Jacobson OT, Crofoot MC, Perry SE,  Hench K, Barrett B #, Finerty G#, . 2023. The Importance of Representative Sampling for Home Range Estimation in Field Primatology. in review. doi:

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Denninger-Snnyder K, Tiedeman KM, Barrett, BJ, Kibwe M, Hijmans RJ, Wittemyer G. Differentiated drivers in wildlife-induced damage necessitate species-specific mitigation strategies in the western Serengeti, Tanzania. in revision at Biological Conservation.


Goldsborough Z, Crofoot MC, Alavi SC, Garza SF, Del Rosario-Vargas E , Tiedeman KM , Monteza-Moreno CM , Barrett BJ. Coupling of Coastal Activity with Tidal Cycles is Stronger in Tool-using Capuchins (Cebus capucinus imitator). bioRxiv 2022.12.22.521421; doi:

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Barrett BJ. 2022. Inferential power in identifying frequency-dependent social learning strengthened by increasing behavioral options. Journal of Animal Ecology. 00, 1– 13.

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Chimento M, Barrett BJ, Kandler A, Aplin L. 2022. Cultural diffusion dynamics depend on behavioural production rules. Proc. R. Soc. B. 289: 20221001. 

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Canteloup C, Biff Cera M, Barrett BJ #, van de Waal E #. 2021. Processing of novel food reveal payoff and rank-biased social learning in a wild primate. Scientific Reports. 11, 9550 (2021).

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Monteza-Moreno CM,  Dogandžić T, McLean KA,  Castillo-Caballero PL, Mijango-Ramos Z, Del Rosario-Vargas E, Crofoot MC,  Barrett BJ. 2020. White-faced capuchin, Cebus capucinus imitator, hammerstone and anvil tool-use in riparian habitats on Coiba Island, Panama. 2020. International Journal of Primatology. 41: 429–433.

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Greggor AL, Trimmer PC, Barrett BJ, Sih A. Challenges of learning to escape evolutionary traps. 2019. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7: 408. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00408. 

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Barrett BJ*, Zepeda E*, Pollack L, Munson A, Sih A. 2019. Counter-culture: Does social learning help or hinder adaptive response to human-induced rapid environmental change? 2019. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7: 183.

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Trimmer PC, Barrett BJ, McElreath R, Sih A. 2019. Rapid environmental change in games: complications and counter-intuitive outcomes. Scientific Reports. 9 (1): 7373.

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Barrett BJ. Equifinality in empirical studies of cultural transmission. 2019. Behavioural Processes. 161:129-38.  

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Städele V, Roberts ER, Barrett BJ, Strum S, Vigilant L, and Silk JB. 2019. Male-female relationships in olive baboons (Papio anubis): parenting or mating effort? Journal of Human Evolution. 127: 82-89.

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Clarke, PM, McElreath MB, Barrett BJ, Mabry KE, McElreath RL. 2018. The evolution of bequeathal in stable habitats. Ecology and Evolution. 00:1–14. 

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Barrett BJ, Monteza-Moreno CM, Dogandžić T, Zwyns N, Ibañez A, Crofoot MC. Habitual stone-tool aided extractive foraging in white-faced capuchins, Cebus capucinus. Royal Society Open Science. 5 181002;

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Silk JB, Roberts ER, Patterson SK, Barrett BJ, and Strum SC. 2017. Female-male relationships influence the form of female-female relationships in olive baboons, Papio anubis. Animal Behaviour. 131. 81-89 ; 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.07.015. 

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Perry SE, Barrett BJ, Godoy I. 2017. Older, sociable white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) invent more social behaviors, younger monkeys innovate more in other contexts. PNAS. 114 (30) 7806-7813;

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Barrett BJ, McElreath RL, Perry S. 2017. Payoff-biased social learning underlies the diffusion of novel extractive foraging traditions in a wild primate. Proc. R. Soc. B. 284 20170358; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0358. 

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Barrett BJ,  Crews AC, McElreath MB. Life on the edge: diet preferences reflect adaptation to drought in Neotoma fuscipes. bioRxiv 048363; doi:

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Barrett, B and Ziegler, M. 2013. Ethogram (v 1.0): A Behavioral Data Collection Program. Open Source Android Mobile Application. Available: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO