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Professor Jo Setchell - all publications

Chapter in book

  • Setchell, J.M. (2017). Drills and mandrills. In The International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Fuentes, A. Chichester, UK Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Setchell, J.M. (2017). International Journal of Primatology. In The International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Fuentes, A. Chichester, UK Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Setchell, J.M. (2017). Lee, Phyllis C. In International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Fuentes, A. Chichester, UK Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Setchell, J.M. (2015). Color in competition contexts in non-human animals. In Handbook of Color Psychology. Elliot, A.J., Fairchild, M.D. & Franklin, A. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 546-567.
  • Setchell, J.M. (2008). Alternative reproductive tactics in primates. In Alternative reproductive tactics: An Integrative Approach. Oliveira, R.F., Taborsky, M. & Brockmann, H.J. Cambridge University Press. 373-398.
  • Setchell, J.M. & Lee, P.C. (2004). Development and sexual selection in primates. In Sexual Selection in Primates: New and Comparative Perspectives. Kappeler, P. & van Schaik, C.P. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 175-195.
  • Dixson, A.F., Harvey, N., Patton, M. & Setchell, J.M. (2003). Behaviour and Reproduction. In Reproductive Science and Integrated Conservation. Holt, W.V., Pickard, A.R., Rodger, J. & Wildt, D.E. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 24–41.
  • Setchell, J.M. & Kappeler, P.M. (2003). Selection in relation to sex in primates. In Advances in the Study of Behavior. Slater, Peter Rosenblatt, Jay, Snowdon, Charles, Roper, Timothy & Naguib, Marc Elsevier. 33: 87-173.
  • Setchell, J.M. (2003). The evolution of alternative reproductive morphs in male primates. In Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Primates: New Perspectives and Directions. Jones, C.B. American Society of Primatologists Special Topics in Primatology. 410-435.

Edited book

  • Setchell, J.M. & Curtis, D.J. (2011). Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide. Cambridge University Press.
  • Setchell, J.M. & Curtis, D.J. (2003). Field and Laboratory Methods for Primatologists: A Practical Guide. Cambridge University Press.

Book review

  • Setchell, J. M. (2016). John Knight. Herding monkeys to paradise: how macaque troops are managed for tourism in Japan. xvi, 628 pp., figs, illus., bibliogr. Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2011. £132.00 (paper). Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 22(1): 247-248.

