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Anja Widdig

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.

Engelhardt A., Muniz, L., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D. & Widdig A. High polymorphic STR markers in critically endangered crested macaques for the assessment of paternity, reproductive skew and genetic diversity. 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

Widdig, A., Muniz, L., Minkner, M., Barth, Y., Bley, S., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V., Junge, O., Mundry, R. & Kulik, L. (2016) Low incidence of inbreeding in a long-lived primate population isolated for 75 years. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, in press.

Von Borell, C., Kulik, L. & Widdig, A. (2016) Growing into the self: the development of personality in a nonhuman primate. Animal Behaviour 122: 183-195. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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 [pdf]

Birkemeyer, C., 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: 525-535. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [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. (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. [pdf]

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. [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. 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) Father-offspring association in a primate with high paternity uncertainty. 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]

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]

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]

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]


Other contributions

Widdig, A. (2002) Paternal kinship among adult female rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Ph.D. thesis, Humboldt University Berlin.