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Publications

2015

Arandjelovic, M., Bergl, R. A., Ikfuingei, R., Jameson, C., Parker, M., & Vigilant, L. (2015). Detection dog efficacy for collecting faecal samples from the critically endangered Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) for genetic censusing. Royal Society Open Science, 2: 140423.
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Banes, G., Galdikas, B. M. F., & Vigilant, L. (2015). Male orang-utan bimaturism and reproductive success at Camp Leakey in Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69(11), 1785-1794.
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Fünfstück, T., & Vigilant, L. (2015). The geographic distribution of genetic diversity within gorillas. American Journal of Primatology, 77(9), 974-985.
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Fünfstück, T., Arandjelovic, M., Morgan, D. B., Sanz, C., Reed, P., Olson, S. H., Cameron, K., Ondzie, A., Peeters, M., & Vigilant, L. (2015). The sampling scheme matters: Pan troglodytes troglodytes and P. t. schweinfurthii are characterized by clinal genetic variation rather than a strong subspecies break. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 156(2), 181-191.
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Hans, J., Haubner, A., Arandjelovic, M., Bergl, R. A., Fünfstück, T., Gray, M., Morgan, D. B., Robbins, M. M., Sanz, C., & Vigilant, L. (2015). Characterization of MHC class II B polymorphism in multiple populations of wild gorillas using non-invasive samples and next-generation sequencing. American Journal of Primatology, 77(11), 1193-1206.
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McCarthy, M., Lester, J. D., Howe, E. J., Arandjelovic, M., Stanford, C. B., & Vigilant, L. (2015). Genetic censusing identifies an unexpectedly sizeable population of an endangered large mammal in a fragmented forest landscape. BMC Ecology, 21: 15.
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Moore, D. L., Langergraber, K. E., & Vigilant, L. (2015). Genetic analyses suggest male philopatry and territoriality in savanna-woodland chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) of Ugalla, Tanzania. International Journal of Primatology, 36(2), 377-397.
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Rosenbaum, S., Hirwa, J., Silk, J., Vigilant, L., & Stoinski, T. (2015). Male rank, not paternity, predicts male–immature relationships in mountain gorillas, Gorilla beringei beringei. Animal Behaviour, 104, 13-24.
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Schubert, G., Stockhausen, M., Hoffmann, C., Merkel, K., Vigilant, L., Leendertz, F. H., & Calvignac-Spencer, S. (2015). Targeted detection of mammalian species using carrion fly-derived DNA. Molecular Ecology Resources, 15(2), 285-294.
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Städele, V., Van Doren, V., Pines, M., Swedell, L., & Vigilant, L. (2015). Fine-scale genetic assessment of sex-specific dispersal patterns in a multilevel primate society. Journal of Human Evolution, 78, 103-113.
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Vigilant, L., Roy, J., Bradley, B. J., Stoneking, C. J., Robbins, M. M., & Stoinski, T. S. (2015). Reproductive competition and inbreeding avoidance in a primate species with habitual female dispersal. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69(7), 1163-1172.
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2014

Arandjelovic, M., Head, J. S., Boesch, C., Robbins, M. M., & Vigilant, L. (2014). Genetic inference of group dynamics and female kin structure in a western lowland gorilla population (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). Primate Biology, 1(1), 29-38.
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Fünfstück, T., Arandjelovic, M., Morgan, D. B., Sanz, C., Breuer, T., Stokes, E. J., Reed, P., Olson, S. H., Cameron, K., Ondzie, A., Peeters, M., Kühl, H. S., Cipolletta, C., Todd, A., Masi, S., Doran-Sheehy, D. M., Bradley, B. J., & Vigilant, L. (2014). The genetic population structure of wild western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) living in continuous rain forest. American Journal of Primatology, 76(9), 868-878.
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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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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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Moore, D. L., & Vigilant, L. (2014). A population estimate of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) in the Ugalla region using standard and spatially explicit genetic capture–recapture methods. American Journal of Primatology, 76(4), 335-346.
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Moore, D. L., & Vigilant, L. (2014). Genetic diversity at the edge: Comparative assessment of Y-chromosome and autosomal diversity in eastern chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) of Ugalla, Tanzania. Conservation Genetics, 15(3), 495-507.
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Roy, J., Arandjelovic, M., Bradley, B. J., Guschanski, K., Stephens, C. R., Bucknell, D., Cirhuza, H., Kusamba, C., Kyungu, J. C., Smith, V., Robbins, M. M., & Vigilant, L. (2014). Recent divergences and size decreases of eastern gorilla populations. Biology Letters, 10(11): 20140811.
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Roy, J., Gray, M., Stoinski, T., Robbins, M. M., & Vigilant, L. (2014). Fine-scale genetic structure analyses suggest further male than female dispersal in mountain gorillas. BMC Ecology, 14: 21.
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Roy, J., Vigilant, L., Gray, M., Wright, E., Kato, R., Kabano, P., Basabose, A., Tibenda, E., Kühl, H. S., & Robbins, M. M. (2014). Challenges in the use of genetic mark-recapture to estimate the population size of Bwindi mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei). Biological Conservation, 180, 249-261.
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2013

