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Hörneer F; Lawrenz A; Damerau K; Oerke A-K; Santos SB; Hard T; Müller DWH; Preisfeld G. Behaviour and social bonds of African elephant calves under different holding systems in European zoos. JZAR.

Mustill RL; Higham JP; Weyer AH; Heistermann M; Gunson JL; Govaerts A; Siame S; Hillegas ME; Winters S; Dubuc C; Petersdorf M. Female parity, sexual signalling, and sexual behaviour in the Kinda baboon (Papio kindae). In: Wallis J (ed.), Baboons: Behaviour, Ecology, and Taxonomy, Cambridge University Press.



Behringer V; Deimel C; Ostner J; Fruth B; Sonnweber R. Modulation of cell mediated immunity during pregnancy in wild bonobos. Biol Lett 20:20230548.

Albrecht A; Behringer V; Zierau O; Hannig C. Dental findings in wild great apes from mascerated skull analysis. Am J Primatol 86: e23581. - PDF available via open access -



Sonnweber R; Hohmann G; Stevens JMG; Deschner T; Fruth B; Fiedler A; Nurmi N; Behringer V. Average phenotype but not plasticity in two metabolic hormones co-vary in wild female bonobos (Pan paniscus). Front Ecol Evol 11: 1300003. - PDF available via open access -

Oerke A-K; Wiemann I (2023). Bekannte und unbekannte Auswirkungen der GnRH-Vakzine bei Elefanten. Pp. 110-116 in Ludwig C, Wiemann I, Steinecker-Quast J (eds) Tagungsbericht der 41. Arbeitstagung Verband der Zootierärzte (VTZ); Schüling Verlag Münster.

Hoerner F; Rendle-Worthington J; Lawrenz A; Oerke A.-K.; Damerau K; Borragán Santos S; Hard T; Preisfeld G (2023). Differences in mother-infant bond and social behavior of African elephant calves living in situ and ex situ. Animals 13: 3051. - PDF available via open access -

Bertrand DA; Berman CM; Heistermann M; Agil M; Sutiah U; Engelhardt A (2023). Effects of tourism and researcher presence on fecal glucocorticoid metabolite levels in wild, habituated Sulawesi crested macaques (Macaca nigra). Animals 13: 2842. - PDF available via open access -

Behringer V; Heistermann M; Malaivjitnond S; Schülke O; Ostner J (2023). Developmental and environmental modulation of fecal thyroid hormone levels in wild Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis), Am J Primatol 85: e23530.  - PDF available via open access -

Anzà S; Schneider D; Daniel R; Heistermann M; Sangmaneedet S; Ostner J; Schülke O (2023). The long-term bacterial gut signature of a wild primate is associated with a timing effect of pre- and postnatal maternal glucocorticoid levels. Microbiome 11: 165. - PDF available via open access -

Kreyer M; Behringer V; Deimel C; Fruth B (2023). Neopterin levels in bonobos vary seasonally and reflect symptomatic respiratory infections. EcoHealth 20: 93-104. - PDF available via open access

Higham JP; Cooper E; Whalen C; Stahl-Hennig C; Giavedoni L; Heistermann M (2023). Urinary cytokine measurements do not reflect surgery-induced inflammation in rhesus macaques. Am J Primatol 85: e23506.

Thierry B; Rebout N; Heistermann M (2023). Hormonal responses to mating competition in male Tonkean macaques. Horm Behav 154: 105395.

Berghaenel A; Stevens JMG; Hohmann G; Deschner T; Behringer V (2023). Evidence for adolescent length growth spurts in bonobos and other primates highlights the importance of scaling laws. eLife 12: RP86635. - PDF available via open access -

Scherer L; Bingaman Lackey L; Clauss M; Gries K; Hagan D; Lawrenz A; Müller DWH; Roller M; Schiffmann C; Oerke A-K (2023). The historical development of zoo elephant survivorship. Zoo Biol 42: 328-338. - PDF available via open access -

Hörner F; Lawrenz A; Oerke A-K; Müller DWH; Azogu-Sepe I; Roller M; Damerau K; Preisfeld A (2023). Long-term olfactory memory in African elephants. Animals 13: 679. - PDF available via open access -

Richter C; Behringer V; Manig F; Henle T; Hohmann G; Zierau O. (2023). Traces of dietary patterns in saliva of hominids: Profiling salivary aminoc acid fingerprints in great apes and humans. J Hum Evol 175: 103305.

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Murillo T; Schneider D; Heistermann M; Daniel R; Fichtel C. (2022). Assessing the drivers of gut microbiome composition in wild redfronted lemurs via longitudinal metacommunity analysis. Sci Rep 12: 21462. - PDF available via open access -

Behringer V; Berghänel A; Deschner T; Lee SM; Fruth B; Hohmann G (2022). Transition to siblinghood causes substantial and long-lasting physiological stress reactions in wild bonobos. eLife 11: e77227. - PDF available via open access -

Sen S; Carrera SC; Heistermann M; Barale Potter C; Baniel A; DeLacey PM; Petrullo L; Lu A; Beehner JC. Social correlates of androgens and dispersal age in juvenile male geladas. Horm Behav 146: 105264.

Drummer C; Münzker J; Heistermann M; Becker T; Mißbach S; Behr R (2022). Performance of marmoset monkeys as embryo donors is reflected by different stress-related parameters. Animals 12: 2414. - PDF available via open access -

Sonnweber R; Stevens JMG; Hohmann G; Deschner T; Behringer V. (2022). Plasma testosterone and androstenedione levels follow the same sex-specific patterns in the two Pan species. Biology 11: 1275. - PDF available via open access -

Daskalaki M; Drummer C; Behr R; Heistermann M (2022). The use of alfaxalone for short-term anaesthesia can confound serum progesterone measurements in the common marmoset: a case report. Primate Biol 9: 23-28.  - PDF available via open access -

Sonnweber R; Stevens JMG; Hohmann G; Deschner T; Behringer V (2022). Blood testosterone levels in sickness and health: male chimpanzee testosterone levels decrease in face of an immune challenge. Am J Primatol 84: e23334. - PDF available via open access -

Behringer V; Stevens J; Sonnweber R (2022). Salivary cortisol reaction norms in zoo-housed great apes: diurnal slopes and intercepts as indicators of stress response quality. Animals 12: 522. - PDF available via open access -

Christensen C; Bracken AM; O`Riain MJ; Heistermann M; King AJ; Fürtbauer I (2022). Simultaneous investigation of urinary and fecal glucocorticoid metabolite concentrations reveals short- versus long-term drivers of HPA-axis activity in a wild primate (Papio ursinus). Gen Comp Endocrinol 318: 113985.

