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Manuscripts currently under review

Ruiz-Lambides, A.V., Weiß, B.M., Kulik, L., Stephens, C., Mundry, R. & Widdig, A. A longitudinal analysis on variance of extra-group paternities in rhesus macaques. Under review.

Neumann, C., Agil, M., Widdig, A.* & Engelhardt, A.* Personality predicts future dominance and thus enhances male reproductive success in a social mammal. Under review. *equally contributed as senior authors.

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.

Widdig, A., Muniz, L., Minkner, M., Barth, Y., Bley, S., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V., Junge, O., Mundry, R. & Kulik, L. Low incidence of inbreeding in a long-lived primate population isolated for 75 years. Under review.

Engelhardt A., Muniz, L., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D. & Widdig A. Identification of highly polymorphic STR markers with high power of paternity assessment in crested macaques, a critically endangered species. Under review.

Jänig, S.*, Kücklich, M.*, Weiß, B.M., Kulik, L., Birkemeyer, C. & Widdig, A. Chemical composition of body odour varies during the menstrual cycle of female chimpanzees. *equally contributed as first authors. Under review.

 

Publications in peer-reviewed journals by group members

2016

Von Borell, C., Kulik, L. & Widdig, A. (2016) Growing into the self: the development of personality in a nonhuman primate. Animal Behaviour, in press.

Weiß, B.M., Kulik, L., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V. & Widdig, A. (2016) Individual dispersal decisions affect fitness via maternal rank effects in male rhesus macaques. Scientific Reports 6: 32212.

Pfefferle, D., Hammerschmidt, K., Mundry, R., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V., Fischer, J. & Widdig, A. (2016) Does the Structure of Female Rhesus Macaque Coo Calls Reflect Relatedness or Familiarity? PLoS One 11(8): e0161133.

Kerhoas, D., Kulik, L., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D., Agil, M., Engelhardt, A. & Widdig, A. (2016) Mother-male bond, but not paternity, influences male-infant affiliation in wild crested Macaques. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. doi: 10.1007/s00265-016-2116-0

Birkemeyer, C., Thomsen, R., Jänig, S., Kücklich, M., Slama, A., Weiß, B.M. & Widdig, A. (2016) Sampling of body odor of primates: Cotton swabs sample semi-volatiles rather then volatiles. Chemical Senses 41: 525-535.

Kulik, L., Langos, D. & Widdig, A. (2016) Mothers make a difference: Mothers develop weaker bonds with immature sons than daughters. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154845

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. (2016) Genetic studies on the Cayo Santiago rhesus macaques: a review of 40 years of research. American Journal of Primatology 78: 44-62.

Widdig, A., Langos, D. & Kulik, L. (2016) Sex differences in kin bias at maturation: male rhesus macaques prefer paternal kin prior to natal dispersal. American Journal of Primatology 78: 78-91.

Hernández‐Pacheco, R., Rawlins, R.G., Kessler, M.J., Delgado, D.L., RuizLambides, A.V. & Sabat, A.M. (2016) Discovery of a secular trend in Cayo Santiago macaque reproduction. American Journal of Primatology 78: 227-237.

Hernandez-Pacheco R., Delgado D.L., Rawlins R.G., Kessler M.J., Ruiz-Lambides A.V., Maldonado E. & Sabat, A. M. (2016) Managing the Cayo Santiago rhesus macaque population: The role of density. American Journal of Primatology 78: 167-181.

 

2015

Grimm*, A., Weiß*, B.M., Kulik, L., Mihoub, J.B., Mundry, R., Köppen, U., Brueckmann, T., Thomsen, R. & Widdig, A. (2015) Earlier breeding, lower success: does the spatial scale of climatic conditions matter in a migratory passerine bird? Ecology and Evolution 5: 5722-5734. *contributed equally as first authors.

Henkel, S., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V., Berger, A., Thomsen, R. & Widdig, A. (2015) Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) recognize group membership via olfactory cues alone. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69: 2019-2034.

Langos. D., Kulik, L., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V. & Widdig, A. (2015) Does male care, provided to immature individuals, influence immature fitness in rhesus macaques? PloS One 10(9): e0137841.

Watson K.K., Li D., Brent L.J.N., Horvath J.E., Gonzalez-Martinez J., Ruiz-Lambides A.V., Robinson A.G., Skene J.H.P. & Platt M.L. (2015) Genetic influences on social attention in free-ranging rhesus macaques. Animal Behaviour 103: 267-275.

Kessler M.J., Hernández-Pacheco R., Rawlins R.G., Ruiz-Lambides A.V., Delgado D.L. &, Sabat A.M. (2015). Long-term effects of tetanus toxoid inoculation on the demography and life expectancy of the Cayo Santiago rhesus macaques. American Journal of Primatology 77: 211-221.

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 69(10): 1677-1686.

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 36: 764-789.

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.

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.

 

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.

Larson S.M., Ruiz-Lambides A.V., Gonzalez-Martinez J., Platt M.L., Fernandez-Duque E. & Brent L.J (2014) Social network dynamics of a group fission event in free-ranging rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153: 164-165.

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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