Peer-Reviewd Publications of SADABE-facilitated Research at Tsinjoarivo:

42. Irwin MT, Raharison JL (in press) Interpreting small-scale patterns of ranging by primates: What does it mean, and why does it matter? In: GPS and GIS for Primatologists: A Practical Guide (C. Shaffer, F Dolins, J. Hickey, L. Porter & N. Nibbelink, eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

41. Semel BP, Irwin MT, Raharison JL, Chapman CA, Rothman JM, King RB (in prep.) A nutritional analysis of geophagy in diademed sifakas.

40. Heffernan KS, Samonds KE, Godfrey LR, Irwin MT (submitted) Unexpected high reproductive success rates in diademed sifakas (Propithecus diadema) from the fragmented forests of Tsinjoarivo, Madagascar.

39. Thurau EG, Irwin MT (2021) Condensed tannins in the diet of folivorous diademed sifakas and the gap between crude and available protein. American Journal of Primatology e23239. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.23239.

38. Spencer LA, Irwin MT (2020) Cryptosporidium sp. and Giardia sp. prevalence amongst lemurs, humans, domestic animals and black rats in Tsinjoarivo, Madagascar. Heliyon 6(11):e05604.

37. Rasolonjatovo SM, Irwin MT (2020) Exploring social dominance in wild diademed sifakas (Propithecus diadema): Females are dominant, but it's subtle and the benefits aren't clear. Folia Primatologica 91:385-398. DOI: 10.1159/000503345

36. Rijamanalina HG, Vololontsoa CT, Thurau EG, Hamrick AM, Rahajanirina AN, Ranaivoarisoa JF, Randrianasy J, Irwin MT (2019/2020) Observation of Fission-Fusion Dynamics in Diademed Sifakas (Propithecus diadema) at Tsinjoarivo, eastern Madagascar. Lemur News 22:76-81.

35. Irwin MT, Samonds KE, Raharison JL, Junge RE, Mahefarisoa KL, Rasambainarivo F, Godfrey LR, Glander KE (2019) Morphometric signals of population decline in diademed sifakas occupying degraded rainforest habitat in Madagascar. Scientific Reports 9:8776. DOI:10.1038/s41598-019-45426-2

34. Edwards RA, […60 authors…], Irwin MT, […54 authors…], Dutilh BE (2019) Global phylogeography and ancient evolution of the widespread human gut virus crAssphage. Nature Microbiology 4, 1727–1736. DOI:10.1038/s41564-019-0494-633.

33. Tecot SR†, Irwin MT†, Raharison JL (2019) Variation in fecal cortisol levels across habitats and seasons in Propithecus diadema. Conservation Physiology 7(1):coz001. DOI:10.1093/conphys/coz001 (†co-first authors)

32. Jacobs RL, Veilleux CC, Louis Jr. EE, Herrera J, Hiramatsu C, Frankel DC, Irwin MT, Melin AD, Bradley BJ (2019) Less is more: Lemurs (Eulemur spp.) may benefit from loss of trichromatic vision. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 73:22 DOI: 10.1007/s00265-018-2629-9

31. Meador LR, Godfrey LR, Rakotondramavo J-C, Ranivoharimanana L, Zamora A, Sutherland MR, Irwin MT (2019) Cryptoprocta spelea: What did it eat and how do we know? Journal of Mammalian Evolution 26:237-251.

30. Jacobs RL, MacFie TS, Spriggs AN, Baden AL, Morelli TL, Irwin MT, Lawler RR, Pastorini J, Mayor M, Lei R, Culligan R, Hawkins MTR, Kappeler PM, Wright PC, Louis Jr. EE, Mundy NI, Bradley BJ (in press) Novel and highly polymorphic colour vision in the diurnal, largest-bodied extant lemurs. Biology Letters 13. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0050.

29. Rakotomalala JE, Rakotondravony D, Rakotondraparany F, Ranaivoson E, Irwin MT (2017) Influence des caractéristiques forestières et des perturbations anthropogéniques sur la distribution des lémuriens de la Forêt Classée d’Ankadivory (Tsinjoarivo-Ambatolampy). Malagasy Nature 12: 16-31.