Rudolph K; Schneider D; Fichtel C; Daniel, R; Heistermann M; Kappeler PM (2022). Drivers of bacterial gut microbiome variation within and between groups of a wild Malagasy primate. Microbiome 10: 28.

Lee DS; Knittel T; Deschner T; Heistermann M; Higham JP (2022). Testing the role of testosterone versus estrogens in mediating reproductive transitions in female rhesus macaques. Horm Behav 139: 105123.

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Hambrecht S; Oerke A-K; Heistermann M; Hartig J; Dierkes PW (2021). Effects of positive reinforcement training and novel object exposure on salivary cortisol levels under consideration of individual variation in captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana). Animals 11: 3525.  - PDF available via open access -

Behringer V; Müller-Klein N; Strube C; Schülke O; Heistermann M; Ostner J. Responsiveness of fecal immunoglobulin A to HPA-axis activation limits its use for mucosal immunity assessment. Am J Primatol 83: e23329. - PDF available via open access -

Petersen R; Heistermann M; Higham JP. Social and sexual behaviors predict immune system activation, but not adrenocortical activation, in male rhesus macaques. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 75: 159.

Malalaharivony H; Fichtel C; Heistermann M; Kappeler PM (2021). Maternal stress effects on infant development in wild Verreaux´s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi). Behav Ecol Sociobiol 75: 143. - PDF available via open access -

Hörner F; Oerke A.-K.; Müller D.W.H.; Westerhüs U.; Azogu-Sepe I.; Hruby J; Preisfeld G (2021). Monitoring behaviour in African elephants during introduction into a new group: differences between related and unrelated animals. Animals 11: 2990. - PDF available via open access - 

Touitou S; Heistermann M; Schülke O; Ostner J (2021). The effect of reproductive state on activity budget, feeding behavior, and urinary C-peptide levels in wild female Assamese macaques. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 75: 128. - PDF available via open access -

Shutt-Phillips K; Pafco B; Heistermann M; Kasim A; Petrzelkova K; Profousová-Psenková I; Modry D; Todd A; Fuh T; Dicky J-F; Bopalanzognako J-B; Setchell J (2021). Fecal glucocorticoids and gastrointestinal parasite infections in wild western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) involved in ecotourism. Gen Comp Endocrinol 312: 113859.

Sugianto NA; Heistermann M; Newman C; Macdonald DW; Buesching CD (2021). Alternative reproductive strategies provide a flexible mechanism for assuring mating success in the European badgers (Meles meles): an investigation from hormonal measures. Gen Comp Endocrinol 310: 113823.

Behringer V; Deimel C; Stevens JMG; Kreyer M; Lee S; Hohmann G; Fruth B; Heistermann M (2021). Cell-mediated immune ontogeny is affected by sex but not environmental context in a long-lived primate species. Front Ecol Evol 9: 629094. - PDF available via open access -

Touitou S; Heistermann M; Schülke O; Ostner J (2021). Triiodothyronine and cortisol levels in the face of energetic challenges from reproduction, thermoregulation and food intake in female macaques. Horm Behav 131: 104968.

Negrey JD; Behringer V; Langergraber KE; Deschner T (2021). Urinary neopterin of wild chimpanzees at Ngogo, Kibale National Park, Uganda, indicates sex-biased cell-mediated immune activity and human-like senescence. Sci Rep 11:9298. - PDF available via open access -

Verspeek J; Behringer V; Laméris DW; Murtagh R; Salas M; Staes N; Deschner T; Stevens JMG (2021). Time-lag of urinary and salivary cortisol response after a psychological stressor in bonobos (Pan paniscus). Sci Rep 11: 7905. - PDF available via open access -

Higham JP; Kimock C; Mandalaywala T; Heistermann M; Cascio J; Petersdorf M; Winters S; Allen W; Dubuc C (2021). Female ornaments: is red skin color attractive to males and related to condition in rhesus macaques? Behav Ecol 32: 236-247. - PDF available via open access -

Sadoughi B; Girard-Buttoz C; Engelhardt A; Heistermann M; Ostner J. (2021). Non-invasive assessment of metabolic responses to food restriction using urinary triiodothyronine and cortisol measurement in macaques. Gen Comp Endocrinol 306: 113736.

Higham JP; Heistermann M; Agil M; Perwitasari-Farajallah D; Widdig A; Engelhardt A. (2021). Female fertile phase synchrony, and male mating and reproductive skew, in the crested macaque. Sci Rep 11: 4251. - PDF available via open access -

Drummer C; Vogt E-J; Heistermann M; Roshani B; Becker T; Mätz-Rensing K; Kues WA; Kügler S; Behr R. (2021). Generation and breeding of EGFP transgenic marmoset monkeys: Cell chimerism and implications for disease modelling. Cells 10: 505. - PDF available via open access -

Dinter K; Heistermann M; Kappeler PM; Fichtel C. (2021). Life on the edge: behavioural and physiological responses of Verreaux´s sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi) to forest edges. Primate Biol 8: 1-13. - PDF available via open access -

Behringer V; Krumbholz A; Stevens JMG; Keiler AM; Zierau O; Hohmann G. (2021). Exploring the utility of hair endocannabinoids for monitoring homeostasis in bonobos. Physiol Biochem Zool 94: 83-98.

Kunz JA; Duvot GJ; van Noordwijk MA; Willems EP; Townsend M; Mardianah N; Atmoko SSU; Vogel ER; Nugraha TP; Heistermann M; Agil M; Weingrill T; van Schaik CP (2021). The cost of association with males for Bornean and Sumatran female orangutans: a hidden form of sexual conflict? Behav Ecol Sociobiol 75: 6. - PDF available via open access -

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Fürtbauer I; Christensen C; Bracken A; O`Riain JM; Heistermann M; King A (2020). Energetics at the urban edge: Environmental and individual predictors of urinary C-peptide levels in wild chacma baboons (Papio ursinus). Horm Behav 126: 104846.

