Primate Ecology – the most cited since 2000

And the top 25 publications since 2000 in “primate ecology” are (drum roll please):

  1. Schultz W. 2004. Neural coding of basic reward terms of animal learning theory, game theory, microeconomics and behavioural ecology. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 14(2): 139-147;  Cited: 203 (from Web of Science)
  2. Ley Ruth E.; Lozupone Catherine A.; Hamady Micah; et al. 2008. Worlds within worlds: evolution of the vertebrate gut microbiota. Nature Reviews Macrobiology. 6(10): 776-788; Cited: 132 (from Web of Science)
  3. Marroig G; Cheverud JM.  2001.  A comparison of phenotypic variation and covariation patterns and the role of phylogeny. Ecology, and ontogeny during cranial evolution of new world monkeys. Evolution. 55 (12): 2576-2600; Cited: 126 (from Web of Science)
  4. Nishida T; Corp N; Hamai M; et al. 2003. Demography, female life history, and reproductive profiles among the chimpanzees of Mahale. American Journal of Primatology. 59(3): 99-121; Cited: 114 (from Web of Science)
  5. Nunn CL; Barton RA. 2001. Comparative methods for studying primate adaptation and allometry. Evolutionary Anthropology. 10(3): 81-98; Cited: 109 (from Web of Science)
  6. Sumner P; Mollon JD. 2000. Catarrhine photopigments are optimized for detecting targets against a foliage background. Journal of Experimental Biology. 203(13): 1963-1986; Cited: 107 (from Web of Science)
  7. Kappeler PM; van Schaik CP. 2002. Evolution of primate social systems. International Journal of Primatology. 23(4): 707-740; Cited: 107 (from Web of Science)
  8. Wittemyer G; Douglas-Hamilton I; Getz WM. 2005. The socioecology of elephants: analysis of the processes creating multitiered social structures. Animal Behaviour.  69: 1357-1371; Cited: 101 (from Web of Science)
  9. Chapman CA; Balcomb SR; Gillespie TR; et al. 2000. Long-term effects of logging on African primate communities: a 28-year comparison from Kibale National Park, Uganda. Conservation Biology. 14(1) 207-217; Cited: 95 (from Web of Science)
  10. Hauser MD; Chen MK; Chen F; et al. 2003. Give unto others: genetically unrelated cotton-top tamarin monkeys preferentially give food to those who altruistically give food back. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences. 270(1531): 2363-2370; Cited: 91 (from Web of Science)
  11. Kudo H; Dunbar RIM. 2001. Neocortex size and social network size in primates. Animal Behaviour. 62: 711-722; Cited: 84 (from Web of Science)
  12. Schmitt D; Lemelin P. 2002. Origins of primate locomotion: Gait mechanics of the woolly opossum. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 118(3): 231-238; Cited: 73 (from Web of Science)
  13. Sumner P; Mollon JD. 2000. Chromaticity as a signal of ripeness in fruits taken by primates. Journal of Experimental Biology. 203(13): 1987-2000 ; Cited: 70 (from Web of Science)
  14. Dominy NJ; Lucas PW; Osorio D; et al. 2001. The sensory ecology of primate food perception. Evolutionary Anthropology. 10(5): 171-186’ Cited: 65 (from Web of Science)
  15. Richard AF; Dewar RE; Schwartz M; et al. 2000. Mass change, environmental variability and female fertility in wild Propithecus verreauxi. Journal of Human Evolution. 39(4): 381-391; Cited: 61 (from Web of Science)
  16. Chapman CA; Chapman LJ; Bjorndal KA; et al. Application of protein-to-fiber ratios to predict colobine abundance on different spatial scales. 2002. International Journal of Primatology. 23(2): 283-310; Cited: 61 (from Web of Science)
  17. Muehlenbein MP; Bribiescas RG. 2005. Testosterone-mediated immune functions and male life histories. American Journal of Human Biology. 17(5): 527-558; Cited: 60 (from Web of Science)
  18. Fietz J; Zischler H; Schwiegk C; et al. 2000. High rates of extra-pair young in the pair-living fat-tailed dwarf lemur, Cheirogaleus medius. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiolgy. 49(1): 8-17; Cited: 58 (from Web of Science)
  19. Bshary R; Wickler W; Fricke H . 2002. Fish cognition: a primate’s eye view. Animal Cognition. 5(1): 1-13; Cited: 56 (from Web of Science)
  20. Leendertz Fabian H.; Pauli Georg; Maetz-Rensing Kerstin; et al. 2006. Pathogens as drivers of population declines: The importance of systematic monitoring in great apes and other threatened mammals. Biological Conservation. 131(2): 325-337; Cited: 55 (from Web of Science)
  21. Henzi SP; Barrett L. 2002. Infants as a commodity in a baboon market. Animal Behaiour. 63: 915-921; Cited: 54 (from Web of Science)
  22. Gillespie TR; Chapman CA. 2006. Prediction of parasite infection dynamics in primate metapopulations based on attributes of forest fragmentation. Conservation Biology. 20(2): 441-448; Cited: 54 (from Web of Science)
  23. Harcourt AH; Parks SA; Woodroffe R. 2001. Human density as an influence on species/area relationships: double jeopardy for small African reserves? Biodiversity and Conservation. 10(6): 1011-1026; Cited: 53 (from Web of Science)
  24. Dunbar R. I. M.; Shultz Susanne. 2007. Understanding primate brain evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 362(1480): 649-658; Cited: 50 (from Web of Science)
  25. Chapman CA; Chapman LJ; Gillespie TR. 2002.  Scale issues in the study of primate foraging: Red Colobus of Kibale National Park. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 117(4): 349-363; Cited: 49 (from Web of Science)

With Colin Chapman stealing the show by being on the list the most times. Proving that studying conservation, folivores and feeding ecology can indeed be bad ass. Can’t wait to see what the next decade brings, except for the possible primate extinctions of course.

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