Professor Jo Setchell
|Professor in the Department of Anthropology|
I joined Durham Anthropology in 2007. I have a PhD in Zoology from the University of Cambridge, and moved into Anthropology via post-doctoral research at the Centre for Research in Evolutionary Anthropology at Roehampton University and in the Department of Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, and a temporary lectureship in Anthropology at University College London.
I teach biological and evolutionary anthropology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I have won two awards for doctoral supervision.
I have served on the University Senate as an elected representative of the Academic Electoral Assembly, and as Director of the MSc in Evolutionary Anthropology, Chair of the Exam Board, Director of Research, Inclusion Diversity and Equity champion, and Director of Postgraduate Research in my department.
How to address me
My name is Jo.
My pronouns are she/ her/ hers.
My full name, which you'll find in my publications, is Joanna M Setchell.
In a conversation, please address me as Jo.
In formal contexts, please use Dr Setchell.
To address an envelope, please use Dr Jo Setchell.
Our new article, based on Miles Woodruff’s PhD research, shows that a carefully planned release of mandrills can work well with the right design, monitoring and evaluation. Watch here to find out more.
Setchell JM. 2019. Studying Primates: How to Design, Conduct and Report Primatological Research. Cambridge University Press. I welcome feedback if you're using this.
I'm one of a team of 59 primatologists from 21 countries who worked with the Conservation Evidence Initiative in Cambridge to examine the evidence base underpinning efforts to conserve primates. Headline - most of the time, we don't know what works and what doesn't work.
I'm a co-author of the IUCN/ Species Survival Commission Primate Specialist Group Section for Human Primate Interactions Best Practice Guidelines for Responsible Images of Non-Human Primates. So far the Guidelines have been translated into 23 languages.
- Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Primatology since 2009.
- Sub-panel member for Anthropology and Development Studies, UK Research Excellence Framework 2021.
- Member, Primate Specialist Group, Section for Human-Primate Interactions.
- Editorial Board member, Scientific Data.
- President, Primate Society of Great Britain 2018-2021.
- Vice-President (Research) of the International Primatological Society 2010-2018.
A recording from the Société Francophone de Primatologie Colloque 2021 Why conservation needs anthropology (in French).
A recording of my Presidential Plenary at the Primate Society of Great Britain Winter meeting 2020 on 'Decolonising Primatology' (in English).
A recording from an IUCN Primate Specialist Group Section for Human-Primate Interactions webinar on Decolonising Primate Conservation.
Since 1996, my research has integrated methods including behaviour, morphology, demography, genetics, endocrinology, semiochemistry and dental histology to address questions relating to reproductive strategies, life history, sexual selection and signalling in primates.
The majority of this work has focused on a semifree-ranging colony of mandrills, housed at the Centre International de Recherches Médicales, Franceville (CIRMF), Gabon. For more about our long-term studies of mandrills, please see this review, and this summary. I have also conducted primate fieldwork in Cameroon, Republic of Congo and Sabah, Malaysia, including personal experience of conservation issues and primate reintroductions.
It is impossible to work on primates without becoming aware of the threats they face. My research is therefore increasingly focussed on human-wildlife coexistence and biodiversity conservation. I am convinced that conservation must be underpinned by a deep understanding of the historical, political and social context. My collaborators and I have described our interdisciplinary approach to conservation here and here. My current work is in collaboration with Save Gabon's Primates to promote the conservation and welfare of primates in Gabon.
I have a long-standing interest in the practice and ethics of primate research. I co-edited a book on Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology with an explicit focus on ethics, helped to develop the International Primatological Society's Code of Best Practices in Field Primatology, and lead the establishment of a new IPS Vice-President for Equity and Ethics. My recent book, Studying Primates, has a strong focus on equity, ethics and integrity. As President of the Primate Society of Great Britain, I focussed on the need to decolonise our discipline.
You can find details of my publications below and on Researchgate.
