Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ordaz-Németh, I., Sop, T., Amarasekaran, B., Bachmann, M., Boesch, C., Brncic, T., [and 42 others, including McCarthy, M.S.] Range-wide indicators of African great ape density distribution. In Press, American Journal of Primatology

McCarthy, M.S. and Lester, J.D. Consumption of cultivated subterranean plant organs by chimpanzees in a human-dominated landscape. In Press, Behaviour. 

Bueno de Mesquita, C.P., Nichols, L.M., Gebert, M.J., Vanderburgh, C., Bocksberger, G., Lester, J.D., [and 54 others, including McCarthy, M.S.] A Pan-African perspective on the structure of the chimpanzee gut microbiome. In Press, mSystems. 

Barratt, C.D., Lester, J.D., Gratton, P., Onstein, R.E., Kalan, A.K., McCarthy, M.S., … Kühl, H.S. (2021). Quantitative estimates of glacial refugia for chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) since the Last Interglacial (120,000 BP). American Journal of Primatology, 83, e23320.


Carvalho, J.S., Graham, B., Bocksberger, G., Maisels, F., Williamson, E., Wich, S., [and 44 others, including McCarthy, M.S.] (2021). Predicting range shifts of African great apes under global change scenarios. Diversity and Distributions, 27, 1663-1679. 


Lester, J.D., Vigilant, L., Gratton, P., McCarthy, M.S., Barratt, C.D., Boesch, C., … Arandjelovic, M. (2021). Recent genetic connectivity and clinal variation in chimpanzees. Communications Biology, 4, 283.

McCarthy, M.S., Stephens, C., Dieguez, P., Samuni, L., Després-Einspenner, M.-L., Harder, B.,… Arandjelovic, M. (2021). Chimpanzee identification and social network construction through an online citizen science platform. Ecology and Evolution, 11, 1598-1608.

McCarthy, M.S., Lester, J.D., Cibot, M., Vigilant, L., & McLennan, M.R. (2020). Atypically high reproductive skew in a small wild chimpanzee community in a human-dominated landscape. Folia Primatologica, 91, 688-696.

Sanakoyeu, A., Khalidov, V., McCarthy, M.S., Vedaldi, A., Neverova, A. (2020). Transferring Dense Pose to proximal animal classes. CVPR 2020.

McCarthy, M.S., Després-Einspenner, M.-L., Farine, D., Samuni, L., Angedakin, S., Arandjelovic, M., Boesch, C., Dieguez, P., Havercamp, K., Knight, A., Langergraber, K.E., Wittig, R.M., Kühl, H.S. (2019). Camera traps provide a robust alternative to direct observations for constructing social networks of wild chimpanzees. Animal Behaviour, 157, 227-238.

Cibot, M., McCarthy, M.S., Lester, J.D., Vigilant, L., Sabiiti, T., McLennan, M.R. (2019). Infant carrying by a wild chimpanzee father at Bulindi, Uganda. Primates, 60, 333-338.


Kalan, A., Hohmann, G., Arandjelovic, M., Boesch, C., McCarthy, M.S., Agbor, A., ... Kühl, H.S. (2019). Novelty response of wild African apes to camera traps. Current Biology, 29, 1211-1217.

McCarthy, M.S., Lester, J.D., Langergraber, K.E., Stanford, C.B., Vigilant, L. (2018). Genetic analysis suggests dispersal among chimpanzees in a fragmented forest landscape in Uganda. American Journal of Primatology, 80, e22902.

McCarthy, M.S., Després-Einspenner, M.-L., Samuni, L., Mundry, R., Lemoine, S., Preis, A., ...  Kühl, H.S. (2018). An assessment of the efficacy of camera traps for studying demographic composition and variation in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). American Journal of Primatology, 80, e22904.

Tagg, N., McCarthy, M.S., Dieguez, P., Bocksberger, G., Willie, J., Mundry, R., ... Boesch, C. (2018). Nocturnal activity in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Evidence for adaptability and insights into human evolution. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 166, 510-529.

McCarthy, M.S., Lester, J.D., Stanford, C.B. (2017). Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) flexibly use introduced species for nesting and bark feeding in a human-dominated habitat. International Journal of Primatology, 38, 321 – 337.

McCarthy, M.S., Lester, J.D., Howe, E.J., Arandjelovic, M., Stanford, C.B., Vigilant, L. (2015). Genetic censusing identifies an unexpectedly sizeable population of an endangered large mammal in a fragmented forest landscape. BMC Ecology, 15, 21. 

McCarthy, M.S., Jensvold, M.L., Fouts, D.H. (2013). Use of gesture sequences in captive chimpanzee play. Animal Cognition, 16, 471 – 481.

McCarthy, M.S., Matheson, M.D., Lester, J.D., Sheeran, L.K., Li, J.H., Wagner, R.S. (2009). Sequences of Tibetan macaque (Macaca thibetana) and tourist behaviors at Mt. Huangshan, China. Primate Conservation, 24, 145 – 151. 

Commentaries and Book Reviews

Kühl, H.S., Boesch, C., Kulik, L., Haas, F., Arandjelovic, M., Dieguez, P., [and 47 others, including McCarthy, M.S.] (2019). Inclusive chimpanzee conservation—response. Science, 364,1040-1041. 

McCarthy, M.S. (2010). Book Review: The Age of Empathy by F.B. de Waal, Animal Welfare Institute Quarterly, 59, 31.