28. Irwin MT, Raharison JL, Junge RE, Chapman CA, Rothman JM (2017) Minerals in the foods and diet of diademed sifakas: Are they nutritional challenges? American Journal of Primatology. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22623 (featured article)

27. Miller, RT, Raharison JL, Irwin MT (2017) Competition for dead trees between humans and aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) in central eastern Madagascar. Primates 58:367-375.

26. Ganzhorn J, Arrigo-Nelson S, Carrai V, Chalise M, Donati G, Dröscher I, Eppley T, Irwin M, Koch F, Koenig A, Kowalewski M, Mowry C, Patel E, Pichon C, Ralison J, Reisdorff C, Simmen B, Stalenberg E, Starrs D, Terboven J, Wright P, Foley W (2017) The importance of protein in leaf selection of folivorous primates. American Journal of Primatology. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22550

25. Jacobs RL, Spriggs A, MacFie TS, Baden AL, Irwin MT, Wright PC, Louis Jr. EE, Lawler RR, Mundy NI, Bradley BJ (2016) Primate genotyping via High Resolution Melt Analysis (HRMA): Rapid and reliable identification of color vision status in wild lemurs. Primates 57:541-547.

24. Irwin MT, Raharison JL, Raubenheimer D, Chapman CA, Rothman JM (2015) The nutritional geometry of resource scarcity: Effects of lean seasons and habitats on nutrient intakes and balancing in a wild sifaka. Plos One 10(6):e0128046. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128046

23. Yildirim S, Yeoman CJ, Janga, SC, Thomas SM, Ho M, Leigh SR, Primate Microbiome Consortium, White BA, Wilson BA, Stumpf RM (2014) Primate vaginal microbiomes exhibit species specificity without universal Lactobacillus dominance. International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal. doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.90

22. Pontzer H, Raichlen DA, Gordon AD, Schroepfer-Walker KK, Hare BA, O’Neill MC, Muldoon KM, Dunsworth HM, Wood BM, Isler K, Burkart J, Irwin M, Shumaker RW, Lonsdorf EV, Ross SR (2014) Primate energy expenditure and life history. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 111:1433-1437.

21. Irwin MT, Raharison JL, Raubenheimer D, Chapman C, Rothman J (2014) Nutritional correlates of the “lean season”: Effects of seasonality and frugivory on the nutritional ecology of diademed sifakas. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153:78-91.

20. Blanco MB, Dausmann KH, Ranivoarisoa JF, Yoder AD (2013) Underground hibernation in a primate. Scientific Reports 3:1768

19. Blanco MB, Elfawal MA, Durden LA, Beati L, Xu G, Godfrey LR, Rich SM (2013) Genetic diversity of ixodid ticks parasitizing eastern mouse and dwarf lemurs in Madagascar, with descriptions of the larva, nymph, and male of Ixodes lemuris (Acari: Isodidae). Journal of Parasitology 99:11-18.

18. Blanco MB, Godfrey LR (2013) Does hibernation slow the “pace of life” in dwarf lemurs (Cheirogaleus spp.)? International Journal of Primatology 34:130-147.

17. Irwin M, Blanco M, Raharison JL, Samonds K (2013) Anjozorobe-Angavo & Tsinjoarivo.In: (Schwitzer C, Mittermeier RA, Davies N, Johnson S, Ratsimbazafy J, Razafindramanana J, Louis Jr. EE, Rajaobelina S, eds.). Bristol, UK: IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group, Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation, and Conservation International, pp. 83-85.

16. Crowley BE, Blanco MB, Arrigo-Nelson SJ, Irwin MT (2013) Stable isotopes document resource partitioning and effects of forest disturbance on sympatric cheirogaleid lemurs. Naturwissenschaften 100:943-956.

15. Gerber BD, Karpanty SM, Randrianantenaina J (2012) The impact of forest logging and fragmentation on carnivore species composition, density and occupancy in Madagascar’s rainforests. Oryx 46(3):414-422

14. Köhler J, Glaw F, Rosa GM, Gehring PS, Pabijan M, Andreone F, and Vences M (2011) Two new bright-eyed treefrogs of the genus Boophis from Madagascar. Salamandra 47(4):207-221.

