Publications

SPRG scientists are productive publishers of their scientific discoveries. Among these scores of publications, recent Living Links and Budongo publications include;

2020

Jordan, E. J., Townrow, L. A. J., Wright, C. I., & Seed, A. (2020). Understanding Solidity: Investigating Knowledge of a Functional Object Property in Brown Capuchin Monkeys (Sapajus apella) and Common Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri sciureus). Animal Behavior and Cognition, 7(3), 365-391. https://doi.org/10.26451/abc.07.03.07.2020 

Kersken, V., Zhang, D., Gomez, J-C., Seed, A., & Ball, D. (2020). Capuchin monkeys individuate objects based on spatio-temporal and property/kind information: Evidence from looking and reaching measures. Animal Behavior and Cognition, 7(3), 343-364. https://doi.org/10.26451/abc.07.03.06.2020

Pereira, A. S., Kavanagh, E., Hobaiter, C., Slocombe, K. E., & Lameira, A. R. (2020). Chimpanzee lip-smacks confirm primate continuity for speech-rhythm evolution. Biology Letters, 16(5) https://doi/10.1098/rsbl.2020.0232

Wilson, V., Weiss, A., Lefevre, C. E., Ochiai, T., Matsuzawa, T., Inoue-murayama, M., Freeman, H., Herrelko, E. S., & Altschul, D. M. (2020). Facial width-to-height ratio in chimpanzees: Links to age, sex and personality. Evolution and Human Behavior, 41 (3), 226-234, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2020.03.001

Picard, A. M., Mundry, R., Auersperg, A. M., Boeving, E. R., Boucherie, P. H., Bugnyar, T., Dufour, V., Emery, N. J., Federspiel, I. G., Gajdon, G. K., Guéry, J., Hegedič, M., Horn, L., Kavanagh, E., Lambert, M. L., Massen, J. J. M., Rodrigues, M. A., Schiestl, M., Schwing, R., Szabo, B., Taylor, A. H., van Horik, J. O., von Bayern, A. M. P., Seed, A., & Slocombe, K. E. (2020). Why preen others? Predictors of allopreening in parrots and corvids and comparisons to grooming in great apes. Ethology, 126 (2), 207-228, https://doi.org/10.1111/eth.12999

2019

Primates, M., Altschul, D. M., Beran M. J., Bohn M., Call J., DeTroy S., et al. (2019). Establishing an infrastructure for collaboration in primate cognition research. PLoS ONE 14(10): e0223675. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223675 

Wallace, E. K., Herrelko, E. S., Koski, S. E., Vick, S., Buchanan-Smith, H. M., & Slocombe, K. E. (2019). Exploration of potential triggers for self-directed behaviours and regurgitation and reingestion in zoo-housed chimpanzees.  Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 221. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2019.104878

Renner, E., Atkinson, M., & Caldwell, C. A. (2019). Squirrel monkey responses to information from social demonstration and individual exploration using touchscreen and object choice tasks.  PeerJ, 7, https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7960

2018

Burdett, E.R.R., McGuigan, N., Harrison, R. & Whiten, A. (2018). The interaction of social and perceivable causal factors in shaping ‘over-imitation’. Cognitive Development, 47, 8-18. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1016/j.cogdev.2018.02.001

Dickerson, K.L., Ainge, J.A., & Seed, A.M. (2018). The role of association in pre-schoolers’ solutions to “spoon tests” of future planning. Current Biology 28 (14), 2309-2313. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.05.052

O’Sullivan, E.P., Bijvoet-van den Berg, S., & Caldwell, C.A. (2018). Automatic imitation effects are influenced by experience of synchronous action in children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 171, 113-130. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1016/j.jecp.2018.01.013

Gartner, M.C. & Weiss, A. (2018). Studying primate personality in zoos: Implications for the management, welfare and conservation of great apes. International Zoo Yearbook, 52 (1), 79–91. https://doi.org/10.1111/izy.12187

Wilson, V.A.D., Inoue-Murayama, M., & Weiss, A. (2018). A comparison of personality in the common and bolivian squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus and Saimiri boliviensis). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 132 (1), 24–39. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/com0000093

Altschul, D.M., Hopkins, W.D., Herrelko, E.S., Inoue-Murayama, M., Matsuzawa, T., King, J.E., Ross, S.R., & Weiss, A. (2018). Personality links with lifespan in chimpanzees. Elife. 2018;7:e33781. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.33781.001

2017

O’Sullivan, E., Claidière, N., & Caldwell, C. A. (2017). Action-matching biases in monkeys (Sapajus sp.) in a stimulus-response compatibility task: Evaluating experience-dependent malleability. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 131 (4), 337-347. https://doi.org/10.1037/com0000081