Chan, Y.-C., Roos, C., Inoue-Murayama, M., Inoue, E., Shih, C.-C., Pei, K.-J.-C., & Vigilant, L. (2013). Inferring the evolutionary histories of divergences in Hylobates and Nomascus gibbons through multilocus sequence data. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13: 82.
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Gray, M., Roy, J., Vigilant, L., Fawcett, K., Basabose, A., Cranfield, M., Uwingeli, P., Mburanumwe, I., Kagoda, E., & Robbins, M. M. (2013). Genetic census reveals increased but uneven growth of a critically endangered mountain gorilla population. Biological Conversation, 158, 230-238.
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Langergraber, K. E., Mitani, J. C., Watts, D. P., & Vigilant, L. (2013). Male–female socio-spatial relationships and reproduction in wild chimpanzees. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67(6), 861-873.
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Ostner, J., Vigilant, L., Bhagavatula, J., Franz, M., & Schülke, O. (2013). Stable heterosexual associations in a promiscuous primate. Animal Behaviour, 86(3), 623-631.
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Schubert, G., Vigilant, L., Boesch, C., Klenke, R., Langergraber, K. E., Mundry, R., Surbeck, M., & Hohmann, G. (2013). Co–residence between males and their mothers and grandmothers is more frequent in bonobos than chimpanzees. PLoS One, 8(12): e83870.
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2012

Chan, Y.-C., Roos, C., Inoue-Murayama, M., Inoue, E., Shih, C.-C., & Vigilant, L. (2012). A comparative analysis of Y chromosome and mtDNA phylogenies of the Hylobates gibbons. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12: 150.
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Chancellor, R. L., Langergraber, K., Ramirez, S., Rundus, A. S., & Vigilant, L. (2012). Genetic sampling of unhabituated chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) in Gishwati Forest Reserve, an isolated forest fragment in Western Rwanda. International Journal of Primatology, 33(2), 479-488.
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Chang, Z. F., Luo, M. F., Liu, Z. J., Yang, J. Y., Xiang, Z. F., Li, M., & Vigilant, L. (2012). Human influence on the population decline and loss of genetic diversity in a small and isolated population of Sichuan snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana). Genetica, 140(4-6), 105-114.
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Groeneveld, L. F., Atencia, R., Garriga, R. M., & Vigilant, L. (2012). High diversity at PRDM9 in chimpanzees and bonobos. PLoS One, 7(7): e39064.
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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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Scally, A., Dutheil, J. Y., Hillier, L. W., Jordan, G. E., Goodhead, I., Herrero, J., Hobolth, A., Lappalainen, T., Mailund, T., Marques-Bonet, T., McCarthy, S., Montgomery, S. H., Schwalie, P. C., Tang, Y. A., Ward, M. C., Xue, Y., Yngvadottir, B., Alkan, C., Andersen, L. N., Ayub, Q., Ball, E. V., Beal, K., Bradley, B. J., Chen, Y., Clee, C. M., Fitzgerald, S., Graves, T. A., Gu, Y., Heath, P., Heger, A., Karakoc, E., Kolb-Kokocinski, A., Laird, G. K., Lunter, G., Meader, S., Mort, M., Mullikin, J. C., Munch, K., O’Connor, T. D., Phillips, A. D., Prado-Martinez, J., Rogers, A. S., Sajjadian, S., Schmidt, D., Shaw, K., Simpson, J. T., Stenson, P. D., Turner, D. J., Vigilant, L., Vilella, A. J., Whitener, W., Zhu, B., Cooper, D. N., de Jong, P., Dermitzakis, E. T., Eichler, E. E., Flicek, P., Goldman, N., Mundy, N. I., Ning, Z., Odom, D. T., Ponting, C. P., Quail, M. A., Ryder, O. A., Searle, S. M., Warren, W. C., Wilson, R. K., Schierup, M. H., Rogers, J., Tyler-Smith, C., & Durbin, &. R. (2012). Insights into hominid evolution from the gorilla genome sequence. Nature, 483(7388), 169-175.
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Vigilant, L., & Groeneveld, L. F. (2012). Using genetics to understand primate social systems. Nature Education Knowledge, 3(10): 87. Retrieved from http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/using-genetics-to-understand-primate-social-systems-71223219.
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2011

