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2016 - Le, Q.V., Isbell, L.A., Matsumoto, J., Le, V.Q., Nishimaru, H., Hori, E., Maior, R.S., Tomaz, C., Ono, T., Nishijo, H. Snakes elicit earlier, and monkey faces, later, gamma oscillations in macaque pulvinar neurons. Scientific Reports 6:20595.

2015 - Porter A.M., Grote M.N., Isbell, L.A., Fernandez-Duque, E., & Di Fiore, A. A saki saga: dynamic and disruptive relationships among Pithecia aequatorialis in eastern Ecuador, and functions of multiple adult males in saki groups. Folia Primatologica 86:455-473.

2015 - Arlet, M.E., Isbell, L.A., Kaasik A., Molleman, F., Chancellor, R.L., Chapman, C.A., Mänd, R., & Carey, J.R.  Determinants of reproductive performance among female gray-cheeked mangabeys (Lophocebus albigena) in Kibale National Park, Uganda. International Journal of Primatology 36:55-73.

2014 - Le Q.V., Isbell, L.A., Matsumoto, J., Quang, L.V., Hori, E., Tran, A.H., Maior, R.S., Tomaz, C., Ono, T., & Nishijo, H. Monkey pulvinar neurons fire differentially to snake postures. PLoS ONE 9:e114258. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114258.

2014 - Etting, S.F. & Isbell, L.A. Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) use snake posture to assess level of threat. Ethology 120:1177-1184.

2014 - Ford, A.T., Goheen, J.R., Otieno, T.O., Bidner, L., Isbell, L.A., Palmer, T.M., Ward, D., Woodroffe, R., & Pringle, R.M. Large carnivores make savanna tree communities less thorny. Science 346:346-349.

2014 - Arlet, M.E., Isbell, L.A., Molleman, F., Kaasik, A., Chancellor, R.L., Chapman, C.A., Mänd, R., & Carey, J.R. Maternal investment and infant survival in gray-cheeked mangabeys (Lophocebus albigena). International Journal of Primatology 35:476-490.

2014 - Etting, S.F., Isbell, L.A., & Grote, M.N. Factors increasing snake detection and perceived threat in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). American Journal of Primatology 76:135-145.

2014 - VanderWaal, K.L., Atwill, E.R., Isbell, L.A., & McCowan, B. Linking social and pathogen transmission networks using microbial genetics in giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis). Journal of Animal Ecology 83:406-414.

2014 - VanderWaal, K.L., Wang, H., McCowan, B., Fushing, H., & Isbell, L.A. Multi-level social organization and space use in reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis). Behavioral Ecology 25:17-26.

2014 - VanderWaal, K.L., Atwill, E.R., Isbell, L.A., & McCowan, B. Quantifying pathogen transmission networks in wild and domestic ungulates in Kenya. Biological Conservation 169:136-146.

2013 - Le, Q.V., Isbell, L.A., Nguyen, M.N., Matsumoto J., Hori, E., Maior, R.S., Tomaz, C., Tran, A.H., Ono, T., & Nishijo, H. Pulvinar neurons reveal neurobiological evidence of past selection for rapid detection of snakes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110:19000-19005.

2013 - Arlet, M.E., Molleman, F., Isbell, L.A., Chancellor, R.L., Carey, J.R., & Mänd, R. Correlations between social context and fecal glucocorticoid metabolite concentrations in free-ranging female gray-cheeked mangabeys (Lophocebus  albigena) in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Folia Biologica 61:239-246.

2013 - Isbell, L.A. Erythrocebus patas Patas monkey. In The Mammals of Africa: Vol. II Primates (T.M. Butynski, J.S. Kingdon, and J. Kalina, eds.). Bloomsbury Publishing, London, pp. 257-264.

2013 - Isbell, L.A. & Jaffe, K.L.E. Chlorocebus pygerythrus Vervet monkey. In The Mammals of Africa: Vol II Primates (T.M. Butynski, J.S. Kingdon, and J. Kalina, eds.). Bloomsbury Publishing, London, pp. 277-283.

2013 - Isbell, L.A., Rothman, J.M., Young, P.J., & Rudolph, K. Nutritional benefits of Crematogaster mimosae ants and Acacia drepanolobium gum for patas monkeys and vervets in Laikipia, Kenya. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150:286-300.