Journal Article

  • Waters, Siân, Bell, Sandra & Setchell, Joanna M. (2018). Understanding Human-Animal Relations in the Context of Primate Conservation: A Multispecies Ethnographic Approach in North Morocco. Folia Primatologica 89(1): 13-29.
  • Setchell, J.M., Fairet, E., Shutt, K., Waters, S. & Bell, S. (2017). Biosocial conservation: integrating biological and ethnographic methods to study human-primate interactions. International Journal of Primatology 38(2): 401-426.
  • Waters, Siân, El Harrad, Ahmed, Chetuan, Mohamed, Bell, Sandra & Setchell, Joanna M. (2017). Dogs disrupting wildlife: Domestic dogs harass and kill Barbary macaques in Bouhachem forest, North Morocco. African Primates 12: 55-58.
  • Estrada, Alejandro, Garber, Paul A., Rylands, Anthony B., Roos, Christian, Fernandez-Duque, Eduardo, Di Fiore, Anthony, Nekaris, K. Anne-Isola, Nijman, Vincent, Heymann, Eckhard W., Lambert, Joanna E., Rovero, Francesco, Barelli, Claudia, Setchell, Joanna M., Gillespie, Thomas R., Mittermeier, Russell A., Arregoitia, Luis Verde, de Guinea, Miguel, Gouveia, Sidney, Dobrovolski, Ricardo, Shanee, Sam, Shanee, Noga, Boyle, Sarah A., Fuentes, Agustin, MacKinnon, Katherine C., Amato, Katherine R., Meyer, Andreas L. S., Wich, Serge, Sussman, Robert W., Pan, Ruliang, Kone, Inza & Li, Baoguo (2017). Impending extinction crisis of the world’s primates: Why primates matter. Science Advances 3(1): e1600946.
  • Setchell, J., Fernandez-Duque, E. & Higham, J.P. (2016). Editorial: Changes and Clarifications to the Policies of the International Journal of Primatology to Promote Transparency and Open Communication. International Journal of Primatology 37(6): 617-627.
  • Setchell, J. M., Richards, S., Abbott, K. M. & Knapp, L. A. (2016). Mate-guarding by male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) is associated with female MHC genotype. Behavioral Ecology 27(6): 1756-1766.
  • Setchell, J. M. (2016). Sexual Selection and the Differences Between the Sexes in Mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159(S61): S105-S129.
  • Setchell, J. M., Smith, T. & Knapp, L. A. (2015). Androgens in a female primate: relationships with reproductive status, age, dominance rank, fetal sex and secondary sexual color. Physiology and Behavior 147: 245-254.
  • Cunningham, E.P., Unwin, S. & Setchell, J.M. (2015). Darting primates in the field: A review of reporting trends and a survey of practices and their effect on the primates involved. International Journal of Primatology 36(5): 894-915.
  • Setchell, J.M. (2015). Editorial: Double-Blind Peer Review and the Advantages of Sharing Data. International Journal of Primatology 36(5): 891-893.
  • Howlett, C., Setchell, J.M., Hill, R.A. & Barton, R.A. (2015). The 2D:4D digit ratio and social behaviour in wild female chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) in relation to dominance, aggression, interest in infants, affiliation and heritability. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69(1): 61-74.
  • Shutt, K., Heistermann, M., Kasim, A., Todd, A., Kalousova, B., Profosouva, I., Petrzelkova, K., Fuh, T., Dicky, J.-F., Bopalanzognako, J.-B. & Setchell, J.M. (2014). Effects of habituation, research and ecotourism on faecal glucocorticoid metabolites in wild western lowland gorillas: Implications for conservation management. Biological Conservation 172: 72-79.
  • Fairet, E., Bell, S., Remanda, K. & Setchell, J.M. (2014). Rural emptiness and its influence on subsistence farming in contemporary Gabon: A case study in Loango National Park. Society, Biology and Human Affairs 78(1-2): 39-59.
  • Setchell, Joanna M. (2013). Editorial: The Top 10 Questions in Primatology. International Journal of Primatology 34(4): 647-661.
  • Setchell, J.M., Abbott, K.M., Gonzalez, J.-P. & Knapp, L.A. (2013). Testing for post-copulatory selection for major histocompatability complex genotype in a semi-free-ranging primate population. American Journal of Primatology 75(10): 1021–1031.
  • Bernstein, R.M., Setchell, J.M., Verrier, D. & Knapp, L.A. (2012). Maternal effects and the endocrine regulation of mandrill growth. American Journal of Primatology 74(10): 890-900.
  • Shutt, K., Setchell, J.M. & Heistermann, M. (2012). Non-invasive monitoring of physiological stress in the Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla): validation of a fecal glucocorticoid assay and methods for practical application in the field. General and Comparative Endocrinology 179(2): 167-177.
  • Setchell, J.M., Kendal, J.R. & Tyniec, P. (2011). Do non-human primates synchronise their menstrual cycles? A test in mandrills. Psychoneuroendocrinology 36(1): 51-59.