Wood, L. A. & Whiten, A. (2017). Visible spatial contiguity of social information and reward affects social learning in brown capuchins (Sapajus apella) and children (Homo sapiens). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 131 (4), 304-316. https://doi.org/10.1037/com0000076

Daoudi, S., Badihi, G., & Buchanan-Smith, H. M. (2017). Is mixed-species living cognitively enriching? Enclosure use and welfare in two captive groups of tufted capuchins (Sapajus apella) and squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus). Animal Behavior and Cognition, 4(1), 52-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.12966/abc.05.02.2017

Polgár, Z., Wood, L., & Haskell, M. J. (2017). Individual differences in zoo‐housed squirrel monkeys'(Saimiri sciureus) reactions to visitors, research participation, and personality ratings. American Journal of Primatology, 79(5). https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22639

Altschul, D.M, Emma K. Wallace, Ruth Sonnweber, Masaki Tomonaga, Alexander Weiss (2017). Chimpanzee intellect: personality, performance and motivation with touchscreen tasks. Proceedings of The Royal Society B, 4 (5). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170169

Lucas, A. J., Burdett, E. R. R., Burgess, V., Wood. L.A., McGuigan, N., Harris, P. L. & Whiten, A. (2017). The development of selective copying: children’s learning from an expert versus their mother. Child Development, 88 (6), 2026-2042. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12711

Wallace, E.K., Altschul, D., Korfer, K., Benti, B., Kaeser, A., Lambeth, S., Waller, B. & Slocombe, K.E. (2017). Is music enriching for group-housed captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)? PLoS ONE 12(3) https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0172672

Robinson, L.M., Altschul, D., Wallace, E., Úbeda, Y., Llorente, M., Machanda, Z., Slocombe, K.E., Leach, M., Waran, N.K. & Weiss, A. (2017). Chimpanzees with positive welfare are happier, extraverted, and emotionally stable. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 191, 90-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2017.02.008

2016

Morton, F. B., Brosnan, S. F., Prétôt, L., Buchanan-Smith, H. M., O’Sullivan, E., Stocker, M., & Wilson, V. A. (2016). Using photographs to study animal social cognition and behaviour: Do capuchins’ responses to photos reflect reality? Behavioural processes, 124, 38-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2015.10.005

Robinson, L. M., Morton, F. B., Gartner, M. C., Widness, J., Paukner, A., Essler, J. L., & Weiss, A. (2016). Divergent personality structures of brown and white-faced capuchins. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 130 (4). https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/com0000037

Robinson, L. M., Waran, N. K., Leach, M. C., Morton, F. B., Paukner, A., Lonsdorf, E., & Weiss, A. (2016). Happiness is positive welfare in brown capuchins (Sapajus apella). Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 181, 145–151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2016.05.029

Tecwyn, E. C., Denison, S., Messer, E. J. E., & Buchsbaum, D. (2016). Intuitive probabilistic inference in capuchin monkeys. Animal Cognition, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-016-1043-9

Burdett, E.R.R., Lucas, A.J., Buchsbaum, D., McGuigan, N., Wood, L.A., & Whiten, A. (2016). Do Children Copy an Expert or a Majority? Examining Selective Learning in Instrumental and Normative Contexts. PLoS ONE 11(10): e0164698. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0164698

Wood, L. A., Harrison, R. A., Lucas, A. J., McGuigan, N., Burdett, E. R. R., & Whiten, A. (2016). “Model age-based” and “copy when uncertain” biases in children’s social learning of a novel task. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 150, 272-284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2016.06.005

2015

Ruby, S., & Buchanan‐Smith, H. M. (2015). The effects of individual cubicle research on the social interactions and individual behavior of brown capuchin monkeys (Sapajus apella)American Journal of Primatology, 77(10), 1097-1108. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22444

Morton, F.B., Weiss, A. Buchanan-Smith, and Lee, P.C (2015). Capuchin monkeys with similar personalities have higher quality relationships independent of age, sex, kinship and rank. Animal Behaviour, 105, 163 -171. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.04.013

Claidiere, N., Whiten, A., Mareno, M.C., Messer, E.J.E., Brosnan, S.F., Hopper, L.M., Lambeth, S.P., Schapiro, S.J. & McGuigan, N. (2015). Selective and contagious prosocial resource donation in capuchin monkeys, chimpanzees and humansScientific Reports, 5: 7631. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep07631

Watson, S. K., Townsend, S. W., Schel, A. M., Wilke, C., Wallace, E. K., Cheng, L., West, V. & Slocombe, K. E. (2015). Vocal learning in the functionally referential food grunts of chimpanzees. Current Biology 25, 495-499 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2014.12.032

Bowler, M., Messer, E. J. E., Claidière, N., Whiten, A. (2015). Mutual medication in capuchin monkeys – Social anointing improves coverage of topically applied anti-parasite medicines. Scientific Reports 5, https://doi.org/10.1038/srep15030

