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Bridge professorship

between University of Leipzig & Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Prof. Dr. Anja Widdig

email: anja_widdig@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de
phone.: ++49 (0)341 9736 707

Publications

* joint first author
ǂ joint senior author

Articles

Marcillo, A., Jakimovska, V., Widdig, A., & Birkemeyer, C. (2017). Comparison of two common adsorption materials for thermal desorption gas chromatography – mass spectrometry of biogenic volatile organic compounds. Journal of Chromatography A, 1514, 16-28.
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Weiß, B. M., Marcillo, A., Manser, M., Holland, R., Birkemeyer, C., & Widdig, A. (2017). A non-invasive method for sampling the body odour of mammals (Advance online). Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
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Kücklich, M., Möller, M., Marcillo, A., Einspanier, A., Weiß, B. M., Birkemeyer, C., & Widdig, A. (2017). Different methods for volatile sampling in mammals. PLoS One, 12(8): e0183440.
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Engelhardt, A., Muniz, L., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D., & Widdig, A. (2017). Highly polymorphic microsatellite markers for the assessment of male reproductive skew and genetic variation in critically endangered crested macaques (Macaca nigra). International Journal of Primatology, 38(4), 672-691.
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Ruiz-Lambides, A., Weiß, B. M., Kulik, L., Stephens, C., Mundry, R., & Widdig, A. (2017). Long-term analysis on the variance of extra-group paternities in rhesus macaques. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71: 67.
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Widdig, A., Muniz, L., Minkner, M., Barth, Y., Bley, S., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Junge, O., Mundry, R., & Kulik, L. (2017). Low incidence of inbreeding in a long-lived primate population isolated for 75 years. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71(1): 18.
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Von Borell, C., Kulik, L., & Widdig, A. (2016). Growing into the self: The development of personality in rhesus macaques. Animal Behaviour, 122, 183-195.
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Pfefferle, D., Hammerschmidt, K., Mundry, R., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Fischer, J., & Widdig, A. (2016). Does the structure of female rhesus macaque coo calls reflect relatedness and/or familiarity? PLoS One, 11(8): e0161133.
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Weiß, B. M., Kulik, L., Ruiz-Lambides, A., & Widdig, A. (2016). Individual dispersal decisions affect fitness via maternal rank effects in male rhesus macaques. Scientific Reports, 6: 32212.
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Kerhoas Essens, 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, 70(8), 1117-1130.
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Birkemeyer, C. S., Thomsen, R., Jänig, S., Kücklich, M., Slama, A., Weiß, B. M., & Widdig, A. (2016). Sampling the body odor of primates: Cotton swabs sample semivolatiles rather than volatiles. Chemical Senses, 41(6), 525-535.
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Kulik, L., Langos, D., & Widdig, A. (2016). Mothers make a difference: Mothers develop weaker bonds with immature sons than daughters. PLoS One, 11(5): e0154845.
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Widdig, A., Kessler, M. J., Bercovitch, F. B., 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(1), 44-62.
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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(1), 78-91.
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Henkel, S., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Berger, A., Thomsen, R., & Widdig, A. (2015). Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) recognize group membership via olfactory cues alone. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69(12), 2019-2034.
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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(23), 5722-5734.
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Pfefferle, D., Ruiz-Lambides, A., & Widdig, A. (2015). Male rhesus macaques use vocalizations to distinguish female maternal, but not paternal, kin from non-kin. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69(10), 1677-1686.
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Langos, D., Kulik, L., Ruiz-Lambides, A., & Widdig, A. (2015). Does male care, provided to immature individuals, influence immature fitness in rhesus macaques? PLoS One, 10(9): e0137841.
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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), 338-353.
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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(4), 764-789.
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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(2), 353-376.
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Pfefferle, D., Kazem, A. J. N., Brockhausen, R. R., Ruiz-Lambides, A., & Widdig, A. (2014). Monkeys spontaneously discriminate their unfamiliar paternal relatives under natural conditions using facial cues. Current Biology, 24(15), 1806-1810.
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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 B: Biological Sciences, 281(1774): 20131628.
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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.
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Dubuc, C., Winters, S., Allen, W. L., Brent, L. J. N., Cascio, J., Maestripieri, D., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Widdig, A., & Higham, J. P. (2014). Sexually selected skin colour is heritable and related to fecundity in a non-human primate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1794): 20141602.
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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(5), 1164-1172.
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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(3), 263-270.
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Widdig, A. (2013). The Impact of male reproductive skew on kin structure and sociality in multi-male groups. Evolutionary Anthropology, 22(5), 239-250.
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Neumann, C., Agil, M., Widdig, A., & Engelhardt, A. (2013). Personality of wild male crested Macaques (Macaca nigra). PLoS One, 8(8): e69383.
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Langos, D., Kulik, L., Mundry, R., & Widdig, A. (2013). The impact of paternity on male–infant association in a primate with low paternity certainty. Molecular Ecology, 22(13), 3638-3651.
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Kazem, A. J. N., & Widdig, A. (2013). Visual phenotype matching: Cues to paternity are present in rhesus macaque faces. PLoS One, 8(2): e55846.