13. Crowley BE, Thorén S, Rasoazanabary E, Vogel ER, Barrett MA, Zohdy S, Blanco MB, McGoogan KC, Arrigo-Nelson SJ, Irwin MT, Wright PC, Radespiel U, Godfrey LR, Koch PL, Dominy NJ (2011) Explaining geographical variation in the isotope composition of mouse lemurs (Microcebus). Journal of Biogeography 38:2106-2121.

12. Blanco MB. 2011. Rediscovery of Sibree’s dwarf lemurs in the fragmented forests of Tsinjoarivo, central-eastern Madagascar. Lemur News 15:67-69.

11. Blanco MB, Rahalinarivo V. 2010. First direct evidence of hibernation in an eastern dwarf lemur species (Cheirogaleus crossleyi) from the high-altitude forest of Tsinjoarivo, central-eastern Madagascar. Naturwissenschaften 97:945-950.

10. Irwin MT, Junge RE, Raharison JL, Samonds KE. 2010. Variation in Physiological Health of Diademed Sifakas Across Intact and Fragmented Forest at Tsinjoarivo, Eastern Madagascar. American Journal of Primatology 72:1013-1025.

9. Groeneveld LF, Blanco MB, Raharison J-L, Rahalinarivo V, Rasoloarison RM, Kappeler PM, Godfrey LR, Irwin MT. 2010. MtDNA and nDNA corroborate existence of sympatric dwarf lemur species at Tsinjoarivo, eastern Madagascar. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55:833-845.

8. Irwin MT, Raharison J-L, Wright PC. 2009. Spatial and temporal variability in predation on rainforest primates: Do forest fragmentation and predation act synergistically? Animal Conservation 12:220-230.

7. Blanco MB, Godfrey LR, Rakotondratsima M, Rahalinarivo V, Samonds KE, Raharison J-L, Irwin MT. 2009. Discovery of sympatric dwarf lemur species in the high-altitude rain forest of Tsinjoarivo, eastern Madagascar: Implications for biogeography and conservation. Folia Primatologica 80:1-17.

6. Irwin MT. 2008. Diademed sifaka (Propithecus diadema) ranging and habitat use in continuous and fragmented forest: Higher density but lower viability in fragments? Biotropica 40:231-240.

5. Irwin MT. 2008. Feeding ecology of diademed sifakas (Propithecus diadema) in forest fragments and continuous forest. International Journal of Primatology 29:95-115.

4. Irwin MT. 2007. Living in forest fragments reduces group cohesion in diademed sifakas (Propithecus diadema) in eastern Madagascar by reducing food patch size. American Journal of Primatology 69:434-447.

3. Irwin MT, Raharison FJ-L, Rakotoarimanana H, Razanadrakoto E, Ranaivoson E, Rakotofanala J, Randrianarimanana C. 2007. Diademed sifakas (Propithecus diadema) use olfaction to forage for the inflorescences of subterranean parasitic plants (Balanophoraceae: Langsdorffia sp., and Cytinaceae: Cytinus sp.). American Journal of Primatology 69:471-476.

2. Godfrey LR, Irwin MT. 2007. The evolution of extinction risk: Past and present anthropogenic impacts on the primate communities of Madagascar. Folia Primatologica 78:405-419.

1. Irwin MT, Ravelomanantsoa HV. 2004. Illegal rum production threatens health of lemur populations at Tsinjoarivo, eastern central Madagascar: brief report and request for information. Lemur News 9:16-17.

SADABE-Supported Theses and Dissertations:

24. Rambouoi N (in progress) étude du comportement alimentaire entre male et femelle du Propithecus diadema  dans la nouvelle aire protégée de Tsinjoarivo Ambalaomby

23. Ravoniarimbola VE (in progress) Vertical and Horizontal Space Use of Hapalemur griseus at Mahatsinjo, Tsinjoarivo

22. Rahalinarivo V (in progress) Influences of environment on Eulemur fulvus activity patterns. PhD Dissertation, Faculty of Sciences, Mention ADD, University of Antananarivo.