Tkaczynski PJ; Behringer V; Ackermann CY; Fedurek P; Fruth B; Girard-Buttoz C; Hobaiter C; Lee SM; Löhrich T; Preis A; Samuni L; Zommers Z; Zuberbühler K; Deschner T; Wittig R; Hohmann G; Crockford C (2020). Patterns of urinary cortisol levels during ontogeny appear population- rather than species-specific in wild chimpanzees and bonobos. J Hum Evol 147: 102869.

Behringer V; Preis A; Wu DF; Crockford C; Leendertz F; Wittig RM; Deschner T (2020). Urinary cortisol increases during a respiratory outbreak in wild chimpanzees. Front Vet Sci 7: 485.

Rincon AV; Heistermann M; Schülke O; Ostner J (2020). Testosterone and cortisol are negatively associated with ritualized bonding behavior in male macaques. Psychoneuroendocrinology 120:104774.

Rudolph K; Fichtel C; Heistermann M; Kappeler PM (2020). Dynamics and determinants of glucocorticoid metabolite concentrations in wild Verreaux´s sifakas. Horm Behav 124: 104760.

Carrera S; Sen S; Heistermann M; Lu A; Beehner J (2020). Low rank and primiparity increase fecal glucocorticoid metabolites across gestation in wild geladas. Gen Comp Endocrinol 293: 113494.

Hambrecht S; Oerke A-K; Heistermann M; Dierkes PW (2020). Diurnal variation of salivary cortisol in captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana) under routine management conditions and in relation to a translocation event. Zoo Biol 39: 186-196.

Higham JP; Stahl-Hennig C; Heistermann M (2020). Urinary suPAR: a non-invasive biomarker of infection and tissue inflammation for use in studies of large free-ranging mammals. R Soc Open Sci 7: 191825. - PDF available via open access -

Thompson NA; Higham JP; Heistermann M; Vogel E; Cords M (2020). Energy balance but not competitive environment corresponds to allostatic load during development in an Old World monkey. Horm Behav 119: 104664.

Fürtbauer I; Brown R; Heistermann M (2020). Collective action reduces androgen responsiveness with implications for shoaling dynamics in stickleback fish. Horm Behav 119: 104636.

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Barelli C; Gonzalez-Astudillo V; Mundry R; Rovero F; Heistermann M; Hauffe HC; Gillespie TR (2019). Altitude and human disturbance are associated with helminth diversity in an endangered primate, Procolobus gordonorum. Plos One 14: e0225142.

Rudolph K; Fichtel C; Schneider D; Heistermann M; Koch F; Daniel R; Kappeler PM (2019). One size fits all? Relationship among group size, health, and ecology indicate a lack of an optimal group size in a wild lemur population. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 73: 132. doi.org/10.1007/s00265-019-2746-0.

Lüders I; Oerke A-K; Knauf-Witzens T; Young D; Bertschinger H (2019). Use of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) vaccines for behavioral and reproductive control in managed Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) and African elephant (Loxodonta africana) populations. Int Zoo Ybk 53: 138-150.

Rincon AV; Ostner J; Heistermann M; Deschner T (2019). Measuring urinary cortisol and testosterone levels in male Barbary macaques: A comparison of EIA and LC-MS. Gen Comp Endocrinol 281: 117-125.

Müller-Klein N; Heistermann M; Strube C; Franz M; Schülke O; Ostner J (2019). Exposure and susceptibility drive reinfection with gastrointestinal parasites in a social primate. Funct Ecol 33: 1088-1098.

Müller-Klein N; Heistermann M; Strube C; Morbach ZM; Lilie N; Franz M; Schülke O; Ostner J (2019). Physiological and social consequences of gastrointestinal nematode infection in a non-human primate. Behav Ecol 30: 322-335.

McLennan MR; Howell CP; Bardi M; Heistermann M (2019). Are human-dominated landscapes stressful for wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)? Biol Conserv 233: 73-82.

Maag N; Cozzi G; Bateman A; Heistermann M; Ganswindt A; Manser M; Clutton-Brock T; Ozgul A (2019). Cost of dispersal in a social mammal - body mass loss and increased stress. Proc R Soc B 286: 20190033.

Dantzer B; Dubuc C; Braga Goncalves I; Cram DL; Bennett NC; Ganswindt A; Heistermann M; Duncan C; Gaynor D; Clutton-Brock TH (2019). The development of individual differences in cooperative behaviour: maternal glucocorticoid hormones alter helping behaviour of offspring in wild meerkats. Phil Trans R Soc B 374: 20180117.

Thompson NA; Higham JP; Heistermann M; Vogel E; Cords M (2019). Energy balance but not competitive environment corresponds to allostatic load during development in an Old World monkey. Horm Behav 108: 30-41.

Paschek N; Müller N; Heistermann M; Ostner J; Schülke O (2019). Subtypes of aggression and their relation to anxiety in Barbary macaques. Aggressive Behav 45: 120-128.

Wedi E; Tkachenko OY; Do Valle RDR; Heistermann M; Michelmann HW; Nayudu PL (2019). Developmental and family history-based analysis of congenital fused labia phenotype in the captive common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). J Med Primatol 48: 43-50.

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Hidayatik N; Agil M; Heistermann M; Iskandar E; Yusuf TL; Sajuthi D (2018). Assessing female reproductive status of spectral tarsier (Tarsius tarsier) using fecal steroid hormone metabolite analysis. Am J Primatol 80: e22917.

Sugianto NA; Buesching CD, Heistermann M; Newman C; Macdonald D (2018). Linking plasma sex steroid hormone levels to the condition of external genitalia in European badgers (Meles meles): A critical evaluation of traditional field methodology. Mammal Biol 93: 97-108.

Bernaldo de Quirós E; Wheeler BC; Hammerschmidt K; Heistermann M; Tiddi B (2018). Do sexual calls in female black capuchin monkeys (Sapajus nigritus) vary with fertility? An acoustic analysis. Am J Primatol 80: e22920.

Lüders I; Niemuller C; Steinmetz HW; Bouts T; Gray C; Witzens T; Taya K; Watanabe G; Yamamoto Y; Oerke A-K. (2018). Prolonged luteal lifespan and pseudopregnancy in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). Anim Reprod Sci 197:58-66.

Tiddi B; Heistermann M; Fahy MK; Wheeler B. (2018). Male resource defense mating system in primates? An experimental test in wild capuchin monkeys. PloS ONE 13: e0197020. - PDF available via open access -

Gholib G; Heistermann M; Agil M; Supriatna I; Purwantara B; Nugraha TP; Engelhardt A. (2018). Comparison of fecal preservation and extraction methods for steroid hormone metabolite analysis in wild crested macaques. Primates 59: 281-292.

