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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

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Wessling, E. G., Kühl, H. S., Mundry, R., Deschner, T., & Pruetz, J. D. (2018). The costs of living at the edge: Seasonal stress in wild savanna-dwelling chimpanzees. Journal of Human Evolution, 121, 1-11.
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Tagg, N., McCarthy, M., Dieguez, P., Bocksberger, G., Willie, J., Mundry, R., Stewart, F., Arandjelovic, M., Widness, J., Landsmann, A., Agbor, A., Angedakin, S., Ayimisin, A. E., Bessone, M., Brazzola, G., Corogenes, K., Heegde, M. t., Deschner, T., Dilambaka, E., Eno-Nku, M., Eshuis, H., Goedmakers, A., Granjon, A.-C., Head, J. S., Hermans, V., Jones, S., Kadam, P., Kambi, M., Langergraber, K., Lapeyre, V., Lapuente, J., Lee, K., Leinert, V., Maretti, G., Marrocoli, S., Meier, A., Nicholl, S., Normand, E., Ormsby, L. J., Piel, A., Robinson, O., Sommer, V., Tickle, A., Ton, E., van Schijndel, J., Vanleeuwe, H., Vergnes, V., Wessling, E. G., Wittig, R. M., Zuberbuehler, K., Kühl, H. S., & Boesch, C. (2018). Nocturnal activity in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Evidence for flexible sleeping patterns and insights into human evolution. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 166(3), 510-529.
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Ndiaye, P. I., Lindshield, S. M., Badji, L., Pacheco, L., Wessling, E. G., Boyer, K. M., & Pruetz, J. D. (2018). Survey of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) outside protected areas in Southeastern Senegal. African Journal of Wildlife Research, 48(1): 013007.
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Wessling, E. G., Deschner, T., Mundry, R., Pruetz, J. D., Wittig, R. M., & Kühl, H. S. (2018). Seasonal variation in physiology challenges the notion of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) as a forest-adapted species. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6: 60.
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Kühl, H. S., Sop, T., Williamson, E. A., Mundry, R., Brugière, D., Campbell, G., Cohen, H., Danquah, E., Ginn, L., Herbinger, I., Jones, S., Junker, J., Kormos, R., Kouakou, C. Y., N'Goran, P. K., Normand, E., Shutt-Phillips, K., Tickle, A., Vendras, E., Welsh, A., Wessling, E. G., & Boesch, C. (2017). The critically endangered western chimpanzee declines by 80%. American Journal of Primatology, 79(9): e22681.
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Wessling, E. G., Kühl, H. S., Deschner, T., Mundry, R., & Pruetz, J. (2017). Seasonal variation in indicators of climatic and ecological stress in savannah-dwelling chimpanzees. Folia primatologica, 88(2), 113.
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Pruetz, J. D., Boyer Ontl, K., Cleaveland, E., Lindshield, S., Marshack, J., & Wessling, E. G. (2017). Intragroup lethal aggression in West African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus): Inferred killing of a former alpha male at Fongoli, Senegal. International Journal of Primatology, 38(1), 31-57.
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Oelze, V. M., Fahy, G. E., Hohmann, G., Robbins, M. M., Leinert, V., Lee, K., Eshuis, H., Seiler, N., Wessling, E. G., Head, J. S., Boesch, C., & Kühl, H. S. (2016). Comparative isotope ecology of African great apes. Journal of Human Evolution, 101, 1-16.
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Wessling, E. G., Kühl, H. S., Deschner, T., & Pruetz, J. D. (2015). Constraints associated with living in a savannah-woodland environment: Seasonal stress patterns in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at Fongoli, Senegal. Folia primatologica, 86(4), 380.
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Pruetz, J. D., Bertolani, P., Boyer Ontl, K., Lindshield, S., Shelley, M., & Wessling, E. (2015). New evidence on the tool-assisted hunting exhibited by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in a savannah habitat at Fongoli, Sénégal. Royal Society Open Science, 2(2): 140507.
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Presentations and lectures

E.G. Wessling, T. Deschner, H. Kühl, J.D. Pruetz. 2015. Constraints associated with living in a savanna-woodland environment: seasonal stress patterns in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at Fongoli, Senegal. 6th European Federation for Primatology Meeting, Rome, August 2015.

Wessling, E.G. 2013. Déterminants de la limite de portée chimpanzé (Pan troglodytes verus) et les contraintes de l'Ouest africain savane boisée. Wenner Gren Engaged Anthropology Workshop : Atelier des Chimpanzés du Sénégal, Kedougou, Senegal.

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., 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., 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.

Public outreach

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”.

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