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Autres publications

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Studies in social cognition and collective performances

Andrieu J., Henry S., Hausberger M., Thierry B. (2015). Informed horses are influential in group movements, but they may avoid leading. Animal Cognition (in press).
Bourjade M., Thierry B., Hausberger M. & Petit O. (2015). Is leadership a reliable concept in animals ? An empirical study in the horse. Plos One 10 : e0126344.
Ancel A., Gilbert C., Poulin N., Beaulieu M. & Thierry B. (2015). New insights into the huddling dynamics of emperor penguins. Animal Behaviour 110 : 91-98.
Costes-Thiré M., Levé M., Uhlrich P., Pasquaretta C., De Marco A. & Thierry B. (2015). Evidence that monkeys read moves, but no evidence that they read goals. Journal of Comparative Psychology 129 : 304-310.
Costes-Thiré M., Levé M., Uhlrich P., De Marco A. & Thierry B. (2015). Lack of evidence that Tonkean macaques understand what others can hear. Animal Cognition 18 : 251-258.
Pasquaretta C., Levé M., Claidière N., van de Waal E., Whiten A., MacIntosh A.J.J., Pelé M., Bergstrom M.L., Borgeaud C., Brosnan S.F., Crofoot M.C., Fedigan L.M., Fichtel C., Hopper L.M., Mareno M.C., Petit O., Schnoell A.V., Polizzi di Sorrentino E., Thierry B., Tiddi B. & Sueur C. (2014). Social networks in primates : smart and tolerant species have more efficient networks. Scientific Reports 4 : 7600.
Pelé M., Broihanne M.H., Thierry B. & Dufour V. (2014). To bet or not to bet, risky decision-making in primates. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 49 : 141-166.

Steelandt S., Broihanne M.H., Romain A., Thierry B. & Dufour V. (2013). Decision-making under risk of loss in children. Plos One 8 : e52316.

Morton F.B., Lee P.C., Buchanan-Smith H.M., Brosnan S.F., Thierry B., Paukner A., de Waal F.B.M., Widness J., Essler J.L. & Weiss A. (2013). Personality structure in brown capuchin monkeys : comparisons with chimpanzees, orangutans, and rhesus macaques. Journal of Comparative Psychology 127 : 282-290

Bourjade M., Thierry B., Call J. & Dufour V. (2012). Are monkeys able to plan for future exchange ? Animal Cognition 15 : 783-795

Dean L.G., Kendal R.L., Schapiro S.J., Thierry B. & Laland K.N. (2012). Identification of the social and cognitive processes underlying human cumulative culture. Science 335 : 1114-1118.

Steelandt S., Thierry B., Broihanne M.H. & Dufour V. (2012). The ability of children to delay gratification in an exchange task. Cognition 122 : 416-425.

Steelandt S., Dufour V., Broihanne M.H. & Thierry B. (2012). Children base their investment on calculated pay-off. PLoS One 7 : e33239.

Steelandt S., Dufour V., Broihanne M.H. & Thierry B. (2011). Can monkeys make investments based on maximised pay-off ? PLoS One 6 : e17801.

Dindo M., de Waal F.B.M., Thierry B. & Whiten A. (2010). Conditional copying fidelity in capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). Journal of Comparative Psychology 124 : 29-37.

Pelé M., Micheletta J., Uhlrich P., Thierry B. & Dufour V. (2011). Delay maintenance in Tonkean macaques and brown capuchin monkeys. International Journal of Primatology 32 : 149-166.

Pelé M., Dufour V., Micheletta J. & Thierry B. (2010). Long-tailed macaques display unexpected waiting abilities in exchange tasks. Animal Cognition 13 : 263-271.

Pelé M., Thierry B., Call J. & Dufour V. (2010). Monkeys fail to reciprocate in an exchange task. Animal Cognition 13 : 745-751.

Pelé M., Dufour V., Thierry B. & Call J. (2009). Token transfers among great apes (gorilla gorilla, pongo pygmaeus, pan paniscus, and pan troglodytes) : Species differences, gestural requests, and reciprocal exchange. Journal of Comparative Psychology 123 : 375-384

Dufour V., Pelé M., Neumann M., Thierry B. & Call J. (2009). Calculated reciprocity after all : Computation behind token transfers in orang-utans. Biology Letters 5 : 172-175.

