Edited Volumes

Kalbitzer, U., & Jack, K. M. (2018). Primate Life History, Sex Roles, and Adaptability - Essays in Honour of Linda M. Fedigan. Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

In Press

Kalbitzer, U., McInnis, V., Omeja, P., Bortolamiol, S., Chapman, C.: Do elephants create hotspots of seedling growth through their defecation patterns? Journal of Tropical Ecology.

Kalbitzer, U., McInnis, V., Chapman, C.A. Primates create seedling growth hotspots through pattern of dung deposition. African Journal of Ecology.


Chapman C.A., Hou R., Kalbitzer U. What will climate change mean for primates? In: Primatology, Bio-cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development in Tropical Forests. A Global Perspective. UNESCO Publishing.

Kalbitzer, U., & Chapman, C. A. Primate responses to changing environments in the Anthropocene. In U. Kalbitzer & K. M. Jack (Eds.), Primate Life History, Sex Roles, and Adaptability - Essays in Honour of Linda M. Fedigan. Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Valenta, K., Kalbitzer, U., Razafimadimby, D., Omeja, P.A., Ayasse, M., Chapman, C.A., Nevo, O.: The evolution of fruit colour: phylogeny, abiotic factors and the role of mutualists. Scientific Reports, 8, 14302.

Chapman, C.A., Omeja, P.A., Kalbitzer, U., Fan, P., Lawes, M.J.: Restoration Provides Hope for Faunal Recovery: Changes in Primate Abundance Over 45 Years in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Tropical Conservation Science, 11, 1940082918787376.


Fischer, J., Kopp, G. H., Dal Pesco, F., Goffe, A., Hammerschmidt, K., Kalbitzer, U., Klapproth, M., Maciej, P., Ndao, I., Patzelt, A., Zinner, D. (2017). Charting the neglected West: The social system of Guinea baboons. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 162, 15–31.

Kalbitzer, U., Bergstrom, M. L., Carnegie, S. D., Wikberg, E. C., Kawamura, S., Campos, F. A., Jack, K. M., Fedigan, L. M. (2017). Female sociality and sexual conflict shape offspring survival in a Neotropical primate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(8), 1892–1897.


Kalbitzer, U., Roos, C., Kopp, G. H., Butynski, T. M., Knauf, S., Zinner, D., & Fischer, J. (2016). Insights into the genetic foundation of aggression in Papio and the evolution of two length-polymorphisms in the promoter regions of serotonin-related genes (5-HTTLPR and MAOALPR) in Papionini. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16, 121.


Kalbitzer, U., Heistermann, M., Cheney, D., Seyfarth, R., & Fischer, J. (2015). Social behavior and patterns of testosterone and glucocorticoid levels differ between male chacma and Guinea baboons. Hormones and Behavior, 75, 100–110.


Patzelt, A., Kopp, G. H., Ndao, I., Kalbitzer, U., Zinner, D., & Fischer, J. (2014). Male tolerance and male–male bonds in a multilevel primate society. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(41), 14740–14745.


Kalbitzer, J., Kalbitzer, U., Knudsen, G. M., Cumming, P., & Heinz, A. (2013). How the cerebral serotonin homeostasis predicts environmental changes: a model to explain seasonal changes of brain 5-HTT as intermediate phenotype of the 5-HTTLPR. Psychopharmacology, 230(3), 333–343.

Wheeler, B. C., Tiddi, B., Kalbitzer, U., Visalberghi, E., & Heistermann, M. (2013). Methodological Considerations in the Analysis of Fecal Glucocorticoid Metabolites in Tufted Capuchins (Cebus apella). International Journal of Primatology, 34(5), 879–898.

Kalbitzer, U., & Heistermann, M. (2013). Long-term storage effects in steroid metabolite extracts from baboon (Papio sp.) faeces - a comparison of three commonly applied storage methods. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4(5), 493–500.