Information for Prospective Students and Postdocs
I'm happy to supervise interns, MSc, Masters by Research, and PhD students in primatology. I am happy to work with applicants who share my research interests to develop a proposal.
If you're interested in doing a PhD, you will need funding to cover fees, living costs and research costs. PhDs in the UK do not include a taught component and are usually 3-4 years if you study full-time.
Options for funding through Durham University include our Doctoral Training partnerships, Durham Doctoral Scholarships (not available for 2023) and other scholarships. Deadlines are usually in January and early preparation with multiple rounds of feedback is essential for a chance of success. This database might also be useful.
There's information about a variety of postdoctoral fellowship opportunities here. Again, early preparation with multiple rounds of feedback is essential.
I prioritise applications from range-country primatologists, and those which relate to and build on my own research. I am particularly keen to work with qualitative social scientists interested in human-animal interactions and biodiversity conservation.
- Dr Sarah Maya Rosen, ESRC post-doctoral fellowship 'Intersectional Forensic Anthropology: Shifting Our Methodological Paradigm'. October 2022-September 2023.
- Dr Sharon Kessler: Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship on disease recognition in primates January 2017-December 2018. Sharon is now a lecturer in Pscyhology at Stirling University.
- Dr Rodrigo Moro-Rios: Ciência sem Fronteiras "Phylogenetic reconstruction of ancestral states and diversification of Callitrichidae (Primates) cooperative breeding societies". Rodrigo is now an Honorary Researcher in Anthropology at Durham.
- Dr Esther Clarke: COFUND Junior Research Fellowship "Primate vocalisations as sexual signals". Esther is now an Honorary Researcher in Anthropology at Durham.
- Dr Stefano Vaglio: Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development "Primate Olfaction". Stefano is now Reader in Animal Behaviour at the University of Wolverhampton.
Current Research Students
- Christopher Miller. 'Welfare assessment of rhesus macaques: from field observation to computational models of brain network'. In collaboration with Dr Colline Poirier (Newcastle University). BBSRC-funded PhD candidate.
- Dan Lewis. 'Mandrills and microbes: The role of the skin microbiome in primate communication'. IAPETUS2 DTP NERC-funded PhD candidate in collaboration with Dr Leena Kerr (Heriot-Watt University), Dr Sharon Kessler (University of Stirling), and Dr Barthelemy Ngoubangoye (CIRMF, Gabon)
- Rebecca Liubicich. Durham Doctoral Scholarship.
Completed Research Students
- Ingrid Grueso-Dominguez: 'Applying geometric morphometrics to the study of discrete dental traits'. PhD. Passed March 2023. Congratulations Ingrid!
- Milena Carstens. 'Time is TikToking: User perceptions of primate videos on one of the fastest growing social media platforms'. MSc by Research. Passed Nov 2022.
- Katharine Flach: 'The effect of group composition on maternal reproductive success in cooperatively breeding golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) and Goeldi’s monkeys (Callimico goeldii) in European zoos.' MSc by Research. Passed April 2020.
- Danson K Mwangi "Multi-species entanglement: Human-baboon interactions in Nthongoni, eastern Kenya" PhD funded by a Durham Doctoral Scholarship. Passed January 2020. Danson is a researcher at the Primate Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, and began a postdoc position with the University of Arizona in January 2023
- Pedro Mendez-Carvajal: 'A long term monitoring study to evaluate the primate conservation status in Panama using species distribution modelling and complementary information'. PhD funded by a Panamanian Government Scholarship. Passed December 2019. Pedro runs Fundación Pro-Conservación de los Primates Panameños, an NGO dedicated to dedicated the study and conservation of nonhuman primates in Panama and teaches primatology in Panama.
- Miles Woodruff: 'Glucocorticoid Metabolites and GPS Radio Collar Telemetry in Wildlife Conservation: The Jane Goodall Institute Mandrill Release Project in the Republic of Congo'. PhD in collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute. Passed with minor corrections in July 2019. Miles is now CEO of a vegan food company.