2012 - Isbell, L.A., Young, T.P., & Harcourt, A.H. Stag parties linger: continued gender bias in a female-rich scientific discipline. PLoS ONE 7:e49682. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0049682

2012 - Isbell, L.A. Re-evaluating the Ecological Constraints model with red colobus monkeys (Procolobus rufomitratus tephrosceles). Behaviour 149:493-529.

2011 - Bunce, J.A., Isbell, L.A., Grote M.N., & Jacobs, G. Color vision variation and foraging behavior in wild Neotropical titi monkeys (Callicebus brunneus): possible mediating roles for spatial memory and reproductive status. International Journal of Primatology 32:10581075.

2011 - Adiseshan, A., Adiseshan, T., & Isbell, L.A. Affiliative relationships and reciprocity among adult male bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata) at Arunachala Hill, India. American Journal of Primatology 73:1107-1113.

2011 - Beisner, B.A. & Isbell, L.A. Factors affecting aggression among females in captive groups of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). American Journal of Primatology 73:1152-1159.

2011 - Arlet, A.E., Kaasik, A., Molleman, F., Isbell, L.A., Carey, J.R., & Mänd, R. Social factors increase fecal testosterone levels in wild male gray-cheeked mangabeys (Lophocebus albigena). Hormones and Behavior 59:605-611.

2011 - Jaffe, K.E. & Isbell, L.A. The guenons: polyspecific associations in socioecological context. In Primates in Perspective, 2nd Edition (C.J. Campbell, A. Fuentes, K.C. MacKinnon, S.K. Bearder, and R.M. Stumpf, eds.). Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 277-300.

2011 - Bunce, J.A., Isbell, L.A., Neitz, M., Bonci, D., Surridge, A., Jacobs, G., & Smith, D.G. Characterization of opsin gene alleles affecting color vision in a wild population of titi monkeys (Callicebus brunneus). American Journal of Primatology 73:189-196.

2010 - Jaffe, K.E. & Isbell, L.A. Ranging and social behavior after a predator-induced group fusioin in wild vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) in Laikipia, Kenya. American Journal of Primatology 72:634-644.

2009 - Isbell, L.A. The Fruit, the Tree, and the Serpent: Why We See So Well.  Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.

2009 - Beisner, B.A. & Isbell, L.A. Movement ecology in a captive environment: the effects of ground substrate on captive rhesus macaques, Macaca mulatta. Animal Behaviour 78:1269-1277.

2009 - Chancellor, R.L. & Isbell, L.A. Food site residence time and female competitive relationships in wild gray-cheeked mangabeys (Lophocebus albigena). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63:1447-1258.

2009 - De Jong, Y.A., Butynski, T.M., Isbell, L.A., & Lewis, C. Decline of the geographical range of the southern patas monkey Erythrocebus patas baumstarki in Tanzania. Oryx 43:267-274.

2009 - Beisner, B.A. & Isbell, L.A. Factors influencing hair loss among captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Applied Animal Behaviour Science 119:91-100.

2009 - Pinter-Wollman, N., Isbell, L.A., & Hart, L.A. Assessing translocation outcome: comparing behavioral and physiological aspects of translocated and resident African elephants (Loxodonta africana). Biological Conservation 142:1116-1124.

2009 - Jack, K.M. & Isbell, L.A. Dispersal in primates: advancing an individualized approach. Behaviour 146:429-436.

2009 - Schoof, V.A.M., Jack, K.M., & Isbell, L.A. What traits promote male parallel dispersal in primates? Behaviour 146:701-726.

2009 - Isbell, L.A., Young,T.P., Jaffe, K.E., Carlson, A.A., & Chancellor, R.L. Demography and life histories of sympatric patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) and vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) in Laikipia, Kenya. International Journal of Primatology 30:103-124.

2009 - Pinter-Wollman, N., Isbell, L.A., & Hart, L.A. The relationship between social behavior and habitat familiarity in African elephants (Loxodonta africana). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276:1009-1014.

2009 - Arlet, M.E. & Isbell, L.A. Variation in behavioral and hormonal responses of adult male gray-cheeked mangabey (Lophocebus albigena) to crowned eagles (Stephanoaetus coronatus) in Kibale National Park, Uganda.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63:491-199.

2009 - Jaffe, K.E. & Isbell, L.A. After the fire: benefits of reduced ground cover for vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops).  American Journal of Primatology 71:252-260.