Arandjelovic, M., Head, J., Rabanal, L. I., Schubert, G., Mettke, E., Boesch, C., Robbins, M. M., & Vigilant, L. (2011). Non-Invasive genetic monitoring of wild central chimpanzees. PLoS ONE, 6(3): e14761.
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Langergraber, K. E., & Vigilant, L. (2011). Genetic differences cannot be excluded from generating behavioural differences among chimpanzee groups. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 278(1715), 2094-2095.
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Langergraber, K. E., Boesch, C., Inoue, E., Inoue-Murayama, M., Mitani, J. C., Nishida, T., Pusey, A., Reynolds, V., Schubert, G., Wrangham, R. W., Wroblewski, E., & Vigilant, L. (2011). Genetic and 'cultural' similarity in wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 278(1704), 408-416.
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Langergraber, K., Schubert, G., Rowney, C., Wrangham, R., Zommers, Z., & Vigilant, L. (2011). Genetic differentiation and the evolution of cooperation in chimpanzees and humans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278(1717), 2546-2552.
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Schubert, G., Stoneking, C. J., Arandjelovic, M., Boesch, C., Eckhardt, N., Hohmann, G., Langergraber, K., Lukas, D., & Vigilant, L. (2011). Male-mediated gene flow in patrilocal primates. PLoS One, 6(7): e21514.
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Thalmann, O., Wegmann, D., Spitzner, M., Arandjelovic, M., Guschanski, K., Leuenberger, C., Bergl, R. A., & Vigilant, L. (2011). Historical sampling reveals dramatic demographic changes in western gorilla populations. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11: 85, pp. 1-10.
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Vigilant, L., & Langergraber, K. E. (2011). Inconclusive evidence for patrilocality in Neandertals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(18), E87-E87.
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2010

Arandjelovic, M., Head, J., Kuehl, H., Boesch, C., Robbins, M. M., Maisels, F., & Vigilant, L. (2010). Effective non-invasive genetic monitoring of multiple wild western gorilla groups. Biological Conservation, 143(7), 1780-1791.
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Chan, Y.-C., Roos, C., Inoue-Murayama, M., Inoue, E., Shih, C.-C., Pei, K.-J.-C., & Vigilant, L. (2010). Mitochondrial genome sequences effectively reveal the phylogeny of Hylobates gibbons. PLoS One, 5(12): e14419.
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Muniz, L., Perry, S., Manson, J. H., Gilkenson, H., Gros-Louis, J., & Vigilant, L. (2010). Male dominance and reproductive success in wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) at Lomas Barbudal, Costa Rica. American Journal of Primatology, 72(12), 1118-1130.
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Newton-Fisher, N. E., Thompson, M. E., Reynolds, V., Boesch, C., & Vigilant, L. (2010). Paternity and social rank in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) from the Budongo Forest, Uganda. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 142(3), 417-428.
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Schülke, O., Bhagavatula, J., Vigilant, L., & Ostner, J. (2010). Social bonds enhance reproductive success in male macaques. Current Biology, 20(24), 2207-2210.
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Smith, T. M., Smith, B. H., Reid, D. J., Siedel, H., Vigilant, L., Hublin, J.-J., & Boesch, C. (2010). Dental development of the Taï Forest chimpanzees revisited. Journal of Human Evolution, 58(5), 363-373.
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2009

