On this page, add the citations for the papers you choose for our Literature Potluck meetings.


What is a Literature Potluck?

Everyone brings a paper to share. Pick something recent that you found particularly interesting, be prepared to spend 5-10 minutes describing it to the group. Bring 5-6 hard copies to share around, and post the citation on this Literature Potluck page of the wiki.

Citations for the Lit Potluck: 02/20/14

1. Susan: Hazzah et al. 2014, Efficacy of two lion conservation programs in Maasailand, Kenya. Conservation Biology no volume number yet (available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.proxy.lib.duke.edu/enhanced/doi/10.1111/cobi.12244/).
2. Joseph: Stevens, Jeffrey R, Jenny Volstorf, Lael J Schooler, and Jörg Rieskamp. 2010. “Forgetting Constrains the Emergence of Cooperative Decision Strategies.” Frontiers in psychology 1(January): 235.

Werner, G. D. a., J. E. Strassmann, a. B. F. Ivens, D. J. P. Engelmoer, E. Verbruggen, D. C. Queller, R. Noe, N. C. Johnson, P. Hammerstein, and E. T. Kiers. 2014. “Evolution of Microbial Markets.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(4): 1237–44.



Citations for the Lit Potluck: 01/23/14

1. Anne, Emily B., Joseph, Steffen: Newton-Fisher, N. E. 2014. Roving females and patient males: a new perspective on the mating strategies of chimpanzees. Biological Reviews.
2. Matthias: Wittig RM, Crockford C, Deschner T, Langergraber KE, Ziegler TE, Zuberbuhler K. 2014. Food sharing is linked to urinary oxytocin levels and bonding in related and unrelated wild chimpanzees. Proc. R. Soc. B. 281: 20133096. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.3096
3. Emily M: Dias and Ressler. (2014). Parental olfactory experience influences behavior and neural structure in subsequent generations. Nature Neuroscience
17:1. 89-96. http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v17/n1/pdf/nn.3594.pdf
4. Mercy A: Bokony et al. (2014) Necessity or capacity? Physiological state predicts problem-solving performance in house sparrows.Behavioral Ecology (2014), 25(1), 124–135. doi:10.1093/beheco/art094

Citations for the Lit Potluck: 11/21/13

1. Mathias: Pfefferle, D., Ruiz-Lambides, A. V., & Widdig, A. (2014). Female rhesus macaques discriminate unfamiliar paternal sisters in playback experiments: support for acoustic phenotype matching. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1774), 20131628.
2. Emily M: Johnston, Susan; Gratten, Jacob; Berenos, Camillo; Pilkington, Jill; Clutton-Brock, Tim, Pemberton, Josephine; Slate, Jon. (2013) Life history trade-offs at a single locus maintain sexually selected genetic variation. Nature. 502:93-95.
3.Mercy A: a) A summarized/synthesized article (an easier read). http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130722123206.htm
b) Actual article - Yomayra F Guzmán, Natalie C Tronson, Vladimir Jovasevic, Keisuke Sato, Anita L Guedea, Hiroaki Mizukami, Katsuhiko Nishimori, Jelena Radulovic. Fear-enhancing effects of septal oxytocin receptors. Nature Neuroscience, 2013; DOI:10.1038/nn.3465
4. Emily B: Owen, M., Swaisgood, R., McGeehan, L., Zhou, X., and D. Lindburg. 2013. Dynamics of Male-Female Multimodal Signaling Behavior across the Estrous Cycle in Giant Pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Ethology 119: 869-880.
5. Amanda S: Fisher, D., Dickman, C., Jones, M., and S. Blomberg. 2013. Sperm competition drives the evolution of suicidal reproduction in mammals. PNAS 110 (44): 17910-17914.
6. Vivienne: Elgar, M., Jones, T., and K. McNamara. 2013. Promiscuous words. Frontiers in Zoology 10:66.
7. Mercy: Smet, A. and R. Byrne. 2013. African Elephants Can Use Human Pointing Cues to Find Hidden Food. Current Biology 23:2033-2037. (check out supplemental information- there are movie showing the elephants doing the study)

