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Manuscripts currently under review

Amici, F., Kulik, L., Langos, D. & Widdig, A. Growing into adulthood – development of social bonds in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). In: The Emerging Primate: Juvenile Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, ed. Bezanson, M., MacKinnon, K.C. & Schmitt, C.A. Under review.

Kulik, L., Langos, D. & Widdig, A. Mothers make a difference: Mothers inhibit social bonding towards sons. Under review.

Widdig, A., Kulik, L., Muniz, L., Minkner, M., Barth, Y., Bley, S., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V., Junge, O., Mundry, R. & Vigilant, L. Multi-generational pedigree data reveal a low incidence of present-day inbreeding in a long-lived primate population isolated for 75 years. Under review.

Langos, D., Kulik, L., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V. & Widdig, A. Does male care provided to immatures influence individual fitness in a non-human primate? Under review.

Henkel, S., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V., Berger, A., Thomsen, R. & Widdig, A. Do rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) recognize group membership via olfactory cues alone? Under review.

Grimm, A., Weiß, B.M., Kulik, L., Mihoub, J.B., Mundry, R., Köppen, U., Brueckmann, T., Thomsen, R. & Widdig, A. Earlier breeding, lower success: does the spatial scale of climatic conditions matter in a migratory passerine bird? Under review.

Kerhoas, D., Kulik, L., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D., Agil, M., Engelhardt, A. & Widdig, A. Mother-male bond, but not paternity, influences male-infant affiliation in wild crested
Macaques. Under review.

 

Publications in peer-reviewed journals by group members

2015

Pfefferle, D., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V. & Widdig, A. (2015) Male rhesus macaques use vocalizations to recognize female maternal, but not paternal kin. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, in press. doi: 10.1007/s00265-015-1979-9

Kulik, L., Amici, F., Langos, D. & Widdig, A. (2015) Sex differences in the development of aggressive behavior in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). International Journal of Primatology, in press.

Kulik, L., Amici, F., Langos, D. & Widdig, A. (2015) Sex differences in the development of social relationships in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). International Journal of Primatology 36: 353-376.

Widdig, A., Kessler, M.J., Bercovitch, F., Berard, J.D., Duggleby, C., Nürnberg, P., Rawlins, R.G., Sauermann, U., Wang, Q., Krawczak, M. & Schmidtke, J. (2015) Genetic studies on the Cayo Santiago rhesus macaques: a review of 40 years of research. American Journal of Primatology, in press.

Adams, M.J., Majolo, B., Ostner, J., Schülke, O., De Marco, A., Thierry, B., Engelhardt, A., Widdig, A., Gerald, M.S. & Weiss, A. (2015) Personality Structure and Social Style in Macaques. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 109(2): 328-353.

Widdig, A., Langos, D. & Kulik, L. (2015) Sex differences in kin bias at maturation: male rhesus macaques prefer paternal kin prior to natal dispersal. American Journal of Primatology, in press. doi:10.1002/ajp.22401

Thomsen R. (2015) Masturbation in non-human primates In: /Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality Vol. 1/, P Whelehan & A Bolin (eds), Wiley-Blackwell press, Boston, in press.

 

2014

Kerhoas, D., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D., Agil, M., Widdig, A. & Engelhardt, A. (2014) Social and ecological factors influencing offspring survival in wild macaques. Behavioral Ecology 25:1164-1172.

Dubuc, C., Winters, S., Allen, W.A., Brent, L.J.N., Cascio, J., Maestripieri, D., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V., Widdig, A. & Higham, J.P. (2014) Sexually-selected skin color is heritable and related to fitness in a non-human primate. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 281: 20141602.

Pfefferle, D., Kazem, A.J.N., Brockhausen, R.R., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V. & Widdig, A. (2014) Monkeys spontaneously discriminate their unfamiliar paternal relatives under natural conditions using facial cues. Current Biology 24: 1806–1810.

