Department of Primatology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299
Portrait & General Reports
New Scientist, 26 February 2016: Bromance helps stressed out warring chimps to keep their cool - on our work about oxytocin (article)
Science Magazine, 2 April 2010: Talking chimp to chimp – Review of our work in Budongo Forest Uganda (pdf)
Nature, 18 September 2014: Animal Behaviour: The evolutionary roots of lethal aggression. Commentary by Joan B. Silk (pdf)
Nature, 17 April 2014: Evolutionary Biology: Dating chimpanzees. Commentary by M. Haslam (pdf)
Current Biology, 24 January 2012: Animal Cognition: Chimpanzee alarm calls depend on what others know. Commentary by Robert M. Seyfarth & Dorothy L. Cheney (pdf)
Current Biology, 10 August 2010: Primatology: “A faithful friend is the medicine of life”. Commentray by Susan C. Alberts (pdf)
Press Review of Specific Papers
Oxytocin reactivity during intergroup conflict in wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2017. 27 December 2016: Phys.org, Natural Science News, Neurosciencenews.com. 28 December 2016: Fromthegrapevine.com. 6 January 2017: New Scientist.
Social support reduces stress hormone levels in wild chimpanzees across stressful events and everyday affiliations. Nature Communications, 2016. 1 Nov 2016: The Conservation, Daily Mail. 2 Nov 2016: Christian Science Monitor, The Independent, Newsweek, Nature Asia. During Nov 2016: Science Daily, Los Angeles Times.
Lethal aggression in Pan is better explained by adaptive strategies than human impacts. Nature, 2014. 17 Sep 2014: Die Welt (link). 18 Sep 2014: AAAS News (link), New York Times (link), BBC News (link).
Food sharing is linked to urinary oxytocin levels and bonding in related and unrelated wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 2014. 15 Jan 2014: Washington Post (link), Daily Mail (link), Tagesspiegel (link), Die Welt (link).
Urinary oxytocin and social bonding in related and unrelated wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 2013. 23 Jan 13: BBC Nature (link), Der Spiegel (link), 25 Jan 13: Leipziger Volkszeitung (link)
Wild chimpanzees inform ignorant group members of danger. Current Biology, 2012.
29 Dec 11: BBC Nature (link), The Guardian (link), Wiener Zeitung (link); 30 Dec 11: Bild der Wissenschaft (link), Hamburger Abendblatt (link), Süddeutsche Zeitung (link),USA Today (link); 4 Jan 12: Neue Züricher Zeitung (link)
The benefit of social capital: Close social bonds among female baboons enhance offspring survival. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2009.
10 July 09 The Guardian (link)