Arandjelovic, M., Guschanski, K., Schubert, G., Harris, T. R., Thalmann, O., Siedel, H., & Vigilant, L. (2009). Two-step multiplex polymerase chain reaction improves the speed and accuracy of genotyping using DNA from noninvasive and museum samples. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(1), 28-36.
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Guschanski, K., Vigilant, L., McNeilage, A., Gray, M., Kagoda, E., & Robbins, M. M. (2009). Counting elusive animals: Comparing field and genetic census of the entire mountain gorilla population of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Biological Conservation, 142(2), 290-300.
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Harris, T. R., Caillaud, D., Chapman, C. A., & Vigilant, L. (2009). Neither genetic nor observational data alone are sufficient for understanding sex-biased dispersal in a social-group-living species. Molecular Ecology, 18(8), 1777-1790.
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Langergraber, K. E., Mitani, J. C., & Vigilant, L. (2009). Kinship and social bonds in female chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). American Journal of Primatology, 71(10), 840-851.
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Langergraber, K. E., Mitani, J. C., & Vigilant, L. (2009). Kinship and social bonds in wild female chimpanzees at Ngogo, Kibale National Park, Uganda. Folia Primatologica, 80(2), 123-124.
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Vigilant, L. (2009). Elucidating population histories using genomic DNA sequences. Current Anthropology, 50(2), 201-212.
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Vigilant, L., & Guschanski, K. (2009). Using genetics to understand the dynamics of wild primate populations. Primates, 50(2), 105-120.
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Vigilant, L., & Langergraber, K. E. (2009). A genetic perspective on the evolution of cooperation in chimpanzees and humans. Folia Primatologica, 80(2), 107.
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2008

Bergl, R. A., Bradley, B. J., Nsubuga, A. M., & Vigilant, L. (2008). Effects of habitat fragmentation, population size and demographic history on genetic diversity: the cross river gorilla in a comparative context. American Journal of Primatology, 70(9), 848-859.
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Bradley, B. J., Doran-Sheehy, D. M., & Vigilant, L. (2008). Genetic identification of elusive animals: Re-evaluating tracking and nesting data for wild western gorillas. Journal of Zoology, 275(4), 333-340.
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Guschanski, K., Caillaud, D., Robbins, M. M., & Vigilant, L. (2008). Females shape the genetic structure of a gorilla population. Current Biology, 18(22), 1809-1814.
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Knapp, M., Vigilant, L., & Hofreiter, M. (2008). Ancient DNA: Phylogenetic applications. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. New York: Wiley.
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Muniz, L., & Vigilant, L. (2008). Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in the white-faced capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus) and cross-species amplification in other New World monkeys. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8(2), 402-405.
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Nsubuga, A. M., Robbins, M. M., Boesch, C., & Vigilant, L. (2008). Patterns of paternity and group fission in wild multimale mountain gorilla groups. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 135(3), 263-274.
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Perry, S., Manson, J. H., Muniz, L., Grios-Louis, J., & Vigilant, L. (2008). Kin-biased social behaviour in wild adult female white-faced capuchins, Cebus capucinus. Animal Behaviour, 76(1), 187-199.
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2007

Bergl, R. A., & Vigilant, L. (2007). Genetic analysis reveals population structure and recent migration within the highly fragmented range of the Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla Diehli). Molecular Ecology, 16(3), 501-516.
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Boesch, C., Head, J., Tagg, N., Arandjelovic, M., Vigilant, L., & Robbins, M. M. (2007). Fatal chimpanzee attack in Loango National Park, Gabon. International Journal of Primatology, 28(5), 1025-1034.
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Bradley, B. J., Doran-Sheehy, D. M., & Vigilant, L. (2007). Potential for female kin associations in wild western gorillas despite female dispersal. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Series B: Biological Sciences, 274(1622), 2179-2185.
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Bradley, B. J., Stiller, M., Doran-Sheehy, D. M., Harris, T. R., Chapman, C. A., Vigilant, L., & Poinar, H. N. (2007). Plant DNA sequences from feces: Potential means for assessing diets of wild primates. American Journal of Primatology, 69(6), 699-705.
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Langergraber, K. E., Mitani, J. C., & Vigilant, L. (2007). The limited impact of kinship on cooperation in wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 104(19), 7786-7790.
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Langergraber, K. E., Siedel, H., Mitani, J. C., Wrangham, R. W., Reynolds, V., Hunt, K. D., & Vigilant, L. (2007). The genetic signature of sex-biased migration in patrilocal chimpanzees and humans. PLoS One, 2(10): e973.
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Thalmann, O., Fischer, A., Lankester, F., Pääbo, S., & Vigilant, L. (2007). The complex evolutionary history of gorillas: Insights from genomic data. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 24(1), 146-158.
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Vigilant, L. (2007). Bonobos. Current Biology, 17(3), R74-R75.
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2006