Thomsen R. (2014) Non-invasive semen collection and analysis in wild macaques. Primates 55: 231-237

Dubuc, C., Ruiz-Lambides, A. & Widdig, A. (2014) Variance in male lifetime reproductive success and estimation of the degree of polygyny in a primate. Behavioral Ecology 25(4): 878-889.

Pfefferle, D., Ruiz-Lambides, A. & Widdig, A. (2014) Female rhesus macaques discriminate unfamiliar paternal sisters in playback experiments - support for acoustic phenotype matching. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 281: 20131628.

 

2013

Widdig, A. (2013) The impact of male reproductive skew on kin structure and sociality in multi-male groups. Evolutionary Anthropology 22: 239-250.

Neumann, C., Agil, M., Widdig, A. & Engelhardt, A. (2013) Personality of wild male crested macaques (Macaca nigra). PloS One 8: e69383.

Voigt, C.C., Klöckner, P., Touma, C., Neuschl, C., Brockmann, G., Göritz, F., Palme, R., Thomsen, R. (2013) Hormonal stress response of mice to conventional and minimally invasive bleeding technique. Animal Welfare 22: 449-455.

Langos, D., Kulik, L., Mundry, R. & Widdig, A. (2013) The impact of male-infant association in a primate with low paternity certainty. Molecular Ecology 22: 3638-3651.

Kazem, A.J.N. & Widdig, A. (2013) Visual phenotype matching: cues to paternity are present in rhesus macaque faces. PLoS One 8: 2e55846.

Albers, M. & Widdig, A. (2013) Familiarity, kinship and natal dispersal in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). International Journal of Primatology 34: 99-114.

Bradley, B.J., Gerald, M.S., Widdig, A. & Mundy, N.I. (2013) Coat color variation and pigmentation gene expression in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Journal of Mammalian Evolution 20: 263-270.

Higham, J.P., Pfefferle, D., Heistermann, M., Maestripieri, D., Stevens, M. (2013) Signaling in multiple modalities in male rhesus macaques: sex skin coloration and barks in relation to androgen levels, social status, and mating behavior. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67: 1457–1469.

Hernández‐Pacheco, R., Rawlins, R.G., Kessler, M.J., Williams, L.E.,  Ruiz‐Maldonado, T.M., González‐Martínez, J., Ruiz‐Lambides, A.V. & Sabat, A. M. (2013) Demographic variability and density‐dependent dynamics of a free‐ranging rhesus macaque population. American Journal of Primatology 75: 1152-1164.

Brent, L.J.N., Heilbronner, S.R., Horvath, J.E., Gonzalez-Martinez, J., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V., Robinson, A.G., Skene, J.H.P. & Platt, M.L. (2013) Genetic origins of social networks in rhesus macaque. Nature Scientific Reports 3: 1042.

Brent, L.J.N., Semple, S., MacLarnon, A., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V., Gonzalez-Martinez, J. & Platt, M.L. (2013) Personality traits in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) are heritable but do not predict reproductive output. International Journal of Primatology 35: 188-209.

Dubuc, C., Coyne, S.P. & Maestripieri D. (2013) The relationship between mating activity, masturbation, and dominance rank in free-ranging male rhesus macaques. Ethology 119: 1006-1013.

 

2012

Charpentier, M., Huchard, E., Widdig, A., Gimenez, O., Sallé, B., Kappeler, P. & Renoult, J.P. (2012) Distribution of affiliative behavior across kin classes and their fitness consequences in mandrills. Ethology 118: 1198-1207.

Dubuc, C., Muniz, L., Heistermann, M., Widdig, A.† & Engelhardt, A.† (2012) Are mate-guarding and its timing relative to the female fertile phase important for male reproductive success in rhesus macaques? Hormones and Behavior 61: 696-705. † Equally contributed as senior authors

Kulik, L., Muniz, L., Mundry, R. & Widdig, A. (2012) Patterns of interventions and the effect of coalitions and sociality on male fitness. Molecular Ecology 21: 699-714.