- Steffi Henkel: 'Group recognition via olfactory cues in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)'. University of Leipzig (external supervisor). Awarded May 2019. Steffi is now a postdoc at the University of Leipzig.
- Marie-Claire Pagano: "How do male interactions with infants affect mothers and infants in Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus)?" MSc by Research. Awarded Feb 2018. Marie-Claire went on to do a PhD at Newcastle University.
- Simone Lemmers: 'Stress, life history, and dental development: a histological study of mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx)'. PhD funded by a Leverhulme Project grant. Awarded April 2018. Simone went on to do a post-doc at the Cyprus Institute, Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center, Nicosia, and is now a research fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
- Pete Tomlin: 'Juvenile primates in the context of their social group: a case study of chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) in an afro-montane environment'. PhD funded by a Leverhulme Study Abroad grant. Passed with minor corrections June 2016. Pete went on to do a post-doc at Mondika Gorilla Research Center, Republic of Congo, then a postdoc at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.
- Sian Waters: 'Population Status, Ecology and Conservation of Barbary macaques in the Rif Mountains, Morocco'. PhD funded by the Zoological Society of Edinburgh. Awarded December 2014. Sian is director of the NGO Barbary Macaque Awareness and Conservation.
- Kat Shutt: 'An interdisciplinary risk assessment of gorilla ecotourism'. PhD funded by a NERC-ESRC interdisciplinary studentship. Awarded January 2014. Kat went on to be Programme Manager for Liberia at Flora & Flauna International, and is now working for the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Cetnre, Cambridge.
- Caroline Howlett: 'The 2D:4D ratio & social behaviour in female chacma baboons'. MSc by Research passed May 2013. Caroline went on to do her PhD at the University of Kent, and is now a lecturer at the University of Essex.
- Ben Coleman: 'Predator-prey interactions and vigilance landscapes in samango monkeys in South Africa'. PhD awarded April 2013. Ben went on to be Senior Education Officer at Bristol Zoo, and is now a Lecturer in Animal Management, Reaseheath College.
- Emilie Fairet: 'Human-wildlife conflict and its implications for the management of protected areas: A case study in Loango National Park, Gabon'. PhD funded by a Durham Doctoral Scholarship. Awarded December 2012. Emilie went on to work for SFM Safari Gabon, developing eco-tourism projects, then as Programme Coordinator for the Wildlife Conservation Society in the Republic of Congo.
Centre de Primatologie, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherches Médicales, Franceville, Gabon. Long-term, interdisciplinary studies of semi-free-ranging mandrills.
- Dr Sian Waters, Vice-Chair of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group Section for Human-Primate Interactions.
Dr Elena Cunningham, NYU College of Dentistry. Improving capture methods for primates.
