Publications

2014

Melin AD, Danosi C, McCracken G, Dominy NJ. Dichromatic vision in a fruit bat with diurnal proclivities, the Samoan flying fox (Pteropus samoensis). Journal of Comparative Physiology A. View paper

Melin AD, Moritz GL , Wells K, Danosi C, Matsushita Y, McCracken G, Kawamura S, Dominy NJ. Activity patterns, diet and the evolution of color vision in Archonta. American Journal of Primatology. View abstract

Melin AD, Crowley BE, Brown ST, Wheatley PV, Moritz GL, Tuh F, Bernard H, DePaolo DJ, Jacobson AD, Dominy NJ. Calcium and carbon stable isotope ratios as paleodietary indicators. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22530 Wiley Library
 
Melin AD, Young HC, Mosdossy K, Fedigan LM. Seasonality, extractive foraging, and the evolution of primate sensorimotor intelligence. Journal of Human Evolution 71: 77-86 Download
 
Campos FA, Bergstrom ML, Childers A, Hogan JD, Jack KM, Melin AD, Mosdossy KN, Myers MS, Parr NA, Sargeant E, Schoof VAM, Fedigan LM. Drivers of home range characteristics across spatiotemporal scales in a Neotropical primate, Cebus capucinus. Animal Behaviour 91:93-109. Download
 
Matsumoto Y, Hiramatsu C, Matsushita Y, Ozawa N, Ashino R, Nakata M, Kasagi S, Di Fiore A, Schaffner CM, Aureli F, Melin AD, Kawamura S. Evolutionary renovation of L/M opsin polymorphism confers a fruit discrimination advantage to ateline New World monkeys. Molecular Ecology 23: 1799-1812. Wiley Library
 
Fedigan L, Melin AD, Addicott J, Kawamura S. The heterozygote superiority hypothesis for polymorphic color vision is not supported by long-term fitness data from wild Neotropical monkeys. PLoSOne 9: e84872. View paper
 
Brent LJN, Melin, AD. The Genetic Basis of Primate Behavior: Genetics and Genomics in Field-Based Primatology. International Journal of Primatology 35: 1-10.
 
Melin AD, Hiramatsu C, Parr NA, Matsushita Y, Kawamura S, Fedigan LM. The behavioral ecology of colour vision: considering fruit conspicuity, detection distance and dietary importance. International Journal of Primatology 35: 258–287. Download
 
 

2013

Valenta K, Burke RJ, Styler SA, Jackson DA, Melin AD, Lehman SM. Color and odour drive fruit selection and seed dispersal by mouse lemurs. Scientific Reports 3: 2424. View paper

Melin AD, Kline D, Hickey CM, Fedigan L. Food search through the eyes of a monkey: a functional substitution approach for assessing the ecology of color vision. Vision Research 86: 87-96. View paper (html)
 
Melin AD, Matsushita Y, Moritz G, Dominy NJ, Kawamura S. Inferred M/L cone opsin polymorphism of ancestral tarsiers sheds dim light on the origin of anthropoid primates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 208 no. 1759.
 
 

2012

Melin AD, Moritz GL, Fosbury RA, Kawamura S, Dominy NJ. Why aye-ayes see blue. 2012 American Journal of Primatology 74: 185-192. Download from Research Gate

Melin AD, Hiramatsu C, Fedigan LM, Schaffner CM, Aureli F, Kawamura S. Polymorphism and adaptation of primate color vision. IN: Evolutionary Biology: Mechanisms and Trends. Pontarotti (ed). Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, p225-241. Download

Valenta K, Melin AD. Protein limitation explains variation in primate colour vision phenotypes: a unified model for the evolution of primate trichromatic vision. IN Zoology, Maria-Dolores Garcia (Ed.), InTech, ISBN: 978-953-51-0360-8. Download