Tkachenko OY; Scheerer-Bernhard JU; Delimitreva S; Wedi E; Valle RR; Heistermann M; Nayudu PL. (2018). A retrospective analysis of adverse effects of an in vivo fluoroquinolone antibiotic enrofloxacin treatment on oocyte quality in the common marmoset. Reprod Toxicol 75: 86-95.

Vlcková K; Shutt-Phillips K; Heistermann M; Pafco B; Petrzelková KJ; Todd A; Modrý D; Nelson KE; Wilson BA; Stumpf RM; White BA; Leigh AR; Gomez A. (2018). Stress impact on the gut microbiome of free-ranging lowland gorillas. Microbiology 164: 40-44.

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Berghänel A; Heistermann M; Schülke O; Ostner J. (2017). Prenatal stress accelerates offspring growth to compensate for reduced maternal investment across mammals. P Natl Acad Sci USA (PNAS) 114: E10658-E10666.

Dantzer B; Braga Goncalves I; Spence-Jones HC; Bennett NC; Heistermann M; Ganswindt A; Dubuc C; Gaynor D; Manser MB; Clutton-Brock TH. (2017). The influence of stress hormones and aggression on cooperative behaviour in subordinate meerkats. Proc R Soc B 284: 20171248.

Kean D; Tiddi B; Fahy M; Heistermann M; Schino G; Wheeler B. (2017). Feeling anxious? The mechanisms of vocal deception in tufted capuchin monkeys. Anim Behav 130: 37-46.

Gholib G; Agil M; Supriatna I; Purwantara B; Heistermann M; Engelhardt A. (2017). Repeated freeze-thaw cycles but not short-term storage of fecal extracts at ambient temperature influence the stability of steroid hormone metabolite levels in crested macaques. J Ked Hewan 11: 78-85. - PDF available via open access -

Scott K; Heistermann M; Cant MA; Vitikainen EIK. (2017). Group size and visitor numbers predict faecal glucocorticoid concentrations in zoo meerkats. R Soc open sci 4: 161017. - PDF available via open access -

Mausbach J; Braga Goncalves I; Heistermann M; Ganswindt A; Manser MB. (2017). Meerkat close calling patterns are linked to sex, social category, season and wind, but not fecal glucocorticoid metabolite concentrations. PloS ONE 12: e0175371. - PDF available via open access -

Nugraha TP; Heistermann M; Agil M; Purwantara B; Supriatna I; Gholib G; van Schaik CP; Weingrill T. (2017). Validation of a field-friendly extraction and storage method to monitor fecal steroid metabolites in wild orangutans. Primates 58: 285-294.

Müller N; Heistermann M; Strube C; Schülke O; Ostner J. (2017). Age, but not anthelmintic treatment, is associated with urinary neopterin levels in semi-free ranging Barbary macaques. Sci Rep 7: 41973.       - PDF available via open access -

Marty PR.; Hodges K; Heistermann M; Agil M; Engelhardt A (2017). Is social dispersal stressful? A study in male crested macaques (Macaca nigra). Horm Behav 87: 62-68. - PDF available via open access -

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Berghänel A; Heistermann M; Schülke O; Ostner J (2016). Prenatal stress effects in a wild, long-lived primate: predictive adaptive responses in an unpredictable environment. Proc R Soc B 283: 20161304. - PDF available via open access -

Fürtbauer I; Heistermann M (2016). Cortisol coregulation in fish. Sci Rep 6: 30334. - PDF available via open access -

Braga Goncalves I; Heistermann M; Santema P; Dantzer B; Mausbach J; Ganswindt A; Manser M (2016). Validation of a fecal glucocorticoid assay to assess adrenocortical activity in meerkats using physiological and biological stimuli. PLoS ONE 11 (4): e0153161. - PDF available via open access -

Cannon TH; Heistermann M; Hankison SJ; Hockings KJ; McLennan MR (2016). Tailored enrichment strategies and stereotypic behavior in captive individually-housed macaques (Macaca spp.). J Appl Anim Welf Sci 19: 171-182.

Fereydouni B; Salinas-Riester G; Heistermann M; Dressel R; Lewerich L; Drummer C; Behr R (2016). Long-term oocyte-like cell development in cultures derived from neonatal marmoset monkey ovary. Stem Cell Int, Vol. 2016: Article ID 2480298. - PDF available via open access -

Oerke AK; Heistermann M (2016). Post Partum Ovulation bei Elefanten (Elephas maximus und Loxodonta africana) in Europa. In: Steinmetzt H (ed): 35. Arbeitstagung der Zootierärzte im deutschsprachigen Raum. Schüling Verlag Münster: 113-127.

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Heistermann M; Higham JP (2015). Urinary neopterin, a non-invasive marker of mammalian cellular immune activation, is highly stable under field conditions. Sci Rep 5: 16308. - PDF available via open access -

Higham JP; Kraus C; Stahl-Hennig C; Engelhardt A; Fuchs D; Heistermann M (2015). Evaluating non-invasive markers of non-human primate immune activation and inflammation. Am J Phys Anthropol 158: 673-684.

Danish LM; Heistermann M; Agil M; Engelhardt A (2015). Validation of a novel collection device for non-invasive urine sampling from free-ranging animals. PloS One 10(11): e0142051. - PDF available via open access -

Marty PR; van Noordwijk MA; Heistermann M; Willems EP; Dunkel LP; Cadilek M; Agil M; Weingrill T (2015). Endocrinological correlates of male bimaturism in wild Bornean orangutans. Am J Primatol 77: 1170-1178.

Kalbitzer U; Heistermann M; Cheney D; Seyfarth RM; Fischer J (2015). Social behavior and patterns of testosterone and glucocorticoid levels differ between male chacma and Guinea baboons. Horm Behav 75: 100-110. - PDF available via open access -

Tiddi B; Wheeler B; Heistermann M (2015). Female behavioral proceptivity functions as a probabilistic signal of female fertility, not female quality, in a New World primate. Horm Behav 73: 148-155. - PDF available via open access -

Hämälainen A; Heistermann M; Kraus C (2015). The stress of growing old: sex- and season-specific effects on allostatic load in wild grey mouse lemurs. Oecologia 178: 1063-1075. - PDF available via open access -

Oerke AK (2015). 20 Jahre endokrinologischer Elefantenservice - Bedeutung für Zoos und Europäische Erhaltungszuchtprogramme (EEPs). Elefanten in Zoo und Circus: Das Elefanten-Magazin 27: 10-12.

