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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299

Publications and Congress activity

Publications

Sirianni, G. (2017). Nut-cracking and physical cognition in wild chimpanzees (and capuchin monkeys): A field approach. PhD Thesis, Universität, Leipzig.
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Visalberghi, E., Sirianni, G., Fragaszy, D., & Boesch, C. (2015). Percussive tool use by Taï Western chimpanzees and Fazenda Boa Vista bearded capuchin monkeys: A comparison. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 370(1682): 20140351.
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Neufuss, J., Humle, T., Deschner, T., Robbins, M. M., Sirianni, G., Boesch, C., & Kivell, T. L. (2015). Diversity of hand grips and laterality in wild African apes. Folia primatologica, 86(4), 329.
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Sirianni, G., Wittig, R. M., & Boesch, C. (2015). Do chimpanzees anticipate an object's weight? A field experiment on the kinematics of hammer-lifting movements in the nut-cracking Tai chimpanzees. Folia primatologica, 86(4), 360-361.
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Sirianni, G., Mundry, R., & Boesch, C. (2015). When to choose which tool: Multidimensional and conditional selection of nut-cracking hammers in wild chimpanzees. Animal Behaviour, 100, 152-165.
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Sirianni, G., & Visalberghi, E. (2013). Wild Bearded Capuchins process cashew nuts without contacting caustic compounds. American Journal of Primatology, 75(4), 387-393.
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Visalberghi E., Sirianni G. (2011) How wild bearded capuchin monkeys deal with the toxic compounds of Anacardium occidentale. Folia primatologica 82, 321–402. (abstract) DOI: 10.1159/000337909
Carosi M., Sirianni G., Bastianelli G., Santurbano G., Cozzolino R. (2008). A Case of Prolonged ‘Infant Handling’ and Carrying by a Pregnant Group-Living Tonkean Macaque Female (Macaca tonkeana). Folia Primatologica 79, 123-159. (abstract) DOI:10.1159/000111109

Congress activity

Percussive Technology and Human Evolution Conference (invited speaker) –September 18-19, 2014, Institute of Archaeology University College London-. Oral presentation: “When to choose which tool multidimensional and conditional selection of nut cracking hammers in wild chimpanzees”; authors: Sirianni G., Mundry R., Boesch C.

25 th Congress of the International Primatological Society (invited speaker to the symposium: New frontiers in stone tool use by monkeys and apes) – August 11-16, 2014 Hanoi, Vietnam-. Oral presentation: “Conditional selection of nut cracking tools in wild chimpanzees”; authors: Sirianni G., Mundry R., Boesch C.

IPS 2014 pre-congress seminar (invited speaker). Sasagamine field seminar on “Tool use in primates”- August 7-8, 2014 Myoko-Sasagamine Huette of Kyoto University, Japan -. Oral presentation: Nut-Cracking and Cognition in Taï Chimpanzees; author: Sirianni G.

First European Student Conference on Behavior and Cognition –December 2-3, 2013, Göttingen -. Oral presentation: “Flexible selection of nut-cracking tools in wild chimpanzees”; authors: Sirianni G., Mundry R., Boesch C.

4th Congress of the European Federation for Primatology. 14-17 September, 2011, Fórum Municipal Romeu Correia, Almada, Portugal. Oral presentation:“How wild bearded capuchin monkeys deal with the toxic compounds of Anacardium occidentale”; authors: Visalberghi E., Sirianni G.

Animal Behavior Society and International Ethological Conference, Bloomington, IN, USA. 2011. Poster Presentation : “Vigilance in capuchin monkeys: Evidence for an endogenous rhythm?”; authors: Stone, B. W., Liu, Q., Jeyarah, T., Sirianni, G., Busch-Dienstfertig, M., Christel, M., Vickers, J., Visalberghi, E., & Fragaszy, D.

23th Meeting of International Primatological Society – September 2010 Kyoto, Japan

IPS2010 post-congress seminar. HOPE field seminar on “Tools in Primates” - September 18-20 2010 Myoko-Sasagamine Huette of Kyoto University, Japan. Oral presentation: Sexual differences in tool use and vigilance behaviour in a wild population of Cebus libidinosus; authors: Sirianni G. and Visalberghi E.

18th Meeting of the Italian Primatological Society - May 2007, Calci (PI), Italy. Oral presentation: A Case of Prolonged ‘Infant Handling’ and Carrying by a Pregnant Group-Living Tonkean Macaque Female (Macaca tonkeana); authors: Carosi M., Sirianni G., Bastianelli G., Santurbano G., Cozzolino R.