Publications

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

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 processes124, 38-46.

Polgár, Z., Wood, L., & Haskell, M. J. (2016). Individual differences in zoo-housed squirrel monkeys’ (Saimiri sciureus) reactions to visitors, research participation, and personality ratings. American Journal of Primatology. doi:10.1002/ajp.22639

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. 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. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2016.05.029

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 Primatology77(10), 1097-1108.

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, pp. 163 -171.

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 humans. Scientific Reports, 5: 7631. DOI: 10.1038/srep07631.

2014

Claidière, N., Bowler, M., Brookes, S., Brown, R. & Whiten, A. (2014). Frequency of behaviour witnessed and conformity in an everyday social learning context. PLOS ONE 9, e99874.

Lefevre CE, Wilson VAD, Morton FB, Brosnan SF, Paukner A, et al. (2014) Facial Width-To-Height Ratio Relates to Alpha Status and Assertive Personality in Capuchin Monkeys. PLoS ONE 9(4): e93369. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093369

2013

Wilson, V., Lefevre, C.E., Morton, F.B., Brosnan, S.F., Paukner, A. and Bates, T.C. (2013). Personality and facial morphology: Links to assertiveness and neuroticism in capuchins (Sapajus [Cebus] apella). Personality and Individual Differences. (IN PRESS)

Rimpley, K and 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.

Claidière, N, Messer, EJM, Hoppitt, William and Whiten, Andrew (2013). Diffusion Dynamics of Socially Learned Foraging Techniques in Squirrel Monkeys. Current Biology. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.05.036

Buchanan-Smith,Hannah M. Griciute, Joana, Daoudi,Sophia, Leonardi, Rebecca and Whiten, Andrew (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. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2013.04.004

Morton FB, Lee PC, Buchanan-Smith HM, Brosnan S, Thierry B, Paukner A, de Waal FBM, Widness J, Essler J & Weiss A (2013). Personality structure in brown capuchin monkeys: Comparisons with chimpanzees, orangutans, and rhesus macaques. Journal of Comparative Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0031723

Morton FB, Lee PC, Buchanan-Smith HM (2013). Taking personality selection bias seriously in animal cognition research: A case study in capuchin monkeys (Sapajus apella). Animal CognitionDOI: 10.1007/s10071-013-0603-5.

2012

Schel, M.A., Rawlings, B., Claidiere, N., Wilke, C, Wathan, J, Richardson, J, Pearson, S, Herrelko, E, Whiten,  A., and 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 00:1-13.

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) DOI: 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.

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 animals. Psychological Bulletin 138: 126-145.

2011

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

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.

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.

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