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Albers, M., & Widdig, A. (2013). The influence of kinship on familiar natal migrant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). International Journal of Primatology, 34(1), 99-114.
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Charpentier, M. J. E., 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(12), 1198-1207.
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Dubuc, C., Muniz, L., Heistermann, M., Widdig, A., & Engelhardt, A. (2012). Do males time their mate-guarding effort with the fertile phase in order to secure fertilisation in Cayo Santiago rhesus macaques? Hormones and Behavior, 61(5), 696-705.
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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(3), 699-714.
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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(8), 1615-1627.
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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(4), 911-921.
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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(1), 72-83.
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Charpentier, M. J. E., Prugnolle, F., Gimenez, O., & Widdig, A. (2008). Genetic heterozygosity and sociality in a primate species. Behavior Genetics, 38(1), 151-158.
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Charpentier, M. J. E., Widdig, A., & Alberts, S. C. (2007). Inbreeding depression in non-human primates: a historical review of methods used and empirical data. American Journal of Primatology, 69(12), 1370-1386.
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Widdig, A. (2007). Paternal kin discrimination: the evidence and likely mechanisms. Biological Reviews, 82(2), 319-334.
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Widdig, A., Streich, W. J., Nürnberg, P., Croucher, P. J. P., Bercovitch, F. B., & Krawczak, M. (2006). Paternal kin bias in the agonistic interventions of adult female rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(2), 205-214.
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Widdig, A., Nürnberg, P., Bercovitch, F. B., Trefilov, A., Berard, J. B., Kessler, M. J., Schmidtke, J., Streich, W. J., & Krawczak, M. (2006). Consequences of group fission for the patterns of relatedness among rhesus macaques. Molecular Ecology, 15(12), 3825-3832.
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Krawczak, M., Trefilov, A., Berard, J., Bercovitch, F., Kessler, M., Sauermann, U., Croucher, P., Nürnberg, P., Widdig, A., & Schmidtke, J. (2005). Male reproductive timing in rhesus macaques is influenced by the 5HTTLPR promoter polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene. Biology of Reproduction, 72(5), 1109-1113.
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Widdig, A., Bercovitch, F. B., Streich, W. J., Sauermann, U., Nürnberg, P., & Krawczak, M. (2004). A longitudinal analysis of reproductive skew in male rhesus macaques. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 271(1541), 819-826.
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Bercovitch, F. B., Widdig, A., Trefilov, A., Kessler, M. J., Berard, J. D., Schmidtke, J., Nürnberg, P., & Krawczak, M. (2003). A longitudinal study of age-specific reproductive output and body condition among male rhesus macaques, Macaca mulatta. Naturwissenschaften, 90(7), 309-312.
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Bercovitch, F. B., Widdig, A., Berard, J. D., Nürnberg, P., Kessler, M. J., Schmidtke, J., Trefilov, A., & Krawczak, M. (2002). Multiple sirehood in free-ranging twin rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). American Journal of Primatology, 57(1), 31-34.
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Widdig, A., Nürnberg, P., Krawczak, M., Streich, W. J., & Bercovitch, F. (2002). Affiliation and aggression among adult female rhesus macaques: A genetic analysis of paternal cohorts. Behaviour, 139(2), 371-391.
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Widdig, A., Nürnberg, P., Krawczak, M., Streich, W. J., & Bercovitch, F. B. (2001). Paternal relatedness and age proximity regulate social relationships among adult female rhesus macaques. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 98(24), 13769-13773.
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Sauermann, U., Nürnberg, P., Bercovitch, F., Berard, J., Trefilov, A., Widdig, A., Kessler, M., Schmidtke, J., & Krawczak, M. (2001). Increased reproductive success of MHC class II heterozygous males among free-ranging rhesus macaques. Human Genetics, 108(3), 249-254.
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Bercovitch, F. B., Widdig, A., & Nürnberg, P. (2000). Maternal investment in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta): Reproductive costs and consequences of raising sons. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 48(1), 1-11.
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Widdig, A., Streich, W. J., & Tembrock, G. (2000). Coalition formation among male Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). American Journal of Primatology, 50(1), 37-51.
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Nürnberg, P., Sauermann, U., Kayser, M., Lanfer, C., Manz, E., Widdig, A., Berard, J., Bercovitch, F. B., Kessler, M., Schmidtke, J., & Krawczak, M. (1998). Paternity assessment in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta): Multilocus DNA fingerprinting and PCR marker typing. American Journal of Primatology, 44(1), 1-18.
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Meeting Abstracts

Dubuc, C., Ruiz-Lambides, A., & Widdig, A. (2013). Male lifetime reproductive success and opportunity of selection in rhesus macaques of the free-ranging population of Cayo Santiago. American Journal of Primatology, 75(Suppl. 1), 63-63.
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Kerhoas, D., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D., Agil, M., Widdig, A., & Engelhardt, A. (2013). The interaction of social and ecological parameters on foetal and infant survival in wild crested macaques. Folia primatologica, 84(3-5), 291-292.
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Muniz, L., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Gonzalez-Martinez, J., & Widdig, A. (2012). Should I Stay or Should I Go? Fitness Outcome of Male Rhesus Macaques Migration Strategies. Folia primatologica, 82, 260-261.
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Widdig, A., Alberts, S. C., Nürnberg, P., & Krawczak, M. (2008). Do mothers promote social preference among their paternally related offspring?: Testing mechanisms of paternal kin discrimination. Folia Primatologica, 79(5), 398-398.
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Thesis

Widdig, A. (2003). Paternal kinship among adult female rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). PhD Thesis, Humboldt-Univ., Berlin.
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ǂ joint senior author