Boesch, C., Boesch, H., & Vigilant, L. (2006). Cooperative hunting in chimpanzees: Kinship or mutualism? In P. M. Kappeler, & C. P. van Schaik (Eds.), Cooperation in primates and humans: Mechanisms and evolution (pp. 139-150). Berlin [u.a.]: Springer.
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Boesch, C., Kohou, G., Néné, H., & Vigilant, L. (2006). Male competition and paternity in wild chimpanzees of the Taï forest. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 130(1), 103-115.
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Eriksson, J., Siedel, H., Lukas, D., Kayser, M., Erler, A., Hashimoto, C., Hohmann, G., Boesch, C., & Vigilant, L. (2006). Y-chromosome analysis confirms highly sex-biased dispersal and suggests a low male effective population size in bonobos (Pan paniscus). Molecular Ecology, 15(4), 939-949.
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Leendertz, F. H., Yumlu, S., Pauli, G., Boesch, C., Couacy-Hymann, E., Vigilant, L., Junglen, S., Schenk, S., & Ellerbrok, H. (2006). A new bacillus anthracis found in wild chimpanzees and a gorilla from West and Central Africa. PLoS Pathogens, 2(1): e8.
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Muniz, L., Perry, S., Manson, J. H., Gilkenson, H., Gros-Louis, J., & Vigilant, L. (2006). Father–daughter inbreeding avoidance in a wild primate population. Current Biology, 16(5), R156-R157.
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2005

Bradley, B. J., Robbins, M. M., Williamson, E. A., Steklis, H. D., Gerald-Steklis, N., Eckhardt, N., Boesch, C., & Vigilant, L. (2005). Mountain gorilla tug-of-war: Silverbacks have limited control over reproduction in multimale groups. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(26), 9418-9423.
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Lukas, D., & Vigilant, L. (2005). Reply: Facts, faeces and setting standards for the study of MHC genes using noninvasive samples. Molecular Ecology, 14(5), 1601-1602.
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Lukas, D., Reynolds, V., Boesch, C., & Vigilant, L. (2005). To what extent does living in a group mean living with kin? Molecular Ecology, 14(7), 2181-2196.
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Thalmann, O., Serre, D., Hofreiter, M., Lukas, D., Eriksson, J., & Vigilant, L. (2005). Nuclear insertions help and hinder inference of the evolutionary history of gorilla mtDNA. Molecular Ecology, 14(1), 179-188.
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2004

Bradley, B. J., Doran-Sheehy, D. M., Lukas, D., Boesch, C., & Vigilant, L. (2004). Dispersed male networks in western gorillas. Current Biology, 14, 510-513.
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Chambers, K. E., Reichard, U. H., Möller, A., Nowak, K., & Vigilant, L. (2004). Cross-species amplification of human microsatellite markers using noninvasive samples from white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar). American Journal of Primatology, 64(1), 19-27.
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Crockford, C., Herbinger, I., Vigilant, L., & Boesch, C. (2004). Wild chimpanzees produce group-specific calls: A case for vocal learning? Ethology, 110, 221-243.
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Eriksson, J., Hohmann, G., Boesch, C., & Vigilant, L. (2004). Rivers influence the population genetic structure of bonobos. Molecular Ecology, 13, 3425-3435.
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Lukas, D., Bradley, B. J., Nsubuga, A. M., Robbins, M. M., & Vigilant, L. (2004). Major histocompatibility complex and microsatellite variation in two populations of wild gorillas. Molecular Ecology, 13(11), 3389-3402.
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McGrew, W. C., Ensminger, A. L., Marchant, L. F., Pruetz, J. D., & Vigilant, L. (2004). Genotyping aids field study of unhabituated wild chimpanzees. American Journal of Primatology, 63, 87-93.
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Nsubuga, A. M., Robbins, M. M., Roeder, A. D., Morin, P. A., Boesch, C., & Vigilant, L. (2004). Factors affecting the amount of genomic DNA extracted from ape faces and the identification of an improved sample storage method. Molecular Ecology, 13(7), 2089-2094.
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Pääbo, S., Poinar, H. N., Serre, D., Jänicke-Després, V. R., Hebler, J., Rohland, N., Kuch, M., Krause, J., Vigilant, L., & Hofreiter, M. (2004). Genetic analyses from ancient DNA. Annual Review of Genetics, 38, 645-679.
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Rohland, N., Siedel, H., & Hofreiter, M. (2004). Nondestructive DNA extraction method for mitochondrial DNA analyses of museum specimens. BioTechniques, 36(5), 814-821.
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Thalmann, O., Hebler, J., Poinar, H. N., Pääbo, S., & Vigilant, L. (2004). Unreliable mtDNA data due to nuclear insertions: A cautionary tale from analysis of humans and other great apes. Molecular Ecology, 13(2), 321-335.
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Vigilant, L. (2004). Chimpanzees. Current Biology, 14(10), R369-R371.
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Vigilant, L., & Bradley, B. J. (2004). Genetic variation in gorillas. American Journal of Primatology, 64(2), 161-172.
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Vigilant, L., & Bradley, B. J. (2004). Gorillas. Current Biology, 14(19), R826-R827.
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2003