Fürtbauer I; Pond A; Heistermann M; King A (2015). Personality, plasticity, and predation: linking endocrine and behavioural reaction norms in stickleback fish. Funct Ecol 29: 931-940.

Scheerer-Bernhard JU; Tkachenko OY; Heistermann M; Gründker C; Nayudu PL (2015). Body weight-associated differences in ovarian morphology in captive common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). Anim Reprod Sci 157: 44-55.

Fürtbauer I; King A; Heistermann M (2015). Visible implant elastomer (VIE) tagging and simulated predation elicit similar physiological stress responses in three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus. J Fish Biol 86: 1644-1649.

Barelli C; Rovero F; Hodges K; Araldi A; Heistermann M (2015). Physiological stress levels in the endemic and endangered Udzungwa red colobus vary with elevation. Afr Zool 50: 23-30.

Tkachenko OY; Delimitreva S; Heistermann M; Scheerer-Bernhard JU; Wedi E; Nayudu PL (2015). Critical estradiol dose optimization for oocyte in vitro maturation in the common marmoset. Theriogenology 83: 1254-1263.

Girard-Buttoz C; Heistermann M; Rahmi E; Agil M; Fauzan PA; Engelhardt A (2015). Androgen correlates of male reproductive effort in wild male long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis): A multi-level test of the challenge hypothesis. Physiol Behav 141: 143-153. - PDF available via open access -

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Young C; Majolo B; Heistermann M; Schülke O; Ostner J (2014). Responses to social and environmental stress are attenuated by strong male bonds in wild macaques. P Natl Acad Sci USA (PNAS) 111: 18195-18200.

Rimbach R; Link A; Montes-Rojas A; Di Fiore, A; Heistermann M; Heymann EW (2014). Behavioral and physiological responses to fruit availability of spider monkeys ranging in a small forest fragment. Am J Primatol 76: 1049-1061. - PDF available via open access -

Mandalaywala T; Higham JP; Heistermann M; Parker KJ; Maestripieri D (2014). Physiological and behavioural responses to weaning conflict in free-ranging primate infants. Anim Behav 97: 241-247.

Girard-Buttoz C; Heistermann M; Rhami E; Agil M; Fauzan PA; Engelhardt A (2014). Costs of mate-guarding in wild male long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis): Physiological stress and aggression. Horm Behav 66: 637-648. - PDF available via open access -

Balestri M; Barresi M; Campera M; Serra V; Ramanamanjato JB; Heistermann M; Donati G (2014). Habitat degradation and seasonality affect physiological stress levels of Eulemur collaris in littoral forest fragments. PloS One 9(9): e107698. - PDF available via open access -

Fürtbauer I; Heistermann M; Schülke O; Ostner J (2014). Low female stress hormone levels are predicted by same- or opposite-sex sociality depending on season in wild Assamese macaques. Psychoneuroendocrinology 48: 19-28.

Girard-Buttoz C; Heistermann M; Rhami E; Agil M; Fauzan PA; Engelhardt A (2014). Costs of and investment in mate-guarding in wild long-tailed macaques: influences of female characteristics and male-female social bonds. Int J Primatol 35: 701-724. - PDF available via open access -

Schülke O; Heistermann M; Ostner J (2014). Lack of evidence for energetic costs of mate-guarding in wild male Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis). Int J Primatol 35: 677-700.

Wheeler B; Tiddi B; Heistermann M (2014). Competition-induced stress does not explain deceptive alarm calling in tufted capuchin monkeys. Anim Behav 93: 49-58. - PDF available via open access -

Amrein M; Heistermann M; Weingrill T (2014). The effect of fission-fuison zoo housing on hormonal and behavioral indicators of stress in Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus). Int J Primatol 35: 509-528.

Shutt K; Heistermann M; Todd A; Kasim A; Kalousova B; Profosouva I; Petrzelkova K; Fuh T; Dicky J-F; Setchell JM (2014). Effects of habituation, research and ecotourism on faecal glucocorticoid metabolites in western lowland gorillas: Implications for conservation management. Biol Conserv 172: 72-79.

Girard-Buttoz C; Heistermann M; Rahmi E; Marzec A; Agil M; Fauzan P; Engelhardt A (2014). Mate-guarding constrains feeding activity but not energetic status of wild male long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis). Behav Ecol Sociobiol 68: 583-595. - PDF available via open access -

Hämäläinen A; Heistermann M; Fenosoa ZSE; Kraus C (2014). Evaluating capture stress in wild gray mouse lemurs via repeated fecal sampling: method validation and the influence of prior experience and handling protocols on stress responses. Gen Comp Endocrinol 195: 68-79. - PDF available via open access -

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Barelli C; Mundry R; Heistermann M; Hammerschmidt K (2013). Cues to androgen and quality in male gibbon songs. PloS One 8(12): e82748. - PDF available via open access -

Rimbach R; Link A; Heistermann M; Gomez-Posada C; Heymann EW (2013). Effects of logging, hunting, and forest fragment size on physiological stress levels of two sympatric ateline primates in Colombia. Conserv Physiol 1: doi:10.1093/conphys/cot031. - PDF available via open access -

Wheeler B; Tiddi B; Kalbitzer U; Visalberghi E; Heistermann M (2013). Methodological considerations in the analysis of fecal glucocorticoid metabolites in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). Int J Primatol 34: 879-898. - PDF available via open access -

Barelli C; Matsudaira K; Wolf T; Roos C; Heistermann M; Hodges K; Ishida T; Malaivijitnond S; Reichard U (2013). Extra-pair paternity confirmed in wild white-handed gibbons. Am J Primatol 75: 1185-1195.

Higham JP; Pfefferle D; Heistermann M; Maestripieri D; Stevens M (2013). Signalling in multiple modalities in male rhesus macaques: sex skin coloration and barks in relation to androgen levels, social status and mating behavior. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 67: 1457-1469.

McFarland R; MacLarnon A; Heistermann M; Semple S (2013). Physiological stress hormone levels and mating behaviour are negatively correlated in male rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Anim Biol 63: 331-341.

