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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

(All work published under Weiß)

*equally contributed as first authors

Articles

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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Scheiber, I. B. R., Jong, M. E. d., Komdeur, J., Pschernig, E., Loonen, M. J. J. E., Millesi, E., & Weiß, B. M. (2017). Diel pattern of corticosterone metabolites in Arctic barnacle goslings (Branta leucopsis) under continuous natural light. PLoS One, 12(8): e0182861.
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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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Scheiber, I. B. R., Weiß, B. M., Kingma, S. A., & Komdeur, J. (2017). The importance of the altricial – precocial spectrum for social complexity in mammals and birds – a review. Frontiers in Zoology, 14: 3.
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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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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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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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Weiß, B. M., & Foerster, K. (2013). Age and sex affect quantitative genetic parameters for dominance rank and aggression in free-living greylag geese. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 26(2), 299-310.
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Weiß, B. M., & Scheiber, I. B. R. (2013). Long-term memory of hierarchical relationships in free-living greylag geese. Animal Cognition, 16(1), 91-97.
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Schloegl, C., Schmidt, J., Boeckle, M., Weiß, B. M., & Kotrschal, K. (2012). Grey parrots use inferential reasoning based on acoustic cues alone. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279(1745), 4135-4142.
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Wascher, C. A. F., Weiß, B. M., Arnold, W., & Kotrschal, K. (2012). Physiological implications of pair-bond status in greylag geese. Biology Letters, 8(3), 347-350.
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Scheiber, I. B. R., Hohnstein, A., Kotrschal, K., & Weiß, B. M. (2011). Juvenile greylag geese (Anser anser) discriminate between individual siblings. PLoS One, 6(8): e22853.
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Kehmeier, S., Schloegl, C., Scheiber, I. B. R., & Weiß, B. M. (2011). Early development of gaze following into distant space in juvenile Greylag geese (Anser anser). Animal Cognition, 14(4), 477-485.
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Weiß, B. M., Kotrschal, K., & Foerster, K. (2011). A longitudinal study of dominance and aggression in greylag geese (Anser anser). Behavioral Ecology, 22(3), 616-624.
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Weiß, B. M., Symonds, H., Spong, P., & Ladich, F. (2011). Call sharing across vocal clans of killer whales: Evidence for vocal imitation? Marine Mammal Science, 27(2), E1-E13.
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Kralj-Fišer, S., Scheiber, I. B. R., Kotrschal, K., Weiß, B. M., & Wascher, C. A. F. (2010). Glucocorticoids enhance and suppress heart rate and behaviour in time dependent manner in greylag geese (Anser anser). Physiology & Behavior, 100(4), 394-400.
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Weiß, B. M., Kehmeier, S., & Schloegl, C. (2010). Transitive inference in free-living greylag geese, Anser anser. Animal Behaviour, 79(6), 1277-1283.
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Kralj-Fišer, S., Weiß, B. M., & Kotrschal, K. (2010). Behavioural and physiological correlates of personality in greylag geese (Anser anser). Journal of Ethology, 28(2), 363-370.
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Hirschenhauser, K., Weiß, B. M., Haberl, W., Moestl, E., & Kotrschal, K. (2010). Female androgen patterns and within-pair testosterone compatibility in domestic geese (Anser domesticus). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 165(2), 195-203.
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Hemetsberger, J., Scheiber, I. B. R., Weiss, B. M., Frigerio, D., & Kotrschal, K. (2010). Influence of socially involved hand-raising on life history and stress responses in greylag geese. Interaction Studies, 11(3), 380-395.
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Weiß, B. M., Kotrschal, K., Möstl, E., & Hirschenhauser, K. (2010). Social and life-history correlates of hormonal partner compatibility in greylag geese (Anser anser). Behavioral Ecology, 21(1), 138-143.
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Scheiber, I. B. R., Kotrschal, K., & Weiß, B. M. (2009). Serial agonistic attacks by greylag goose families, Anser anser, against the same opponent. Animal Behaviour, 77(5), 1211-1216.
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Wascher, C. A. F., Scheiber, I. B. R., Weiß, B. M., & Kotrschal, K. (2009). Heart rate responses to agonistic encounters in greylag geese, Anser anser. Animal Behaviour, 77(4), 955-961.
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Scheiber, I. B. R., Kotrschal, K., & Weiß, B. M. (2009). Benefits of family reunions: Social support in secondary greylag goose families. Hormones and Behavior, 55(1), 133-138.
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Weiß, B. M., Poggemann, K., Olek, K., Foerster, K., & Hirschenhauser, K. (2008). Isolation and characterization of microsatellite marker loci in the greylag goose (Anser anser). Molecular Ecology Resources, 8(6), 1411-1413.
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Scheiber, I. B., Weiß, B. M., Hirschenhauser, K., Wascher, C. A., Nedelcu, I. T., & Kotrschal, K. (2008). Does 'relationship intelligence' make big brains in birds? The Open Biology Journal, 1, 6-8.
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Weiß, B. M., Symonds, H., Spong, P., & Ladich, F. (2007). Intra- and intergroup vocal behavior in resident killer whales, Orcinus orca. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122(6), 3710-3716.
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Weiß, B. M., Ladich, F., Spong, P., & Symonds, H. (2006). Vocal behavior of resident killer whale matrilines with newborn calves: The role of family signatures. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119(1), 627-635.
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Scheiber, I. B., Weiß, B. M., Frigerio, D., & Kotrschal, K. (2005). Active and passive social support in families of greylag geese (Anser anser). Behaviour, 142(11-12), 1535-1557.
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Weiß, B. M., & Kotrschal, K. (2004). Effects of passive social support in juvenile greylag geese (Anser anser): A study from fledging to adulthood. Ethology, 110(6), 429-444.
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Frigerio, D., Weiß, B. M., Dittami, J., & Kotrschal, K. (2003). Social allies modulate corticosterone excretion and increase success in agonistic interactions in juvenile hand-raised graylag geese (Anser anser). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 81(10), 1746-1754.
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Frigerio, D., Weiß, B. M., & Kotrschal, K. (2001). Spatial proximity among adult siblings in greylag geese (Anser anser): Evidence for female bonding? Acta ethologica, 3(2), 121-125.
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Books