Ramseyer A., Petit O. & Thierry B. (2009). Patterns of group movements in domestic greylag geese. Journal Ethology 27 : 369-375

Ramseyer A., Boissy A., Thierry B. & Dumont B. (2009). Individual and social determinants of spontaneous group movements in cattle and sheep. Animal 3 : 1319-1326

Ramseyer A., Thierry B., Boissy A. & Dumont B. (2009). Decision-making processes in group departures of cattle. Ethology 115 : 948-957

Ramseyer A, Boissy A, Dumont B. & Thierry B. 2009. Decision-making in group departures of sheep is a continuous process. Animal Behaviour 78 : 71-78.

Ramseyer A, Petit O & Thierry B, 2009. Decision-making in group departures of female domestic geese. Behaviour 146 : 351-371.

Bourjade M., Thierry B., Maumy M. & Petit O. (2009). Decision-making in przewalski horses (equus ferus przewalskii) is driven by the ecological contexts of collective movements. Ethology 115 : 321-330

Dindo M, Thierry B & Whiten A, 2008. Social diffusion of novel foraging techniques in brown capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275 : 187-193.

Dufour V, Pelé M, Sterck EHM & Thierry B, 2007. Chimpanzee anticipation of food return : coping with waiting time in an exchange task. Journal of Comparative Psychology 121 : 145-155.

Ramseyer A, Pelé M, Dufour V, Chauvin C & Thierry B, 2006. Accepting loss : the temporal limits of reciprocity in brown capuchin monkeys. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 273 : 179-184.

Chauvin C & Thierry B, 2005. Tonkean macaques orient their food search from olfactory cues conveyed by group mates. Ethology 111 : 1-10.

Ducoing AM & Thierry B, 2005. Tool use learning in Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana). Animal Cognition 8 : 103-113.

Ducoing AM & Thierry B, 2004. Following and joining the informed individual in semifree-ranging Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana). Journal of Comparative Psychology 118 : 413-420.

Ducoing AM & Thierry B, 2003. Withholding information in semi free-ranging Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana). Journal of Comparative Psychology 117 : 67-75.

Leca JB, Gunst N, Thierry B & Petit O, 2003. Distributed leadership in semi-free ranging white-faced capuchin monkeys. Animal Behaviour 66 : 1045-1062.

Drapier M, Chauvin C & Thierry B, 2002. Tonkean macaques find food sources from cues conveyed by group-mates. Animal Cognition 5 : 159-165.

Drapier M & Thierry B, 2002. Social transmission of feeding techniques in Tonkean macaques ? International Journal of Primatology 23 : 105-122.

Drapier M, Ducoing AM & Thierry B, 1999. An experimental study of collective performance at a foraging task in Tonkean macaques. Behaviour 136 : 1-19.

Petit O & Thierry B, 1993. Use of stones in a captive group of Guinea baboons (Papio papio). Folia Primatologica 61 : 160-164.

Scheurer J & Thierry B, 1985. A further food-washing tradition in Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata). Primates 26 : 491-496.

Studies in macaque behaviour and evolution

Adams M.J., Majolo B., Ostner J., Schülke O., De Marco A., Thierry B., Engelhardt A., Widdig A., Gerald M.S. & Weiss A. (2015). Personality structure and social style in macaques. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 109 : 338-353.

Balasubramaniam K.N., Berman C.M., de Marco A., Dittmar K., Majolo B., Ogawa H., Thierry B. & de Vries H. (2013). Consistency of dominance rank order : a comparison of David’s scores with I&SI and Bayesian methods in macaques. American Journal of Primatology 75 : 959-975.

Balasubramaniam K.N., Dittmar K., Berman C.M., Butovskaya M., Cooper M.A., Majolo B., Ogawa H., Schino G., Thierry B. & de Waal F.B.M. (2012). Hierarchical steepness and phylogenetic models : phylogenetic signals in Macaca. Animal Behaviour 83 : 1207-1218.

