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Anja Widdig

Manuscripts currently under review

Kulik, L., Langos, D. & Widdig, A. Mothers make a difference: Mothers inhibit social bonding towards sons. Under review.

Pfefferle, D., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V. & Widdig, A. Male rhesus macaques use vocalizations to recognize female maternal, but not paternal kin. Under review.

Langos, D., Kulik, L., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V. & 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.V., 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.

Kulik, L., Amici, F., Langos, D. & Widdig, A. Sex differences in the development of aggressive behavior in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Under review.

Henkel, S., Ruiz-Lambides, A.V., Berger, A., Thomsen, R. & Widdig, A. Do rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) recognize group membership via olfactory cues alone? Under review.

Grimm, A., Weiß, B.M., Kulik, L., Mihoub, J.B., Mundry, R., Köppen, U., Brueckmann, T., Thomsen, R. & Widdig, A. Earlier breeding, lower success: does the spatial scale of climatic conditions matter in a migratory passerine bird? Under review.


Publications in peer-reviewed journals

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. (2015) Genetic studies on the Cayo Santiago rhesus macaques: a review of 40 years of research. American Journal of Primatology, in press.

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, in press.

Widdig, A., Langos, D. & Kulik, L. (2015) Sex differences in kin bias at maturation: male rhesus macaques prefer paternal kin prior to natal dispersal. American Journal of Primatology, in press. doi:10.1002/ajp.22401

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 Ecology22: 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]


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