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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
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Last update: July 1st, 2015

2015

Crockford, C., Wittig, R. M., & Zuberbühler, K. (2015). An intentional vocalization draws others’ attention: A playback experiment with wild chimpanzees. Animal Cognition, 18(3), 581-591.
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Hoppe, E., Pauly, M., Gillespie, T. R., Akoua-Koffi, C., Hohmann, G., Fruth, B., Karhemere, S., Madinda, N. F., Mugisha, L., Muyembe, J.-J., Todd, A., Petrzelkova, K. J., Gray, M., Robbins, M. M., Bergl, R. A., Wittig, R. M., Zuberbühler, K., Boesch, C., Schubert, G., Leendertz, F. H., Ehlers, B., & Calvignac-Spencer, S. (2015). Multiple cross-species transmission events of human adenoviruses (HAdV) during hominine evolution (advance online). Molecular Biology and Evolution.
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Wittig, R. M., Crockford, C., Weltring, A., Deschner, T., & Zuberbühler, K. (2015). Single aggressive interactions increase urinary glucocorticoid levels in wild male chimpanzees. PLoS One, 10(2): e0118695.
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Cheney, D. L., Crockford, C., Engh, A. L., Wittig, R. M., & Seyfarth, R. M. (2015). The costs of parental and mating effort for male baboons. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69(2), 303-312.
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Wittig, R. M. (2015). Aggression, eine natürliche Anpassung an Konkurrenzsituationen. In G. Hartung, & M. Herrgen (Eds.), Interdisziplinäre Anthropologie: Jahrbuch 2/2014: Gewalt und Aggression (pp. 92-96). Berlin [u.a.]: Springer.
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2014

Gogarten, J. F., Akoua-Koffi, C., Calvignac-Spencer, S., Leendertz, S. A. J., Weiss, S., Couacy-Hymann, E., Koné, I., Peeters, M., Wittig, R. M., Boesch, C., Hahn, B. H., & Leendertz, F. H. (2014). The ecology of primate retroviruses – An assessment of 12 years of retroviral studies in the Taï national park area, Côte d'Ivoire. Virology, 460-461, 147-153.
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Langergraber, K. E., Rowney, C., Schubert, G., Crockford, C., Hobaiter, C., Wittig, R. M., Wrangham, R. W., Zuberbühler, K., & Vigilant, L. (2014). How old are chimpanzee communities? Time to the most recent common ancestor of the Y-chromosome in highly patrilocal societies. Journal of Human Evolution, 69, 1-7.
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Wittig, R. M., Crockford, C., Langergraber, K. E., & Zuberbühler, K. (2014). Triadic social interactions operate across time: a field experiment with wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences (London), 281(1779): 20133155.
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Albrechtova, K., Papousek, I., Nys, H. M. d., Pauly, M., Anoh, E., Mossoun, A., Dolejska, M., Masarikova, M., Metzger, S., Couacy-Hymann, E., Akoua-Koffi, C., Wittig, R. M., Klimes, J., Cizek, A., Leendertz, F. H., & Literak, I. (2014). Low rates of antimicrobial-resistant enterobacteriaceae in wildlife in Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire, surrounded by villages with high prevalence of multiresistant ESBL-producing Escherichia coli in people and domestic animals. PLoS One, 9(12): e113548.
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Crockford, C., Deschner, T., Ziegler, T. E., & Wittig, R. M. (2014). Endogenous peripheral oxytocin measures can give insight into the dynamics of social relationships: A review. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8: 68.
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De Nys, H. M., Calvignac-Spencer, S., Boesch, C., Dorny, P., Wittig, R. M., Mundry, R., & Leendertz, F. H. (2014). Malaria parasite detection increases during pregnancy in wild chimpanzees. Malaria Journal, 13: 413.
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Langergraber, K. E., Rowney, C., Crockford, C., Wittig, R. M., Zuberbühler, K., & Vigilant, L. (2014). Genetic analyses suggest no immigration of adult females and their offspring into the Sonso community of chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda. American Journal of Primatology, 640-648.
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Power, R. C., Salazar García, D. C., Wittig, R. M., & Henry, A. G. (2014). Assessing use and suitability of scanning electron microscopy in the analysis of micro remains in dental calculus. Journal of Archaeological Science, 49, 160-169.
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Wilson, M. L., Boesch, C., Fruth, B., Furuichi, T., Gilby, I. C., Hashimoto, C., Hobaiter, C. L., Hohmann, G., Itoh, N., Koops, K., Lloyd, J. N., Matsuzawa, T., Mitani, J. C., Mjungu, D. C., Morgan, D., Muller, M. N., Mundry, R., Nakamura, M., Pruetz, J., Pusey, A. E., Riedel, J., Sanz, C., Schel, A. M., Simmons, N., Waller, M., Watts, D. P., White, F., Wittig, R. M., Zuberbühler, K., & Wrangham, R. W. (2014). Lethal aggression in Pan is better explained by adaptive strategies than human impacts. Nature, 513, 414-417.
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Wittig, R. M., Crockford, C., Deschner, T., Langergraber, K. E., Ziegler, T. E., & Zuberbühler, K. (2014). Food sharing is linked to urinary oxytocin levels and bonding in related and unrelated wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1778): 20133096.
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2013