Citations for the Lit Potluck: 10/31/13

1. Ian: Janmaat, Ban and Boesch, in press. Chimpanzees use long-term spatial memory to monitor large fruit trees and remember feeding experiences across seasons. Animal Behaviour DOI:10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.09.021
2. Mathias: Wheeler, Scarry & Koenig. (2013). Rates of agonism among female primates: a cross-taxon perspective. Behavioral Ecology, 24(6), 1369-1380.
3. Jake (Happy Halloween!) Imported Loa loa filariasis: three cases and a review of cases reported in non-endemic countries in the past 25 years. Int J Infect Dis. 2012 Sep;16(9):e649-62. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2012.05.1023. Epub 2012 Jul 10.
4. Vivienne: McGrew, W.C. 2013. Is primate tool use special? Chimpanzee and New Caledonian crow compared. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. doi:10.1098/rstb.2012.0422 1471-2970
5. Steffen: Grear, D. A., L. T. Luong and P. J. Hudson (2013). "Network transmission inference: host behavior and parasite life-cycle make social networks meaningful in disease ecology." Ecological Applications. doi: 10.1890/13-0907.1
6. Chris: Lordkipanidze et al. 2013. A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the Evolutionary Biology of Early Homo. Science 342: 326-331.
7. Susan: Ghaderi D., Springer SA, Fang M, Cohen M, Secrest P, Taylor RE, Varki A, Gagneux P. 2011. Sexual selection by female immunity against paternal antigens can fix loss of function alleles. PNAS 108: 17743-17748.
8. Amanda: Carpenter et. al., Pulling out the 1%: Whole-Genome Capture for the Targeted Enrichment of Ancient DNA Sequencing Libraries, The American Journal of Human Genetics (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.10.002.
9. Emily Boehm: Zahavi, Amotz and Marina Perel. 2011. The information encoded by the sex steroid hormones testosterone and estrogen: A hypothesis. Journal of Theoretical Biology 280 (2011): 146-149

Citations for the Lit Potluck: 9/19/13

1. Susan Alberts: Lührs, Dammhahn and Kappeler 2012. Strength in numbers; males in a carnivore grow bigger when they associate and hunt cooperatively. BES 24: 21-28.
2. Mercy: Tecot et al 2013. Risky business: sex differences in mortality and dispersal in a polygynous, monomorphic lemur. doi:10.1093/beheco/art008
3. Amanda Shaver: Bruck 2013. Decades-long social memory in bottlenose dolphins. Proc. R. Soc. B 280
4. Mathias: Grueter et al. 2013. Grooming and group cohesion in primates: implications for the evolution of language. Evolution and Human Behavior 34: 61–68.
5. Anne Pusey:Jaeggi, Adrian V.; Gurven,Michael 2013. Natural cooperators: Food sharing in humans and other primates EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY, 22 (4): 186-195
6. Emily Boehm: Madden, and Whiteside. 2013. Variation in female mate choice and mating success is affected by sex ratio experienced during early life. Animal Behavior 86: 139-142.
7. Lauren Gordon: Nettle, Cronin, Bateson. 2013. Responses of chimpanzees to cues of conspecific observation. Animal Behavior 86 (3): 595-602.
8. Emily McLean: Carney et. al. 2010. Power Posing: Brief Nonverbal Displays Affect Neuroendocrine Levels and Risk Tolerance. Psychological Science 20 (10): 1-6.

Citations for the Lit Potluck: 2/28/13





Citations for the Lit Potluck: 1/24/13

1. Emily Boehm: Arcadi & Wallauer, 2013. They wallop like they gallop: Audiovisual analysis reveals the influence of gait on buttress drumming by wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). International Journal of Primatology
2. Ian: Crockford et al. 2013. Urinary oxytocin and social bonding in related and unrelated wild chimpanzees. Proc. R. Soc. B 2013 280,
3. Joseph: Press, W. H., & Dyson, F. J. (2012). Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma contains strategies that dominate any evolutionary opponent. PNAS, 109(26), 10409–13.
4. Mathias: Pérez-Rodríguez L, Jovani L & Mougeot F 2013. Fractal geometry of a complex plumage trait reveals bird’s quality. Proc. R. Soc. B 2013 280
5. Emily: Bleakley, B and Brodie, E. 2009. Indirect genetic effects influence antipredator behavior in guppies... Evolution. 63-7:1796-1896.
6. Mercy: Cerebrospinal Fluid Monoaminergic Metabolites Differ in Wild Anubis and Hybrid (Anubis hamadryas) Baboons: Possible Relationships to Life History and Behavior. Neuropsychopharmacology 1999Vol. 20, No. 6
7. Susan: Social relationships and mortality risk: a meta-analytic review. Holt-Lunstad, Smith and Layton. PLoS Medicine 7: e1000316. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000316



