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PUBLICATIONS (2015-Present)

My complete publication list is here.

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest"

- Benjamin Franklin -

In press

ManyPrimates. (In press). The evolution of primate short-term memory. Animal Behavior and Cognition.


Sanders, J.G., Yan, W., Moeller, A.H., Mjungu, D.M., Lonsdorf, E.V., Hart, J.A., Sanz, C.M., Morgan, D.B., Peeters, M., Hahn, B.H. (In press). A low-cost genomics workflow enables isolate screening and strain-level analyses within microbiomes. Genome Biology.


Scully, E., Liu, W., Li, Y., Ndjango, J-B., Peeters, M., Kamenya, S., Pusey, A., Lonsdorf, E., Sanz, C., Morgan, D., Piel, A., Stewart, F., Gonder, M., Simmons, N., Assimwe, C., Zuberbuhler, K., Koops, K., Chapman, C., Chancellor, R., Rundus, A., Huffman, M., Wolfe, N., Hahn, B., Wrangham, R. (In press). The ecology and epidemiology of malaria parasitism in wild chimpanzee reservoirs. Communications Biology.


Lonsdorf, E.V. and Sanz, C.M. (2022). Behavioral and cognitive perspectives on the evolution of tool use from wild chimpanzees. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 46: 101144.


Lonsdorf, E.V., Travis, D.A., Raphael, J., Kamenya, S., Lipende, I., Mwacha, D., Collins, D.A., Wilson, M., Mjungu, D., Murray, C., Bakuza, J., Wolf, T.M., Parsons, M.P., Deere, J., Lantz, E., Kinsel, M.J., Santymire, R., Pintea, L., Terio, K.A., Hahn, B.H., Pusey, A.E., Goodall, J., Gillespie, T.R. (2022). The Gombe Ecosystem Health Project: 16 years of program evolution and lessons learned. American Journal of Primatology 84: e23300.


Campos, F.A., Altmann, J., Cords, M., Fedigan, L.M., Lawler, R., Lonsdorf, E.V., Stoinski, T.S., Strier, K.B., Bronikowskii A.M., Pusey, A.E., Alberts, S.C. (2022). Female reproductive aging in seven primate species: patterns and consequences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119: e2117669119.


Howard, L.H., Lonsdorf, E.V. (2022). The eyes have it: using non-invasive eye tracking to advance comparative social cognition research. In: M.J. Beran & B.L. Schwartz (Eds.), Primate Cognitive Studies. Cambridge University Press.


Nelson, R.S., Lonsdorf, E.V., Terio, K.A., Wellens, K.R., Lee, S.M., Murray, C.M. (2022). Drinking frequency in wild lactating chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) and their offspring. American Journal of Primatology, 23371.


Lonsdorf, E.V., Stanton, Wellens, K.W., Murray, C.M. (2021). Wild chimpanzee immatures exhibit adult-like foraging patterns around the age of weaning. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 175: 268-281.


Deere, J., Schaber, K.L, Travis, D.A., Foerster, S., Gilby, I.C., Feldblum, J. T., VanderWaal, K., Wolf, T.M., Tavis, D.A., Raphael, J., Lipende, I., Mjungu, D., Pusey, A.E., Lonsdorf, E.V., Gillespie, T. (2021). Gregariousness is associated with parasite species richness in a community of wild chimpanzees. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 75: 87.


Goldman, S.L., Sanders, J. G., Yan, W., Denice, A., Cornwall, M., Ivey, K.N., Taylor, E.N., Gunderson, A.R., Sheehan, M.J., Mjungu, D., Lonsdorf, E.V., Pusey, A.E., Hahn, B.H., Moeller, A.H. (2021). Culture-enriched community profiling improves resolution of the vertebrate gut microbiota. Molecular Ecology Resources.