21. Raharimalala, V (in progress) Inventaire des espèces des fourmis forestiers dans la forêt de Tsinjoarivo-Ambalaomby, District Ambatolampy (Madagascar). Masters thesis, Faculty of Sciences, Mention ECES (Entomologie-Culture, Elevage et Santé), University of Antananarivo

20. Andrianirianavalona, N (in progress) Réévaluation de la population lémurienne de la forêt de Mahatsinjo, Tsinjoarivo. Masters thesis, Faculty of Sciences, Mention ADD (Anthropobiologie et Développement Durable), University of Antananarivo.

19. Rakotoanosy, SA (in progress) L’impact des facteurs environnementaux sur la croissance des enfants de bas âges dans la Nouvelle Aire Protégée de Tsinjoarivo-Ambatolampy. Masters thesis, Faculty of Sciences, Mention ADD (Anthropobiologie et Développement Durable), University of Antananarivo.

18. Andriantefy KF (in progress) Inventaire des insects en général dans la forêt Tsinjoarivo-Ambalaomby, Ambatolampy. Masters thesis, Faculty of Sciences, Mention ECES (Entomologie-Culture, Elevage et Santé), University of Antananarivo

17. Smith E (in progress). Usefulness of dung flies for iDNA extraction and community characterization. University of Western England.

16. Hamrick (expected May 2020) Patch depletion in Propithecus diadema. MA Thesis, Dept. of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University.

15. Rijamanalina HG (September 2020) Variation de distance de voisinage selon les activités des Propithecus diadema dans la forêt de Tsinjoarivo. Masters thesis, Faculty of Sciences, Mention ADD (Anthropobiologie et Développement Durable), University of Antananarivo.

14. Vololontsoa CT (July 2019) Tolerance sociale de la femelle dominante Propithecus diadema Durant l’alimentation dans la forêt de Tsinjoarivo. Masters thesis, Faculty of Sciences, Mention ADD (Anthropobiologie et Développement Durable), University of Antananarivo.

13. Thurau E (May 2019) Prevalence of condensed tannins in the diet and its impact on protein intake of diademed sifakas (Propithecus diadema) at Tsinjoarivo, Madagascar. MA Thesis, Dept. of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University.

12. Heffernan KS (May 2019) Effects of habitat disturbance on the teeth of Propithecus diadema in the forests of Tsinjoarivo, Madagascar; implications for species viability and conservation. PhD Dissertation, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University.

11. DuBour A (May 2018) Dietary constraints and strategies in the red-bellied lemur (Eulemur rubriventer), and their implications for conservation. MA Thesis, Dept. of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University.

10. Spencer LA (May 2017) Prevalence and abundance of Cryptosporidium in lemurs, humans and domestic livestock at Tsinjoarivo. MA Thesis, Dept. of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University.

9. Foreit KA (2016) Leading behaviour, positioning, and group spacing as indicators of dominance in Hapalemur griseus. MA Thesis, Dept. of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University.

8. Rasolonjatovo SM (2015) Modèle de dominance des femelles chez Propithecus diadema Bennett, 1832 dans la forêt dégradée de Mahatsinjo-Tsinjoarivo, Centre-Est de Madagascar. DEA Thesis, Department of Animal Biology, University of Antananarivo.

7. Semel BP (2015) A multi-species approach to elucidating the ecological function of primate geophagy. MA Thesis, Dept. of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University.

6. Fitzpatrick MC (2014) Effects of habitat change on Hapalemur griseus feeding ecology and parasite load. MA Thesis, Dept. of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University.

5. Holiarimino V (2013) Étude comparative des activités d’Hapalemur griseus (Link, 1795) entre forêt fragmentée et forêt continue de Tsinjoarivo-Ambatolampy, Madagascar. DEA Thesis, Department of Animal Biology, University of Antananarivo.

