Publications

BOOKS

Cords, M. 1987. Mixed-species association of Cercopithecus monkeys in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Univ. Calif. Pub. Zool. 117: 1-109.

Glenn, M.E. and Cords, M. (eds). 2002. The Guenons: Diversity and Adaptation in African Monkeys. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

PAPERS and BOOK CHAPTERS  (copies available upon request, if you really cannot find it thru your library)

Zipple, M.N., Altmann, J., Campos, F.A., Cords, M., Fedigan, L.M., Lawler, R.R., Lonsdorf, E.V., Perry, S., Pusey, A.E., Stoinski, T.S., Strier, K.B., Alberts, S.C. 2020 in press. Beyond orphaned infants: novel effects of maternal death in wild primates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Takahashi, M., Rothman, J., Raubenheimer, D., Cords, M. 2020 in press. Daily protein prioritization and longterm nutrient balancing in dietary generalists, the blue monkey. Behavioral Ecology.

Thompson, N.A. & Cords, M. 2020. Early life maternal sociality predicts juvenile sociality in blue monkeys. American Journal of Primatology 82:e23039. doi:10.1002/ajp.23039

Gao, L. & Cords, M. 2020. Effects of female group size on the number of males in blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) groups. International Journal of Primatology. doi: 10.1007/s10764-020-00174-3  https://rdcu.be/b63AH

Roth, A.M. & Cords, M. 2020. Zoo visitors affect sleep, displacement activities, and affiliative and aggressive behaviors in captive ebony langurs (Trachypithecus auratus). Acta Ethologica. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10211-020-00338-7

Thompson, N.A., Higham, J.P., Heistermann, M., Vogel, E., Cords, M. 2020. Energy balance but not competitive environment corresponds with allostatic load during development in an Old World monkey. Hormones and Behavior 119: 104664. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.104664

Schembari, S. & Cords, M. 2020. Reluctant males: why blue monkey males reject female sexual advances. Behaviour 157: 33-58. doi:10.1163/1568539X-00003580.

Fuller, J.L. & Cords, M. 2019. Versatility in a loud call: dual affiliative and agonistic functions in the blue monkey boom. Ethology 126: 10-23. doi:10.1111/eth.12955

Takahashi, M.Q., Rothman, J., Raubenheimer, D. & Cords, M. 2019. Dietary generalists and nutritional specialists: feeding strategies of adult female blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis) in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya. American Journal of Primatology. doi: 10.1002/ajp.23016

Cords, M., Minich, T., Roberts, S., Sleator, C. 2018. Evidence for paternal kin bias in the social affiliation of adult female blue monkeys. American Journal of Primatology. doi:10.1002/ajp.22761

Thompson, N.A. & Cords, M. 2018. Stronger social bonds do not always predict greater longevity in a gregarious primate. Ecology and Evolution 8:1604–1614
. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3781

Campos, F., Morris, W.F., Alberts, S., Altmann, J., Brockman, D., Cords, M., Pusey, A., Stoinski, T.,  Strier, K., Fedigan, L. 2017 early-online.  Does weather influence the demography of wild primates? Evidence from long-term life-history data in seven species. Global Change Biology 23: 4907-4921. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13754

Cords, M. & Thompson, N. 2017. Friendships, coalitions, and alliances. In: American Psychological Association Handbook of Comparative Psychology, Call, J., Burghardt, G.M., Pepperberg, I., Snowdon, C. & Zentall, T. eds. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, pp. 899-914.

Fuller, J.L. & Cords, M. 2017. Multiple functions and signal concordance of the pyow loud call of blue monkeys. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71: 19. doi:10.1007/s00265-016-2230-z

Tapanes, E., Detwiler, K.M., Cords, M. 2016. Bat predation by Cercopithecus monkeys: implications for zoonotic disease transmission. EcoHealth 13: 405-409. doi: 10.1007/s10393-016-1121-0

Bronikowski, A., Cords, M., Alberts, S., Altmann, J., Brockman, D., Fedigan, L., Pusey, A., Stoinski, T., Strier, K.B., & Morris, W. 2016. Female and male life tables for seven wild primate species. Scientific Data 3: 160006. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2016.

Roth, A, Cords, M. 2016. Effects of group size and contest location on the outcome and intensity of intergroup contests in wild blue monkeys. Animal Behaviour 113: 49-58. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.11.011

Roth, A.M. & Cords, M. 2015. Some nocturnal and crepuscular mammals of Kakamega Forest: photographic evidence. Journal of East African Natural History 104: 213-225.