Citations for the Wacky Lit Potluck: 4/26/12

  1. Joseph: Ma, X et al. 2012. Experimental delayed-choice entanglement swapping. Nature Physics. doi:10.1038/nphys2294
  2. Emily: Wong, J. & Michiels, N. 2011. Control of social monogamy through aggression in a hermaphroditic shrimp. Frontiers in Zoology. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-8-30
  3. Jake G: Huon Longman, Dr. Erin O'Connor, and Patricia Obst. CyberPsychology & Behavior. October 2009, 12(5): 563-566. doi:10.1089/cpb.2009.0001.
  4. Joseph: Davies, P., & Schulze-Makuch, D. 2010. To boldly go: a one-way human mission to Mars. Journal of Cosmology 12: 3619–3626. (http://www.abadss.com/forum/1125-universe-space/157531-journal-cosmology.html)

Citations for the Lit Potluck: 3/22/12

  1. Joseph: Dean et al. 2012. Identification of the Social and Cognitive Processes Underlying Human Cumulative Culture. Science 335: 1114-1118.
  2. Anne: van Noordwijk et al. 2012. Female philopatry and its social benefits among Bornean orangutans. Behav Ecol Sociobiol. DOI 10.1007/s00265-012-1330-7
  3. Emily: Surbeck et al. 2012. Mate competition, testosterone and intersexual relationships in bonobos, Pan paniscus. Animal Behaviour. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.12.010
  4. Ian: von Rohr CR, Koski SE, Burkart JM, Caws C, Fraser ON, et al. (2012) Impartial Third-Party Interventions in Captive Chimpanzees: A Reflection of Community Concern. PLoS ONE 7(3): e32494. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032494
  5. Mercy:Carsten Schradin Chi-Hang Yuen Hormone levels of male African striped mice change as they switch between alternative reproductive tactics
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2011.09.002,
  6. Rachna: A comparison of temperament in nonhuman apes and humans. Herrmann E, Hare B, Cissewski J and Tomasello M. 2011. Developmental Science 14(6): 1393-1405
  7. Joel: Mulcahy and Hedge (2012) Are great apes tested in an abject object-choice task? Animal Behaviour. 313-321. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.11.019
  8. Courtney: Nguyen et al. 2012. Sex differences in the mother-neonate relationship in wild baboons: social, experiential, and hormonal correlates. Animal Behavior 83(4): 891-903

Citations Lit Potluck: 2/16/12

  1. Joseph: Apicella, C., Marlowe, F., Fowler, J. & Christakis, N. (2012). Social networks and cooperation in hunter-gatherers. Nature 481, 497–501.
  2. Rachna: Cordoni G. and Palagi E. 2008. Reconciliation in Wolves (Canis lupus): New Evidence for a Comparative Perspective. Ethology 114(3): 298-308.
  3. Chris: Yamamoto, S., Humle, T. & Tanaka, M. 2012. Chimpanzees' flexible targeted helping based on an understanding of conspecifics' goals. PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1108517109.
  4. Ian: Carter, et al. 2012. Evaluating animal personalities: do observer assessments and experimental tests measure the same thing?. BES 66:153-160 doi: 10.1007/s00265-011-1263-6.
  5. Mercy: Rafacz et al. 2012. Hormonal Correlates of Paternal Care Differences in the Hylobatida. American Journal of Primatology 74:247–260 (2012). DOI 10.1002/ajp.21994

List of citations for second literature potluck of Spring 2012 (2/2/12)


