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Anja Widdig

Manuscripts currently under review

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

Widdig, A., Kulik, L., Muniz, L., Minkner, M., Barth, Y, Bley, S., Ruiz-Lambides, A, 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.

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

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

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

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

Dubuc, C., Ruiz-Lambides, A. & Widdig, A. (2014) Variance in male lifetime reproductive success and opportunity for selection in a promiscuous primate. Behavioral Ecology 25(4), 878-889. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

Widdig, A. (2013) The impact of male reproductive skew on kin structure and sociality in multi-male groups: Altmann (1979) revisited. Evolutionary Anthropology 22: 239-250. [pdf]

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

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. [pdf]

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

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. [pdf]

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

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. [pdf]

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 [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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 [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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 [pdf]

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

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

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. [pdf]

Widdig, A. , Streich, W.J., Nürnberg, P., Croucher, P.J.P., Bercovitch, F.B. & Krawczak, M. (2006b) Paternal kin bias in the agonistic interventions of adult female rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 205-214. [pdf]

Widdig, A. , Nürnberg, P., Bercovitch, F.B., Trefilov, A., Berard, J.B., Kessler, M.J., Schmidtke, J., Streich, J.W. & Krawczak, M. (2006a) Consequences of group fission for the patterns of relatedness among rhesus macaques. Molecular Ecology 15: 3825-2832. [pdf]

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: 1109-1113. [pdf]

Widdig, A. , Bercovitch, F.B., Streich, W.J., Nürnberg, P. & Krawczak, M. (2004) A longitudinal analysis of reproductive skew in male rhesus macaques. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271: 819-826. [pdf]

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: 309-312. [pdf]

Widdig, A. , Nürnberg, P ., Krawczak, M. , Streich, W.J. & Bercovitch, F.B. (2002) A ffiliation and aggression among adult female rhesus macaques: a genetic analysis of paternal cohorts. Behaviour 139: 371-391. [pdf]

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: 31-34. [pdf]

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 Science USA 98:13769-13773. [pdf]

Sauermann, U., Nürnberg, P., Bercovitch, F.B, Berard, J.D., Trefilov, A., Widdig, A., Schmidtke, J. Hunsmann, G. & Krawczak, M. (2001) Increased reproductive success of MHC class II heterozygous males among free-ranging rhesus macaques. Human Genetics 108: 249-254. [pdf]

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: 1-11. [pdf]

Widdig, A. , Streich, J. & Tembrock, G. (2000) Coalition forming among male Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). American Journal of Primatology 50: 37-51. [pdf]

Nürnberg, P., Sauermann, U., Kayser, M., Lanfer, C., Manns, 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: 1-18.[pdf]


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