2009 - Chancellor, R.L. & Isbell, L.A. Female grooming markets in a population of gray-cheeked mangabeys (Lophocebus albigena). Behavioral Ecology 20:79-86.

2009 - Arlet, M.E., Grote, M., Molleman, F., Isbell, L.A., & Carey, J.R. Reproductive tactics influence cortisol levels in individual male gray-cheeked mangabeys (Lophocebus albigena). Hormones and Behavior 55:210-216.

2008 - Beisner, B.A. & Isbell, L.A. Ground substrate affects activity budgets and hair loss in captive outdoor-housed rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). American Journal of Primatology 70:1160-1168.

2008 - Off, E.C., Isbell, L.A., & Young, T.P. Population density and habitat preferences of the Kenya lesser galago (Galago senegalensis braccatus Elliot, 1907) along the Ewaso Nyiro River, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 97:109-116.

2008 - Chancellor, R.L. & Isbell, L.A. Punishment and competition over food in captive rhesus macaques, Macaca mulatta. Animal Behaviour 75:1939-1947.

2007 - Isbell, L.A. & Young, T.P. Interspecific and temporal variation of ant species within Acacia drepanolobium ant domatia, a staple food of patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) in Laikipia, Kenya. American Journal of Primatology 69:1387-1398.

2007 - Isbell, L.A. & Chism, J. Distribution and abundance of patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) in Laikipia, Kenya, 1979-2004. American Journal of Primatology 69:1223-1235.

2006 - Isbell, L.A. Snakes as agents of evolutionary change in primate brains. Journal of Human Evolution 51:1-35.

2006 - Isbell, L.A. Live fast, die young. National Wildlife June/July:29K-36K.

2006 - Isbell, L.A. Snakes on the brain. New York Times (3 September, Section 4:10).

2004 - Isbell, L.A. Is there no place like home? Ecological bases of dispersal in primates and their consequences for the formation of kin groups. In: Kinship and Behavior in Primates (Chapais, B. & Berman, C., eds.). Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 71-108.

2003 - Laurent, P., Hamdani, A., Braekman, J.-C., Daloze, D., Isbell, L.A., de Biseau, J.-C., and Pasteels, J.M. New 1-alk(en)yl-1,1,3,5-trihydroxycyclohexanes from the Dufour gland of the African ant Crematogaster nigriceps. Tetrahedron Letters 44:1383-1386.

2002 - Isbell, L.A., Cheney, D.L., & Seyfarth, R.M. Why vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) live in multi-male groups. In: The Guenons: Diversity and Adaptation in African Monkeys (Glenn, M. & Cords, M., eds.), Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press, New York, pp. 173-187.

2002 - Enstam, K.L. & Isbell, L.A. Comparison of responses to alarm calls by patas (Erythrocebus patas) and vervet (Cercopithecus aethiops) monkeys in relation to habitat structure. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 119:3-14.

2002 - Isbell, L.A. & Young, T.P. Ecological models of female social relationships in primates: similarities, disparities, and some directions for future clarity. Behaviour 139:177-202.

2002 - Enstam, K.L., Isbell, L.A. & De Maar, T. Male demography, female mating behaviour, and infanticide in wild patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas). International Journal of Primatology 23:85-104.

2002 - Isbell, L.A. & Enstam, K.L. Predator (in)sensitive foraging in sympatric vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) and patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas): a test of ecological models of group dispersion. In: Eat or Be Eaten: Predation-Sensitive Foraging in Primates (Miller, L.E., ed.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 154-168.

2001 - Carlson, A.A. & Isbell, L.A. Causes and consequences of single-male and multi-male mating in free-ranging patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas). Animal Behaviour 62:1047-1058.

2001 - Mathy, J. & Isbell,  L.A. The relative importance of size of food and interfood distance in eliciting aggression in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Folia Primatologica 72:268-277.

2001 - Garraffo, H.M., Spande, T.F., Jain, P., Kaneko, T., Jones, T.H., Blum, M.S., Ali, T.M.M., Snelling, R.R., Isbell, L.A., Robertson, H.G., & Daley, J.W. Ammonia chemical ionization-tandem mass spectrometry in structure determination of alkaloids, II. Tetraponerines from pseudomymecine ants. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 15:1409-1415.