Balasubramaniam K.N., Dittmar K., Berman C.M., Butovskaya M., Cooper M.A., Majolo B., Ogawa H., Schino G., Thierry B. & de Waal F.B.M. (2012). Hierarchical steepness, counter-aggression, and macaque social style scale. American Journal of Primatology 74 : 915-925.

Sueur C., Petit O., De Marco A., Jacobs A., Watanabe K. & Thierry B. (2011). A comparative network analysis of social style in macaques. Animal Behaviour 82 : 845-852.

Berman C.M. & Thierry B. (2010). Variation in kin bias : Species differences and time constraints in macaques. Behaviour 147 : 1863-1887.

Reinhart C.J., Pellis V.C., Thierry B., Gauthier C.A., Vanderlaan D.P., Vasey P.L. & Pellis S.M. (2010). Targets and tactics of play fighting : Competitive versus cooperative styles of play in Japanese and Tonkean macaques. International Journal of Comparative Psychology 23 : 166-200.

Petit O & Thierry B, 2008. Social play in crested and Japanese macaques : testing the covariation hypothesis. Developmental Psychobiology 50 : 399-408.

Thierry B, Aureli F, Nunn C, Petit O, Abegg C & de Waal FBM, 2008. A comparative study of conflict resolution in macaques : insights into the nature of trait co-variation. Animal Behaviour 75 : 847-860.

Wendland JR, Lesch KP, Newman TK, Timme A, Gachot-Neveu H, Thierry B & Suomi SJ, 2006. Differential functional variability of serotonin transporter and monoamine oxidase A genes in macaque species displaying contrasting levels of aggression-related behavior. Behavior Genetics 36 : 163-172.

Abegg C & Thierry B, 2002. Macaque evolution and dispersal in insular Southeast Asia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 75 : 555-576.

Demaria C & Thierry B, 2001. A comparative study of reconciliation in rhesus and Tonkean macaques. Behaviour 138 : 397-410.

Thierry B, Iwaniuk AN & Pellis SM, 2000. The influence of phylogeny on the social behaviour of macaques (Primates : Cercopithecidae, genus Macaca). Ethology 106 : 713-728.

Petit O, Abegg C & Thierry B, 1997. A comparative study of aggression and conciliation in three cercopithecine monkeys (Macaca fuscata, Macaca nigra, Papio papio). Behaviour 134 : 415-432.

Abegg C, Thierry B & Kaumanns W, 1996. Reconciliation in three groups of lion-tailed macaques (Macaca silenus). International Journal of Primatology 17 : 803-816.

Petit O, Desportes C & Thierry B, 1992. Differential probability of "coproduction" in two species of macaque (Macaca tonkeana, M. mulatta). Ethology 90 : 107-120.

Demaria C & Thierry B, 1990. Formal biting in stumptailed macaques (Macaca arctoides). American Journal of Primatology 20 : 133-140.

Thierry B, 1985. Patterns of agonistic interactions in three species of macaque (Macaca mulatta, M. fascicularis, M. tonkeana). Aggressive Behavior 11 : 223-233.

Studies in Tonkean and other Sulawesi macaques

Sanna A., De Marco A., Thierry B. & Cozzolino R. (2015). Growth rates in a captive population of Tonkean macaques. Primates 56 : 227–233.
De Marco A., Sanna A., Cozzolino R. & Thierry B. (2014). The function of greeting interactions in male Tonkean macaques. American Journal of Primatology 76 : 989-998.

Puga-Gonzalez I., Butovskaya M., Thierry B. & Hemelrijk C.K. (2014). Empathy versus parsimony in understanding post-conflict affiliation in monkeys : model and empirical data. Plos One 9 : e91262.

Duboscq J., Agil M., Engelhardt A. & Thierry B. (2014). The function of post-conflict interactions : new prospects from the study of a tolerant species of primate. Animal Behaviour 87 : 107-120.

