Communication, Cognition and Temperament

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.

Wilson, M. L. 2020. Book review: Why Chimpanzees Can’t Learn Language and Only Humans Can. The Quarterly Review of Biology 95: 155-156.

Wilson, M. L. (2018). Studying chimpanzee calls for clues about the origins of human language. The Conversation; published 08 May 2018. get pdf

Weiss, A., M. L. Wilson, D. A. Collins, D. Mjungu, S. Kamenya, S. Foerster and A. E. Pusey (2017). “Personality in the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park.”  4: 170146. get pdf

Plooij, F. X., H. van de Rijt-Plooij, M. Fischer, M. L. Wilson and A. Pusey (2015). “An archive of longitudinal recordings of the vocalizations of adult Gombe chimpanzees.” Scientific Data 2. Article number: 150027 (2015) ​doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.27 get pdf

Zuk, M. and M. L. Wilson (2015). Why humans prevail. The Chronicle of Higher Education: B16. 06 April 2015.

Wilson, M. L. (2013). Chimpanzees: alien minds or kindred spirits? Evolutionary Anthropology 22:154-156. get pdf

Wilson, M. L., M. D. Hauser & R. W. Wrangham. (2007). Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) modify grouping and vocal behaviour in response to location-specific risk. Behaviour 144(12): 1621-1653. get pdf

Wilson, M. L., M. D. Hauser & R. W. Wrangham (2001). Does participation in intergroup conflict depend on numerical assessment, range location, or rank for wild chimpanzees? Animal Behaviour 61(6): 1203-1216. get pdf

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