Klass, K., Cords, M. 2015. Agonism and dominance in female blue monkeys. American Journal of Primatology 77: 1299-1315. doi: 10.1002/ajp.22481

Foerster, S., Kithome, K., Cords, M., Monfort, S. 2015.  Social status and helminth infections in female forest guenons (Cercopithecus mitis). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 158: 55-66. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22764

Roberts, S., Cords, M. 2015, Life as a bachelor: quantifying the success of an alternative reproductive tactic in male blue monkeys. PeerJ 3:e1043; doi: 10.7717/peerj.1043

Cords, M., Nikitopoulos, E. 2015. Maternal kin bias in affiliative behavior among wild adult female blue monkeys. American Journal of Primatology 77: 109-123.  doi:10.1002/ajp.22315

Roberts, S., Nikitopoulos, E., & Cords, M. 2014.  Factors affecting low resident male siring success in one-male groups of blue monkeys. Behavioral Ecology 25: 852-861.  doi:10.1093/beheco/aru060

Cords, M. 2014. Blue monkeys and bridges: transformations in habituation, habitat and people. In: Strier, K.B., ed. Primate Ethnographies.  Boston: Pearson/Prentice Hall, pp. 207-217.

Martins, D.J., Miller, S.E., Cords, M., Hirschauer, M.T., Goodale, C.B. 2014. Observations on an irruption event of the moth Achaea catocaloides (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) at Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History 103: 31-38. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2982/028.103.0102

Cords, M. & Mann. J. 2013. Social conflict management in primates: is there a case for dolphins? In: Yamagiwa, J. & Karczmarski, L., eds. Primates and Cetaceans: Field Studies and Conservation of Complex Mammalian Societies. Tokyo: Springer, pp. 207-212.

Cords, M. & Würsig, B. 2013. A mix of species: heterospecific associations among primates and dolphins. In: Yamagiwa, J. & Karczmarski, L., eds. Primates and Cetaceans: Field Studies and Conservation of Complex Mammalian Societies. Tokyo: Springer, pp. 409-431.

Roberts, S. & Cords, M. 2013. Group size but not dominance rank predicts the probability of conception in a frugivorous primate.  Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology.  doi: 10.1007/s00265-013-1607-5

Alberts, S.C., Altmann, J., Brockman, D.K., Cords, M., Fedigan, L.M., Pusey, A., Stoinski, T.S., Strier, K.B., Morris, W.F., and Bronikowski, A.M. 2013. Reproductive aging patterns in primates reveal that humans are distinct. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110: 13440–13445. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1311857110


Cords, M. & Sarmiento, E.  2013.  Cercopithecus ascanius  Species Profile.  In: Butynski, T.M., Kingdon, J. & Kalina, J., eds. Primates of Africa, Vol II of The Mammals of Africa.  London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Lawes, M.J., Cords, M. and Lehn, C.  2013.  Cercopithecus mitis Species Profile. In: Butynski, T.M., Kingdon, J. & Kalina, J., eds. Primates of Africa, Vol II of The Mammals of Africa.  London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Foerster, S., Cords, M. & Montfort, S. 2012. Seasonal energetic stress in a tropical forest primate: proximate causes and evolutionary implications. PLoS ONE 7 (11): e50108. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050108

Gaynor, K. & Cords, M. 2012. Anti-predator and social monitoring functions of vigilance behavior in blue monkeys. Animal Behaviour 84: 531-537. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.06.003

Laurance, W.F. et al. (215 co-authors).  2012. Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature 489: 290-294. doi:10.1038/nature11318

Gogarten, J.F., Brown, L.M., Chapman, C.A., Cords, M., Doran-Sheehy, D., Fedigan, L.M., Grine, F.E., Perry, S., Pusey, A.E., Sterck, E.H.M., Wich, S.A., Wright, P.D. 2012. Seasonal mortality patterns in non-human primates: implication for variation in selection across environments.  Evolution 10: 3252-3266. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01668.x

Lawrence J.M. & Cords, M. 2012. Old World Monkeys. Nature Education Knowledge 3(7):13. http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/old-world-monkeys-83033815


Fashing, P., Nguyen, N., Luteshi, P., Opondo, W., Cash, J. & Cords, M. 2012. Evaluating the suitability of planted forests for African forest monkeys: A case study from Kakamega Forest, Kenya. American Journal of Primatology 74: 77-90. doi: 10.1002/ajp.20102

Cords, M. 2012. The thirty year blues: what we know and don’t know about life history, group size and group fission of blue monkeys in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya. In: Kappeler, P. & Watts, D.  Long-term Studies of Primates. Berlin: Springer, pp. 289-312.

