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in press

Junker, J., Boesch, C., Mundry, R. and Kühl, H. S. (in review) Evaluating human socio-economic development on biodiversity conservation: Improved education and access to fish protein, but not wealth, predict species preservation in West Africa.

Tweh, C.G., Lormie, M.M., Kouakou, C.Y., Hillers, A., Kuehl, H.S., Junker (in press) Conservation status of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) and other large mammals across Liberia: results from a nationwide survey. Oryx.

Will oil palm's homecoming spell doom for Africa's great apes? A new paper by Wich et al. just published in Current Biology.


Hickey, J.R., Nackoney, J., Nibbelink, N.P., Blake, S.,Bonyenge, A., Coxe, S., Dupain, J., Emetshu. M., Furuichi, T., Grossmann, F., Guislain, P., Hart, J., Hashimoto, C., Ikembelo, B., Ilambu, O., Inogwabini, B.I., Liengola., I., Lokasola, A.L., Lushimba, A., Maisels, F., Masselink, J., Mbenzo, V., Mulavwa, N.M., Naky, P., Ndunda, N.M., Nkumu, P., Omasombo, V., Reinartz, G.E., Rose, R., Sakamaki, T., Strindberg, S., Takemoto, H., Vosper, A., Kühl, H.S. (2014) Habitat fragmentation and human impact proximity are key drivers of bonobo distribution. Biodiversity and Conservation

Oelze V.M., Head J.S., Robbins M.M., Richards M., Boesch C. (2014): Niche differentiation and dietary seasonality among sympatric gorillas and chimpanzees in Loango National Park (Gabon) revealed by stable isotope analysis. Journal of Human Evolution, Vol. 66, pp. 95-106.


Calvignac-Spencer, S., Merkel, K., Kutzner, N., Kühl, H., Boesch, C., Kappeler, P.M., Metzger, S., Schubert, G., Leendertz, F. (2013) Carrion fly-derived DNA as a tool for comprehensive and cost-effective assessment of mammalian biodiversity. Molecular Ecology 22, 915–924.

Murai, M., Ruffler,H., Berlemont, A., Campbell, G., Esono, F.,  Agbor, A., Mbomio, D., Ebana, A., Nze, A., Kühl, H.S. (2013) Priority areas for large mammal conservation in Equatorial Guinea. PLoS ONE 8, e75024. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075024

Kühl, H.S., Burghardt, T. (2013) Fractal representation and recognition for animal biometrics: a reply to Jovani et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28, 500-501. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2013.06.007. 

Head, J.S, Boesch, C., Robbins, M.M., Rabanal, L.I., Makaga, L., Kühl, H.S. (2013) Effective socio-demographic population assessment of elusive species for ecology and conservation management. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.670

N’Goran, P.K., Kouakou, C. Y., N’goran, E.K., Konaté, S., Herbinger, I., Yapi, F.A., Kuehl, H., Boesch, C. (2013) Chimpanzee conservation status in the World Heritage Site Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire. International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, 3, 326-336.

Kühl, H.S. and Burghardt, T. (2013) Animal biometrics: quantifying and detecting phenotypic appearance. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28, 432–441


Junker, J., Blake, S., Boesch, C., Campbell, G., du Toit, L., Duvall, C., Ekobo, A., Etoga, G., Galat-Luong, A., Gamys, J., Ganas-Swaray, J., Gatti, S., Ghiurghi, A., Granier, N., Hart, J., Head, J., Herbinger, I., Hicks, T.C., Huijbregts, B., Imong, I.S., Kuempel, N., Lahm, S., Lindsell, J., Maisels, F., McLennan, M., Martinez, L., Morgan, B., Morgan, D., Mulindahabi, F., Mundry, R., N’Goran, P.K., Normand, E., Ntongho, A., Okon, D.T., Petre, C.A., Plumptre, A., Rainey, H., Regnaut, S., Sanz, C., Stokes, E., Tondossama, A., Tranquilli, S., Sunderland-Groves, J., Walsh, P., Warren, Y., Williamson, E.A., Kuehl, H.S. (2012) Recent decline in suitable environmental conditions for African great apes. Diversity and Distributions 18, 1077-1091.

