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Journal Articles

2018. Reyna-Hurtado R, Teichroeb J, Bonnell, T, Hernández-Sarabia RA, Vickers SM; Serio-Silva JC,Sicotte P, Chapman C. Primates adjust movement strategies due to changing food availability. Behavioral Ecology. BEHECO-2017-0226 [Publisher]

2018. Teichroeb JA, & Sicotte P. Cascading competition: The seasonal strength of scramble influences between-group contest in a folivorous primate. Behav. Ecol Sociobiol. BEAS-D-17-004272016. [Publisher]

2016 Iulia Bădescu, Wikberg, E.C., MacDonald, L.J., Fox, S.A., Vayro, J.V., Crotty, A. and Sicotte, P. Infanticide pressure accelerates infant development in a wild primate. Animal Behaviour. [Publisher]

2015. Sicotte, P., Teichroeb, J.A., Vayro, J., Fox, S., Bădescu, I., and Wikberg, E.C. The influence of male takeovers on female dispersal in Colobus vellerosus. American Journal of Primatology. [Publisher]

2015. Wikberg, E.C., Ting, N. and Sicotte, P. Demographic factors are associated with between-group variation in the grooming networks of female colobus (Colobus vellerosus). International Journal of Primatology. [Publisher]

2015. Bădescu, I., Sicotte, P., Ting, N., and Wikberg, E.C. Parity, maternal kinship, infant age and sex influence natal attraction and infant handling in a wild colobine (Colobus vellerosus). American Journal of Primatology. [Publisher]

2014. Wikberg, E.C., Ting, N. and Sicotte, P. Kinship and similarity in residency status structure female social networks in black-and-white colobus monkeys (Colobus vellerosus). American Journal of Physical Anthropology. [Publisher]

2014. Wikberg, E.C., Ting, N. and Sicotte, P. Familiarity is more important than phenotypic similarity in shaping social relationships in a facultative female dispersed primate, Colobus vellerosus. Behavioural Processes. [Publisher]

2013. Kankam, B.O., Saj, T.L. and Sicotte, P. Short-term variation in forest dynamics: increase in tree density in Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Ghana. Ghana Journal of Forestry. [Download]

2013. Teichroeb, J.A., Wikberg, E.C., Ting, N. and Sicotte, P. Factors influencing male affiliation and coalitions in a species with male dispersal and intense male-male competition, Colobus vellerosus. Behaviour. [Publisher]

2013. Kankam, B.O. and Sicotte, P. The Effect of Forest Fragment Characteristics on Abundance of Colobus vellerosus in the Forest-Savanna Transition Zone of Ghana. Folia Primatologica. [Publisher]

2013. Wikberg, E.C., Teichroeb, J.A., Bădescu, I., and Sicotte, P. Individualistic female dominance hierarchies with varying strength in a highly folivorous population of black-and-white colobus. Behaviour. [Publisher]

2012. Wikberg E.C., Sicotte P., Campos F.A., and Ting N. Between-group variation in female dispersal, kin composition of groups, and proximity patterns in black-and-white colobus monkeys (Colobus vellerosus). PLOS ONE. [Publisher]

2012 Teichroeb J.A., Wikberg E.C., Bădescu I., Macdonald L.J., and Sicotte P. Infanticide risk and male quality influence optimal group composition for Colobus vellerosus. Behavioral Ecology. [Publisher]

2012 Teichroeb J.A., Holmes T.D., Sicotte P. Use of sleeping trees by ursine colobus monkeys (Colobus vellerosus) demonstrates the importance of nearby food. Primates. [Publisher]

2012 Teichroeb J.A. and Sicotte P. Cost-free vigilance during feeding in folivorous primates? Examining the effect of predation risk, scramble competition, and infanticide threat on vigilance in ursine colobus monkeys (Colobus vellerosus). Behav Ecol Sociobiol 66:453-466. [Publisher]