Cords, M. 2012. The behavior, ecology and social evolution of Cercopithecine monkeys. In: Mitani, J., Call, J., Kappeler, P., Palombit, R. & Silk, J., eds. The Evolution of Primate Societies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 91-112.


Klass, K.M. & Cords, M. 2011. Effect of unknown relationships on linearity, steepness and rank ordering of dominance hierarchies: simulation studies based on data from wild monkeys. Behavioral Processes 88: 167-186.


Foerster, S., Cords, M. & Monfort, S. 2011. Social behavior, foraging strategies and fecal glucocorticoids in female blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis): Potential fitness benefits of high rank in a forest guenon. American Journal of Primatology 73: 870-882. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.20955

Bronikowski, A.M., Altmann, J., Brockman, D.K., Cords, M., Fedigan, L.M., Pusey, A., Stoinski, T., Morris, W.F., Strier, K.B., & Alberts, S.C.  2011. Aging in the natural world: comparative data reveal similar mortality patterns across primates. Science 331: 1325-1328  DOI: 10.1126/science.1201571  See press release here

Morris, W.F., Altmann, J., Brockman, D.K., Cords, M., Fedigan, L.M., Pusey, A.E., Stoinski, T.S., Bronikowski, A.M., Alberts, S.C., Strier, K.B. 2011. Low demographic variability in wild primate populations: fitness impacts of variation, covariation and serial correlation in vital rates.  The American Naturalist,177: E14-E28.
. DOI: 10.1086/657443   See press release here.

Strier, K.B., Altmann, J., Brockman, D.K, Bronikowski, A.M., Cords, M., Fedigan, L.M., Lapp, H., Liu, X., Morris, W.F., Pusey, A.E., Stoinski, T.S., & Alberts, S.C. 2010. The Primate Life History Database: a unique shared ecological data resource.  Methods in Ecology and Evolution 1: 199-211. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2010.00023.x

Brogan, C. & Cords, M. 2010. Daytime birth in a wild blue monkey.  African Primates 7: 61-63.  ejournal

Cords, M. & Chowdhury, S.C. 2010. Life history of blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni) in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya. International Journal of Primatology 31: 433:455. doi: 10.1007/s10764-010-9405-7


Cords, M. & Fuller, J. 2010. Infanticide in blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni) in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya: variation in the occurrence of an adaptive behavior. International Journal of Primatology.  doi: 10.1007/s10764-010-9400-z


Cords, M., Sheehan, M.J. & Ekernas, L.S. 2009. Sex and age differences in juvenile social priorities in female-philopatric non-despotic blue monkeys. American Journal of Primatology 71: 1-13. 
 

Smith, L.W., Link, A. & Cords, M. 2008. Cheek pouch use, predation risk and feeding competition in blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni).  American Journal of Physical Anthropology 137: 334-341. 

Mammides, C., Cords, M. & Peters, M. 2008.  Effects of habitat disturbance and food supply on population densities of three primate species in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya.  African Journal of Ecology.

Cords, M. 2007.  Variable participation in the defense of communal feeding territories by blue monkeys in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya.  Behaviour 144: 1537-1550.

Ekernas, L.S. & Cords, M.  2007.  Social and environmental factors influencing natal dispersal in blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni).  Animal Behaviour 73: 1009-1020. 

Mugatha, S.M., Ogutu, J.O., Cords, M. & Maitima, J.M.  2006.  Dynamics of male  residence and female oestrus during a breeding season of blue  monkeys in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya.  African Journal of Ecology  45: 49-54. 

Forster, S. & Cords, M. 2005. Socialization of infant blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni): allomaternal interactions and sex differences. Behaviour 142: 869-896. 

Pazol, K. & Cords, M. 2005. Seasonal variation in feeding behavior, competition and female social relationships in a forest dwelling guenon, the blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni), in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 58: 566-577.

Killen, M. & Cords, M. 2004. Pjotr Kropotkin oder Konrad Lorenz? Spektrum der Wissenschaft 03/2004: pp. 64-66.

Fashing, P., Forrestel, A. Scully, C. & Cords, M. 2004. Long-term tree population dynamics and their implications for the conservation of the Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Biodiversity and Conservation 13: 753-771. 

Glenn, M.E. & Cords, M. 2002. Preface to Glenn, M.E. and Cords, M. (eds). The Guenons: Diversity and Adaptation in African Monkeys.
New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, pp. xiii-xvi.

Cords, M. 2002. When are there influxes in blue monkey groups? In: Glenn, M.E. and Cords, M. (eds). The Guenons: Diversity and Adaptation in African Monkeys. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, pp. 189-201.

Foerster, S. & Cords, M. 2002. Development of mother-infant relationships and infant behavior in wild blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni). In: Glenn, M.E. and Cords, M. (eds). The Guenons: Diversity and Adaptation in African Monkeys. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, pp. 245-272. 

Chapman, C.A., Chapman, L.J., Cords, M., Gathua, J.M., Gautier-Hion, A., Lambert, J.E., Rode, K., Tutin, C.E.G. & White, L.J.T. 2002. Variation in the diets of Cercopithecus species: Differences within forests, among forests, and across species. In: Glenn, M.E. and Cords, M. (eds). The Guenons: Diversity and Adaptation in African Monkeys. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, pp. 325-350. 

Cords, M. and Glenn, M.E. 2002. Epilogue to Glenn, M.E. and Cords, M. (eds). The Guenons: Diversity and Adaptation in African Monkeys. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, pp.425-430.
Cords, M. 2002. Friendship among adult female blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis). Behaviour 139: 291-314.

Aureli, F., Cords, M. & van Schaik, C.P. 2002. Conflict resolution following aggression in gregarious animals: a predictive framework. Animal Behaviour  25-343.

Cords, M. 2002. Foraging and safety in adult female blue monkeys in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya. In: L.E. Miller, ed. Eat or Be Eaten: Predation-sensitive Foraging in Primates. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 205-221.

Cords, M. 2000. Male influxes in blue monkeys. "In the Field" entry in Dean Falk’s Primate Diversity. New York: W.W. Norton, Inc., pp. 208-209.

Cords, M. 2000. Grooming partners of immature blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis). International Journal of Primatology 21: 239-254. 

Cords, M. 2000. The number of males in guenon groups. In: Kappeler, P., ed. Primate Males. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 84-96.

Cords, M. & Aureli, F. 2000. Reconciliation and relationship quality. In: Aureli, F. and F. de Waal, eds. Natural Conflict Resolution. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, pp. 177-198.

Cords, M. 2000. Agonistic and affiliative relationships of adult females in a blue monkey group. In: Whitehead, P. & C. Jolly, eds. Old World Monkeys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 453-479. 

Cords, M. 2000. Mixed-species association and group movement. In: Boinski, S. & P. Garber, eds, On the Move: How and Why Animals Travel in Groups. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 73-99.

Fashing, P. & Cords, M. 2000. Diurnal primate densities and biomass in the Kakamega Forest: An evaluation of census methodology. American Journal of Primatology 50(2): 139-152. 

Cords, M. & Killen, M. 1998. Conflict resolution in human and non-human primates. In: Langer, J. & Killen, M., eds., Piaget, Evolution, and Development. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 193-217. 

Cords, M. 1997. Friendships, alliances, reciprocity and repair. In: Whiten, A. and Byrne. R., eds. Machiavellian Intelligence II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 24-49.

Cords, M. & Aureli, F. 1997. Reasons for reconciling. Evolutionary Anthropology 5: 42-45.

Chism, J.B. & Cords, M. 1997-98. De Brazza’s monkeys Cercopithecus neglectus in the Kisere National Reserve, Kenya. African Primates 3: 18-22.

Cords, M. 1995. Predator vigilance costs of allogrooming in wild blue monkeys. Behaviour  132: 559-569.

Cords, M. 1994. Experimental approaches to the study of primate conflict resolution. Roeder, J.J., Thierry, B., Anderson, J.R., & N. Herrenschmidt, eds. Current Primatology, Vol. II: Social Development, Learning and Behaviour. Strasbourg, Univ. Louis Pasteur, pp. 127-136. 

Cords, M. & Thurnheer, S. 1993. Reconciling with valuable partners by long-tailed macaques. Ethology 93: 315-325.

Cords, M. & Aureli, F. 1993. Patterns of reconciliation among juvenile long-tailed macaques. In: Pereira, M.E. & L.A. Fairbanks, eds. Juvenile Primates Life History, Development and Behavior. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 271-284.

Cords, M. 1993. On operationally defining reconciliation. Amer. J. Primatol. 29: 255-268.

Cords, M. 1993. Grooming and language as cohesion mechanisms: choosing the right data. Behav. Brain Sci. 16: 697-698.

Cords, M. 1992. Post-conflict reunions and reconciliation in long-tailed macaques. Anim. Behav. 44: 57-61.

Cords, M. 1992. Social versus ecological intelligence. Behav. Brain Sci. 15: 151.

Kummer, H. & Cords, M. 1991. Cues of ownership in Macaca fascicularis. Anim. Behav. 42: 529-549.

Moser, R., Cords, M. & Kummer, H. 1991. Social influences on grooming site preferences among captive long-tailed macaques. Int. J. Primatol. 12: 217-230. 

Rowell, T.E., Wilson, C. & Cords, M. 1991. Reciprocity and partner preference in grooming of female blue monkeys. Int. J. Primatol. 12: 319-336.

Cords, M. 1990. Mixed-species association of East African guenons: general patterns or specific examples? Amer. J. Primatol. 21: 101-114. 

Cords, M. 1990. Vigilance and mixed species association in some East African forests. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 26: 297-300.

Wahome, J.M., Cords, M. & T.E. Rowell. 1989. Blue monkeys eat mice. Folia Primatol. 51: 158-160.

Cords, M. 1988. Mating systems of forest guenons. In: Gautier-Hion, A., Bourlière, F., Gautier, J.P. & J. Kingdon, eds. A Primate Radiation: The Evolutionary Biology of the African Guenons. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 323-339.

Cords, M. 1988. Resolution of aggressive conflicts by immature male long-tailed macaques. Anim. Behav. 36: 1124-1135. 

Cords, M. 1987. Forest guenons and patas monkeys: male-male competition in one-male groups. In: Smuts, B.B., Cheney, D.L., Seyfarth, R.M., Wrangham, R.W. & T.T. Struhsaker, eds. Primate Societies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 98-111.

Cords, M. & T.E. Rowell. 1987. Birth intervals of Cercopithecus monkeys of the Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Primates 28: 277-281.

Cords, M., Mitchell, B.J., Tsingalia, H.M. & T.E. Rowell. 1986. Promiscuous mating among blue monkeys in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Ethology  72: 214-226.

Cords, M. & T.E. Rowell. 1986. Group fission in blue monkeys of the Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Folia Primatol. 46: 70-82.

Cords, M. 1986. Interspecific and intraspecific variation in diet of two forest guenons, Cercopithecus ascanius and C. mitis. J. Anim. Ecol.  55: 811-828. 

Cords, M. 1984. Mating patterns and social structure in redtail monkeys (Cercopithecus ascanius). Z. Tierpsychol.64: 313-339.


POPULAR, NEWSLETTER, ENCYCLOPEDIA and TEXTBOOK ENTRIES AND UNPUBLISHED REPORTS

Cords, M. 2018. Kummer, Hans. In: Trevathan, W., ed. The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology. Hoboken, NJ:  John Wiley & Sons.

Cords, M. 2017. Kakamega Forest. In: Fuentes, A., ed. International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Cords, M. 2017. Thelma Rowell. In: Fuentes, A., ed. International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Cords, M. 2014. Blue monkeys and bridges: transformations in habituation, habitat and people. In: Strier, K.B., ed. Primate Ethnographies.  Boston: Pearson/Prentice Hall, pp. 207-217.

Cords, M. 2010. Kakamega Environmental Education Program: Support for a growing grassroots organization. IPS Bulletin 36 (1): 15.

Cords, M. 2008. Face-offs of the female kind. Natural History 117: 22-27.

Killen, M. & Cords, M. 2004. Pjotr Kropotkin oder Konrad Lorenz? Spektrum der Wissenschaft 03: pp. 64-66.

Killen, M. & Cords, M. 2002. Prince Kropotkin’s ghost. American Scientist 90: 208-210.

Cords, M. & Fashing, P.  2002. Conserving Africa’s Forests. CERC Notes, Fall 2002.

Cords, M. & Killen, M. 2001. How children handle conflict: better than we think. Chronicle of Higher Education 47: B15-B16.

Cords, M. 2000. Male influxes in blue monkeys.  “In the Field” entry in Dean Falk’s Primate Diversity. New York: W.W. Norton, Inc., pp. 208-209. 

Cords, M. 2000. The Kakamega Environmental Education Program. The Conservationist 5: 4-5/

Cords, M. and Chism, J.B. 1997. Report on the Kisere National Forest Reserve’s de Brazza’s population, to the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Cords, M. and Tsingalia, H.M. 1982. A report on harmful exploitation of indigenous forest in Kakamega, to the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation and Management Division, Government of Kenya.

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