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Fröhlich, M., Müller, G., Zeiträg, C., Wittig, R. M., & Pika, S. (2017). Gestural development of chimpanzees in the wild: The impact of interactional experience. Animal Behaviour, 134, 271-282.

Crockford, C., Wittig, R. M., & Zuberbühler, K. (2017). Vocalizing in chimpanzees is influenced by social-cognitive processes. Science Advances, 3(11): e1701742.

Mielke, A., Samuni, L., Preis, A., Gogarten, J. F., Crockford, C. ǂ., & Wittig, R. M. (2017). Bystanders intervene to impede grooming in Western chimpanzees and sooty mangabeys. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 171296.

Köndgen, S., Calvignac-Spencer, S., Grützmacher, K., Keil, V., Mätz-Rensing, K., Nowak, K., Metzger, S., Kiyang, J., Becker, A. L., Deschner, T., Wittig, R. M., Lankester, F., & Leendertz, F. H. (2017). Evidence for Human Streptococcus pneumoniae in wild and captive chimpanzees: A potential threat to wild populations. Scientific Reports, 7: 14581.

Wittig, R. M. (2017). Tai Chimpanzees (advance online). In J. Vonk, & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Zimmermann, F., Köhler, S. M., Nowak, K., Dupke, S., Barduhn, A., Düx, A., Lang, A., Nys, H. M. D., Gogarten, J. F., Grunow, R., Couacy-Hymann, E., Wittig, R. M., Klee, S. R., & Leendertz, F. H. (2017). Low antibody prevalence against Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis in Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire, indicates high rate of lethal infections in wildlife. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(9): e0005960.

Hoffmann, C., Zimmermann, F., Biek, R., ... Wieler, L. H., Boesch, C., Klee, S. R., Wittig, R. M., Calvignac-Spencer, S., & Leendertz, F. H. (2017). Persistent anthrax as a major driver of wildlife mortality in a tropical rainforest. Nature, 548(7665), 82-86.

Surbeck, M., Boesch, C., Girard-Buttoz, C., Crockford, C., Hohmann, G., & Wittig, R. M. (2017). Comparison of male conflict behavior in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus), with specific regard to coalition and post-conflict behavior. American Journal of Primatology, 79(6): e22641.

Surbeck, M., Girard-Buttoz, C., Boesch, C., Crockford, C., Fruth, B., Hohmann, G., Langergraber, K., Zuberbühler, K., Wittig, R. M., & Mundry, R. (2017). Sex-specific association patterns in bonobos and chimpanzees reflect species differences in cooperation. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 161081.

Mossoun, A., Calvignac-Spencer, S., Anoh, A. E., ... Couacy-Hymann, E., Fruth, B., Wittig, R. M., Leendertz, F., & Schubert, G. (2017). Bushmeat hunting and zoonotic transmission of Simian T-lymphotropic virus 1 in tropical West and Central Africa. Journal of Virology, 91(10): e02479-16.


Samuni, L., Preis, A., Mundry, R., Deschner, T., Crockford, C. ǂ., & Wittig, R. M. (2017). Oxytocin reactivity during intergroup conflict in wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(2), 268-273.

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