- Biosocial conservation
- Human-wildlife interactions
- Primate conservation
- Primate socioecology
- Reproductive strategies
- Primate behavioural ecology
- Sexual selection
- Life history strategies and phenotypic plasticity
- Setchell, J. Studying Primates: How to Design, Conduct and Report Primatological Research. Cambridge University Press
- Setchell, J. (2022). Brice Lefaux and Jean Wollenschneider. Sauvons les Primates. Belin, HumensisParis (2021), 364 pages, ISBN 978-2-410-02256-8. https://doi.org/10.4000/primatologie.14334
- Setchell, J. (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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9655.12376
Chapter in book
- Setchell, J. (2017). Lee, Phyllis C. In A. Fuentes (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of primatology. John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119179313.wbprim0032
- Setchell, J. (2017). International Journal of Primatology. In A. Fuentes (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of primatology. John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119179313.wbprim0196
- Setchell, J. (2017). Drills and mandrills. In A. Fuentes (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of primatology. John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119179313.wbprim0195
- Setchell, J. (2015). Color in competition contexts in non-human animals. In A. Elliot, M. Fairchild, & A. Franklin (Eds.), Handbook of color psychology (546-567). Cambridge University Press
- Setchell, J. (2008). Alternative reproductive tactics in primates. In R. Oliveira, M. Taborsky, & H. Brockmann (Eds.), Alternative reproductive tactics : an integrative approach (373-398). Cambridge University Press
- Setchell, J., & Lee, P. (2004). Development and sexual selection in primates. In P. Kappeler, & C. van Schaik (Eds.), Sexual selection in primates : new and comparative perspectives (175-195). Cambridge University Press
- Setchell, J. (2003). The evolution of alternative reproductive morphs in male primates. In C. Jones (Ed.), Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Primates: New Perspectives and Directions (410-435). American Society of Primatologists Special Topics in Primatology
- Setchell, J., & Kappeler, P. (2003). Selection in relation to sex in primates. In P. Slater, J. Rosenblatt, C. Snowdon, T. Roper, & M. Naguib (Eds.), . Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0065-3454%2803%2933003-7
- Dixson, A., Harvey, N., Patton, M., & Setchell, J. (2003). Behaviour and Reproduction. In W. Holt, A. Pickard, J. Rodger, & D. Wildt (Eds.), Reproductive Science and Integrated Conservation. Cambridge University Press
- Setchell, J., & Curtis, D. (Eds.). (2011). Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide. Cambridge University Press
- Setchell, J., & Curtis, D. (Eds.). (2003). Field and Laboratory Methods for Primatologists: A Practical Guide. Cambridge University Press
- Woodruff, M. C., Atencia, R., Cox, D., Woodruff, G. T., Wheaton, C. J., Lavin, S. R., & Setchell, J. M. (2023). Successful acclimatization of mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) translocated to Conkouati-Douli National Park, Republic of Congo, as measured by fecal glucocorticoid metabolites. Conservation Physiology, https://doi.org/10.1093/conphys/coad025
- Setchell, J. M., Unwin, S., & Cheyne, S. M. (2023). Mental health and well‐being in primatology: Breaking the taboos. Evolutionary Anthropology, https://doi.org/10.1002/evan.21984
- Nosková, E., Modrý, D., Baláž, V., Červená, B., Jirků-Pomajbíková, K., Zechmeisterová, K., …Pafčo, B. (2023). Identification of potentially zoonotic parasites in captive orangutans and semi-captive mandrills: phylogeny and morphological comparison. American Journal of Primatology, 85(4), Article e23475. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.23475
- Waters, S., El Harrad, A., Bell, S., & Setchell, J. M. (2022). Decolonising Primate Conservation Practice: A Case Study from North Morocco. International Journal of Primatology, 43(6), 1046-1066. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-021-00228-0
- Rigaill, L., Vaglio, S., Setchell, J. M., Suda‐Hashimoto, N., Furuichi, T., & Garcia, C. (2022). Chemical cues of identity and reproductive status in Japanese macaques. American Journal of Primatology, 84(8), Article e23411. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.23411
- Dibakou, S., Ngoubangoye, B., Boundenga, L., Ntie, S., Moussadji, C., Tsoumbou, T., & Setchell, J. M. (2022). Preliminary assessment of gastrointestinal parasites of the sun-tailed monkey (Allochrocebus solatus) in a semi-free-ranging colony. Journal of Medical Primatology, 51(3), 127-133. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmp.12581