Lee, S.M., Hohmann, G., Lonsdorf, E.V., Fruth, B., Murray, C.M. (2021). Gregariousness, foraging budgets, and social interactions in wild lactating bonobos and chimpanzees. Behavioral Ecology 32: 188-198.


Lee, S.M., Sutherland, L.J., Fruth, B., Murray, C.M., Lonsdorf, E.V., Arbenz-Smith, K., Augusto, R., Brogan, S., Canington, S.L., Lee, K.C., McGrath, K., McFarlin, S.C., Hohmann, G. (2021). In vivo deciduous dental eruption in LuiKotale bonobos and Gombe chimpanzees. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 176: 684-691.


Musgrave, S., Lonsdorf, E., Morgan, D., Sanz, C. (2021). The ontogeny of termite gathering among chimpanzees in the Goualougo Triangle, Republic of Congo. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 174: 187-200.


Parsons, M.B., Travis, D.A., Lonsdorf, E.V., Lipende, I., Elchoufi, D., Gilagiza, B., Collins, A., Kamenya, S., Tauxe, R.V., Gillespie, T.R. (2021). Antimicrobial resistance creates threat to chimpanzee health and conservation in the wild. Pathogens 10: 477.


Zipple, M.N., Altmann, J., Campos, F.A., Cords, M., Fedigan, L.M., Lawler, R.L., Lonsdorf, E.V., Perry, S., Pusey, A.E., Stoinski, T.S., Strier, K.B., Alberts, S.C. (2021). Maternal death and offspring fitness in multiple wild primates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (1) e2015317118.


Lonsdorf, E.V., Stanton, M.A., Goodall, J., Pusey, A.E., Murray, C.M. (2020). Sources of variation in weaned age among wild chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 171:419–429.

Lonsdorf, E.V., Wilson, M.L., Boehm, E., *Delaney-Soesman, J., *Grebey, T., Murray, C.,

Wellens, K., Pusey, A.E. (2020) Why chimpanzees carry dead infants: an empirical assessment of existing hypotheses. Royal Society Open Science 7: 200931.

Lee, S.M., Hohmann, G., Lonsdorf, E.V., Fruth, B., Murray, C.M. (2020). Gregariousness, foraging budgets, and social interactions in wild lactating bonobos and chimpanzees. Behavioral Ecology.

Musgrave, S., Lonsdorf, E., Morgan, D., *Prestipino, M., Kurtycz, L., Mundry, R., Sanz, C. (2020).  Teaching varies with task complexity in wild chimpanzees.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(2): 969-976.

Stanton, M.A., Lonsdorf, E.V., Murray, C.M., Pusey, A.E. (2020).  Consequences of maternal loss before and after weaning in male and female chimpanzees.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

Wilson, B. J., Brosnan, S.F., Lonsdorf, E.V., Sanz, C.M. (2020). Consistent differences in a virtual world model of ape societies. Scientific Reports 10:14075.

Wilson, M.L., Lonsdorf, E.V., Mjungu, D.C., Kamenya, S., Elihuruma W.K., Collins, D.A., Gillespie,T.R., Travis, D.A., Lipende, I., Mwacha, D., Ndimuligo, S.A., Pintea, L.A., Raphael, J., Mtiti, E.R., Hahn, B.H., Pusey, A.E., Goodall, J. (2020). Research and conservation in the Greater Gombe Ecosystem: challenges and opportunities. Biological Conservation.

Wolf, T.M., Deere, J.R., Lonsdorf, E.V., Collins, D.A., Gillespie, T.R., Terio, K., Murray, C.M., Mjungu, D., Kamenya, S., Mwacha, D., Raphael, J., Lipende, I., Bakuza, J., Gilagiza, B., Milstein, M.S., Shaffer, C.A., Wilson, M.L., Detwiler, K.M., & Travis, D.A. (2020). Forming, Storming and Norming Your Way into One Health: The Gombe Case Study. In S. Knauf & L. Jones-Engel (Eds.), Neglected Diseases in Monkeys: From the Monkey-Human Interface to One Health. Springer Nature: Neglected Diseases in Monkeys.


