Publications

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Gilby IC, ZP Machanda, RC O’Malley, CM Murray, EV Lonsdorf, K Walker, DC Mjungu, E Otali, MN Muller, M Emery Thompson, AE Pusey & RW Wrangham. (2017) Predation by female chimpanzees: toward an understanding of sex differences in meat acquisition in the last common ancestor of Pan and Homo. Journal of Human Evolution. 110: 82-94. pdf

Wrangham RW, S Worthington, AB Bernard, K Koops, ZP Machanda, MN Muller. (2017) Response to: Chimpanzee culture extends beyond matrilineal family units. Current Biology. 27: R590-R591. pdf

Muller MN, RW Wrangham & DR Pilbeam (editors). (2017) Chimpanzees and Human Evolution. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. link

Muller MN. (2017) Introduction: Chimpanzees and human evolution. In MN Muller, RW Wrangham & DR Pilbeam (editors). Chimpanzees and Human Evolution. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Muller MN. (2017) Introduction: Chimpanzees and human uniqueness. In MN Muller, RW Wrangham & DR Pilbeam (editors). Chimpanzees and Human Evolution. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Muller MN. (2017) Sexual coercion in chimpanzees and humans. In MN Muller, RW Wrangham & DR Pilbeam (editors). Chimpanzees and Human Evolution. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Muller MN & DR Pilbeam. (2017) Evolution of the human mating system. In MN Muller, RW Wrangham & DR Pilbeam (editors). Chimpanzees and Human Evolution. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Muller MN. (2017) Testosterone and reproductive effort in male primates. Hormones and Behavior. 91: 36-51. pdf

Wrangham RW, K Koops, ZP Machanda, S Worthington, AB Bernard, NF Brazeau, R Donovan, J Rosen, C Wilke, E Otali & MN Muller. (2016) Distribution of a chimpanzee social custom is explained by matrilineal relationship rather than conformity. Current Biology. 22: 3033-3037. pdf

Moeller AH, A Caro-Quintero, D Mjungu, A Georgiev, EV Lonsdorf, MN Muller, AE Pusey, M Peeters, BH Hahn & H Ochman. (2016) Cospeciation of gut microbiota with hominids. Science. 353: 380-382. pdf

Emery Thompson M, MN Muller, K Sabbi, ZP Machanda, E Otali & RW Wrangham. (2016) Faster reproductive rates trade off against offspring growth in wild chimpanzees. PNAS. 113: 7780-7785. pdf

Ahuka-Mundeke S, O Lunguya-Metila, V Mbenzo-Abokome, C Butel, B-I Inogwabini, V Omasombo, J-J Muyembe-Tamfum, E Delaporte, AV Georgiev, MN Muller, J-BN Ndjango, Y Li, BH Hahn, M Peeters & A Ayouba. (2016) Genetic diversity of STLV-2 and interspecies transmission of STLV-3 in wild-living bonobos. Virus Evolution. 2 (1), vew011. pdf

Fedurek P, KE Slocombe, DK Enigk, M Emery Thompson, RW Wrangham & MN Muller. (2016) The relationship between testosterone and long-distance calling in wild male chimpanzees. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 70: 659-672. pdf

Emery Thompson M & MN Muller. (2016) Comparative perspectives on human reproductive behavior. Current Opinion in Psychology. 7: 61–66. pdf

Gilby IC, ZP Machanda, DC Mjungu, J Rosen, MN Muller, AE Pusey & RW Wrangham. (2015) Impact hunters catalyse cooperative hunting in two wild chimpanzee communities. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 370: 20150005. pdf

Muller MN. (2015) Review of Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science, by A. Dreger. (Penguin Press, 2015) Human Nature. 26: 346-350. pdf

Rushmore J, AB Allison, EE Edwards, U Bagal, S Altizer, MR Cranfield, TC Glenn, H Liu, A Mudakikwa, L Mugisha, MN Muller, RM Stumpf, ME Thompson, RW Wrangham & MJ Yabsley. (2015) Screening great apes for putative sexually transmitted diseases: evidence of Trichomonadidae infections in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). American Journal of Primatology. 77: 1075-1085. pdf

Alvarado LC, MN Muller, M Emery Thompson, M Klimek, I Nenko & G Jasienska. (2015) The Paternal Provisioning Hypothesis: Effects of workload and testosterone production on men’s musculature. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 158: 19-35. pdf

Emery Thompson M, MN Muller & RW Wrangham. (2014) Male chimpanzees compromise the foraging success of their mates in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. pdf