Duboscq J., Micheletta J., Agil M., Hodges K., Thierry B. & Engelhardt A. (2013). Social tolerance in wild female crested macaques (Macaca nigra) in Tangkoko-Batuangus Nature Reserve, Sulawesi, Indonesia. American Journal of Primatology 75 : 361-375.

Pellis S.M., Pellis V.C., Reinhart C.J. & Thierry B. (2011). The use of the bared-teeth display during play fighting in Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana) : sometimes it is all about oneself. Journal of Comparative Psychology 125 : 393-403.

De Marco A., Cozzolino R., Dessì-Fulgheri F. & Thierry B. (2011). Interactions between third parties and consortship partners in Tonkean macaques. International Journal of Primatology 32 : 708-720.

De Marco A., Cozzolino R., Dessì-Fulgheri F. & Thierry B. (2011). Collective arousal when reuniting after temporary separation in Tonkean macaques. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 146 : 457-464.

De Marco A., Cozzolino R., Dessi-Fulgheri F. & Thierry B. (2010). Conflicts induce affiliative interactions among bystanders in a tolerant species of macaque (Macaca tonkeana). Animal Behaviour 80 : 197-203.

Thierry B, Bynum EL, Baker S, Kinnaird MF, Matsumura S, Muroyama Y, O’Brien TG, Petit O & Watanabe K, 2000. The social repertoire of Sulawesi macaques. Primate Research 16 : 203-226.

Thierry B, André E & Imbs P, 2000. Hematologic and plasma biochemical values for Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 31 : 179-184.

Aujard F, Heistermann M, Thierry B & Hodges JK, 1998. Functional significance of behavioral, morphological and endocrine correlates across the ovarian cycle in semi-free ranging female Tonkean macaques. American Journal of Primatology 46 : 285-309.

Thierry B, Heistermann M, Aujard F, Hodges JK, 1996. Long-term data on basic reproductive parameters and evaluation of endocrine, morphological and behavioral measures for monitoring reproductive status in a group of semi-free ranging Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana). American Journal of Primatology 39 : 47-62.

Muroyama Y & Thierry B, 1996. Fatal attack on an infant by an adult female Tonkean macaque. International Journal of Primatology 17 : 219-227.

Petit O & Thierry B, 1994. Aggressive and peaceful interventions in conflicts in Tonkean macaques. Animal Behaviour 48 : 1427-1436.

Petit O & Thierry B, 1994. Reconciliation in a group of black macaques (Macaca nigra). Journal of Wildlife Preservation Trusts 30 : 89-95.

Thierry B, Anderson JR, Demaria C, Desportes C & Petit O, 1994. Tonkean macaque behaviour from the perspective of the evolution of Sulawesi macaques. In Current primatology, Vol 2 : Social development, learning and behaviour, Roeder JJ, Thierry B, Anderson JR & Herrenschmidt N. (eds), Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, pp 103-117.

Petit O & Thierry B, 1992. Affiliative function of the bared-teeth display in Moor macaques (Macaca maurus) : further evidence for the special status of Sulawesi macaques. International Journal of Primatology 13 : 97-105.

Thierry B, Gauthier C & Peignot P, 1990. Social grooming in Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana). International Journal of Primatology 11 : 357-375.

Thierry B, Demaria C, Preuschoft S & Desportes C, 1989. Structural convergence between silent bared-teeth display and relaxed open-mouth display in the Tonkean macaque (Macaca tonkeana). Folia Primatologica 52 : 178-184.

Thierry B, 1986. Affiliative interference in mounts in a group of Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana). American Journal of Primatology 14 : 89-97.

Thierry B, 1984. Clasping behaviour in Macaca tonkeana. Behaviour 89 : 1-28.


Thierry B. (2013). Identifying constraints in the evolution of primate societies.Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 368 : 20120342.

Thierry B. (2010). Darwin as a student of behavior. Comptes Rendus. Biologies 333 : 188-196

Thierry B, 2008. Primate socioecology, the lost dream of ecological determinism. Evolutionary Anthropology 17 : 93-96.

Thierry B, 2007. Unity in diversity : lessons from macaque societies. Evolutionary Anthropology 16 : 224-238.

Thierry B, 2007. Behaviorology divided : shall we continue ? Behaviour 144 : 861-878.

