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Publications

PUBLICATIONS IN PROGRESS

Pruetz, J.D., Bertolani P., Lindshield, S., Shelley, M., E. Wessling. (In prep) Sex differences in tool-assisted hunting by savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at Fongoli, Senegal.

Pruetz, J.D., E. Wessling. (In prep) Rank-dependent effects on travel and ranging patterns of savanna-dwelling chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at Fongoli, Senegal.

Pruetz, J.D., E. Wessling. (In prep) Teaching tool-assisted hunting in wild savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at Fongoli, Senegal.

Tourkakis, C., E. Wessling, J. Pedersen, J.D. Pruetz. (In prep). Savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) as a referential model for the evolution of habitual bipedalism in hominids.

Pruetz J.D., C. Clement, S. Fulton, M. Gaspersic, A.K. Piel, F. Stewart, M. Waller, and E. Wessling. (In preparation for submission to the International Journal of Primatology) Variables affecting habituation efforts with savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at Fongoli, Senegal.

 

PRESENTATIONS

M. Gaspersic, S. Lindshield, C. Tourkakis, E. Wessling, J. Pruetz. 2010. Tool use by Fongoli chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus): Navigating a savanna mosaic environment. Invited symposium, ‘Landscapes for Tool Use’ (D. Fragaszy, organizer) at the XXIII Congress of the International Primatological Society, Kyoto, Japan.

Wessling, E.G. 2010. Primate Social Systems. Introduction to Mammalogy. Guest Lecture at Drake University, Des Moines, IA.

Wessling, E.G., J.D. Pruetz. 2010. Methodological considerations of daily path length measurements of West African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus). Midwest Primate Interest Group Conference, Chicago, IL.

Wessling, E.G. 2010. Status-dependent differences in home range use among Fongoli chimpanzees. GIS Poster Symposium, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Wessling E.G. 2009. Video footage of a chimpanzee using a tool to extract a bushbaby from a cavity at Fongoli, Senegal. 92 seconds. Sold to National Geographic for inclusion in 2010 documentary about Fongoli chimpanzees titled “Chimps: Next of Kin”.

Wessling E.G., J.D. Pruetz. 2008. Selection of microhabitat and likelihood of germination for mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata) dispersed Castilla elastica seeds. ISU Honors Poster Symposium, Ames, IA.