Rimbach R; Heymann EW; Link A; Heistermann M (2013). Validation of an enzymeimmunoassay for assessing adrenocortical activity and evaluation of factors that affect levels of fecal glucocorticoid metabolites in two New World primates. Gen Comp Endocrinol 191: 13-23. - PDF available via open access -

Kalbitzer U; Heistermann M (2013). Long-term storage effects in steroid metabolite extracts from baboon (Papio sp.) faeces - a comparison of three commonly applied storage methods. Methods Ecol Evol 4: 493-500. - PDF available via open access -

Fürtbauer I; Heistermann M; Schülke O; Ostner J (2013). Female fecal androgens prior to the mating season reflect readiness to conceive in reproductively quiescent wild macaques. Am J Phys Anthropol 151: 311-315.

Gillespie T; Barelli C, Heistermann M (2013): Effects of social status and stress on patterns of gastrointestinal parasitism in wild white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar). Am J Phys Anthropol 150: 602-608.

Higham JP, Heistermann M, Maestripieri D. (2013): The endocrinology of male rhesus macaque social and reproductive status: a test of the challenge and social stress hypotheses. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 67: 19-30.

Young C, Majolo B, Heistermann M., Schülke O, Ostner J (2013): Male mating behavior in relation to female sexual swellings, socio-sexual behavior and hormonal changes in wild Barbary macaques.. Horm Behav 63: 32-39.

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Shutt C, Setchell J, Heistermann, M (2012): Non-invasive monitoring of physiological stress in the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla): Validation of a faecal glucocorticoid assay and methods for practical application in the field. Gen Comp Endocrinol 179: 167-177.

Dubuc C, Muniz L, Heistermann M, Widdig A, Engelhardt A (2012): Do males time their mate-guarding effort with the fertile phase in order to secure fertilisation in Cayo Santiago rhesus macaques? Horm Behav 61: 696-705.
Fürtbauer I, Heistermann M, Schülke O, Ostner J (2012): Fecal androgen excretion and fetal sex effects during gestation in wild Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis). Am J Phys Anthropol 147: 334-339.
Engelhardt A, Fischer J, Neumann C, Pfeifer JB, Heistermann M (2012): Information content of female copulation calls in wild long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis). Behav Ecol Sociobiol 66: 121-134. - PDF available via open access -

Hanazawa K, Müller T, Becker T, Heistermann M, Behr R, Sasaki E.: Minimally invasive transabdominal collection of preimplantation embryos from the common marmoset monkey (Callithrix jacchus). Theriogenology 78: 811-816.
Eildermann K, Aeckerle N, Debowski K, Godmann M, Christiansen H, Heistermann M, Schweyer S, Bergmann M, Kliesch S, Gromoll J, Ehmcke J, Schlatt S, Behr R: Developmental expression of the pluripotency factor Sal-Like Protein 4 in the monkey, human and mouse testis: restriction to premeiotic germ cells. Cells Tissues Organs 196 (3): 206-220.

Higham JP, Heistermann M, Saggau C, Agil M, Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Engelhardt A (2012): Sexual signalling in female crested macaques. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12: 89.

Barelli C, Heistermann M (2012): Sociodemographic correlates of fecal androgen levels in wild male white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar). Int. J Primatol 33: 784-798.

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Hodges JK, Heistermann M (2011): Field endocrinology: monitoring hormonal changes in free-ranging primates. In: Setchell J, Curtis D (eds): Field and laboratory methods in primatology, A practical guide. Cambridge University Press: 353-370.

Weingrill T, Willems EP, Zimmermann N, Steinmetz H, Heistermann M (2011): Species-specific patterns in fecal glucocorticoid and androgen levels in zoo-living orangutans (Pongo spp.). Gen Comp Endocrinol 172: 446-457.

Higham JP, Girard-Buttoz C, Engelhardt A, Heistermann M (2011): Urinary C-peptide of insulin as a non-invasive marker of nutritional status: some practicalities. PLOS One 6 (7), e22398. - PDF available via open access -

Pfefferle D, Heistermann M, Pirow R, Hodges JK, Fischer J (2011): Estrogen and progestogen correlates of the structure of female copulation calls in semi-free-ranging Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). Int J Primatol 32: 992-1006. - PDF available via open access -

Higham JP, Heistermann M, Maestripieri D (2011): The energetics of male-male endurance rivalry in rhesus macaques. Anim Behav 81: 1001-1007.

Ostner J, Heistermann M, Schuelke O (2011): Male competition and its hormonal correlates in Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis). Horm Behav 59: 105-113.

Fischer J, Semple S, Fickenscher G, Jürgens R, Kruse E, Heistermann M, Amir O (2011): Do women´s voices provide cues of the likelihood of ovulation? The importance of sampling regime. PLOS One 6(9), e24490. - PDF available via open access -
Mandalaywala TM, Higham JP, Heistermann M, Maestripieri D (2011): Infant bystanders modulate the influence of ovarian hormones on female socio-sexual behaviour in free-ranging rhesus macaques. Behaviour 148: 1137-1155.
Pirovino M, Heistermann M, Zimmermann N, Zingg R, Clauss M, Codron D, Kaup FJ, Steinmetz HW (2011): Fecal glucocorticoid measurements and their relation to rearing, behaviour and environmental factors in the pileated gibbon population (Hylobates pileatus) held in European zoos. Int J Primatol 32: 1161-1178.
Zimmermann N, Pirovino M, Zingg R, Clauss M, Kaup FJ, Heistermann M, Hatt JM, Steinmetz HW (2011): Upper respiratory tract disease in captive orangutans (Pongo sp.): prevalence in 20 European zoos and predisposing factors. J Med Primatol 40: 365-375.
Dubuc C, Muniz L, Heistermann M, Engelhardt A, Widdig A (2011): Testing the Priority-of-Access model in a seasonally breeding primate species. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 65: 1615-1627.
Ellis JJ, MacLarnon AM, Heistermann M, Semple S (2011): The social correlates of self-directed behaviour and faecal glucocorticoid levels among adult male olive baboons (Papio hamadryas anubis) in Gashaka Gumti National Park, Nigeria. Afr Zool 46: 302-308.