Lonsdorf, E.V., *Engelbert, L.M., Howard, L.H. (2019). A competitive drive? Same-sex attentional preferences in capuchins.  American Journal of Primatology. Doi: 10.1002/ajp.22998

Bibollet-Ruche, F., Russell, R.M., Liua, W., Stewart-Jones, G.B.E, Sherrill-Mix, S., Li, Y., Learn, G.H., Smith, A.G., Gondima, M.V.P, Plenderleith, L.J., Decker, J.M., Easlick, J.L., Wetzel, K.S., Collman, R.G., Ding, S., Finzi, A., Ayouba, A., Peeters, M., Leendertz, F.H., van Schijndel, J., Goedmakers, A., Ton, E., Boesch, C., Kuehl, H., Arandjelovic, Dieguez, P., Murai, M., Colin, C., Koops, K., Speede, S., Gonder, M.K., Muller, M.N., Sanz, C.M., Morgan, D.B., Atencia, R., Cox, D., Piel, A.K., Stewart, F.A., Ndjango, J-B.N., Mjungu, D., Lonsdorf, E.V., Pusey, A.E., Kwong, P.D., Sharp, P.M., Shaw, G.M., Hahn, B.H. (2019). CD4 receptor diversity in chimpanzees protects against SIV infection.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Lee, S.M., Murray, C.M., Lonsdorf, E.V., Fruth, B., Stanton, M.A., Nichols, J., Hohmann, G. (2019). Comparative behavioral data from wild female bonobos and chimpanzees reveal broadly conserved maturational pathways but some evidence for divergence. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Wolf, T.M., Singer, R.S., Lonsdorf, E.V., Maclehose, R., Gillespie, T.R., Lipende, I., Raphael, J., Terio, K., Murray, C., Pusey, A., Hahn, B.H., Kamenya, S., Mjungu, D., Travis, D.A. (2019). Syndromic surveillance of respiratory disease in free-living chimpanzees.  Ecohealth 16(2): 275-286. doi: 10.1007/s10393-019-01400-y

Wolf, T., Wang, W., Lonsdorf, E., Gillespie, T., Pusey, A., Gilby, I., Travis, D., Singer, R. (2019). Optimizing syndromic health surveillance in free ranging great apes: the case of Gombe National Park. Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 509-518.


Lonsdorf, E.V., Stanton, M.A., Murray, C.M. (2018). Sex differences in maternal infant-sibling interactions in wild chimpanzees.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72:117.

Lonsdorf, E.V., Gillespie, T.G., Wolf, T., Lipende, I., Raphael, J., Bakuza, J., Murray, C.M., Wilson, M.L., Kamenya, S., Mjungu, D., Collins, D.A., Gilby, I.C., Stanton, M.A., Terio, K.A., Barbian, H.J., Li, Y., Ramirez, M., *Krupnick, A., *Seidl, E., Goodall, J., Hahn, B.H., Pusey, A.E., Travis, D.A. (2018).  Socioecological correlates of clinical signs in two communities of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) at Gombe National Park, Tanzania.  American Journal of Primatology 80: e22562.

Barbian, H.J., Connell, A.J., Avitto, A.N., Russell, R.M., Smith, A.G., Gundlapally, M.S.,

Shazad, A.L., Li, Y., Bibollet-Ruche F., Wroblewski, E.E., Mjungu, D, Lonsdorf, E.V., Stewart, F.A., Piel, A.K., Pusey, A.E., Hahn, B.H. (2018).  CHIIMP: An automated high-throughput microsatellite genotyping approach reveals greater allelic diversity in wild chimpanzees.  Ecology and Evolution 8: 7946-7963.