Kühl, H.S., N'Guessan, A., Riedel, J., Metzger, S., Deschner, T. (2012) The effect of climate fluctuation on chimpanzee birth sex ratio. PLoS ONE 7, e35610.

N'Goran, P.K., Boesch, C., Mundry, R., N'Goran, E. K., Herbinger, I., Yapi, F.A., Kühl, H.S. (2012) Hunting, law enforcement and African primate conservation. Conservation Biology 26, 565-571.


Kouakou, C.Y., Boesch, C., Kuehl, H.S. (2011) Identifying hotspots of chimpanzee group activity from transect surveys in Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire. Journal of Tropical Ecology 27, 621-630.

Hoppe-Dominik, B., Kühl, H.S., Radl, G., Fischer, F. (2011) Long-term monitoring of large rainforest mammals in the Biosphere Reserve of Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire. African Journal of Ecology 49, 450-458.

Campbell, G., Kuehl, H.S., Diarrassouba, A., N'Goran, P. K. and C. Boesch (2011) Long-term research sites  as refugia for threatened and over-harvested species. Biology Letters 7, 723-726.


Spehar, N.S., Mathewson, P.D., Nuzuar, Wich, S.A., Marshall, A.J., Kühl, H.S., Nardiyono, Meijaard, E. (2010) Estimating Orangutan densities using the standing crop and marked nest count methods: Lessons learned for conservation. Biotropica 42, 748-757.

Arandjelovic M., Head, J., Kuehl, H.S., Boesch, C., Robbins, M.M., Maisels, F., Vigilant, L. (2010) Effective non-invasive genetic monitoring of multiple wild western gorilla groups. Biological Conservation 143, 1780–1791.

Rabanal, L., Kuehl, H.S., Mundry, R., Robbins, M., Boesch, C. (2010) Oil prospecting and its impact on large rainforest mammals in Loango National Park, Gabon. Biological Conservation 143, 1017-1024.


Junglen, S., Kurth, A., Ellerbrok, H., Pauli, G., Nunn, C., Kuehl H.S., Leendertz, F. H. (2009) Examining landscape factors influencing relative distribution of mosquito genera and frequency of virus infection. EcoHealth 6, 239-249.

Kouakou, Y.C., Boesch, C., Kuehl, H.S. (2009) Estimating chimpanzee population size with nest counts:  Validating methods in Taï National Park. American Journal of Primatology 71, 447-457.

Kuehl, H. S., Nzeingui, C., Le Duc Yeno, S., Huijbregts, B., Boesch, C., Walsh, P. D. (2009) Discriminating between village and commercial hunting of apes. Biological Conservation 142, 1500-1506.


Campbell, G., Kuehl, H.S., Ngoran, P., Boesch, C. (2008) Alarming decline of West African chimpanzees in Côte d’Ivoire. Current Biology 18, 904-905.

Kühl, H.S, Maisels, F., Ancrenaz, M., Williamson, E.A. (2008) Best practice guidelines for surveys and monitoring of great ape populations. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group (PSG).

Todd, A.F., Kuehl, H.S., Cipolletta, C., Walsh, P.D. (2008) Using dung to estimate gorilla density: Modeling dung production rate. International Journal of Primatology 29, 549-563.

Kuehl, H.S., Elzner, C., Moebius, Y., Boesch, C., Walsh, P.D. (2008) The price of play: self-organized infant mortality cycles in chimpanzees. PloS ONE 3, e2440.

Köndgen, S., Kühl, H.S.*, Ngoran, P., Walsh, P.D., Schenk, S., Ernst, N., Biek, R., Formenty, P., Mätz-Rensing, K., Schweiger, B., Junglen, S., Ellerbrok, H., Nitsche, A.,Briese, T., Lipkin, W.I., Pauli, G., Boesch, C., Leendertz, F.H. (2008) Pandemic human viruses cause decline of endangered great apes. Current Biology 18, 260-264. *split first authorship


Kuehl, H.S., Todd, A., Boesch, C., and Walsh, P.D. (2007) Manipulating dung decay time for efficient large-mammal density estimation: Gorillas and dung height. Ecological Applications 17, 2403–2414.

Kuehl, H.S., Williamson, L, Sanz, C, Morgan, D., Boesch, C. (2007) Launch of A.P.E.S. database. Gorilla Journal 34, 20-21.