Murthy, S., Couacy-Hymann, E., Metzger, S., Nowak, K., De Nys, H. M., Boesch, C., Wittig, R. M., Jarvis, M. A., Leendertz, F. H., & Ehlers, B. (2013). Absence of frequent herpesvirus transmission in a nonhuman primate predator-prey system in the wild. Journal of Virology, 87(19), 10651-10659.
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De Nys, H. M., Calvignac-Spencer, S., Thiesen, U., Boesch, C., Wittig, R. M., Mundry, R., & Leendertz, F. H. (2013). Age-related effects on malaria parasite infection in wild chimpanzees. Biology Letters, 9(4): 20121160.
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Crockford, C., Wittig, R. M., Langergraber, K., Ziegler, T. E., Zuberbühler, K., & Deschner, T. (2013). Urinary oxytocin and social bonding in related and unrelated wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1755): 20122765.
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Crockford, C., Wittig, R., & Zuberbühler, K. (2013). Chimpanzees distinguish acoustically similar alert hoos from resting hoos. Folia primatologica, 84(3-5), 291-292.
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2012

Langergraber, K., Pruefer, K., Rowney, C., Boesch, C., Crockford, C., Fawcett, K., Inoue, E., Inoue-Muruyama, M., Mitani, J. C., Muller, M. N., Robbins, M. M., Schubert, G., Stoinski, T. S., Viola, B., Watts, D., Wittig, R., Wrangham, R. W., Zuberbühler, K., Pääbo, S., & Vigilant, L. (2012). Generation times in wild chimpanzees and gorillas suggest earlier divergence times in great ape and human evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(39), 15716-15721.
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Crockford, C., Wittig, R. M., Mundry, R., & Zuberbühler, K. (2012). Wild chimpanzees inform ignorant group members of danger. Current Biology, 22(2), 142-146.
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2011

Wittig, R. M. (2011). A comprehensive guide to chimpanzee behavior: Review of the audio-visual encyclopedia on "Chimpanzee Behavior in the Wild’" by T. Nishida, K. Zamma, T. Matsusaka, A. Inaba and W.C. Mc Grew. Springer, Japan, Life Science, 2010. American Journal of Primatology, 73(5), 498-500.
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Zuberbühler, K., & Wittig, R. M. (2011). Field experiments with non-human primates: A tutorial. In J. Setchell, & D. Curtis (Eds.), Field and laboratory methods in primatology: A practical guide (2nd ed., pp. 207-224). Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge Univ. Pr.

2010

Silk, J. B., Beehner, J. C., Bergman, T. J., Crockford, C., Engh, A. L., Moscovice, L. R., Wittig, R. M., Seyfarth, R. M., & Cheney, D. L. (2010). Female chacma baboons form strong, equitable, and enduring social bonds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 54(11), 1733-1747.
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Silk, J. B., Beehner, J. C., Bergman, T. J., Crockford, C., Engh, A. L., Moscovice, L. R., Wittig, R. M., Seyfarth, R. M., & Cheney, D. L. (2010). Strong and consistent social bonds enhance the longevity of female baboons. Current Biology, 20(15), 1359-1361.
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Moscovice, L. R., Fiore, A. D., Crockford, C., Kitchen, D. M., Wittig, R. M., Seyfarth, R. M., & Cheney, D. L. (2010). Hedging their bets? Male and female chacma baboons form friendships based on likelihood of paternity. Animal Behaviour, 79(5), 1007-1015.
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Wittig, R. M. (2010). The function and cognitive underpinnings of post-conflict affiliation in wild chimpanzees. In E. Lohnsdorf, S. Ross, & T. Matsuzawa (Eds.), The mind of the chimpanzee: Ecological and experimental perspectives (pp. 208-219). The Univ. of Chicago Pr.
Wittig, R. M., & Boesch, C. (2010). Receiving post-conflict affiliation from the enemy's friend reconciles former opponents. PLoS One, 5(11): e13995.
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2009