Deere, J.R., Parsons, M.B., Lonsdorf, E.V., Lipende, I., Kamenya, S., Collins, D.A., Travis, D.A., Gillespie, T.R. (2018). Entamoeba histolytica infection in humans, chimpanzees, and baboons in the Greater Gombe Ecosystem, Tanzania. Parasitology 1-7.

Howard, L., Festa, C*, Lonsdorf, E.V. (2018).  Through their eyes: The influence of social models on attention and memory in capuchin monkeys. Journal of Comparative Psychology 132: 210-219.

Lantz, E.L., Lonsdorf, E.V., Heintz, M.R., Murray, C.M., Lipende, I., Travis, D.A., Santymire, R.M. (2018). Non-invasive quantification of Immunoglobulin A in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). American Journal of Primatology 80: e22558.

Murray, C.M., Stanton, M.A., Wellens, K.R., Santymire, R.M., Heintz, M.R., Lonsdorf, E.V. (2018).  Maternal effects on offspring stress physiology in wild chimpanzees. American Journal of Primatology 80: e22525.

Schell, C.J., Young, J.K, Lonsdorf, E.V., Mateo, J.M., Santymire, R.M. (2018). It takes two: Evidence for reduced sexual conflict over parental care in a biparental canid. Journal of Mammalogy 99: 75-88.

Schell, C.J., Young, J.K, Lonsdorf, E.V., Santymire, R.M, Mateo, J.M. (2018). Parental habituation to human disturbance over time reduces fear of humans in coyote offspring.  Ecology and Evolution 2018: 1-16.

Terio, K.A., Lonsdorf, E.V., Kinsel, M.J., Raphael, J., Lipende, I., Gilagiza, B., Collins, D.A., Hahn, B.H., Travis, D.A., Gillespie, T.R. (2018). Oesophagostomiasis on non-human primates in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. American Journal of Primatology 80: e22572.

Travis, D.A., Lonsdorf, E.V., Gillespie, T.R. (2018). The grand challenge of great ape health and conservation in the anthropocene. American Journal of Primatology 80: e22717.


Lonsdorf, E.V. (2017). Sex differences in non-human primate behavioral development. Journal of Neuroscience Research 95: 213–221.

Edwards, W., Pontzer, H., Lonsdorf. E.V. (2017).  Total energy expenditure in captive Sapajus apella.  American Journal of Primatology 79: e22638.

Gilby, I.C., Machanda, Z.P., O’Malley, R.C., Murray, C.M., Lonsdorf, E.V., Walker, K., Mjungu, D.C., Otali,E., Muller, M.N., Emery Thompson, M., Wrangham, R.W., Pusey, A.E. (2017).  Predation by female chimpanzees: toward an understanding of sex differences in meat acquisition among early hominins. Journal of Human Evolution 110: 82-94.

Heintz, M.R., Murray, C.M., Markham, A.C., Pusey, A.E., Lonsdorf, E.V. (2017). The relationship between social play and developmental milestones in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii).  American Journal of Primatology 79: e22716.

Miller, J.A., Stanton, M.A., Lonsdorf, E.V., Wellens, K.R., Markham, A.C., Murray, C.M. (2017). Limited evidence for third-party affiliation during development in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). Royal Society Open Science 4: 170500.

Paukner, A., Wooddell, L.J., Lefevre, C., Lonsdorf, E., Lonsdorf, E.V. (2017). Do capuchin monkeys (Sapajus apella) prefer symmetrical face shapes? Journal of Comparative Psychology 131: 73-77.

Schell, C.M., Young, J.K, Lonsdorf, E.V., Mateo, J.M., Santymire, R.M. (2017). Investigation of techniques to measure cortisol and testosterone concentrations in coyote hair. Zoo Biology 9999:1-6.

Stanton, M.A., Lonsdorf, E.V., Pusey, A.E., Murray, C.M. (2017). Do juveniles help or hinder? Influence of juvenile offspring on maternal behavior and reproductive outcomes in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Human Evolution.  Journal of Human Evolution 111: 152-162.