2014

Claidière, N., Bowler, M., Brookes, S., Brown, R. & Whiten, A. (2014). Frequency of behaviour witnessed and conformity in an everyday social learning contextPLOS ONE 9 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0099874  

Lefevre, C.E., Wilson, V.A.D., Morton, F.B., Brosnan, S.F., Paukner, A., & Bates, T.C. (2014). Facial Width-To-Height Ratio Relates to Alpha Status and Assertive Personality in Capuchin Monkeys. PLoS ONE 9(4): e93369. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0093369

MacLean, E. L., Messer, E. J. E., Seed, A. M., Slocombe, K. E., & Tao, R. (2014). The evolution of self-control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (20) https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1323533111

Pasquaretta, C., Levé, M., Claidière, N., van de Waal, E., Whiten, A., & Sueur, C. (2014). Social networks in primates: smart and tolerant species have more efficient networks. Scientific Reports, 4: 7600 https://doi.org/10.1038/srep07600

Wilson, V. A. D., Lefevre, C. E., Morton, F. B., Brosnan, S. F., Paukner, A., & Bates, T. C. (2014). Personality and facial morphology: Links to assertiveness and neuroticism in capuchins (Sapajus [Cebus] apella). Personality and Individual Differences, 58, 89-94 https://dx.doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.paid.2013.10.008

2013

Rimpley, K. & Buchannan-Smith, H. (2013). Reliably signalling a startling husbandry event improves welfare of zoo-housed capuchins (Sapajus apella). Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 147, 205-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2013.04.017

Claidière, N., Messer, E.J.M., Hoppitt, W. & Whiten, A. (2013). Diffusion Dynamics of Socially Learned Foraging Techniques in Squirrel Monkeys. Current Biology. 23 (13), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2013.05.036

Buchanan-Smith, H.M., Griciute, J., Daoudi, S., Leonardi, R. & Whiten, A. (2013). Interspecific interactions and welfare implications in mixed species communities of capuchin (Sapajus apella) and squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) over 3 years. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 147 (3-4), 324-333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2013.04.004

Morton, F.B., Lee, P.C., Buchanan-Smith, H.M., Brosnan, S., Thierry, B., Paukner, A., de Waal, F.B.M., Widness, J., Essler, J. & Weiss, A. (2013). Personality structure in brown capuchin monkeys: Comparisons with chimpanzees, orangutans, and rhesus macaques. Journal of Comparative Psychologydoi: 10.1037/a0031723

Morton, F.B., Lee, P.C., & Buchanan-Smith, H.M. (2013). Taking personality selection bias seriously in animal cognition research: A case study in capuchin monkeys (Sapajus apella)Animal Cognition. 16, 677–684 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-013-0603-5

2012

Schel, A. M., Rawlings, B., Claidiere, N., Wilke, C., Wathan, J., Richardson, J., Pearson, S., Herrelko, E. S., Whiten, A. & Slocombe, K. (2012). Network analysis of social changes in a captive chimpanzee community following the successful integration of two adult groups. American Journal of Primatology 75, 254-66. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22101

Bowler, M., Buchanan-Smith, H.M., & Whiten, A. (2012). Assessing Public Engagement with Science in a University Primate Research Centre in a National Zoo. PLoS ONE, 7 (4) https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0034505

Buchanan-Smith, H.M. (2012). Mixed-species exhibition of Neotropical primates: analysis of species combination success.  International Zoo Yearbook, 46,150-163. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-1090.2011.00151.x

Claidière, N., Bowler, M., & Whiten, A. (2012). Evidence for Weak or Linear Conformity but Not for Hyper-Conformity in an Everyday Social Learning Context. PLoS ONE 7(2): e30970. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030970

Claidière, N., & Whiten, A. (2012). Integrating the study of conformity and culture in humans and nonhuman animalsPsychological Bulletin 138: 126-145. https://doi.apa.org/doi/10.1037/a0025868

2011

Dufour, V., Sueur, C., Whiten, A. & Buchanan-Smith, H.M. (2011). The impact of moving to a novel environment on social networks, activity and wellbeing in two new world primatesAmerican Journal of Primatology, Special Issue on Social Networks in Primates Volume 73, Issue 8, pages 802–811. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.20943

Macdonald, C. & Whiten, A. (2011). The ‘Living Links to Human Evolution’ Research Centre in Edinburgh Zoo: a new endeavour in collaboration. International Zoo Yearbook. Volume 45, Issue 1, pages 7–17. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-1090.2010.00120.x

2010

Leonardi, R., Buchanan-Smith, H., Dufour, V., MacDonald, C. & Whiten, A. (2010). Living Together: Behaviour and welfare in single and mixed species groups of capuchin (Cebus apella) and squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus).  American Journal of Primatology 72(1):33-47. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.20748

 

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