Wilson ML, C Boesch, B Fruth, T Furuichi, IC Gilby, C Hashimoto, CL Hobaiter, G Hohmann, N Itoh, K Koops, JN Lloyd, T Matsuzawa, JC Mitani, DC Mjungu, D Morgan, MN Muller, R Mundry, M Nakamura, J Pruetz, AE Pusey, J Riedel, C Sanz, AM Schel, N Simmons, M Waller, DP Watts, F White, RM Wittig, K Zuberbühler & RW Wrangham. (2014) Lethal aggression in Pan is better explained by adaptive strategies than human impacts. Nature. 513: 414-417. pdf

Georgiev AV, AF Russell, M Emery Thompson, E Otali, MN Muller & RW Wrangham. (2014) The foraging costs of mating effort in male chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). International Journal of Primatology. pdf

Muller MN & RW Wrangham. (2014) Mortality rates among Kanyawara chimpanzees. Journal of Human Evolution. 66: 107-114. pdf

Liu W, Y Li, KS Shaw, GH Learn, L Plenderleith, JA Malenke, SA Sundararaman, MA Ramirez, PA Crystal, AG Smith, F Bibollet-Ruche, A Ayouba, S Locatelli, A Esteban, F Mouacha, E Guichet, C Butel, S Ahuka-Mundeke, B-I Inogwabini, J-BN Ndjango, S Speed, CM Sanz, DB Morgan, MK Gonder, PJ Kranzusch, PD Walsh, AV Georgiev, MN Muller, AK Piel, FA Stewart, ML Wilson, AE Pusey, L Cui, Z WanG, A Färnert, CJ Sutherland, D Nolder, JA Hart, TB Hart, P Bertolani, A Gillis, M LeBreton, B Tafon, J Kiyang, CF Djoko, BS Schneider, ND Wolfe, E Mpoudi-Ngole, E Delaporte, R Carter, RL Culleton, GM Shaw, JC Rayner, M Peeters, BH Hahn & PM Sharp. (2014) African origin of the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax. Nature Communications. 5:3346 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4346

Smith TM, Z Machanda, AB Bernard, RM Donovan, AM Papakyrikos, MN Muller & RW Wrangham. (2013) First molar eruption, weaning, and life history in living wild chimpanzees. PNAS. 110: 2787-2791.

Emery Thompson M, MN Muller & RW Wrangham. (2012) Urinary creatinine tracks muscle mass variation in wild chimpanzees. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 149: 622-627.

Li Y, J-B Ndjango, GH Learn, M Ramirez, BF Keele, F Bibollet-Ruche, W Liu, JL Easlick, JM Decker, RS Rudicell, B-I Inogwabini, S Ahuka-Mundeke, FH Leendertz, V Reynolds, MN Muller, RL Chancellor, AS Rundus, N Simmons, M Worobey, GM Shaw, M Peeters, PM Sharp & BH Hahn. (2012) Eastern chimpanzees, but not bonobos, represent a simian immunodeficiency virus reservoir. Journal of Virology. 86: 10776-10791.

Langergraber KE, K Prüfer, C Rowney, C Boesch, C Crockford, K Fawcett, E Inoue, M Inoue-Muruyama, J Mitani, MN Muller, MM Robbins, G Schubert, T Stoinski, D Watts, RM Wittig, RW Wrangham, K Zuberbühler, S Pääbo & L Vigilant. (2012) Direct observation of generation times in wild apes suggests old divergences in hominid evolution. PNAS.109: 15716-15721.

Emery Thompson M, MN Muller & RW Wrangham. (2012) The energetics of lactation and the return to fecundity in wild chimpanzees. Behavioral Ecology. 23: 1234-1241.

Muller MN & M Emery Thompson. (2012) Mating, parenting and male reproductive strategies. In JC Mitani, J Call, PM Kappeler, RA Palombit & JB Silk (editors). Evolution of Primate Societies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Gruber T, MN Muller, V Reynolds, R Wrangham & K Zuberbühler. (2011) Community-specific evaluation of tool affordances in wild chimpanzees. Scientific Reports 1, 128; DOI:10.1038/srep00128.

Muller MN, M Emery Thompson, S Kahlenberg & RW Wrangham. (2011) Sexual coercion by male chimpanzees shows that female choice may be more apparent than real. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 65: 921-933.