Fraser, O., Koski, S., Wittig, R. M., & Aureli, F. (2009). Why are bystanders friendly to recipients of aggression? (Opinion article). Communicative & Integrative Biology, 2(3), 285-291.
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Kitchen, D., Cheney, D., Seyfarth, R., Beehner, J., Bergman, T., Crockford, C., Engh, A., Fischer, J., & Wittig, R. M. (2009). Costs and consequences of male aggression directed at female chacma baboons. In M. Muller, & R. Wrangham (Eds.), Sexual coercion in primates: An evolutionary perspective on male aggression against females (pp. 128-156). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Pr.
Silk, J. B., Beehner, J. C., Bergman, T. J., Crockford, C., Engh, A. L., Moscovice, L. R., Wittig, R. M., Seyfarth, R. M., & Cheney, D. L. (2009). The benefits of social capital: Close social bonds among female baboons enhance offspring survival. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276, 3099-3104.
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2008

Wittig, R. M., Crockford, C., Lehmann, J., Whiten, P. L., Seyfarth, R. M., & Cheney, D. L. (2008). Focused grooming networks and stress alleviation in wild female baboons. Hormones and Behavior, 54(1), 170-177.
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Crockford, C., Wittig, R. M., Whiten, P., Seyfarth, R. M., & Cheney, D. L. (2008). Social stressors and coping mechanisms in wild female baboons (Papio hamadryas ursinus). Hormones and Behavior, 53(1), 254-265.
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Amati, S., Babweteera, F., & Wittig, R. M. (2008). Snare removal by a chimpanzee of the Sonso community, Budongo Forest (Uganda). Pan African News, 15(1), 6-8.

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Boesch, C., Crockford, C., Herbinger, I., Wittig, R. M., Möbius, Y., & Normand, E. (2008). Intergroup conflicts among chimpanzees in Taï National Park: Lethal violence and the female perspective. American Journal of Primatology, 70(6), 519-532.
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2007

Wittig, R. M., Crockford, C., Wikberg, E., Seyfarth, R. M., & Cheney, D. L. (2007). Kin-mediated reconciliation substitutes for direct reconciliation in female baboons. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 274, 1109-1115.
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Wittig, R. M., Crockford, C., Seyfarth, R. M., & Cheney, D. L. (2007). Vocal alliances in Chacma baboons (Papio hamadryas ursinus ). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(6), 899-909.
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2005

Wittig, R. M., & Boesch, C. (2005). How to repair relationships - reconciliation in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Ethology, 111(8), 736-763.
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2003

Wittig, R. M., & Boesch, C. (2003). Erratum to: "Decision-making" in conflicts of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): An extension of the relational model. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 55(2), 209-209.
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Wittig, R. M. (2003). Conflict management in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). PhD Thesis, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig.
Wittig, R. M., & Boesch, C. (2003). "Decision-making" in conflicts of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): An extension of the Relational Model. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 54(4), 491-504.
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Wittig, R. M., & Boesch, C. (2003). Food competition and linear dominance hierarchy among female chimpanzees of the Tai National Park. International Journal of Primatology, 24(4), 847-867.
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Wittig, R. M., & Boesch, C. (2003). Linear dominance hierarchy due to contest competition among female chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus). Folia Primatologica, 74(4), 229-230.
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Wittig, R. M., & Boesch, C. (2003). The choice of post-conflict interactions in wild chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes). Behaviour, 140(11/12), 1527-1559. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/4536105.

2002

Wittig, R. M. (2002). Die anderen Vettern aus dem Wald - 25 Jahre Tai Schimpansen Projekt, Côte d'Ivoire, Westafrika. Phyllodrom Journal, 49-53.

1996

Wittig, R. M. (1996). Änderungen der Verhaltensprofile bei Schimpansen einer Gehegegruppe während der Integration zweier Artgenossen. Diploma Thesis, Univ. of Bielefeld, Bielefeld.