Hoffman CL, Higham JP, Heistermann M, Coe CL, Prendergast BJ, Maestripieri D (2011): Immune function and HPA axis activity in free-ranging rhesus macaques. Physiol Behav 104: 507-514.
Maréchal L, Semple S, Majolo B, Qarro M, Heistermann M, Mac Larnon AM (2011): Impacts of tourism on anxiety and physiological stress levels in wild male Barbary macaques. Biol Conserv 144: 2188-2193.
Higham JP, Hughes KD, Brent LJN, Dubuc C, Engelhardt A, Heistermann M, Maestripieri D, Santos LR, Stevens M (2001): Familiarity affects the assessment of female facial signals of fertility by free-ranging male rhesus macaques. Proc R Soc B, 278: 3452-3458.
Fürtbauer I, Mundry R, Heistermann M, Schülke O, Ostner J (2011): You mate, I mate: Macaque females synchronize sex not cycles. PLOS One 6 (10), e26144. - PDF available via open access -

Girard-Buttoz C, Higham JP, Heistermann M, Wedegärtner S, Maestripieri D, Engelhardt A (2011): Urinary c-peptide measurement as a marker of nutritional status in macaques. PLOS One 6 (3), e18042. - PDF available via open access -

Fürtbauer I, Heistermann M, Schülke O, Ostner J (2011): Concealed fertility and extended female sexuality in a non-human primate (Macaca assamensis). PLOS One 6 (8), e23105. - PDF available via open access -
Brent LJN, Semple S, Dubuc C, Heistermann M, MacLarnon AM (2011): Social capital and physiological stress levels in free-ranging adult female rhesus macaques. Physiol Behav 102: 76-83.

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Clough D, Heistermann M, Kappeler PM (2010): Host intrinsic determinants and potential consequences of parasite infection in free-ranging red-fronted lemurs (Eulemur fulvus rufus). Am J Phys Anthropol 142: 441-452.
Ganswindt A, Muenscher S, Henley M, Henley S, Heistermann M, Palme R, Thompson P, Bertschinger H (2010): Endocrine correlates of musth and the impact of ecological and social factors in free-ranging African elephants (Loxodonta africana). Horm Behav 57: 506-514.
Henkel S, Heistermann M, Fischer J (2010): Infants as costly social tools in male Barbary macaque networks. Anim Behav 79: 1199-1204.
Higham JP, Brent LJN, Dubuc C, Accamando AK, Engelhardt A, Gerald MS, Heistermann M, Stevens M: Color signal information content and the eye of the beholder: a case study in the rhesus macaque. Behav Ecol 21: 739-746.
Fürtbauer I, Schülke O, Heistermann M, Ostner J: Reproductive and life history parameters of wild female Macaca assamensis. Int J Primatol 31: 501-517.

Hodges JK, Brown J, Heistermann M (2010): Endocrine monitoring of reproduction and stress. In: Kleiman D, Thompson KV, Baer CK (eds): Wild mammals in captivity: Principles and techniques for zoo management. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press: 447-468.
Heistermann M (2010): Non-invasive monitoring of endocrine status in laboratory primates: methods, guidelines and applications: Adv Sci Res 5: 1-9. - PDF available via open access -

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Higham JP, Semple S, MacLarnon A, Heistermann M, Ross C (2009): Female reproductive signaling, and male mating behavior, in the olive baboon. Horm Behav 55: 60-67.

Mass V, Heistermann M, Kappeler PM (2009): Mate-guarding as a male reproductive tactic in Propithecus verreauxi. Int J Primatol 30: 389-409.

Daspre A, Heistermann M, Hodges JK, Lee PC, Rosetta L (2009): Signals of female reproductive quality and fertility in colony-living baboons (Papio h. anubis) in relation to ensuring paternal investment. Am J Primatol 71: 529-538.

Barelli C, Heistermann M (2009): Monitoring female reproductive status in white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) using fecal hormone analysis and patterns of genital skin swellings. In: Lappan S, Whittaker D, Geissmann T (eds): The gibbons: New perspectives on small ape socioecology and population biology. Springer-Publishing,New York: 313-325.

Girard-Buttoz C, Heistermann M, Krummel S, Engelhardt A (2009): Seasonal and social influences on fecal androgen and glucocorticoid excretion in wild male long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis).
Physiol Behav 98: 168-175.

Dubuc C, Brent LJN, AccamandoAK, Gerald MS, MacLarnon A, Semple S, Heistermann M, Engelhardt A (2009): Sexual skin color contains information about the timing of the fertile phase in free-ranging Macaca mulatta. Int J Primatol 30: 777-789.

Higham JP, MacLarnon A, Heistermann M, Ross C, Semple S (2009): Rates of self-directed behaviour and faecal glucocorticoid levels are not correlated in female wild olive baboons (Papio hamadryas anubis). Stress 12: 526-532.

Clough D, Heistermann M, Kappeler PM (2009): Individual facial coloration in male Eulemur fulvus rufus: A condition-dependent ornament? Int J Primatol 30: 859-75.

Buesching CD, Heistermann M, MacDonald DW (2009): Seasonal and inter-individual variation in testosterone levels in badgers (Meles meles): evidence for the existence of two endocrinological phenotypes. J Comp Physiol A 195: 865-871.

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Heistermann M, Brauch K, Möhle U, Pfefferle D, Dittami J, Hodges K (2008): Female ovarian cycle phase affects the timing of male sexual activity in free-ranging Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) of Gibraltar. Am J Primatol 70: 44-53.

Ostner J, Heistermann M, Schülke O (2008): Dominance, aggression and physiological stress in wild male Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis). Horm Behav 54: 613-619.

Pfefferle D, Brauch K, Heistermann M, Hodges JK, Fischer J (2008): Female Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) copulation calls do not reveal the fertile phase but influence mating outcome. Proc R Soc B 275: 571-578.

Ostner J, Kappeler P, Heistermann M (2008): Androgen and glucocorticoid levels reflect seasonally occurring social challenges in male redfronted lemurs (Eulemur fulvus rufus). Behav Ecol Sociobiol 62: 627-638.

Barelli C, Heistermann M, Boesch C, Reichard UH (2008): Mating patterns and sexual swellings in pair-living and multimale groups of wild white-handed gibbons, Hylobates lar. Anim Behav 75: 991-1001.

Higham JP, McLarnon AM, Ross C, Heistermann M, Semple S (2008): Baboon sexual swellings: information content of size and color. Horm Behav 53: 452-462.

Klinkova E, Hodges JK, Heistermann M (2008): Urinary glucocorticoid levels in relation to socio-behavioral and reproductive parameters in captive-housed male chimpanzees. Primate Report 75: 19-32.

Barelli C, Boesch C, Heistermann M, Reichard U (2008): Female white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) lead group movements and have priority of access to food resources. Behaviour 145: 965-981.