Hofreiter, M., & Vigilant, L. (2003). Ancient human DNA: Phylogenetic applications. In David N. Cooper (Ed.), Nature encyclopedia of the human genome: vol. 1 (ABS - DIG) (pp. 116-119). London [et al]: Nature Publishers Group.
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Hofreiter, M., Siedel, H., van Neer, W., & Vigilant, L. (2003). Mitochondrial DNA sequence from an enigmatic gorilla population (Gorilla gorilla uellensis). American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 121(4), 361-368.
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Vigilant, L. (2003). Genetic perspectives on Pan troglodytes verus. In Kormos, Rebecca; Boesch, Christophe; Bakarr, Mohamed I.; Butynski, Thomas M., & IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group (Eds.), West African Chimpanzees: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan (pp. 21-23). Gland [et al.]: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
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2002

Bradley, B. J., & Vigilant, L. (2002). False alleles derived from microbial DNA pose a potential source of error in microsatellite genotyping of DNA from faeces. Molecular Ecology Resources, 2(4), 602-605.
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Bradley, B. J., & Vigilant, L. (2002). The evolutionary genetics and molecular ecology of chimpanzees and bonobos. In Boesch, Christophe; Hohmann, Gottfried; Marchant, Linda F. (Ed.), Behavioral Diversity in Chimpanzees and Bonobos (pp. 259-279). Cambridge: Cambridge University Pr.
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Eriksson, J., Hohmann, G., Boesch, C., & Vigilant, L. (2002). Phylogeography and genetic diversity of wild bonobos (Pan paniscus). American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 117(Suppl. 34), 68-68.
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Smith, S., Vigilant, L., & Morin, P. A. (2002). The effects of sequence length and oligonucleotide mismatches on 5 ' exonuclease assay efficiency. Nucleic Acids Research, 30(20): e111.
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Vigilant, L. (2002). Moving and mixing: Book review of Mapping Human History by Steve Olsen. Science, 297, 775.
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Vigilant, L. (2002). Technical challenges in the microsatellite genotyping of a wild chimpanzee population using feces. Evolutionary Anthropology, 11(Suppl. 1), 162-165.
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2001

Bradley, B. J., Boesch, C., & Vigilant, L. (2001). Identification and redesign of human microsatellite markers for genotyping wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) and gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) DNA from faeces. Conservation Genetics, 1(3), 289-292.
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Bradley, B. J., Chambers, K. E., & Vigilant, L. (2001). Accurate DNA-based sex identification of apes using non-invasive samples. Conservation Genetics, 2(2), 179-181.
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Morin, P. A., Chambers, K. E., Boesch, C., & Vigilant, L. (2001). Quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis of DNA from noninvasive samples for accurate microsatellite genotyping of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus). Molecular Ecology, 10(7), 1835-1844.
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Vigilant, L., Hofreiter, M., Siedel, H., & Boesch, C. (2001). Paternity and relatedness in wild chimpanzee communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 98(23), 12890-12895.
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Warren, K. S., Verschoor, E. J., Langenhuijzen, S., Heriyanto, S. R. A., Vigilant, L., & Heeney, J. H. (2001). Speciation and intra-subspecific variation of Bornean orang-utans, Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 18(4), 472-480. Retrieved from http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/18/4/472.full.
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1999

Vigilant, L. (1999). An evaluation of techniques for the extraction and amplification of DNA from naturally shed hairs. Biological Chemistry, 380(11), 1329-1331.
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