  • Setchell, J.M., Vaglio, S., Abbott, K.M., Moggi-Cecchi, J., Boscaro, F., Pieraccini, G. & Knapp, L.A. (2011). Odour signals major histocompatibility complex genotype in an Old World monkey. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278(1703): 274-280.
  • Setchell, J.M., Vaglio, S., Moggi-Cecchi, J., Boscaro, F., Calamai, L. & Knapp, L.A. (2010). Chemical composition of scent-gland secretions in an Old World monkey (Mandrillus sphinx): influence of sex, male status, and individual identity. Chemical Senses 35(3): 205-220.
  • Setchell, J.M., Charpentier, M.J.E., Abbott, K.M., Wickings, E.J. & Knapp, L.A. (2010). Opposites attract: MHC-associated mate choice in a polygynous primate. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23(1): 136-148.
  • Setchell, J.M., Smith, T.E., Wickings, E.J. & Knapp, L.A. (2010). Stress, social behaviour, and secondary sexual traits in a male primate. Hormones and Behavior 58(5): 720-728.
  • Setchell, J.M. & Huchard, E. (2010). The hidden benefits of sex: Evidence for MHC-associated mate choice in primate societies. BioEssays 32(11): 940-948.
  • Alvergne, A., Huchard, E., Caillaud, D., Charpentier, M.J.E., Setchell, J.M., Ruppli, C., Féjan, D., Martinez, L., Cowlishaw, G. & Raymond, M. (2009). Human ability to recognize kin visually within primates. International Journal of Primatology 30(1): 199-210.
  • Setchell, J.M., Charpentier, M., Abbott, K.A., Wickings, E.J. & Knapp, L.A. (2009). Is brightest best? Testing the Hamilton-Zuk hypothesis in mandrills. International Journal of Primatology 30(6): 825-844.
  • Huchard, E., Benavides, J.A., Setchell, J.M., Charpentier, M.J.E., Alvergne, A., King, A.J., Knapp, L.A., Cowlishaw, G. & Raymond, M. (2009). Studying shape in sexual signals: the case of primate sexual swellings. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63(8): 1231-1242.
  • Leigh, S.R., Setchell, J.M., Charpentier, M., Knapp, L.A. & Wickings, E.J. (2008). Canine tooth size and fitness in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Journal of Human Evolution 55(1): 75-85.
  • Setchell, J.M., Smith, T., Wickings, E.J. & Knapp, L.A. (2008). Factors affecting fecal glucocorticoid levels in semi-free-ranging female mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). American Journal of Primatology 70(11): 1023-1032.
  • Jones, O.R., Gaillard, J.M., Tuljapurkar, S., Alho, J.S., Armitage, K.B., Becker, P.H., Bize, P., Brommer, J., Charmantier, A., Charpentier, M., Clutton-Brock, T., Dobson, F.S., Festa-Bianchet, M., Gustafsson, L., Jensen, H., Jones, C.G., Lillandt, B.G., McCleery, R., Merilä, J., Neuhaus, P., Nicoll, M.A.C., Norris, K., Oli, M.K., Pemberton, J., Pietiäinen, H., Ringsby, T.H., Roulin, A., Saether, B.E., Setchell, J.M., Sheldon, B.C., Thompson, P.M., Weimerskirch, H., Wickings, E.J. & Coulson, T. (2008). Senescence rates are determined by ranking on the fast-slow life-history continuum. Ecology Letters 11(7): 664-673.
  • Setchell, J.M., Smith, T.E., Wickings, E.J. & Knapp, L.A. (2008). Social correlates of testosterone and ornamentation in male mandrills. Hormones and Behavior 54(3): 365-372.
  • Setchell, J.M., Bedjabaga, I-B., Goossens, B., Reed, P., Wickings, E.J. & Knapp, L.A. (2007). Parasite prevalence, abundance and diversity in a semi-free-ranging colony of Mandrillus sphinx. International Journal of Primatology 28(6): 1345-1362.
  • Setchell, J.M., Tshipamba, P., Bourry, O., Rouquet, P., Wickings, E.J. & Knapp, L.A. (2006). Haematology of a semi-free-ranging colony of mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). International Journal of Primatology 27(6): 1709-1729.
  • Setchell, J.M., Wickings, E.J. & Knapp, L.A. (2006). Life history in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx): Physical development, dominance rank, and group association. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 131(4): 498 - 510.
  • Charpentier, M., Setchell, J.M., Prugnolle, F., Wickings, E.J., Peignot, P., Balloux, F. & Hossaert-McKey, M. (2006). Life-history correlates of inbreeding depression in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Molecular Ecology 15: 21-28.
  • Setchell, J.M. & Wickings, E.J. (2006). Mate choice in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Ethology 112(1): 91-99.
  • Goossens, B., Setchell, J.M., James, S.S., Funk, S.M., Chikhi, L., Abulani, A., Ancrenaz, M., Lackman-Ancrenaz, I. & Bruford, M.W. (2006). Philopatry and reproductive success in Bornean orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus). Molecular Ecology 15(9): 2577–2588.