- Coleman, B., Setchell, J., & Hill, R. (2021). Seasonal variation in the behavioural ecology of samango monkeys (Cercopithecus albogularis schwarzi) in a southern latitude montane environment. Primates, 62(6), 1005-1018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10329-021-00939-1
- Shutt-Phillips, K., Pafčo, B., Heistermann, M., Kasim, A., Petrželková, K. J., Profousová-Pšenková, I., …Setchell, J. M. (2021). Fecal glucocorticoids and gastrointestinal parasite infections in wild western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) involved in ecotourism. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 312, Article 113859. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2021.113859
- Lemmers, S. A., Dirks, W., Street, S. E., Ngoubangoye, B., Herbert, A., & Setchell, J. M. (2021). Dental microstructure records life history events: A histological study of mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) from Gabon. Journal of Human Evolution, 158, Article 103046. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2021.103046
- Vaglio, S., Minicozzi, P., Kessler, S. E., Walker, D., & Setchell, J. M. (2021). Olfactory signals and fertility in olive baboons. Scientific Reports, 11(1), Article 8506. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87893-6
- Silvestre, S. M., Setchell, J. M., Calle-Rendón, B. R., Toledo, J. J. D., & Hilário, R. R. (2020). The occurrence of the red-handed howler monkey (Alouatta belzebul) in Amazonian savannas is related to forest patch area and density of flooded area palms. American Journal of Primatology, 82(12), Article e23210. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.23210
- Pareja, M. N., McKinney, T., & Setchell, J. M. (2020). Aegean monkeys and the importance of cross-disciplinary collaboration in archaeoprimatology: a reply to Urbani and Youlatos. Primates, 61(6), 767-774. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10329-020-00855-w
- Junker, J., Petrovan, S., Arroyo-RodrÍguez, V., Boonratana, R., Byler, D., Chapman, C., …KÜhl, H. (2020). A Severe Lack of Evidence Limits Effective Conservation of the World's Primates. Bioscience, 70(9), 794-803. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biaa082
- Dirks, W., Lemmers, S. A., Ngoubangoye, B., Herbert, A., & Setchell, J. M. (2020). Odontochronologies in male and female mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) and the development of dental sexual dimorphism. American journal of physical anthropology, 172(4), 528-544. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.24094
- Durden, L. A., Kessler, S. E., Boundenga, L., Ngoubangoye, B., Tsoumbou, T. A., Moussadji-Kinga, C. I., …Greiman, S. E. (2020). A new species of sucking louse from the mandrill from Gabon with a review of host associations and geographical distributions, and identification keys to members of the genus Pedicinus (Phthiraptera: Anoplura: Pedicinidae). The Journal of Parasitology, 106(2), 221-232. https://doi.org/10.1645/19-170
- Pareja, M., McKinney, T., Mayhew, J., Setchell, J., Nash, S., & Heaton, R. (2020). A new identification of the monkeys depicted in a Bronze Age wall painting from Akrotiri, Thera. Primates, 61(2), 159-168. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10329-019-00778-1
- Lavin, S. R., Woodruff, M. C., Atencia, R., Cox, D., Woodruff, G. T., Setchell, J. M., & Wheaton, C. J. (2019). Biochemical and biological validations of a faecal glucocorticoid metabolite assay in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Conservation Physiology, 7(1), Article coz032. https://doi.org/10.1093/conphys/coz032
- Waters, S., El Harrad, A., Bell, S., & Setchell, J. M. (2019). Interpreting People’s Behaviour Toward Primates Using Qualitative Data: A Case Study from North Morocco. International Journal of Primatology, 40(3), 316-330. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-019-00087-w
- Waters, S., Watson, T., Bell, S., & Setchell, J. M. (2018). Communicating for Conservation: Circumventing Conflict with Communities over Domestic Dog Ownership in North Morocco. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 64(6), Article 69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10344-018-1230-x
- Setchell, J. M., & Gordon, A. D. (2018). Editorial Practice at the International Journal of Primatology: the Roles of Gender and Country of Affiliation in Participation in Scientific Publication. International Journal of Primatology, 39(6), 969-986. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-018-0067-1
- Henkel, S., & Setchell, J. M. (2018). Group and kin recognition via olfactory cues in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285(1889), Article 20181527. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.1527