2011 Teichroeb J.A., Wikberg E.C. and Sicotte P. Dispersal in male ursine colobus monkeys (Colobus vellerosus): influence of age, rank and contact with other groups on dispersal decisions. Behaviour 148: 765-793. [Publisher]

2010 Teichroeb, J.A. & Sicotte P. The Function of Male Agonistic Displays in Ursine Colobus Monkeys (Colobus vellerosus): Male Competition, Female Mate Choice or Sexual Coercion?” Ethology 116:366-380. [Publisher]

2009 MacIntosh A. & Sicotte P. Vigilance in ursine black and white colobus monkeys (Colobus vellerosus): an examination of the effects of conspecific threat and predation. American J Primatol. 71:1-9. [Publisher]

2009 Teichroeb J.A., Kutz S.J., Parkar U., Thompson R.C.A. & Sicotte P. Ecology of the Gastrointestinal Parasites of Colobus vellerosus at Boabeng-Fiema, Ghana: Possible anthropozoonotic transmission. American J Physical Anthropology 140: 498-507. [Publisher]

2009 Teichroeb, J.A., Wikberg E.C. & Sicotte P. Female dispersal patterns in six groups of ursine colobus (Colobus vellerosus): infanticide avoidance is important. Behaviour 146:551-582. [Publisher]

2009 Teichroeb, J.A. & Sicotte P. Test of the Ecological-Constraints Model on Ursine Colobus Monkeys (Colobus vellerosus) in Ghana. American J Primatol. 71:49-59. [Publisher]

2008 Teichroeb, J.A. & Sicotte P. Social correlates of fecal testosterone in male ursine colobus monkeys (Colobus vellerosus): The effect of male reproductive competition in aseasonal breeders. Hormones and Behavior. 54: 417-423. [Publisher]

2008 Teichroeb J.A. & Sicotte P. Infanticide in ursine colobus monkeys (Colobus vellerosus) in Ghana: new cases and a test of the existing hypotheses. Behaviour 145: 727-755. [Publisher]

2008 Brent L. Teichroeb J.A., Sicotte P. Preliminary Assessment of Natal Attraction and Infant Handling in Wild Colobus vellerosus. American J Primatology 69: 1-7. [Publisher]

2007 Wong S.N.P. & Sicotte P. Activity budget and ranging patterns of Colobus vellerosus in forest fragments in central Ghana. Folia Primatologica. 78:245-254. [Publisher]

2007 Saj, TL, Marteinson S, Chapman C & Sicotte P. Controversy over the application of current socioecological models to folivorous primates: Colobus vellerosus fits the predictions. American J Physical Anthropology. 133:994-1003. [Publisher]

2007 Saj, TL & Sicotte P. Predicting the competitive regime of female Colobus vellerosus from the distribution of food resources International J Primatology 28:315-336. [Publisher]

2007 Saj, TL & Sicotte P. Scramble competition among Colobus vellerosus at Boabeng-Fiema, Ghana. International J Primatology 28:337-355. [Publisher]

2007 Sicotte P, Teichroeb J.A., &. Saj T.L. Aspects of Male Competition in Colobus vellerosus: Preliminary Data on Male and Female Loud Calling, and Infant Deaths After a Takeover International J Primatology 28: 627-636. [Publisher]

2006 Wong, S.N.P. Saj TL and Sicotte P. Comparison of habitat quality and diet of Colobus vellerosus in forest fragments in Ghana. Primates 47:365-373. [Publisher]

2006 Saj T.L., Mather C. & Sicotte P. Traditional taboos in biological conservation: the case of Colobus vellerosus at the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Central Ghana. Social Science Information 45: 285-310. [Publisher]

2006 Wong S.N.P. & Sicotte P. Population size and density of Colobus vellerosus at the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary and surrounding forest fragments in Ghana. American J Primatology. 68: 465-476. [Publisher]

2005 Saj T.L. & Sicotte P. Male takeover in Colobus vellerosus at Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, central Ghana. Primates 46: 211-214. [Publisher]

