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Publications

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION AND UNDER REVIEW

Moscovice, L. R., Borrow, A. & Cameron, N. (in prep): Maternal Care and Social Behavior Influence Plasma Oxytocin Levels in the Female Rat. Hormones and Behavior.

 

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Moscovice, L. R. (in press): Getting by with a little help from friends: The importance of social bonds for female primates. Invited book chapter to appear in Evolutions Empress: How females shape human adaptation Editors: R. S. Chang, M. Fisher, J. Garcia & S. Strout. Oxford University Press.

Moscovice, L. R. & Ziegler, T. E. (2012): Peripheral oxytocin in female chacma baboons relates to estrous state and maintenance of sexual consortships. Hormones and Behavior 62, 592-597. [pdf]

Moscovice, L. R., Mbago, F., Snowdon, C. T. & Huffman, M. A. (2010): Ecological features and ranging patterns at a chimpanzee release site on Rubondo Island, Tanzania. Biological Conservation 143, 2711-2721 [pdf]

Silk, J. B., Beehner, J. C., Bergman, J. T., Crockford, C., Engh, A. L., Moscovice, L. R., Wittig, R. W., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L. (2010): Strong and consistent social bonds enhance the longevity of female baboons. Current Biology 20(15), 1359-1361 [pdf]
 
Cheney, D. L., Moscovice, L. R., Heesen, M. & Seyfarth, R. M. (2010): Contingency-based cooperation between wild female baboons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(21), 9562-9566. Recipient of the Cozzarelli Prize for scientific excellence. [pdf]

Moscovice, L. R., Di Fiore, A., Crockford, C., Kitchen, D., Wittig, R. W., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L. (2010) Hedging their bets? Chacma baboons form friendships based on likelihood of paternity. Animal Behaviour 79(5),1007-1015 [pdf]

Petrzelkova, K. J., Hasegawa, H., Appleton, C. C., Huffman, M. A., Archer, C. E. Moscovice, L. R., Issa Mapua, M., Singh, J. & Kaur, T. (2010) Gastrointestinal parasites of the chimpanzee population introduced onto Rubondo Island National Park, Tanzania. American Journal of Primatology 72(4), 307-316

Silk, J. B., Beehner, J. C., Bergman, J. T., Crockford, C., Engh, A. L., Moscovice, L. R., Wittig, R. W., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L. (2010): Female chacma baboons form strong, equitable and enduring social bonds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64, 1733-1747.

Moscovice, L. R., Hessen, M., Di Fiore, A., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L. (2009). Paternity alone does not predict long-term investment in juveniles by male baboons. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 63 (10), 1471–1482 [pdf]

Silk, J. B., Beehner, J. C., Bergman, J. T., Crockford, C., Engh, A. L., Moscovice, L. R., Wittig, R. W., 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. 276 (1670), 3099-3104 [pdf]

Huffman, M. A., Petrzelkova, K., Moscovice, L. R., Mapua, M. I., Bobakova, L., Mazoch, V., Singh, J. & Kaur, T. (2008). Introduction of chimpanzees onto Rubondo Island National Park, Tanzania. In: Pritpal S. Soorae (Ed.): Global Re-introduction Perspectives: re-introduction case-studies from around the globe. IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group. Abu Dhabi, UAE. Pp. 213- 216  

Moscovice, L. R., Issa, M. H., Petrzelkova, K. J., Keuler, N. S., Snowdon, C.T. & Huffman, M. A. (2007). Fruit availability, chimpanzee diet and grouping patterns on Rubondo Island, Tanzania. American Journal of Primatology, 69(5), 487-502 [pdf]

Moscovice, L. R. & Snowdon, C. T. (2006). The role of social context and individual experience in novel task acquisition in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus). Animal Behaviour, 71(4), 933-943 [pdf]

Petrzelkova, K. J., Hasegawa, H., Moscovice, L. R., Kaur, T., Issa, M. H. & Huffman, M. A. (2006). Parasitic nematodes in the chimpanzee population on Rubondo Island, Tanzania. International Journal of Primatology, 27(3), 767-777

Hasegawa, H., Ikeda, Y., Fujisaki, A., Moscovice, L. R., Petrzelkova, K. J., Kaur, T. & Huffman, M. A. (2005). Morphology of chimpanzee pinworms, Enterobius anthropopitheci (Gedoelst, 1916) (Nematoda: Oxyuridae), collected from chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, on Rubondo Island, Tanzania. Journal of Parasitology, 91(6), 1314-1317.

 

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Moscovice, L. R., Borrow, A., Garcia, J. R. & Cameron, N. (2011) The biology of female social bonds: Developing a rodent model of oxytocin release under varied social contexts (abstract). Presented at the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society annual conference, Mar 31-April 3, Binghamton NY

Moscovice, L. R., Ziegler, T. E., Cheney, D. L. & Seyfarth, R. M. (2010). Behavioral endocrine correlates of social support in wild chacma baboons (Papio hamadryas ursinus) (abstract). Presented at the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology annual meeting, July 18-21, Toronto, Canada.

Moscovice, L. R., Cheney, D. L., Heesen, M. & Seyfarth, R. M. (2010) Getting by with a little help from friends: Affiliation and reciprocity among female baboons. Presented at the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society annual conference, Mar 26-28, New Paltz, NY.

Moscovice, L.R., Hessen, M., Di Fiore A., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L. (2009). Use of behavioral rules about probability of paternity can explain long-term investment in juveniles by male chacma baboons (abstract). American Journal of Primatology, 71(1), 63. Presented at the American Society of Primatologists 32nd Annual Meeting, Sept. 18-21, San Diego, CA

Moscovice, L. R., Heesen, M., Di Fiore, A., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L. (2008): Evidence for male caretaker roles in chacma baboons and the relationship to paternity (abstract). Primate Eye, 96, 94. Presented at the International Primatological Society 22nd Meeting, August 3-8, Edinburgh, UK

Moscovice, L. R., Mbago, F., Issa, M. H., Petrzelkova, K. J., Snowdon, C. T. & Huffman, M. A. (2005): Habitat and diet of chimpanzees on Rubondo Island, Tanzania: Important ecological factors at a release site (abstract). American Journal of Primatology, 66(S1), 114. Presented at the American Society of Primatologists 28th Annual Meeting, August 17-20, Portland, Oregon

Moscovice, L. R. & Snowdon, C. T. (2004): Social learning in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus): Costs and benefits of following the leader (abstract). American Journal of Primatology 62(S1), 74. Presented at the American Society of Primatologists 27th Annual Meeting. June 8-11, Madison, Wisconsin