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  • Feix, T., Kivell, T.L., Pouydebat, E., & Dollar, A.M. (2015). Estimating thumb-index finger precision grip and manipulation potential in extant and fossil primates. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society, 12(106).
  • Kaburu, S.S.K. & Newton-Fisher, N.E. (2015). Trading or coercion? Variation in male mating strategies between two communities of East African chimpanzees. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 1–14.
  • Kaburu, S. & Newton-Fisher, N.E. (2015). Egalitarian despots: hierarchy steepness, reciprocity and the grooming-trade model in wild chimpanzees, Pan troglodytesAnimal Behaviour, 99, 61–71.
  • Newton-Fisher, N.E. (2015). The Hunting Behavior and Carnivory of Wild Chimpanzees. In W Henke, I Tattersall (Ed.) Handbook of Paleoanthropology. Berlin: Springer Verlag.
  • Reynolds, V., Lloyd, A. W., English, C. J., Lyons, P., Dodd, H., Hobaiter, C. & Newton-Fisher, N.E. Mullins, C., Lamon, N., Marijke Schel, A. and Fallon, B. (2015) Mineral Acquisition from Clay by Budongo Forest Chimpanzees. PLoS ONE, 10 (7). e0134075.
  • Wheeler, B.C. (2015). Functions and mechanisms of communicative behaviors in humans and nonhuman primates. Current Anthropology, 56, 73–74.
  • Wheeler, B.C. & Fischer, J. (2015). The blurred boundaries of functional reference: a response to Scarantino & Clay. Animal Behaviour, 100, e9–e13.


  • Fahy, G.E., Richards, M.P., Fuller, B.T., Deschner, T., Hublin, J.-J., & Boesch, C. (2014). Stable nitrogen isotope analysis of dentine serial sections elucidate sex differences in weaning patterns of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). American journal of physical anthropology, 153(4), 635–642.
  • Huynh Nguyen, N., Pahr, D.H., Gross, T., Skinner, M.M., & Kivell, T.L. (2014). Micro-finite element (μFE) modeling of the siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) third proximal phalanx: the functional role of curvature and the flexor sheath ridge. Journal of Human Evolution, 67, 60–75.
  • Kormos, R., Kormos, C.F., Humle, T., Lanjouw, A., Rainer, H., Victurine, R., Mittermeier, R.A., Diallo, M.S., Rylands, A.B., & Williamson, E.A. (2014). Great apes and biodiversity offset projects in Africa: the case for national offset strategies. PloS one, 9(11), e111671.
  • Newton-Fisher, N.E. (2014). Roving females and patient males: a new perspective on the mating strategies of chimpanzees. Biological Reviews, 89, 256–374.
  • Pouydebat, E., Fragaszy, D., & Kivell, T.L. (2014). Grasping in primates: for feeding, moving and human specificities. BMSAP, 26(3-4), 129–133.
  • Schilling, A.-M., Tofanelli, S., Hublin, J.-J., & Kivell, T.L. (2014). Trabecular bone structure in the primate wrist. Journal of Morphology, 275(5), 572–585.
  • Wheeler, B.C., Tiddi, B., & Heistermann, M. (2014). Competition-induced stress does not explain deceptive alarm calling in tufted capuchin monkeys. Animal Behaviour, 93, 49–58.


  • Fahy, G.E., Richards, M., Riedel, J., Hublin, J.-J., & Boesch, C. (2013). Stable isotope evidence of meat eating and hunting specialization in adult male chimpanzees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(15), 5829–5833.
  • Kaburu, S.S.K. & Newton-Fisher, N.E. (2013). Social instability raises the stakes during social grooming among wild male chimpanzees. Animal Behaviour, 86, 519–527.
  • Kaburu, S.S., Inoue, S., & Newton-Fisher, N.E. (2013). Death of the alpha: within‐community lethal violence among chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains National Park. American Journal of Primatology, 75(8), 789–797.
  • Kivell, T.L., Barros, A.P., & Smaers, J.B. (2013). Different evolutionary pathways underlie the morphology of wrist bones in hominoids. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13, 229.
  • Koenig, A., Scarry, C.J., Wheeler, B.C., & Borries, C. (2013). Variation in grouping patterns, mating systems and social structure: what socio-ecological models attempt to explain. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 368(1618), 20120348.
  • Moore, N.C., Skinner, M.M., & Hublin, J.-J. (2013). Premolar root morphology and metric variation in Pan troglodytes verusAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology, 150(4), 632–646.
  • Wheeler, B.C., Tiddi, B., Kalbitzer, U., Visalberghi, E., & Heistermann, M. (2013). Methodological considerations in the analysis of fecal glucocorticoid metabolites in tufted capuchins (Cebus apella). International Journal of primatology, 34, 879–898.
  • Wheeler, B.C. & Hammerschmidt, K. (2013). Proximate factors underpinning receiver responses to deceptive false alarm calls in wild tufted capuchin monkeys: is it counterdeception? American Journal of Primatology, 75(7), 715–725.
  • Wheeler, B.C., Scarry, C.J., & Koenig, A. (2013). Rates of agonism among female primates: a cross-taxon perspective. Behavioral Ecology, 24(6), 1369–1380.
  • Yamamoto, S., Humle, T., & Tanaka, M. (2013). Basis for cumulative cultural evolution in chimpanzees: social learning of a more efficient tool-use technique. PloS one, 8(1), e55768.