Selected Publications

Moscovice, L. R., Eggert, A., Manteuffel, C. and Rault, J-L (2023). Spontaneous helping in pigs is mediated by helper’s social attention and distress signals of individuals in need. Proc. R. Soc. B. 290: 20230665

Nurmi, N., Sonnweber, R., Schülke, O., Moscovice, L. R., Deschner, T., Hoffmann, G. (2023): Bonobo mothers have elevated urinary cortisol levels during early but not mid or late lactation. Primates 64: 215-225.

Clay, Z. Moscovice, L. R.; Gruber, T. (2022): Bonobo Sexual Behavior and Psychology. In: The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Sexual Psychology (Todd K. Shakelford, Hrsg.) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge ( 978-1-108-94358-1): 370-400.

Moscovice, L. R., Gimsa, U., Otten, W. & Eggert, A. (2022). Salivary cortisol, but not oxytocin, varies with social challenges in domestic pigs: Implications for measuring emotions. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 16: 899397.

Moscovice, L. R., Hohmann, G., Trumble, B.C., Fruth, B. & Jaeggi, A. (2022). Dominance or Tolerance? Causes and consequences of a period of increased intercommunity encounters among bonobos (Pan paniscus) at LuiKotale. International Journal of Primatology.

Nittynen, T., Riihonen, V., Moscovice, L. R., Koski, S. (2022): Acute changes in oxytocin predict behavioral responses to foundation training in horses. Appl Anim Behav Sci 254: 105707, 1-10.

Düpjan, S.; Moscovice, L.; Puppe, B. (2021). The role of enrichment in optimizing pig behaviour and welfare. In: Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of pigs (Edwards, Sandra (ed.), Newcastle University, UK, Hrsg. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambrigde (978-1-78676-443-0): 1-27

Düpjan, S., Krause, A., Moscovice, L. R., Nawroth, C. (2020):
Emotional contagion and its implications for animal welfare. CAB Reviews 15: 046, 1-6

Moscovice, L. R., Sueur, C., Aureli, F. (2020):
How socio-ecological factors influence the differentiation of social relationships: an integrated conceptual framework. Biol Letters 16 (9): 20200384, 1-6

Moscovice, L. R., Surbeck, M., Fruth, B., Hohmann, G., Jaeggi, A., Deschner, T.(2019):
The cooperative sex: Sexual interactions among female bonobos are linked to increases in oxytocin, proximity and coalitions. Horm Behav 116: 104581, 1-9

Moscovice, L. R., Douglas, P. H., Martinez-Iñigo L., Surbeck, M., Vigilant, L. & Hohmann, G. (2017): Stable and fluctuating social preferences and implications for cooperation among female bonobos at LuiKotale, Salonga National Park, DRC. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 163, 158-172. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23197

Moscovice, L. R. (2016). The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Primatology. In International Encyclopedia of Primatology, edited by Agustin Fuentes, Wiley Blackwell Publishers. DOI: 10.1002/9781119179313

Douglas, H. & Moscovice, L. R. (2015): Pointing and pantomime in great apes? Female bonobos use referential gestures to request genito-genital rubbing. Scientific Reports 5, 13999, DOI:10.1038/srep13999

Moscovice, L. R., Deschner, T & Hohmann, G. (2015). Welcome back: Responses of female bonobos (Pan paniscus) to fusions. PLoS One 10(5): e0127305. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127305

Moscovice, L. R. (2013). Getting by with a little help from friends: The importance of social bonds for female primates. In M. L. Fisher, J. Garcia & R. S. Chang (Eds.): Evolution’s Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women. Oxford University Press

Moscovice, L. R. & Ziegler, T. E. (2012). Peripheral oxytocin in female baboons relates to estrous state and maintenance of sexual consortships. Hormones and Behavior 62, 592-597

Moscovice, L. R., Mbago, F., Snowdon, C. T. & Huffman, M. A. (2010). Ecological features and ranging patterns at a chimpanzee release site on Rubondo Island, Tanzania. Biological Conservation 143, 2711-2721

Silk, J. B., Beehner, J. C., Bergman, J. T., Crockford, C., Engh, A. L., Moscovice, L. R., Wittig, R. W., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L. (2010). Strong and consistent social bonds enhance the longevity of female baboons. Current Biology 20(15), 1359-1361

Cheney, D. L., Moscovice, L. R., Heesen, M. & Seyfarth, R. M. (2010). Contingency-based cooperation between wild female baboons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(21), 9562-9566. Recipient of the Cozzarelli Prize for scientific excellence.

Moscovice, L. R., Di Fiore, A., Crockford, C., Kitchen, D., Wittig, R. W., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L. (2010). Hedging their bets? Chacma baboons form friendships based on likelihood of paternity. Animal Behaviour 79(5),1007-1015

Silk, J. B., Beehner, J. C., Bergman, J. T., Crockford, C., Engh, A. L., Moscovice, L. R., Wittig, R. W., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L. (2010). Female chacma baboons form strong, equitable and enduring social bonds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64, 1733-1747

Moscovice, L. R., Hessen, M., Di Fiore, A., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L. (2009). Paternity alone does not predict long-term investment in juveniles by male baboons. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 63 (10), 1471–1482

Silk, J. B., Beehner, J. C., Bergman, J. T., Crockford, C., Engh, A. L., Moscovice, L. R., Wittig, R. W., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L. (2009). The Benefits of Social Capital: Close Social Bonds among Female Baboons Enhance Offspring Survival. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 276 (1670), 3099-3104

Moscovice, L. R., Issa, M. H., Petrzelkova, K. J., Keuler, N. S., Snowdon, C.T. & Huffman, M. A. (2007). Fruit availability, chimpanzee diet and grouping patterns on Rubondo Island, Tanzania. American Journal of Primatology, 69(5), 487-502

Moscovice, L. R. & Snowdon, C. T. (2006). The role of social context and individual experience in novel task acquisition in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus). Animal Behaviour, 71(4), 933-943