2005 Teichroeb J.A., Marteinson S. & Sicotte P. Individuals’ behaviors following dye-marking in wild black and white colobus (Colobus vellerosus). American J Primatology. 65:197-203. [Publisher]

2004 Sicotte P. & MacIntosh A.J. Inter-group encounters and male incursions in Colobus vellerosus in central Ghana. Behaviour 141:533-553. [Publisher]

2003 Teichroeb J.A., Saj T.L., Paterson J.D. & Sicotte P. Effect of Group Size on Activity Budgets in Colobus vellerosus in Ghana. International J Primatology 24:743-758 [Publisher]

2002 Sicotte P. The function of male aggressive displays towards females in mountain gorillas. Primates 43:155-167. [Publisher]

2001 Saj T., Sicotte P., & Paterson J.D. Conflict between vervet monkeys and farmers at the forest edge in Entebbe, Uganda. African J Ecology 39:195-199. [Publisher]

2000 Sicotte P. A case study of mother-son transfer in mountain gorillas. Primates 41: 95-103. [Publisher]

2000 Czekala N. and Sicotte P. Reproductive Monitoring of Free-Ranging Female Mountain Gorillas by Urinary Hormone Analysis. American J Primatology 51:209-215. Publisher]

1999 Saj T., Sicotte P., & Paterson J.D. Influence of human food consumption on the time budget of vervets. International J Primatology 20: 977-994 [Publisher]

1998 Sicotte P. and Nissan C. Femmes et empathie en primatologie: réflexions sur la représentation des femelles primates et des femmes primatologues. Autrement HS 106:77-102.

1995 Sicotte P. Interpositions in Conflicts between Males in Bimale Groups of Mountain Gorillas. Folia Primatologica 65:14-24. [Publisher]

1994 Sicotte P. Effect of Male Competition on Male-Female Relationships in Bi-male Groups of Mountain Gorillas. Ethology 97:47-64. Publisher]

1993 Sicotte P. Inter-group encounters and female transfer in mountain gorillas: Influence of group composition on male behavior. American J Primatology 30:21-36. Publisher]


Peer-reviewed Book Chapters and Edited Volume

2017. Sicotte, P. "Social Taboos" In: The International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Fuentes (ed). John Wiley & Sons Inc. DOI: 10.1002/9781119179313.wbprim1227.

2013 Saj, TL. & Sicotte P. Mammals of Africa: Species profile for Colobus vellerosus J. Kingdon, D. Happold & T. Butynski (eds), Bloomsbury Publishing (London). pp 109-111.

2010 Kankam BO, Saj TL, Sicotte P. How to measure “success” in community-based conservation projects: The case of the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary in Ghana. In: The Political Economy of Development in Ghana: Critiques of Theory and Practice. K.P. Puplampu and W.J. Tettey (eds), Woeli Publishers. Pp.115-141.

2005 Saj, T., Teichroeb, J.A. & Sicotte P. The population status of Colobus vellerosus at Boabeng-Fiema sacred grove, Ghana. In Commensalism and Conflict: human-primate interface, J.D. Paterson & J. Wallis, eds. American Society of Primatology: pp 350-375.

2002 Sicotte P. & Uwengeli P. Reflections on the conception of nature and gorillas in Rwanda: Implication for conservation. In: Primates Face to Face, Fuentes A. & Wolfe L. (eds). Cambridge University Press pp.163-182.

2001 Robbins M, Sicotte P. & Stewart K. Mountain Gorillas: Three Decades of Research at Karisoke. Cambridge University Press.

2001 Stewart K., Robbins M., Sicotte P. Karisoke and Primatology: a short history. Introduction to Mountain Gorillas: Three Decades of Research at Karisoke. pp.1-26.

2001 Sicotte P. Female Mate Choice in Mountain Gorillas. In: Mountain Gorillas: Three Decades of Research at Karisoke, Cambridge University Press. pp. 59-88.