4. Rakotomalala J-E (2011) Contribution à l’étude d’impacts de la fragmentation de l’habitat et des activités humaines sur les populations des lémuriens dans la forêt classée d’Ankadivory (Tsinjoarivo). DEA Thesis, Department of Animal Biology, University of Antananarivo.

3. Gerber BD (2010) Comparing density analyses and carnivore ecology in Madagascar’s southeastern rainforest. MSc Thesis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA, USA.

2. Blanco MB (2010) Reproductive biology of mouse and dwarf lemurs of eastern Madagascar, with an emphasis on brown mouse lemurs (Microcebus rufus) at Ranomafana National Park,a southeastern rainforest. PhD Dissertation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA.

1. Irwin MT. 2006. Ecological impacts of forest fragmentation on diademed sifakas (Propithecus diadema) at Tsinjoarivo, eastern Madagascar: Implications for conservation in fragmented landscapes [Ph.D.]. Stony Brook, NY: Stony Brook University. 410 p.

Other Publications, Theses and Dissertations based on Research at Tsinjoarivo:

13. Andriambeloson JB, Greene LK, Blanco MB (2020) Prolonged Torpor in Goodman's Mouse Lemur (Microcebus lehilahytsara) from the High-Altitude Forest of Tsinjoarivo, Central-Eastern Madagascar. Folia Primatologica 91(6):697-710.

12. Vences M, Koiiler J, Pabijan M, Bletz MC, Gehring PS, Hawlitschek O, ... Glaw F (2017). Taxonomy and geographic distribution of Malagasy frogs of the Gephyromantis asper clade, with description of a new subgenus and revalidation of Gephyromantis ceratophrys. Salamandra, 53, 77-98.

11. Durden LA, Blanco MB, & Seabolt MH (2017). Two New Species of Sucking Lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura: Polyplacidae) From Endangered, Hibernating Lemurs (Primates: Cheirogaleidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 54, 568-575.

10. Blanco MB (2017). Motion-triggered cameras document emergence from hibernation in Cheirogaleus. Lemur News 20:10-11.

9. Dammhahn M, Soarimalala V, Goodman SM. 2013. Tropic niche differentiation and microhabitat utilization in a species-rich montane forest small mammal community of eastern Madagascar. Biotropica 45:111-118.

8. Tiana LN. 2008. Contribution à l’Etude de Faisabilité de Creation d’une Nouvelle Aire Protégée dans la Forêt de Mahatsinjo (Région de Vakinankaratra). DEA Thesis, Department of Animal Biology, University of Antananarivo.

7. Sommer JA, Barber RC, Huebinger RM, Grassi C, Williamson JE, Louis Jr. EE. 2002. Characterization of 14 microsatellite marker loci in the grey bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus). Molecular Ecology Notes 2:161-163.

6. Goodman SM, Rakotondravony D, Raherilalao MJ, Rakotomalala D, Raselimanana AP, Soarimalala V, Duplantier J-M, Duchemin J-B, Rafanomezantsoa J. 2000. Inventaire biologique de la forêt de Tsinjoarivo, Ambatolampy. Akon'ny Ala 27:18-27.

5. Goodman SM, Rakotondravony D, Soarimalala V, Duchemin J-B, Duplantier J-M. 2000. Syntopic occurrence of Hemicentetes semispinosus and H. nigriceps (Lipotyphla: Tenrecidae) on the central highlands of Madagascar. Mammalia 64:113-116.

4. Goodman SM, Schütz H. 1999. Observations of lemurs in the forest east of Tsinjoarivo, Ambatolampy. Lemur News 4:14-16.

3. Rakotondraparany F. 1997. Inventaire Faunistique de la Forêt Naturelle de Tsinjoarivo-Ambatolampy. Antananarivo: GTZ/PDFIV. 32 p.

2. Rainiberiaka ARM. 1997. Analyses floristique et structurale des differents types de forêts à Tsinjoarivo-Ambatolampy: Typologie – utilisation locale des plantes. DEA Thesis, Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, University of Antananarivo.

1. Rand AL. 1936. The distribution and habits of Madagascar birds. A summary of the field notes of the Mission Zoologique Franco-Anglo-Américaine à Madagascar. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 72: 143–499.