- Kessler, S. E., Bonnell, T. R., Setchell, J. M., & Chapman, C. A. (2018). Social Structure Facilitated the Evolution of Care-giving as a Strategy for Disease Control in the Human Lineage. Scientific Reports, 8(1), Article 13997. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-31568-2
- Waller, B. M., Kaminski, J., & Setchell, J. M. (2018). Primate Society of Great Britain Spring Meeting 2018: Cognition and communication. Evolutionary Anthropology, 27(4), 140-141. https://doi.org/10.1002/evan.21595
- Waters, S., Bell, S., & Setchell, J. 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. https://doi.org/10.1159/000480079
- Waters, S., El Harrad, A., Chetuan, M., Bell, S., & Setchell, J. M. (2017). Dogs disrupting wildlife: Domestic dogs harass and kill Barbary macaques in Bouhachem forest, North Morocco. African primates (Atlanta, Ga.), 12, 55-58
- Setchell, J., 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-016-9938-5
- Estrada, A., Garber, P. A., Rylands, A. B., Roos, C., Fernandez-Duque, E., Di Fiore, A., …Li, B. (2017). Impending extinction crisis of the world’s primates: Why primates matter. Science Advances, 3(1), Article e1600946. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1600946
- Setchell, J., Fernandez-Duque, E., & Higham, J. (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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-016-9925-x
- Setchell, J., Richards, S., Abbott, K., & Knapp, L. (2016). Mate-guarding by male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) is associated with female MHC genotype. Behavioral Ecology, 27(6), 1756-1766. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arw106
- Setchell, J. (2016). Sexual Selection and the Differences Between the Sexes in Mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). American journal of physical anthropology, 159(S61), S105-S129. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22904
- Cunningham, E., Unwin, S., & Setchell, J. (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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-015-9862-0
- Setchell, J. (2015). Editorial: Double-Blind Peer Review and the Advantages of Sharing Data. International Journal of Primatology, 36(5), 891-893. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-015-9860-2
- Setchell, J., Smith, T., & Knapp, L. (2015). Androgens in a female primate: relationships with reproductive status, age, dominance rank, fetal sex and secondary sexual color. Physiology & Behavior, 147, 245-254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2015.04.051
- Howlett, C., Setchell, J., Hill, R., & Barton, R. (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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-014-1817-5
- Shutt, K., Heistermann, M., Kasim, A., Todd, A., Kalousova, B., Profosouva, I., …Setchell, J. (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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.02.014
- Fairet, E., Bell, S., Remanda, K., & Setchell, J. (2014). Rural emptiness and its influence on subsistence farming in contemporary Gabon: A case study in Loango National Park. Social biology and human affairs, 78(1-2), 39-59
- Setchell, J., Abbott, K., Gonzalez, J., & Knapp, L. (2013). Testing for post-copulatory selection for major histocompatibility complex genotype in a semi-free-ranging primate population. American Journal of Primatology, 75(10), 1021-1031. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22166
- Setchell, J. M. (2013). Editorial: The Top 10 Questions in Primatology. International Journal of Primatology, 34(4), 647-661. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-013-9694-8
- Shutt, K., Setchell, J., & 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2012.08.008
- Bernstein, R., Setchell, J., Verrier, D., & Knapp, L. (2012). Maternal effects and the endocrine regulation of mandrill growth. American Journal of Primatology, 74(10), 890-900. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22038
- Setchell, J., Kendal, J., & Tyniec, P. (2011). Do non-human primates synchronise their menstrual cycles? A test in mandrills. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36(1), 51-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.06.004
- Setchell, J., Vaglio, S., Abbott, K., Moggi-Cecchi, J., Boscaro, F., Pieraccini, G., & Knapp, L. (2011). Odour signals major histocompatibility complex genotype in an Old World monkey. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278(1703), 274-280. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2010.0571
- Setchell, J., Smith, T., Wickings, E., & Knapp, L. (2010). Stress, social behaviour, and secondary sexual traits in a male primate. Hormones and Behavior, 58(5), 720-728. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2010.07.004
- Setchell, J., & Huchard, E. (2010). The hidden benefits of sex: Evidence for MHC-associated mate choice in primate societies. BioEssays, 32(11), 940-948. https://doi.org/10.1002/bies.201000066
- Setchell, J., Vaglio, S., Moggi-Cecchi, J., Boscaro, F., Calamai, L., & Knapp, L. (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. https://doi.org/10.1093/chemse/bjp105
- Setchell, J., Charpentier, M., Abbott, K., Wickings, E., & Knapp, L. (2010). Opposites attract: MHC-associated mate choice in a polygynous primate. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23(1), 136-148. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01880.x
- Setchell, J., Charpentier, M., Abbott, K., Wickings, E., & Knapp, L. (2009). Is brightest best? Testing the Hamilton-Zuk hypothesis in mandrills. International Journal of Primatology, 30(6), 825-844. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-009-9371-0
- Huchard, E., Benavides, J., Setchell, J., Charpentier, M., Alvergne, A., King, A., …Raymond, M. (2009). Studying shape in sexual signals: the case of primate sexual swellings. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63(8), 1231-1242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-009-0748-z
- Alvergne, A., Huchard, E., Caillaud, D., Charpentier, M., Setchell, J., Ruppli, C., …Raymond, M. (2009). Human ability to recognize kin visually within primates. International Journal of Primatology, 30(1), 199-210. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-009-9339-0
- Setchell, J., Smith, T., Wickings, E., & Knapp, L. (2008). Factors affecting fecal glucocorticoid levels in semi-free-ranging female mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). American Journal of Primatology, 70(11), 1023-1032. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.20594
- Setchell, J., Smith, T., Wickings, E., & Knapp, L. (2008). Social correlates of testosterone and ornamentation in male mandrills. Hormones and Behavior, 54(3), 365-372. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2008.05.004
- Jones, O., Gaillard, J., Tuljapurkar, S., Alho, J., Armitage, K., Becker, P., …Coulson, T. (2008). Senescence rates are determined by ranking on the fast-slow life-history continuum. Ecology Letters, 11(7), 664-673. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2008.01187.x
- Leigh, S., Setchell, J., Charpentier, M., Knapp, L., & Wickings, E. (2008). Canine tooth size and fitness in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Journal of Human Evolution, 55(1), 75-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2008.01.001
- Setchell, J., Bedjabaga, I., Goossens, B., Reed, P., Wickings, E., & Knapp, L. (2007). Parasite prevalence, abundance and diversity in a semi-free-ranging colony of Mandrillus sphinx. International Journal of Primatology, 28(6), 1345-1362. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-007-9225-6
- Setchell, J., Wickings, E., & Knapp, L. (2006). Life history in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx): Physical development, dominance rank, and group association. American journal of physical anthropology, 131(4), 498 - 510. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.20478
- Setchell, J., Charpentier, M., Bedjabaga, I., Reed, P., Wickings, E., & Knapp, L. (2006). Secondary sexual characters and female quality in primates. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(2), 305-315. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-006-0260-7
- Setchell, J., Tshipamba, P., Bourry, O., Rouquet, P., Wickings, E., & Knapp, L. (2006). Haematology of a semi-free-ranging colony of mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). International Journal of Primatology, 27(6), 1709-1729
- Setchell, J., Wickings, E., & Knapp, L. (2006). Signal content of red facial coloration in female mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 273(1599), 2395 - 2400. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2006.3573
- Goossens, B., Setchell, J., James, S., Funk, S., Chikhi, L., Abulani, A., …Bruford, M. (2006). Philopatry and reproductive success in Bornean orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus). Molecular Ecology, 15(9), 2577-2588. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294x.2006.02952.x
- Setchell, J., Knapp, L., & Wickings, E. (2006). Violent coalitionary attack by female mandrills against an injured alpha male. American Journal of Primatology, 68(4), 411 - 418. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.20234
- Setchell, J., & Wickings, E. (2006). Mate choice in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Ethology: international journal of behavioural biology, 112(1), 91-99. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0310.2006.01128.x
- Charpentier, M., Setchell, J., Prugnolle, F., Wickings, E., Peignot, P., Balloux, F., & Hossaert-McKey, M. (2006). Life-history correlates of inbreeding depression in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Molecular Ecology, 15, 21-28
- Charpentier, M., Setchell, J., Prugnolle, F., Knapp, L., Wickings, E., Peignot, P., & Hossaert-McKey, M. (2005). Genetic diversity and reproductive success in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102(46), 16723-16728. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0507205102
- Setchell, J., Charpentier, M., & Wickings, E. (2005). Mate guarding and paternity in mandrills: factors influencing alpha male monopoly. Animal Behaviour, 70(5), 1105-1120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2005.02.021
- Setchell, J. (2005). Do female mandrills prefer brightly colored males?. International Journal of Primatology, 26(4), 715-735. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-005-5305-7
- Charpentier, M., Peignot, P., Hossaert-McKey, M., Gimenez, O., Setchell, J., & Wickings, E. (2005). Constraints on control: Factors influencing reproductive success in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Behavioral Ecology, 16(3), 614-623. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/ari034
- Leigh, S., Setchell, J., & Buchanan, L. (2005). Ontogenetic bases of canine dimorphism in anthropoid primates. American journal of physical anthropology, 127, 296-311. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.20096
- Setchell, J. (2005). Dominance, status signals and coloration in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Ethology: international journal of behavioural biology, 111, 25-50. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0310.2004.01054.x
- Goossens, B., Setchell, J., 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2005.01.008
- Setchell, J., Charpentier, M., & Wickings, E. (2005). Sexual selection and reproductive careers in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 58(5), 474-485. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-005-0946-2
- Setchell, J., & Wickings, E. (2004). Sequences and timing of dental eruption in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Folia Primatologica, 75(3), 121-132. https://doi.org/10.1159/000078302
- Setchell, J., & Wickings, E. (2004). Sexual swellings in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx): a test of the reliable indicator hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology, 15(3), 438-445. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arh027
- Setchell, J., & Wickings, E. (2004). Social and seasonal influences on the reproductive cycle in female mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). American journal of physical anthropology, 125, 73-94. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.10375
- Goossens, B., Setchell, J., Vidal, C., Dilambaka, E., & Jamart, A. (2003). Successful reproduction in wild-released orphan chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes troglodytes). Primates, 44, 67-69
- Setchell, J. (2003). Behavioural development in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx): Puberty to adulthood. Behaviour, 140, 1053-1089. https://doi.org/10.1163/156853903322589641
- Setchell, J., & Dixson, A. (2002). Developmental variables and dominance rank in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). American Journal of Primatology, 56, 9-25. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.1060
- Setchell, J., Lee, P., Wickings, E., & Dixson, A. (2002). Reproductive parameters and maternal investment in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). International Journal of Primatology, 23, 51-68
- Setchell, J., Lee, P., Wickings, E., & Dixson, A. (2001). Growth and ontogeny of sexual size dimorphism in the mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx). American journal of physical anthropology, 115, 349-360. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.1091
- Setchell, J., & Dixson, A. (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., & Dixson, A. (2001). Circannual changes in the secondary sexual adornments of semifree-ranging male and female mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). American Journal of Primatology, 53, 109-121. https://doi.org/10.1002/1098-2345%28200103%2953%3A3%3C109%3A%3Aaid-ajp2%3E3.0.co%3B2-i
- Setchell, J., & Dixson, A. (2001). Arrested development of secondary sexual adornments in subordinate adult male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). American journal of physical anthropology, 115, 245-252. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.1079
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