PUBLICATIONS

An important job as a scientist is to communicate our research findings to other colleagues and members of the public. Click below to read the ones my team has produced so far:

Doctoral Thesis

Morton FB (2014) Individual differences in learning, personality, and social success in brown capuchin monkeys (Sapajus sp.). Doctoral thesis submitted to the University of Stirling, UK.

Published Peer-reviewed Articles

Morton, FB, Henri, D, Adaway, KA, Soulsbury, CD, and Hopkins, CR (2024) Communicating information about the psychology of a wild carnivore, the red fox, influences perceived attitudinal changes but not overall tolerance in people.  https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.11.10.566575.  

Morton, FB, Gartner M, Norrie E-M, Haddou Y, Soulsbury CD, and Adaway K (2023) Urban foxes are bolder but not more innovative than their rural conspecifics. Animal Behaviour, 203, 101-113. 

Marsh CJ, …, Morton FB, …, Jetz W (2022) Expert range maps of global mammal distributions harmonised to three taxonomic authorities. Journal of Biogeography, 00, 1-14.

Morton FB, Buchanan-Smith H, Brosnan SF, Thierry B, Paukner A, Essler JL, Marcum CS, and Lee PC (2021) Studying animal innovation at the individual level: A ratings-based assessment in capuchin monkeys (Sapajus [Cebus] sp.). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 135, 258-265.

Morton FB, Robinson L, Brando S, and Weiss A (2021) Personality structure in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 135, 219-231.

Morton FB (2021) Do wild raccoons (Procyon lotor) use tools? Animal Cognition, 24, 433-441.

Morton FB, Altschul D (2019) Data reduction analyses of animal behaviour: Avoiding Kaiser’s criterion and adopting more robust automated methods. Animal Behaviour, 149, 89-95.

Robinson L, Morton FB, et al. (2016) Divergent personality structures in brown and white-faced capuchin monkeys. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 130, 305-312.

Robinson L, Waran NK, Leach MC, Morton FB, et al. (2016) “Happiness” means positive welfare in brown capuchin monkeys. Journal of Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 181, 145-151.

Morton FB, Brosnan SF, Pretôt L, Buchanan-Smith HM, O’Sullivan E, Stocker M, Wilson VA (2016) Using photographs to study animal social cognition and behaviour: Do capuchins’ responses to photos reflect reality? Behavioural Processes, 124: 38-46.

Morton FB, Weiss A, Buchanan-Smith H, Lee PC (2015) Capuchin monkeys with similar personalities have higher-quality relationships independent of age, sex, kinship, and rank.                       Animal Behaviour, 105:163-171.

Tranmer M, Marcum C, Morton FB, Croft D, de Kort S (2015) Using the relational events model (REM) to study the temporal dynamics of animal social networks. Animal Behaviour, 101:99-105.

Lefevre C, Wilson VA, Morton FB, Brosnan SF, Paukner A, Bates TC (2014) Facial width-to-height ratio relates to alpha status and assertive personality in capuchin monkeys. PLoS ONE, 9: e93369.

Wilson VA, Lefevre C, Morton FB, Brosnan SF, Paukner A, Bates TC (2014) Personality and facial morphology: links to assertiveness and neuroticism in capuchins (Sapajus [Cebus] apella). Personality and Individual Differences, 58:89-94.

Morton FB, Lee PC, Buchanan-Smith HM, Brosnan SF, Thierry B, Paukner A, de Waal FBM, Widness J, Essler J, Weiss A (2013) Personality structure in brown capuchin monkeys: Comparisons with chimpanzees, orangutans, and rhesus macaques. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 127:282-298.

Morton FB, Lee PC, Buchanan-Smith HM (2013) Taking personality selection bias seriously in animal cognition research: A case study in capuchin monkeys (Sapajus apella).  Animal Cognition, 16:677-684.

Morton FB, Lee PC, Todd AF, Masi S (2013) Observational monitoring of clinical signs during the last stage of habituation in a wild western gorilla group at Bai Hokou, Central African Republic. Folia Primatoligica, 84:118-133.

Published Book Contributions

Morton FB, Williamson EA, Russon A (2013) Bornean orangutan. In: Handbook of the Mammals of the World Volume 3: Primates. RA Mittermeier & DE Wilson (Eds.). Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN-10:

Morton FB, Williamson EA, Singleton I (2013) Sumatran orangutan. In: Handbook of the Mammals of the World Volume 3: Primates. RA Mittermeier & DE Wilson (Eds.). Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN-10: