Recent peer-reviewed papers


Decellieres, M., Zuberbühler, K., & León, J. (2021). Habitat-dependent intergroup hostility in Diana monkeys, Cercopithecus diana. Animal Behaviour, 178, 95-104.

Heesen, R., Bangerter, A., Zuberbühler, K., Iglesia, K., Neumann, C., Pajot, A., Perrenoud, L., Guéry, J-P., Rossano, F., & Genty, E. (2021). Assessing joint commitment as a process in great apes. iScience, 102872.

Le Floch, A., Bouchard, A., Gallot, Q., & Zuberbühler, K. (2021). Lesser spot nosed monkeys coordinate alarm call production with associated Campbell’s monkeys. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 75(8), 1-14.

Wilson, V. A. D., Kade, C., & Fischer, J. (2021). Testing the relationship between looking time and choice preference in long-tailed macaques. Animal Behavior and Cognition, 8(3), 351-375.


Andrieu, J., Penny, S. G., Bouchet, H., Malaivijitnond, S., Reichard, U. H., & Zuberbühler, K. (2020). White-handed gibbons discriminate context-specific song compositions. PeerJ8, e9477.

Genty, E., Heesen, R., Guéry, J. P., Rossano, F., Zuberbühler, K., & Bangerter, A. (2020). How apes get into and out of joint actions: Shared intentionality as an interactional achievement. Interaction Studies21(3), 353-386.

Heesen, R., Bangerter, A., Zuberbühler, K., Rossano, F., Iglesias, K., Guéry, J. P., & Genty, E. (2020). Bonobos engage in joint commitment. Science Advances6(51), eabd1306.

Ischer, G., Zuberbühler, K., & Fedurek, P. (2020). The relationship between food calling and agonistic behaviour in wild chimpanzees. Behavioural processes178, 104182.

Keenan, S., Mathevon, N., Stevens, J. M., Nicolè, F., Zuberbühler, K., Guéry, J. P., & Levréro, F. (2020). The reliability of individual vocal signature varies across the bonobo's graded repertoire. Animal Behaviour169, 9-21.

Shorland, G., Genty, E., Guéry, J. P., & Zuberbühler, K. (2020). Investigating self-recognition in bonobos: mirror exposure reduces looking time to self but not unfamiliar conspecifics. PeerJ8, e9685.


Berthet, M., Mesbahi, G., Pajot, A., Cäsar, C., Neumann, C., & Zuberbühler, K. (2019). Titi monkeys combine alarm calls to create probabilistic meaning. Science advances5(5), eaav3991.

Fedurek, P., Neumann, C., Bouquet, Y., Mercier, S., Magris, M., Quintero, F., & Zuberbühler, K. (2019). Behavioural patterns of vocal greeting production in four primate species. Royal Society open science6(4), 182181.

Grund, C., Neumann, C., Zuberbühler, K., & Gruber, T. (2019). Necessity creates opportunities for chimpanzee tool use. Behavioral Ecology30(4), 1136-1144.

Mercier, S., Déaux, E. C., van de Waal, E., Bono, A. E., & Zuberbühler, K. (2019). Correlates of social role and conflict severity in wild vervet monkey agonistic screams. PloS one14(5), e0214640.

Shorland, G., Genty, E., Guéry, J. P., & Zuberbuehler, K. (2019). Social learning of arbitrary food preferences in bonobos. Behavioural processes167, 103912.


Berthet, M., Neumann, C., Mesbahi, G., Cäsar, C., & Zuberbühler, K. (2018). Contextual encoding in titi monkey alarm call sequences. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology72(1), 8.

Bouquet, Y., Stephan, C., Johnson, C. A., Rothman, J. M., Neumann, C., & Zuberbühler, K. (2018). Comparing functions of copulation calls in wild olive baboons, Papio anubis, using multimodel inference. Animal behaviour135, 187-197.

Coye, C., Ouattara, K., Arlet, M. E., Lemasson, A., & Zuberbühler, K. (2018). Flexible use of simple and combined calls in female Campbell's monkeys. Animal Behaviour141, 171-181.

PhD Thesis (2014-2016)

Brittany Fallon:
Courtship Communication in the Wild Chimpanzees of Budongo, Uganda

Sumir Keenan:
Identity information in Bonobo vocal communication: from sender to receiver.

Caroline Mullins:
Coordination of joint activities and communication in wild chimpanzees
(Pan troglodytes) of the Budongo Forest, Uganda.

Master Thesis (2016-2018)

Emmanuelle Besson:
Vervet monkeys’ alarm calls: context specific or not?

Emilie Bétrix:
Pant hoot development in male juvenile chimpanzees
(Pan troglodytes)

Fleur Brochut:
Social contact and proximity of free-living grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pre-weaning pups with
comparative notes on 'orphan' pups in rehabilitation.

Gabriela Cino:
Is part of vigilance behaviour of alpine marmot subordinates (Marmota marmota) directed towards pups?

Marie-Noémie Despraz:
Are wolves (Canis lupus) and dogs (Canis familiaris) prosocial in a location choice paradigm?

Meddy Fouquet:
Investigating the social well-being of 5 castrated Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) living in European zoos.

Adrian Herrera:
Mother-Offspring Spatial Relationships in Wild Eastern Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii)

Tecla Mohr:
Audience effect on the alarm calling behaviour of juvenile vervet monkeys

Hadrien Raggenbass:
Affiliative behaviour of male bonobos (Pan Paniscus) and subsequent advantages in a large captive group

Alessia Wolf: Social communication with food in captive common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus).