Kessler SE, Radespiel U, Hasiniaina A, Nash LT, Zimmermann E. 2018. Does the grey mouse lemur use agonistic vocalisations to recognise kin? Contributions to Zoology. 87 (4) 261-274.

Kessler SE, Bonnell TR, Setchell JM, Chapman CA. 2018. Social structure facilitated the evolution of care-giving as a strategy for disease control in the human lineage. Scientific Reports, 8: 13997. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-31568-2.

​​Durden L, Kessler SE, Zohdy S, Hasiniaina A, Radespiel U, Zimmermann E. 2018. Description of a new louse species infesting the gray mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus. Journal of Medical Entomology, v55 (4), 910–914, https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjy046.

Kessler SE, Bonnell TR, Chapman CA. 2017. Selection to outsmart the germs: The
evolution of disease recognition and kin selection. Journal of Human Evolution, 108: 92-109.

Kessler SE2017. Capture-recapture. In Fuentes, A et al. (eds.), The International
Encyclopedia of Primatology
. Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781119179313.wbprim0006

Kessler SE. 2017. Prosimian Communication. In Vonk, J and Shackelford, T (eds). Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_456-1

Kessler SE, Radespiel U, Schaber K, Strube C. 2016.Tiny samples from tiny lemurs:
Methodological considerations for endoparasite analyses in mouse lemurs. In Lehman SM, Radespiel U, Zimmermann E (eds.), Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar: Biology, Behavior and Conservation Biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae, Cambridge University Press. P210-219.

Kessler SE, Radespiel U, Nash LT, Zimmermann E. 2016. Modeling the origins of primate sociality: Social flexibility and kinship in mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.). In Lehman SM, Radespiel U, Zimmermann E (eds.), Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar: Biology, Behavior and Conservation Biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae, Cambridge University Press. P422-446.

Kessler SE, Scheumann M, Hanbury DB, Nash LT, Zimmermann E, Watson SL. 2015.
Screams in the night: Moderate evidence for individual differences in lorisiod vocalizations. International Journal of Primatology, 36(3): 666-678.

Radespiel U, Schaber K, Kessler SE, Schaarschmidt F, Strube C. 2015. Variations in the
excretion patterns of helminth eggs in two sympatric mouse lemur species (Microcebus murinus and M. ravelobensis) in northwestern Madagascar. Parasitology Research, 144 (3): 941-954.

Kessler SE, Radespiel, U, Hasiniaina A, Leliveld L, Nash LT, Zimmermann E, Radespiel U. 2014. Modeling the origins of mammalian sociality: Moderate evidence for matrilineal signatures in mouse lemur vocalizations. Frontiers in Zoology, 11:14.

Kessler SE, Scheumann M, Nash LT, Zimmermann E. 2012. Paternal kin recognition in the high frequency/ultrasonic range in a solitary foraging mammal. BMC Ecology. 12: 26. Highly accessed and Editor’s pick.

Kessler SE and Nash LT. Grandmothering in captive Galago senegalensis braccatus
(Senegal galago). 2010. African Primates, 7(1) 42-49.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Kessler SE, Bonnell TR, Setchell JM, Chapman CA. 2018. Ancestral human social structure scaffolded the evolution of care-giving for the diseased. XXVII Congress of the International Primatological Society, Nairobi, Kenya. August 19-25, 2018.

Kessler SE, Rigaill L, Street S, et al. 2018. Levels of selection: Untangling kin and individual signatures. 87th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Austin, TX. April 11-14, 2018.

Setchell JM, Vaglio S, Kessler SE, Henkel S. 2016. Improving our understanding of chemical communication in Old World monkeys and apes. 24th workshop of the UK Semiochemistry Network, Cambridge, UK. July 26-27, 2016.

Kessler SE, Bonnel TR, Byrne RW, Chapman CA. 2016. Selection to outsmart the germs: An agent-based model of the evolution of disease recognition and care-giving in hominins. XXVI Congress of the International Primatological Society, Chicago, USA. August 21-17. (Presented by Chapman)

Kessler SE, Zohdy S, Radespiel U, Zimmermann E, Durden LA. 2016. Diversity of ectoparasites infesting the gray mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus, in the dry forest and the brown mouse lemur, Microcebus rufus, in the rainforest of Madagascar. XXVI Congress of the International Primatological Society, Chicago, USA. August 21-17. (Presented by Zohdy)

Kessler SE, Bonnell TR, Chapman CA. 2015. Selection to outsmart the germs: The evolution of disease recognition and kin selection. 84th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis, USA, March 25-29. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 156, Supplement 60, p. 185-186.

Kessler SE, Radespiel U, Hasiniaina AIF, Nash LT, Zimmermann E. 2014. Modeling the origins of primate sociality: Do mouse lemurs use vocalizations to recognize kin? XXV Congress of the International Primatological Society, Hanoi, Vietnam, August 11-16. (Invited talk, presented by Radespiel).

Kessler SE, Radespiel U, Hasiniaina AIF, Leliveld LMC, Nash LT, Zimmermann E. 2014. Modeling the origins of mammalian sociality: Matrilineal signatures in mouse lemur vocalizations. 83rd annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April 8-12. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 153, Supplement 58, p. 157.

Kessler SE, Scheumann M, Hanbury DB, Nash LT, Zimmermann E, Watson SL. 2013. Screams in the night: Individual signatures in bushbaby bark vocalizations. International Prosimian Congress, Aug. 5-9. Ranomafana, Madagascar. (Invited talk)

Kessler SE, Scheumann M, Hanbury DB, Nash LT, Zimmermann E, Watson SL. 2013. Screams in the night: Individual signatures in bushbaby bark vocalizations. 13th conference of the Gesellschaft fuer Primatologie, Hamburg, Germany, Feb. 6-8, 2013.

Kessler SE, Scheumann M, Nash LT, Zimmermann E. 2012. Paternal kin recognition in the ultrasonic range in a nocturnal primate, the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). XXIV Congress of the International Primatological Society, Cancun, Mexico, August 12-17th.

Kessler SE, Scheumann M, Nash LT, Zimmermann E. 2012. Paternal kin recognition in female, captive, grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus). 81st annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Portland, Oregon, April 11-14. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 147, Supplement 54, p. 180.

Kessler SE, Scheumann M, Nash LT, Zimmermann E. 2011. Kin recognition in mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus). 12th meeting of the Gesellschaft fuer Primatologie, Utrecht, Netherlands, March 30-April 1.

Nash LT and Kessler SE. 2011. Alloparental behavior in captive Galago senegalensis. 80th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Minneapolis, MN. April 12-16. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol 144, Supplement 52, p. 223-224.

Nash LT and Kessler SE. 2010. Grandmothering in captive Galago senegalensis braccatus: Parenting beyond nursing. XXIII Congress of the International Primatological Society, Sept. 12-18, Kyoto, Japan.

Kessler SE, Scheumann M, Nash LT, Zimmermann E. 2010. Do mate advertisement calls given by male mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus) contain patrilineal signatures? 79th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 14-17. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol 141, Supplement 50, p. 141.

Bakken N, DiMaggio E, Kessler SE, LeClair C, Muto K, Oiler J, Rossi M, Torres-Garcia W. 2010. Gotcha activities: Short activities to grab the attention of your students. National Science Foundation GK-12 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March 26-28.

Kessler SE. 2010. Far-out: Using fieldwork to engage K-12 students in “real world” science. 176th annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Diego, California, February 18-22.

Kessler SE, Scheumann M, Nash LT, Zimmermann E. 2009. Do female captive gray mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus) use male advertisement calls to recognize male paternal kin? 32nd annual meeting of the American Society of Primatologists, San Diego, California, September 18-21. American Journal of Primatology, vol 71, Supplement 1, p. 83.

Kessler SE and Nash LT. 2008. Grandmothering in captive Galago senegalensis braccatus. XXII Congress of the International Primatological Society, August 3-8, Edinburgh, U.K.

Kessler SE, Nash LT, Watson SL, Manning K, and Hanbury D. 2007. Preliminary analyses
suggest that acoustic features of captive Garnett’s Bushbaby (Otolemur garnettii) barks may be distinctive by individual and sex. 30th annual meeting of the American Society of Primatologists, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. June 20-23. American Journal of Primatology, vol. 69, p. 108.

INVITED TALKS

Kessler SE. 2017. Disease recognition and the evolution of human health care. Presented at Wolverhampton University, UK.

Kessler SE. 2014. Modeling the origins of primate sociality: Kin recognition in mouse lemurs. Presented at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany.

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