona Judah Groen Fdn for Interdisciplinary Behaviour Research; member scientific council Fondation Jean-Marie Delwart, Brussels, Belgium; scientific advisory committee Borneo Orangutan Survival Fdn, Balikpapan, Indonesia; honorary member of the Assoziazione Primatologica Italiana. He is a fellow of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) and Officer in the Royal Order of Orange-Nassau.

Main interests

The ethology and socio-ecology of communication and social organisation, in particular of primates.

Some selected publications

  • HOOFF, J.A.R.A.M.  van  & C.P. VAN SCHAIK (1992) Cooperation in competition: the ecology of primate bonds. In: Coalitions and Alliances in Humans and Other Animals. S. Harcourt & F.B.M. de Waal (eds.), Oxford, Oxford Univ. Press, 357-391.
  • --- &  C.P. VAN SCHAIK (1994) Male bonds: afilliative relationships among nonhuman primate males. Behaviour 130(3-4), 143-151
  • ---- (1996) The orangutan: a socio-ecological test-case. In: The Neglected Ape. R.D. Nadler, B.F.M. Galdikas, L.K. Sheeran & N. Rosen (eds.).New York, Plenum Press, pp. 153-163
  • ----  (1999): Relationships among Nonhuman Primate Males: a Deductive Framework. In: Primate Males, P.M. Kappeler (ed.), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
  • ---- (2001) Conflict, reconciliation and negotiation in non-human primates: the value of long-term relationships. In: Economics in Nature: Social Dilemmas, Mate Choice, Biological Markets. Noë, R., van Hooff, J.A.R.A.M. & Hammerstein, P. (eds.)  Cambridge University Press, 67-90
  • NOË, R., VAN HOOFF, J.A.R.A.M. & HAMMERSTEIN, P. (2001) Economics in Nature: Social Dilemmas, Mate Choice, Biological Markets. Cambridge University Press

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