Micheletta, J., Waller, B.M., Panggur, M.R., Neumann, C., Duboscq, J., Agil, M., & Engelhardt, A. (2012) Social bonds affect anti-predator behaviour in a tolerant species of macaque, Macaca nigra. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 279: 4042-4050.

Engelhardt, A., Fischer, J., Neumann, C., Pfeifer, J.B., & Heistermann, M. (2012) Information content of female copulation calls in wild long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 121-134.

Buhl, J.S., Aure, B., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V., Gonzalez-Martinez, J., Platt, M.L. & Brent, L.J.N. (2012) Response of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) to the body of a group member that died from a fatal attack. International Journal of Primatology 33: 860-871.

Dubuc, C., Hughes, K.D, Cascio, J., & Santos, L. (2012) Social tolerance in a despotic primate: co-feeding between consortship partners in rhesus macaques. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 148: 73-80

 

2011

Neumann, C., Duboscq, J., Dubuc, C., Ginting, A., Irwan, A.M., Agil, M., Widdig, A.† & Engelhardt, A.† (2011) Assessing dominance hierarchies: validation and advantages of progressive evaluation with Elo rating. Animal Behaviour 82: 911-921. † Equally contributed as senior authors

Weiss, A., Adams, M.J., Widdig, A. & Gerald, M.S. (2011) Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) as living fossils of hominoid personality and subjective well-being. Journal of Comparative Psychology 125: 72-83.

Dubuc, C., Muniz, L., Heistermann, M, Engelhardt, A.† & Widdig, A.† (2011) Testing the priority-of-access model in a seasonally breeding primate species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 1615–1627. † Equally contributed as senior authors

Brent, L.J.N., Semple, S., Dubuc, C., Heistermann, M., & MacLarnon, A. (2011) Social capital and physiological stress levels in adult female rhesus macaques. Physiology and Behavior 102: 76-83.

Higham, J.P., Hughes, K.D., Brent, L.J.N., Dubuc, C., Engelhardt, A., Heistermann, M., Maestripieri, D, Santos, L.R., & Stevens, M. (2011). Familiarity affects the assessment of facial signals in free-ranging rhesus macaques. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 278: 3452-3458

Pfefferle, D., Heistermann, M., Pirow, R., Hodges, J.K., Fischer, J. (2011) Estrogen and progestogen correlates of the structure of female copulation calls in semi-free ranging Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). International Journal of Primatology 32: 992-1006.

 

before 2011

Muniz, L., Perry, S., Manson, J.H., Gilkenson, H., Gros-Louis, J., Vigilant, L. (2010) Male dominance and reproductive success in wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) at Lomas Barbudal, Costa Rica. American Journal of Primatology 72: 1118–1130.

Higham, J.P., Brent, L.J.N., Dubuc, C., Accamando, A., Engelhardt, A., Gerald, M.S., Heistermann, M., & Stevens, M. (2010) Color signal information content and the eye of the beholder: a case study in the rhesus macaque. Behavioral Ecology 21: 739-746.

Charpentier, M.J.E., Prugnolle, F., Gimenez, O. & Widdig, A. (2008) Genetic heterozygosity and sociality in a primate species. Behavior Genetics 38: 151-158.

Perry, S., Manson, J.H., Muniz, L., Gros-Louis, J., Vigilant, L. (2008) Kin-biased social behaviour in wild adult female white-faced capuchins, Cebus capucinus. Animal Behaviour 76: 187–199.

Widdig, A. (2007). Paternal kin discrimination: the evidence and likely mechanisms. Biological Reviews 82: 319-334.

Charpentier M.J.E., Widdig, A. & Alberts, S.C. (2007) Inbreeding depression in non-human primates: an historical review of methods and empirical data. American Journal of Primatology 69: 1-17.

 

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