  1. Joseph's Contribution: Potts, Watts, and Wrangham (2011). Comparative Feeding Ecology of Two Communities of Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Int J Primatol 32: 669-690.
  2. Patrick's contribution: Scelza BA 2010. Fathers' presence speeds the social and reproductive careers of sons. Current Anthropology 51: 295-303
  3. Courtney: Sagebakke, G. et al. 2011. Multiply mated males show higher embryo survival in a paternally caring fish. Behavioral Ecology 22(3): 625-629.
  4. Mercy's: Le Vin et al. 2011. Individual variation in helping in a cooperative breeder: relatedness versus behavioural type. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.05.021
  5. Jordan: Crockford et al. 2012. Wild chimpanzees inform ignorant group members of danger. Current Biology 22: 142-146.
  6. Rachna: Palagi and Cordoni 2009. Post-conflict third party affiliation in Canis lupus: do wolves share similarities with the great apes? Animal Behaviour 78: 979-986.
  7. Emily: Grodzinski, U., and Johnstone, R.A. 2012. Parents and offspring in an evolutionary game: the effect of supply on demand when costs of care vary. Proc. R. Soc. B 279:109-115.
  8. Anne: Hinde 2009. Richer milk for sons but more milk for daughters:sex-biased investment during lactation varies with maternal life history in rhesus macaques. Am J. Hum Biol. 21:512-519.
  9. Chris?: Hare, B., Wobber, V. and Wrangham, R. 2012. The self-domestication hypothesis: evolution of bonobo psychology is due to selection against aggression. Animal Behavior 30 (2012): 1-13

List of citations for first literature potluck of Spring (19 Jan 2012)


  1. Susan's contribution: Headland and Greene 2011. Hunter-gatherers and other primates as prey, predators and competitors of snakes. PNAS 108: E1470-1474.
  2. Mercy's Contribution: Charles L.Nunn, et al. 2000. Promiscuity and the Primate Immune System. Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5494.1168
  3. Anne's contribution: Stepwise evolution of stable sociality in primates. 2011. Nature 479:219. doi:10.1038/nature10601
  4. Courtney's contribution(s): 1) Krakauer et al. 2011. commentary: The opportunity for sexual selection: not mis-measured, just misunderstood. J. Evol. Biol. 24: 2064-2071 2) Fitze and Le Galliard 2011. Inconsistency between Different Measures of Sexual Selection. Am Nat 178 (2): 256-268. [don't worry...I'll be brief with each one so as not to bogart extra time!]
  5. Chris' Contribution: Kaneko T, Tomonaga M (2011) The perception of self-agency in chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B : Biological Sciences. (DOI:10.1098/rspb.2011.0611)
  6. Emily's Contribution: Wilson et al. 2012. Ecological and social factors affect the occurrence and outcomes of intergroup encounters in chimpanzees. Animal Behaviour 83(1): 277-291. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.11.004
  7. Amanda's Contribution: Waterland et al. 2010. Season of Conception in Rural Gambia Affects DNA Methylation at Putative Human Metastable Epialleles. PLoS Genetics 6(12): e1001252.
  8. Rachna: Crockford et al. 2012. Wild chimpanzees inform ignorant group members of danger. Current Biology 22(2)
  9. Ian: Bullinger et al. 2011. Coordination of Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in a Stag Hunt Game. Int J Primatol 32:1296–1310. 10.1007/s10764-011-9546-3
  10. Patrick: Ruppli et al. 2011. Cort promotes scramble competion in Barn owls. Evol. Biol. doi 10.1007/s11692-011-9152-5

List of citations for the fifth literature potluck (11 Nov 2011)

  1. Joseph's Contribution: Sanz & Morgan 2011. Elemental variation in the termite fishing of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Biol. Letters 7: 634-637.
  2. Anne's contribution: King, A.J., Sueur, C., Huchard, E., Cowlishaw, G. In press. A Rule-Of-Thumb Based On Social Affiliation Explains Collective Movements In Desert Baboons. Animal Behaviour. Doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.09.017
  3. Mercy's contribution: Parker et al 2010. Effects of age on cerebrospinal fluid oxytocin levels in free-ranging adult female and infant rhesus macaques.Behavioral Neuroscience 124(3), 428-433. doi:10.1037/a0019576
  4. Ian: Cheney et al. 2010. Contingent cooperation between wild female baboons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107:9562-9566.
  5. Patrick: Henkel et al. 2010: Infant as costly socal tools in male Barbary macaque networks. Animal Behaviour 79: 1199-1204


List of citations for fourth literature potluck (4 Nov 2011)

  1. Joseph's Contribution: Milot, et al. 2011. Evidence for evolution in response to natural selection in a contemporary human population. PNAS 108: 17040-17045. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1104210108).
  2. Susan's Contribution: Sallet et al. 2011. Social Network Size Affects Neural Circuits in Macaques. Science 334, pp. 697-700 (doi: 10.1126/science.1210027)
  3. Amanda's Contribution: Drummond et al. 2011. Natural 'poor start' does not increase mortality over the lifetime. Proc Roy Soc B 278: 3421-3427.
  4. Ian: McCowan et al. 2011. Network Stability Is a Balancing Act of Personality, Power, and Conflict Dynamics in Rhesus Macaque Societies. Plos One 6:e22350.
  5. Chris's Contribution: Gruber et al. 2011. Community-specific evaluation of tool affordances in wild chimpanzees. Scientific Reports. 1: doi:10.1038/srep00128.