Lonsdorf, E.V., Bonnie, K.E., *Grim, M., *Krupnick, A., *Prestipino, M., *Whyte, J. (2016).  Social influences on the spread of arbitrary conventions among capuchin monkeys.  Behaviour 153: 633-654.

Moeller, A.H., Caro-Quintero, A., Muller, M.N., Pusey, A.E., Mjungu, D., Hahn, B.H., Lonsdorf, E.V., Ochman, H. (2016). Gut bacteria co-speciated with Hominins. Science 353: 380-382.

Murray, C.M. Stanton, M.A., Lonsdorf, E.V., Wroblewski, E., Pusey, A.E. (2016). Chimpanzee fathers bias their behavior toward their offspring. Royal Society Open Science 3: 160441.

Musgrave, S., Morgan, D., Lonsdorf, E., Mundry, R., Sanz, C. (2016). Tool transfers are a form of teaching among chimpanzees.  Scientific Reports 6: 34783.

O’Malley, R.C., Stanton, M.A., Gilby, I.C., Lonsdorf, E.V., Pusey, A.E., Markham, A.C., Murray, C.M. (2016). Low-ranking female chimpanzees increase meat consumption during pregnancy. Journal of Human Evolution 90:16-28.

Robinson, L., Waran, N.K., Leach, M.C., Morton, F.B., Paukner, A., Lonsdorf, E., Handel, I., Wilson, V.A., Brosnan, S., Weiss, A. (2016).  Happiness is positive welfare in brown capuchins (Sapajus apella) Applied Animal Behaviour Science 181: 145-151.

Schell, C.J, Young, J.K., Lonsdorf, E.V., Mateo, J.M., Santymire, R.M. (2016). Olfactory attractants and parity affect prenatal androgens and territoriality of coyote breeding pairs.  Physiology and Behavior 165:43-54.


Barbian, H.J., Li, Y., Ramirez, M., Klase, Z., Lipende, I., Mjungu, D., Moeller, A.H., Wilson, M.L., Pusey, A.E., Lonsdorf, E.V., Bushman, F.D., Hahn, B.H. (2015). Destabilization of the gut microbiome marks the end-stage of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus infection in wild chimpanzees. American Journal of Primatology DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22515.

Hopper, L., Tennie, C., Ross, S., Lonsdorf, E. (2015). Chimpanzees create and modify probe-tools functionally: a study with zoo-housed chimpanzees.  American Journal of Primatology 77: 162-170.

Markham, A.C., Lonsdorf, E.V., Pusey, A.E., Murray, C.M. (2015). Maternal rank influences the outcome of aggressive interactions between immature chimpanzees.  Animal Behaviour 100: 192-198.

Meguerditchian, A., Phillips, K.A., Chapelain, A., Mahovetz, L.M., Milne, S., Stoinski, T., Bania, A., Lonsdorf, E., Schaeffer, J., Russell, J., Hopkins, W.D. (2015). Handedness for unimanual grasping in 564 great apes: the effect on grip morphology and a comparison with hand use for a bimanual coordinated task. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01794.

Parsons, M.B., Travis, D., Lonsdorf, E.V., Lipende, I., Roellig, D., Collins, A., Kamenya, S., Xiao, L., Gillespie, T.R. (2015). Epidemiology and molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. in humans, wild primates, and domesticated animals in the Greater Gombe Ecosystem, Tanzania. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003529.

Shields, J.N. and Lonsdorf, E.V. (2015). Sex differences in caffeine addiction among rats, Rattus norvegicus. Journal of Behavioral and Neuroscience Research 12:1-6.

Stanton, M.A., Heintz, M.R., Lonsdorf, E.V., Santymire, R.S., Lipende, I., Murray, C.M. (2015). Maternal behavior and physiological stress levels in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). International Journal of Primatology 36:473–488.

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