  • Setchell, J.M., Charpentier, M., Bedjabaga, I-B., Reed, P., Wickings, E.J. & Knapp, L.A. (2006). Secondary sexual characters and female quality in primates. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61(2): 305-315.
  • Setchell, J.M., Wickings, E.J. & Knapp, L.A. (2006). Signal content of red facial coloration in female mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 273(1599): 2395 - 2400.
  • Setchell, J.M., Knapp, L.A. & Wickings, E.J. (2006). Violent coalitionary attack by female mandrills against an injured alpha male. American Journal of Primatology 68(4): 411 - 418.
  • Charpentier, M., Peignot, P., Hossaert-McKey, M., Gimenez, O., Setchell, J.M. & Wickings, E.J. (2005). Constraints on control: Factors influencing reproductive success in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Behavioral Ecology 16(3): 614-623.
  • Setchell, J.M. (2005). Do female mandrills prefer brightly colored males? International Journal of Primatology 26(4): 715-735.
  • Setchell, J.M. (2005). Dominance, status signals and coloration in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Advances in Ethology 111: 25-50.
  • Charpentier, M., Setchell, J.M., Prugnolle, F., Knapp, L.A., Wickings, E.J., Peignot, P. & Hossaert-McKey, M. (2005). Genetic diversity and reproductive success in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102(46): 16723-16728.
  • Setchell, J.M., Charpentier, M. & Wickings, E.J. (2005). Mate guarding and paternity in mandrills: factors influencing alpha male monopoly. Animal Behaviour 70(5): 1105-1120.
  • Leigh, S.R., Setchell, J.M. & Buchanan, L.S. (2005). Ontogenetic bases of canine dimorphism in anthropoid primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 127: 296-311.
  • Setchell, J.M., Charpentier, M. & Wickings, E.J. (2005). Sexual selection and reproductive careers in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 58(5): 474-485.
  • Goossens, B., Setchell, J.M., Tchidongo, E., Dilambaka, E., Vidal, C., Ancrenaz, M. & Jamart, A. (2005). Survival, interactions with conspecifics and reproduction in 37 chimpanzees released into the wild. Biological Conservation 123: 461-475.
  • Setchell, J.M. & Wickings, E.J. (2004). Sequences and timing of dental eruption in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Folia Primatologica 121-132.
  • Setchell, J.M. & Wickings, E.J. (2004). Sexual swellings in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx): a test of the reliable indicator hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology 15(3): 438-445.
  • Setchell, J.M. & Wickings, E.J. (2004). Social and seasonal influences on the reproductive cycle in female mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 125: 73-94.
  • Setchell, J.M. (2003). Behavioural development in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx): Puberty to adulthood. Behaviour 140: 1053-1089.
  • Goossens, B., Setchell, J.M., Vidal, C., Dilambaka, E. & Jamart, A. (2003). Successful reproduction in wild-released orphan chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes troglodytes). Primates 44: 67-69.
  • Setchell, J.M. & Dixson, A.F. (2002). Developmental variables and dominance rank in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). American Journal of Primatology 56: 9-25.
  • Setchell, J.M., Lee, P.C., Wickings, E.J. & Dixson, A.F. (2002). Reproductive parameters and maternal investment in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). International Journal of Primatology 23: 51-68.
  • Setchell, J.M. & Dixson, A.F. (2001). Arrested development of secondary sexual adornments in subordinate adult male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 115: 245-252.
  • Setchell, J.M. & Dixson, A.F. (2001). Changes in the secondary sexual adornments of male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) are associated with gain and loss of alpha status. Hormones and Behavior 39: 177-184.
  • Setchell, J.M. & Dixson, A.F. (2001). Circannual changes in the secondary sexual adornments of semifree-ranging male and female mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). American Journal of Primatology 53: 109-121.
  • Setchell, J.M., Lee, P.C., Wickings, E.J. & Dixson, A.F. (2001). Growth and ontogeny of sexual size dimorphism in the mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 115: 349-360.

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • Setchell, Joanna M (2017). 60% of primate species now threatened with extinction, says major new study. The Conversation
  • Setchell, Joanna M (2015). Got a great relationship? You may want to thank your prehistoric grandmother. The Conversation
  • Setchell, Joanna M (2015). Why men are not biologically useless after all …. The Conversation