Brauch K, Hodges JK, Engelhardt A, Fuhrmann K, Shaw E, Heistermann M (2008): Sex-specific reproductive behaviours and paternity in free-ranging Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). Behav Ecol Sociobiol 62, 9: 1453-1466.

Pfefferle D, Heistermann M, Hodges JK, Fischer J (2008): Male Barbary macaques eavesdrop on mating outcome: a playback study. Anim Behav 75: 1885-1891.

Higham JP, Heistermann M, Ross C, Semple S, MacLarnon A (2008): The timing of ovulation with respect to sexual swelling detumescence in wild olive baboons. Primates 49: 295-299.

Heymann EW, Heistermann M, Löttker P, Huck M, Böhle UR (2008): Monitoreo no-invasivo de animales silvestres - análisis genéticos y endocrinológicos a base de muestras fecales en 'pichicos barba blanca' (Saguinus mystax, Callitrichidae, Primates) en la Estación Biológica Quebrada Blanco (EBQB), Perú. In: Bodmer RE, Puertas P (eds): Memoria VI Congreso sobre Manejo de Fauna silvestre en Amazonia y Latinoamerica. Iquitos: Wildlife Conservation Society: 78-84.

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Engelhardt A, Hodges JK, Heistermann M (2007): Post-conception mating in wild long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis): characterization, endocrine correlates and functional significance. Horm Behav 51: 3-10.

Barelli C, Heistermann M, Boesch C, Reichard UH (2007): Sexual swellings in wild white-handed gibbon females (Hylobates lar) indicate the probability of ovulation. Horm Behav 51: 221-230.

Fichtel C, Kraus C, Ganswindt A, Heistermann M (2007): Influence of reproductive season and rank on fecal glucocorticoid levels in free-ranging male Verreaux´s sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi). Horm Behav 51: 640-648.

Brauch K, Pfefferle D, Hodges JK, Möhle U, Fischer J, Heistermann M (2007): Female sexual behavior and sexual swelling size as potential cues for males to discern the female fertile phase in free-ranging Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) of Gibraltar. Horm Behav 52: 375-383.

Shutt K, MacLarnon A, Heistermann M, Semple S (2007): Grooming in Barbary macaques: better to give than to receive? Biol Lett-UK 3: 231-233.

Wittemyer G, Ganswindt A, Hodges JK (2007): The impact of ecological variability on the reproductive endocrinology of wild female African elephants. Horm Behav 51: 346-354

Higham JP, Ross C, Warren Y, Heistermann M, MacLarnon AM (2007): Reduced reproductive function in wild baboons (Papio hamadryas anubis) related to natural consumption of the African black plum (Vitex doniana). Horm Behav 52: 384-390.

Laws N, Ganswindt A, Harris M, Harris S, Heistermann M, Sherwin C (2007): A case study: Fecal corticosteroid and behavior as indicators of welfare during relocation of an Asian elephant.  Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 10: 349-358.

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Engelhardt A, Heistermann M, Hodges JK, Nürnberg P, Niemitz C (2006): Determinants of male reproductive success in wild long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) – male monopolisation, female mate choice or post-copulatory mechanisms? Behav Ecol Sociobiol 59: 740-752.

Steinmetz HW, Kaumanns W, Dix I, Heistermann M, Fox M, Kaup FJ (2006): Coat condition, housing condition and measurement of faecal cortisol metabolites – A non-invasive study about alopecia in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). J Med Primatol 35: 3-11.

Heistermann M, Palme R, Ganswindt A (2006): Comparison of different enzymeimmunoassays for assessment of adrenocortical activity in primates based on fecal analysis. Am J Primatol 68: 257-273.

Barrios de Tomasi J, Nayudu PL, Brehm R, Heistermann M, Zarinàn T, Ulloa-Aguirre A (2006): Effects of human pituitary FSH isoforms on mouse follicles in vitro.RBM online, 12, 4: 428-441.

Heistermann M, Möhle U, Dittami J, Wallner B, Shaw E, Hodges JK: Reproductive cycles and mating patterns in female Barbary macaques. In: Hodges JK, Cortes J (eds): The Barbary Macaque: Biology, Management and Conservation. NottinghamUniversity Press, Nottingham: 95-108.

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Ganswindt A, Rasmussen HB, Heistermann M, Hodges JK (2005): The sexually active states of free-ranging male African elephants (Loxodonta africana): Defining musth and non-musth using endocrinology, physical signals and behaviour. Horm Behav 47: 83-91.

Engelhardt A, Hodges JK, Niemitz C, Heistermann M (2005): Female sexual behavior, but not sex skin swelling, reliably indicates the timing of the fertile phase in wild long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis).Horm Behav 47: 195-204.

Ganswindt A, Heistermann M, Hodges JK (2005): Physical, physiological and behavioural correlates of musth in captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana). Physiol Biochem Zool 78(4): 505-514.

Möhle U, Heistermann M, Dittami J, Reinberg V, Hodges JK (2005): Patterns of anogenital swelling size and their endocrine correlates during ovulatory cycles and early pregnancy in free-ranging Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) of Gibraltar. Am J Primatol 66: 351-368.

Sannen A, Van Elsacker L, Heistermann M, Eens M (2005): Certain aspects of Bonobo female sexual repertoire are related to urinary testosterone metabolite levels. Folia Primatol 76: 21-32.

Huck M, Löttker P, Heymann EW, Heistermann M (2005): Characterization and social correlates of fecal testosterone and cortisol excretion in wild male Saguinus mystax. Int J Primatol 26: 159-179.

Klinkova E, Hodges JK, Fuhrmann K, De Long T, Heistermann M (2005): Male dominance rank, female mate choice and male mating and reproductive success in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Int J Primatol 26: 357-384.

Nikitopoulos E, Heistermann M, De Vries H, Van Hooff JARAM, Sterck EHM (2005): A pair choice test to identify female mating pattern relative to ovulation in longtailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) Anim Behav 70: 1283-96.

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Wild pregnant female bonobo. Image credit (c): Christian Ziegler, LuiKotale Bonobo Project. See the article ‘Modulation of cell mediated immunity during pregnancy in wild bonobos’ by Behringer et al., published in Biol. Lett. (https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2023.0548).

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Marty PR; Hodges K; Heistermann M; Agil M; Engelhardt A (2017). Is social dispersal stressful? A study in male crested macaques (Macaca nigra). Horm Behav 87: 62-68. (download PDF from publication list)