List of citations for third literature potluck (28 Oct 2011)

  1. Jake G: Howells et al, 2011. Patterns of gastro-intestinal parasites and commensals as an index of population and ecosystem health: the case of sympatric western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) and guinea baboons (Papio hamadryas papio) at Fongoli, Senegal. American Journal of Primatology, 73, issue 2: 173–179. (DOI: 10.1002/ajp.20884). Or just click here.
  2. Courtney: Odadi et al. 2011 African wild ungulates compete with or facilitate cattle depending on season. Science 333, 1753 (Or click here!)
  3. Ian: Rekers Y, Haun Daniel BM, Tomasello M, 2011. Children, but Not Chimpanzees, Prefer to Collaborate. Current Biology 21:1756-1758. (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.08.066)
  4. Amanda: Sharp SP, Clutton-Brock TH. 2011. Reluctant challengers: why do subordinate female meerkats rarely displace their dominant mothers? Behavioral Ecology, advance access (doi:10.1093/beheco/arr138).


List of citations for second literature potluck (30 Sept 2011)

  1. Anne's Contribution: Copeland et al. 2011. Strontium isotope evidence for landscape use by early hominins. Nature 474: 76-79 (doi: 101038/nature10149).
  2. Susan's Contribution: Greene, H. 2011. Field work as art and science. Science 333: 1704-1705 (Review of Field Notes on Science and Nature Michael R. Canfield, Ed.Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2011.)
  3. Courtney's Contribution: Michalczyk et al. 2011. Inbreeding promotes female promiscuity. Science 333: no. 6050 pp. 1739-1742
  4. Ian: Melis AP, Schneider A-C, Tomasello M, 2011. Chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, share food in the same way after collaborative and individual food acquisition. Anim Behav 82:485-493.
  5. Mercy's contribution: Lenton and Francesconi, 2011. Too much of a good thing? Variety is confusing in mate choice. Biology letters 2011 7, 528-531 (doi:1098/rsbl.2011.0098)
  6. Chris's Contribution: Bullinger, A.F., Melis, A.P., & Tomasello, M. 2011. Chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, prefer individual over collaborative strategies towards goals. Animal Behaviour, doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.08.008

List of citations for first literature potluck (23 Sept 2011)

  1. Susan's contribution: Furman RC. 2011. Polyandrous females benefit by producing sons that achieve high reproductive success in a competitive environment. Proc Roy Soc B 278, 2823-2831 (doi 10.1098/rspb.2010.2791). This paper speaks directly to Courtney's presentation from 16 Sept in that it might represent a case where females receive a benefit from having more mates, so that there is an opportunity for sexual selection. Courtney, take a look.
  2. Ian's contribution:Horner, V., Carter, J. D., Suchak, M. & de Waal, F. B. M. 2011. Spontaneous prosocial choice by chimpanzees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 13847-13851.
  3. Courtney's contribution: Huchard et al. 2010. A female signal reflects MHC genotype in a social primate. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:96. I will also give a short summary of the paper that Susan contributed.
  4. Jeff's contribution: Krutzen et al. 2005. Cultural transmission of tool use in bottlenose dolphins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102, 8939-8943.
  5. Amanda's contribution: Gilbert et al. 2011. Male attractiveness regulates daughter fecundity non-genetically via maternal investment. Proc R Soc B, online early edition (doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.0962).
  6. Mercy's contribution:Luhrs and Dammhahn 2010 An Usual case of cooperative hunting in a solitary carnivore. J Ethology 2010) 28:379–383 (DOI 10.1007/s10164-009-0190-8)
  7. Rubayet's contribution: Gettler et al. 2011. Longitudinal evidence that fatherhood decreases testosterone in human males. PNAS Early Edition (DOI 10.1073/pnas.1105403108)
  8. Joseph's contribution: Muller et al. 2011. Sexual coercion by male chimpanzees shows that female choice may be more apparent than real. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 65: 921 - 933.