Muller MN. (2010) Review of The Real Chimpanzee: Sex Strategies in the Forest, by C. Boesch. (Cambridge University Press, 2009) International Journal of Primatology. 32: 524-529.

Muller MN. (2010) Review of Sexual Selection and the Origin of Human Mating Systems, by A. Dixson. (Oxford University Press, 2009) Journal of Anthropological Research. 66: 532-534.

Carlson KJ, RW Wrangham, MN Muller, DR Sumner, ME Morbeck, T Nishida, A Yamanaka & C Boesch. (2010) Comparisons of limb structural properties in free-ranging chimpanzees from Kibale, Gombe, Mahale and Taï communities. In K D’Août & EE Vereecke (editors). Primate Locomotion: Linking Field and Laboratory Research. New York: Springer.

Liu W, Y Li, GH Learn, RS Rudicell, JD Robertson, JBN Ndjango, CM Sanz, DB Morgan, S Locatelli, MK Gonder, PJ Kranzusch, PD Walsh, E Delaporte,  E Mpoudi-Ngolle, AV Georgiev, MN Muller, GM Shaw, M Peeters, PM Sharp, JC Rayner & BH Hahn. (2010) Origin of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in gorillas. Nature. 467:420-425.

Emery Thompson M, MN Muller, S Kahlenberg & RW Wrangham. Dynamics of social and energetic stress in wild female chimpanzees. (2010) Hormones and Behavior. 58: 440-449.

Linlin L, A Kapoor, B Slikas, OB Soji, C Wang, S Shaukat, MM Alam, M Wilson, J-B Ndjango, M Peeters, N Gross-Camp, MN Muller, BH Hahn, N Wolfe, H Triki, J Bartkus, SZ Zaidi & E Delwart. (2010) Highly diverse circoviruses are prevalent in human and chimpanzee stool and infect multiple farm animal species. Journal of Virology. 84: 1674-1682.

Gruber T, MN Muller, P Strimling, RW Wrangham, K Zuberbühler. (2009) Wild chimpanzees rely on cultural knowledge to solve an experimental honey acquisition task. Current Biology. 19: 1-5.

Kuzawa CW, L Gettler, MN Muller, TW McDade & AB Feranil. (2009) Fatherhood, pairbonding and testosterone in the Philippines. Hormones and Behavior. 56: 429-435.

Stumpf R, M Emery Thompson, MN Muller & RW Wrangham. (2009) The context of female dispersal in wild chimpanzees. Behaviour. 146: 629-656.

Emery Thompson M, MN Muller, RW Wrangham, JS Lwanga & KB Potts. (2009) Urinary C-peptide tracks seasonal and individual variation in energy balance in wild chimpanzees. Hormones and Behavior. 55: 299-305.

Muller MN & RW Wrangham (editors). (2009) Sexual Coercion in Primates: An           Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Muller MN, S Kahlenberg & RW Wrangham. (2009) Male aggression and sexual coercion of females in primates.In MNMuller & RW Wrangham (editors). Sexual Coercion in Primates: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Muller MN, S Kahlenberg & RW Wrangham. (2009) Male aggression against females in chimpanzees.In MNMuller & RW Wrangham (editors). Sexual Coercion in Primates: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Wrangham RW & MN Muller. (2009) Sexual coercion in humans and other primates: the road ahead.In MNMuller & RW Wrangham (editors). Sexual Coercion in Primates: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Muller MN, F Marlowe, R Bugumba & PT Ellison. (2009) Testosterone and paternal care in East African foragers and pastoralists. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 276: 347-354.

S Kahlenberg, M Emery Thompson, MN Muller & RW Wrangham. (2008) Immigration costs for female chimpanzees and male protection as an immigrant counterstrategy to intrasexual aggression. Animal Behaviour. 76: 1497-1509.

M Emery Thompson, G Gobbo, ML Wilson, MN Muller & AE Pusey. (2008) Hyperprogesteronemia in response to Vitex fischeri consumption in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). American Journal of Primatology. 70: 1064-1071.

Muller MN. (2007) Chimpanzee violence: femmes fatales. Current Biology. 17: 365-366.

Muller MN, S Kahlenberg, M Emery Thompson & RW Wrangham. (2007) Male coercion and the costs of promiscuous mating for female chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 274: 1009-1014.

Muller MN. (2007) Review of Man the Hunted: Primates, Predators, and Human Evolution, by D Hart & RW Sussman. (Westview Press, 2005) American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 132: 484-486.