Kawamura S, Hiramatsu C, Melin AD, Schaffner CM, Aureli F, Fedigan LM. Polymorphic color vision in primates: evolutionary considerations. In: Post Genome Biology of Primates Hirai H, Imai H, and Go Y. (eds). Springer, Tokyo, Japan : 93-120. Download
 
 

2011

Carnegie S, Fedigan L, Melin AD. Reproductive seasonality in female capuchins (Cebus capucinus) in Santa Rosa (Área de Conservación Guanacaste), Costa Rica. 2011 International Journal of Primatology 32: 1076-1090. Download
 
Parr N, Melin AD, Fedigan LM. Figs are more than fallback foods: the relationship between Ficus and Cebus in a tropical dry forest. International Journal of Zoology 2011: 1-10. Download
 
Lynch JW, Matthews L, Boyette A, Macfarlan SJ, Phillips KA, Falotico T, Ottoni E, Verderane M, Izar P, Schulte M, Melin AD, Fedigan L, Janson C, Alfaro M. Anointing variation across wild capuchin populations: A review of material preferences, bout frequency and anointing sociality in Cebus and Sapajus. American Journal of Primatology 73: 1-16. Download
 
 

2010

Melin AD, Fedigan LM, Young HC, Kawamura S. Can color vision variation explain sex differences in invertebrate foraging by capuchin monkeys? Current Zoology 56: 300- 312. Download
 
Hiwatashi T, Okabe Y, Tsutsui T, Hiramatsu C, Melin AD, Oota H, Schaffner CM, Aureli F, 2010 Fedigan LM, Innan H, Kawamura S. An explicit signature of balancing selection for color vision variation in New World monkeys. Molecular Biology and Evolution 27:453–464. View html
 
 
 

2009

Melin AD, Fedigan LM, Hiramatsu C, Hiwatashi T, Parr N, Kawamura S. Fig foraging by dichromatic and trichromatic white-faced capuchin monkeys in a tropical dry forest. International Journal of Primatology 30: 753-775. Download

Hiramatsu C, Melin AD, Aureli F, Schaffner CM, Vorobyev M, Kawamura S. Interplay of olfaction and vision in fruit foraging of spider monkeys. Animal Behaviour 77: 1421-1426. Download
 
 
 

2008

Hiramatsu C, Melin AD, Aureli F, Schaffner CM, Vorobyev M, Matsumoto Y, Kawamura S. Importance of achromatic contrast in short-range fruit foraging of primates. PLoS One 3: 1-12. Download

Melin AD, Fedigan LM, Hiramatsu C, Kawamura S. Polymorphic colour vision in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus): Is there foraging niche divergence among phenotypes? Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 659-670. Download
 
 

2007 and prior

Melin AD, Fedigan L, Hiramatsu C, Sendall C, Kawamura S. Effects of colour vision phenotype on insect capture by a free-ranging population of white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). Animal Behaviour 73: 205-214. Download from Research Gate

Bergmann P, Melin AD, Russell A. 2006. Differential segmental growth of the vertebral column of the rat (Rattus norvegicus). Zoology 109: 54-65. Science Direct
 
Melin AD, Bergmann P, Russell A. 2005. Mammalian postnatal growth estimates: the influence of weaning on the choice of a comparative metric. Mammalogy 86: 1042-1049. Download

 

 

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Our Most-Cited Papers

 
1. [67 citations] Melin AD, Fedigan L, Hiramatsu C, Sendall C, Kawamura S. Effects of colour vision phenotype on insect capture by a free-ranging population of white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). Animal Behaviour 73: 205-214.
 
2. [47 citations] Hiramatsu C, Melin AD, Aureli F, Schaffner CM, Vorobyev M, Matsumoto Y, Kawamura S. Importance of achromatic contrast in short-range fruit foraging of primates. PLoS One 3: 1-12.
 
3. [38 citations] Melin AD, Fedigan LM, Hiramatsu C, Hiwatashi T, Parr N, Kawamura S. Fig foraging by dichromatic and trichromatic Cebus capucinus in a tropical dry forest. International Journal of Primatology 30 (6):753-775.