Scheiber, I. B. R., Weiß, B. M., Hemetsberger, J., & Kotrschal, K. (Eds.). (2013). The social life of greylag geese: Patterns, mechanisms and evolutionary function in an avian model system. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
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Book Chapters

Hemetsberger, J., Weiß, B. M., & Scheiber, I. B. R. (2013). Greylag geese: From general principles to the Konrad Lorenz flock. In I. B. R. Scheiber, B. M. Weiß, J. Hemetsberger, & K. Kotrschal (Eds.), The social life of greylag geese: Patterns, mechanisms and evolutionary function in an avian model system (pp. 3-25). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
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Scheiber, I. B. R., & Weiß, B. M. (2013). Beyond the pair bond: Extended family bonds and female-centred clan formation. In I. B. R. Scheiber, B. M. Weiß, J. Hemetsberger, & K. Kotrschal (Eds.), The social life of greylag geese: Patterns, mechanisms and evolutionary function in an avian model system (pp. 105-118). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
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Scheiber, I. B. R., Kotrschal, K., & Weiß, B. M. (2013). The greylag goose as a model for vertebrate social complexity. In I. B. R. Scheiber, B. M. Weiß, J. Hemetsberger, & K. Kotrschal (Eds.), The social life of greylag geese: Patterns, mechanisms and evolutionary function in an avian model system (pp. 191-201). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
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Weiß, B. M. (2013). Alternative social and reproductive strategies. In I. B. R. Scheiber, B. M. Weiß, J. Hemetsberger, & K. Kotrschal (Eds.), The social life of greylag geese: Patterns, mechanisms and evolutionary function in an avian model system (pp. 88-104). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
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Weiß, B. M. (2013). Causes and consequences of aggressive behaviour and dominance rank. In I. B. R. Scheiber, B. M. Weiß, J. Hemetsberger, & K. Kotrschal (Eds.), The social life of greylag geese: Patterns, mechanisms and evolutionary function in an avian model system (pp. 121-141). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
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Weiß, B. M., Schloegl, C., & Scheiber, I. B. R. (2013). How to tell friend from foe: Cognition in a complex society. In I. B. R. Scheiber, B. M. Weiß, J. Hemetsberger, & K. Kotrschal (Eds.), The social life of greylag geese: Patterns, mechanisms and evolutionary function in an avian model system (pp. 172-188). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
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Weiß, B. M., Kotrschal, K., & Frigerio, D. (2008). Birds of a feather stay together: Extended family bonds, clan structures and social support in greylag geese. In R. N. Ramirez (Ed.), Family relations issues and challenges (pp. 69-88). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
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Kotrschal, K., Hemetsberger, J., & Weiß, B. M. (2006). Making the best of a bad situation: Homosociality in male greylag geese. In V. Sommer (Ed.), Homosexual behaviour in animals: An evolutionary perspective (pp. 45-76). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
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Meeting Abstracts

Kehmeier, S., Scheiber, I. B. R., Schloegl, C., & Weiß, B. M. (2009). Gaze following in hand-raised greylag goslings. Primate Report, Special Issue, 20-20.
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Weiß, B. M., Kehmeier, S., Mikolasch, S., & Schloegl, C. (2009). Transitive inference in greylag geese. Primate Report, Special Issue, 38-38.
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Weiß, B. M., Möstl, E., & Hirschenhauser, K. (2005). Within-pair testosterone compatibility as a currency for pairbond quality in greylag geese? Hormones and Behavior, 78, 133-133.
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Weiß, B. M., & Kotrschal, K. (1997). Humans as social allies: Interspecific social support in greylag geese (Anser anser). In M. Taborsky (Ed.), Advances in Ethology 32 (pp. 150-150). Berlin [u.a.]: Blackwell Sciences.
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