Muller MN, M Emery Thompson & RW Wrangham. (2006) Male chimpanzees prefer mating with old females. Current Biology. 16: 2234-2238.

Watts DP, MN Muller, SJ Amsler, G Mbabazi & JC Mitani. (2006) Lethal intergroup aggression by chimpanzees in the Kibale National Park, Uganda. American Journal of Primatology.68: 161-180.

Wrangham RW, ML Wilson & MN Muller. (2006) Comparative rates of violence in chimpanzees and humans. Primates. 47: 14-26.

Muller MN. (2006) Review of Sexual Selection in Primates. P Kappeler & C van Schaik, editors. (Cambridge University Press, 2004). American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 130: 279-281.

Muller MN & JC Mitani. (2005) Conflict and cooperation in wild chimpanzees. Advances in the Study of Behavior. 35: 275-331.

Muller MN & RW Wrangham. (2005) Testosterone and energetics in wild chimpanzees. American Journal of Primatology. 66: 119-130.

Muller MN & RW Wrangham. (2004) Dominance, cortisol and stress in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 55: 332-340.

Muller MN & RW Wrangham. (2004) Dominance, aggression and testosterone in wild chimpanzees: A test of the challenge hypothesis. Animal Behaviour. 67: 113-123.

Muller MN & SF Lipson. (2003) Diurnal patterns of urinary steroid excretion in wild chimpanzees. American Journal of Primatology. 60: 161-166.

Santiago ML, M Lukasik, S Kamenya, Y Li, F Bibollet-Ruche, E Bailes, MN Muller, M Emery, DA Goldenberg, JS Lwanga, A Ayouba, E Nerrienet, HM McClure, JL Heeney, DP Watts, AE Pusey, DA Collins, RW Wrangham, J Goodall,  JFY Brookfield, PM Sharp, GM Shaw & BH Hahn. Foci of endemic simian immunodeficiency virus infection in wild-living eastern chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). (2003) Journal of Virology. 77: 7545-7562.

Santiago ML, F Bibollet-Ruche, E Bailes, S Kamenya, MN Muller, M Lukasik, AE Pusey, DA Collins, RW Wrangham, J Goodall, GM Shaw, PM Sharp & BH Hahn. (2003) Amplification of a complete simian immunodeficiency virus genome from fecal RNA of a wild chimpanzee. Journal of Virology. 77: 2233-2242.

Muller MN. (2002) Agonistic relations among Kanyawara chimpanzees. Pages 112-124 in C Boesch, G Hohmann and L Marchant (eds.) Behavioral Diversity in Chimpanzees and Bonobos. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Muller MN & RW Wrangham. (2002) Sexual mimicry in hyenas. Quarterly Review of Biology. 77: 3-16.

Mitani JC, DP Watts & MN Muller. (2002) Recent developments in the study of wild chimpanzee behavior. Evolutionary Anthropology. 11: 9-25.

Santiago ML, CM Rodenburg, S Kamenya, F Bibollet-Ruche, F Gao, E Bailes, S Meleth, JM Kilby, Z Maldoveanu, B Fahey, MN Muller, A Ayouba, E Nerrienet, HM McClure, JL Heeney, AE Pusey, DA Collins, C Boesch, RW Wrangham, J Goodall, PM Sharp, GM Shaw & BH Hahn. (2002) SIVcpz infection in wild chimpanzees. Science. 295: 465.

Muller MN. (2002) Review of What it Means to be 98% Chimpanzee, by J Marks (UC Berkeley Press, 2002). Quarterly Review of Biology. 77: 454-455.

Vartanian JP, P Pineau, M Henry, WD Hamilton, MN Muller, RW Wrangham & S Wain-Hobson. (2002) Identification of a hepatitis B virus genome in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) from East Africa indicates a wide geographical dispersion among equatorial African primates. Journal of Virology. 76: 11155-11158.

Muller MN. (2002) Endocrine Aspects of Aggression and Dominance in Chimpanzees of the Kibale Forest. Ph.D. thesis. University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA

Muller MN & RW Wrangham. (2001) The reproductive ecology of male hominoids.  Pages 397-427 in PT Ellison (ed.) Reproductive Ecology and Human Evolution. New York: Aldine.

Muller MN. (2000) The knuckle-walking wounded. Natural History. 109(8): 44-48.

Muller MN, E Mpongo, CB Stanford & C Boehm. (1995) A note on scavenging by wild chimpanzees. Folia Primatologica. 65: 43-47.

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