Most recent publications

Bortolato, T., Girard-Buttoz, C., Mundry, R., Wittig, R. M. & Crockford, C. (in press). Slow development of vocal sequences through ontogeny in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus). Developmental Sciences.

Gräßle, T., Crockford, C., Eichner, C. … Weiskopf, N., Leedertz, F. H. & Wittig, R. M. (in press). Sourcing high tissue quality brains from deceased wild primates with known socio-ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Bründl, A., Girard-Buttoz, C., Bortolato, T., Samuni, L., Grampp, M., Löhrich, T., Tkaczynski, P., Wittig, R. M. & Crockford, C. (2022) Maternal effects on the development of vocal communication in wild chimpanzees. iSciences, 25(10): 105152.

Girard-Buttoz, C., Bortolato, T., Laporte, M., Grampp, M., Zuberbühler, K., Wittig R. M. & Crockford, C. (2022) Population specific call order in chimpanzee greeting vocalisations. iSCience, 25(9): 104851.

Oelze, V. M., O'Neal, I., Wittig, R. M., Kupczik, K., Schulz-Kornas, E., & Hohmann, G. (2022). A skew in poo: Biases in primate fecal isotope analysis and recommendations for standardized sample preparation (advance online). American Journal of Primatology, e23436.

Ellis, S., Johnston, R. A., Cant, M. A., ... Wittig, R. M., & Croft, D. P. (2022). Patterns and consequences of age-linked change in local relatedness in animal societies. Nature Ecology and Evolution,

Fontsere, C., Kuhlwilm, M., Morcillo-Suarez, C., ... Wittig, R. M., ... Lizano, E., Arandjelovic, M., & Marques-Bonet, T. (2022). Population dynamics and genetic connectivity in recent chimpanzee history. Cell Genomics, 2(6): 100133.

Girard-Buttoz, C., Zaccarella, E., Bortolato, T., Friederici, A. D., Wittig, R. M., & Crockford, C. (2022). Chimpanzees produce diverse vocal sequences with ordered and recombinatorial properties. Communications Biology, 5: 410.

Patrono, L. V., Röthemeier, C., Kouadio, L., Couacy‐Hymann, E., Wittig, R. M., Calvignac‐Spencer, S., & Leendertz, F. H. (2022). Non‐invasive genomics of respiratory pathogens infecting wild great apes using hybridisation capture (advance online). Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 12984.

Schülke, O., Anzà, S., Crockford, C., De Moor, D., Deschner, T., Fichtel, C., Gogarten, J. F., Kappeler, P. M., Manin, V., Müller-Klein, N., Prox, L., Sadoughi, B., Touitou, S., Wittig, R. M., & Ostner, J. (2022). Quantifying within-group variation in sociality—covariation among metrics and patterns across primate groups and species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 76: 50.

Grawunder, S., Uomini, N., Samuni, L., Bortolato, T., Girard-Buttoz, C., Wittig, R. M., & Crockford, C. (2022). Chimpanzee vowel-like sounds and voice quality suggest formant space expansion through the hominoid lineage. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 377(1841): 20200455.

Bründl, A. C., Tkaczynski, P. J., Kohou, G. N., Boesch, C., Wittig, R. M., & Crockford, C. (2022). Response to the commentary ‘Becoming uniquely human? Comparing chimpanzee to human infancy’. Developmental Science, 25(1): e13143.

Lemoine, S. R. T., Samuni, L., Crockford, C. ǂ., & Wittig, R. M. (2022). Parochial cooperation in wild chimpanzees: A model to explain the evolution of parochial altruism. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 377(1851).