2000 - Pruetz, J.D. & Isbell, L.A. Correlations of food distribution and patch size with agonistic interactions in female vervets (Chlorocebus aethiops) and patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) living in simple habitats. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 49:38-47.

1999 - Isbell, L.A., Pruetz, J.D., Lewis, M., & Young, T.P. Rank differences in ecological behavior: a comparative study of patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) and vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops). International Journal of Primatology 20:257-272.

1999 - Isbell, L.A., Pruetz, J.D., Nzuma, B.M., & Young, T.P. Comparing measures of travel distances in primates: methodological considerations and socioecological implications. American Journal of Primatology 48:87-98.

1998 - Isbell, L.A. & Pruetz, J.D. Differences between vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) and patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) in agonistic interactions between adult females. International Journal of Primatology 19:837-855.

1998 - Isbell, L.A. Diet for a small primate: insectivory and gummivory in the (large) patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas pyrrhonotus). American Journal of Primatology 45:381-398.

1998 - Isbell, L.A., Pruetz, J.D., Lewis, M., & Young, T.P. Locomotor activity differences between sympatric patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) and vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops): implications for the evolution of long hindlimb length in Homo. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 105:199-207.

1998 - Isbell, L.A., Pruetz, J.D., & Young, T.P. Movements of vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) and patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) as estimators of food resource size, density, and distribution. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 42:123-133.

1997- Young, T.P., Stubblefield, C., & Isbell, L.A. Ants on swollen-thorn acacias: species coexistence in a simple system. Oecologia 109:98-107.

1996 - Isbell, L.A. East Africa: the cradle of humanity. In: Ecosystems of East Africa and their Conservation (McClanahan, T.R. & Young, T.P., eds.). Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 20-21.

1996 - Isbell, L.A. & Young, T.P. The evolution of bipedalism in hominids and reduced group size in chimpanzees: alternative responses to decreasing resource availability. Journal of Human Evolution 30:389-397.

1996 - Isbell, L.A. & Van Vuren, D. Differential costs of locational and social dispersal and their consequences for female group-living primates. Behaviour 133:1-36.

1995 - Isbell, L.A. Seasonal and social correlates of changes in hair, skin, and scrotal condition in vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) of Amboseli National Park, Kenya. American Journal of Primatology 36:61-70.

1994 - Isbell, L.A. Predation on primates: ecological patterns and evolutionary consequences. Evolutionary Anthropology 3:61-71.

1994 - Isbell, L.A. The vervets' year of doom. Natural History 103(8):48-55.

1994 - Young, T.P. & Isbell, L.A. Minimum group size and other conservation lessons exemplified by a declining primate population. Biological Conservation 68:129-134.

1993 - Isbell, L.A. & Young, T.P. Social and ecological influences on activity budgets of vervet monkeys, and their implications for group living. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 32:277-385.

1993 - Isbell, L.A. & Young, T.P. Human presence reduces predation in a free-ranging vervet monkey population in Kenya. Animal Behaviour 45:1233-1235.

1993 - Isbell, L.A., Cheney, D.L., & Seyfarth, R.M. Are immigrant vervet monkeys, Cercopithecus aethiops, at greater risk of mortality than residents? Animal Behaviour 45:729-734.

1991- Young, T.P. & Isbell, L.A. Sex differences in giraffe feeding ecology: energetic and social constraints. Ethology 87:79-89.

1991- Isbell, L.A. Contest and scramble competition: patterns of female aggression and ranging behavior among primates. Behavioral Ecology 2:143-155.

1991 - Isbell, L.A., Cheney, D.L., & Seyfarth, R.M. Group fusions and minimum group sizes in vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops). American Journal of Primatology 25:57-65.

1990 - Isbell, L.A., Cheney, D.L., & Seyfarth, R.M. Costs and benefits of home range shifts among vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 27:361-358.

1990 - Isbell, L.A. Sudden short-term increase in mortality of vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) due to leopard predation in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. American Journal of Primatology 21:41-52.

1983 - Isbell, L.A. Daily ranging behavior of red colobus (Colobus badius tephrosceles) in Kibale Forest, Uganda. Folia Primatologica 41:34-48.

1983 - Isbell, L.A. & Skorupa, J.P. Raiders in the dark. Animal Kingdom 6-7:12-14.