Thierry B, 2006. The macaques : a double-layered social organization. In Primates in perspective, Campbell CJ, Fuentes A, MacKinnon KC, Panger M & Bearder SK (eds), Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp 224-239.

Thierry B. & Aureli F. (2006). Barbary but not barbarian : social relations in a tolerant macaque. In Biology and behaviour of Barbary macaques, Hodges J.K. (ed.), Nottingham University Press, Nottingham, pp 29-45.

Thierry B, 2005. Integrating proximate and ultimate causation : just one more go ! Current Science 89 : 1180-1183.

Thierry B. (2005). Order and noise in primate societies. In Self-organization and evolution of social systems, Hemelrijk C.K. (ed.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp 108-122.

Thierry B, 2004. Social epigenesis. In Macaque societies : a model for the study of social organization (Thierry B, Singh M & Kaumanns W, eds), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp 267-290.

Thierry B, 2000. Covariation of conflict management patterns across macaque species. In Natural conflict resolution, Aureli F & de Waal FBM (eds), University of California Press, Berkeley, pp 106-128.

Thierry B, 1997. Adaptation and self-organization in primate societies. Diogenes 180 : 39-71.

Thierry B, Theraulaz G, Gautier JY & Stiegler B, 1996. Joint memory. Behavioural Processes 35 : 127-140.

Thierry B, 1994. Social transmission, tradition and culture in primates : from the epiphenomenon to the phenomenon. Techniques & Culture 23/24 : 91-119.

Thierry B, 1994. Emergence of social organizations in non-human primates. Revue Internationale de Systémique 8 : 65-77.

Thierry B & Anderson JR, 1986. Adoption in anthropoid primates. International Journal of Primatology 7 : 191-216.

Reviews in French

Thierry B. (2015). Les systèmes sociaux. In Ethologie animale : une approche biologique du comportement, Lévy F. & Darmaillacq A.S. (eds.), Editions De Boeck, Louvain-la-neuve, pp. 83-97.
Thierry B. (2015). Le rôle des contraintes dans l’évolution des sociétés de macaques. Bulletin de l’Académie Vétérinaire de France 168 : 203-208.

Thierry B, 2008. Les sociétés animales. Encyclopedia Universalis, 22 : 259-263.

Thierry B. (2009). Continuité ou discontinuité dans le comportement des primates humains et non humains ? In L’évolution aujourd’hui : à la croisée de la biologie et des sciences humaines, Editions de l’Académie Royale de Belgique, Bruxelles, pp 195-212.

Thierry B, 2007. La raison des singes. Pour la Science 360 : 36-42.

Petit O & Thierry B, 2006. Primatologie comportementale. In Dictionnaire des sciences humaines, Mesure S & Savidan P (eds), Presses Universitaires de France, Paris, pp 906-908.

Chauvin C, Ducoing A & Thierry B, 2004. La coopération et la manipulation. In Ethologie cognitive, Kreutzer M & Vauclair J (eds), Ophrys, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, pp 203-217.

de Waal FBM & Thierry B, 2001. Les antécédents de la morale chez singes. In Les origines de l’homme, Vol 2 : Le propre de l’homme, Picq P & Coppens Y (eds), Librairie Arthème Fayard, Paris, pp 422-443.

Thierry B, Drapier M & Ducoing AM, 1999. La fonction cognitive du groupe social chez les primates. In Eléments d’éthologie cognitive, Gervet J & Pratte M (eds). Hermès, Paris, pp 261-274.

Thierry B, 1997. De la relation entre le développement des facultés d’attribution et les prémices de l’évolution culturelle chez les primates. In Les neurosciences et la philosophie de l’action, Petit JL (ed), Vrin, Paris, pp 243-258.


Thierry B, Singh M & Kaumanns W (eds), 2004. Macaque societies : a model for the study of social organization. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Desportes C & Thierry B, 1990. Destins de singes. Editions Acropole, Paris.


Thierry B, 1991. L’univers social des macaques. Service du Film de Recherche Scientifique, Paris.

Primary education

Les sociétés des macaques, 2004.