Publications

Journal Articles

 

Accepted and In Press

Orkin JD, Campos FA, Myers MS, Cheves Hernandez SE, Guadamuz A, Melin AD. In pressSeasonality of the gut microbiota of free ranging white-faced capuchins in a tropical dry forest. The ISME Journal.

Kries K, Barros MAS, Duytschaever G, Orkin JD, Janiak, M, Pessoa DMA, Melin AD. Colour vision variation in leaf-nosed bats (Phyllostomidae): links to cave roosting and dietary specialization. Molecular Ecology. Early View: doi.org/10.1111/mec.14818

 

2018

Hogan J, Fedigan LM, Hiramatsu C, Kawamura S, Melin AD. Florivory reveals detection advantage of small, ephemeral resources to trichromatic New World monkeys. Scientific Reports. 8:10883.

 

2017

Melin AD, Chiou K, Walco E, Bergstrom M, Kawamura S, Fedigan L. Trichromacy increases fruit intake rates of wild capuchins (Cebus capucinus imitator). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114:10402-10407. View paper

Bergstrom M, Emery Thompson M, Melin A, Fedigan L. Using urinary parameters to estimate seasonal variation in the physical condition of female white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus imitator). American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 163:707-715. Wiley library

Melin A, Khetpal V, Matsushita Y, Zhou K, Campos F, Welker B, Kawamura S. Howler monkey foraging ecology suggests convergent evolution of routine trichromacy as an adaptation for folivory. Ecology and Evolution. 7:1421-1434. Wiley library

Hiramatsu C, Melin AD, Allen W, Dubuc C, Higham JP. Experimental evidence that primate trichromacy is well suited for detecting primate social colour signals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 284: 20162458. View paper

 

2016

Melin AD, Wells K, Moritz GL, Kistler L, Orkin JD, Timm RM, Bernard H, Lakim MB, Perry GH, Kawamura S, Dominy NJ. Euarchontan opsin variation brings new focus to primate origins. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 33: 1029-1041. View paper

Melin AD, Kline DW, Hiramatsu C, Caro T. Zebra Stripes Through the Eyes of Predators, Zebras, and Humans. PLoSOne. 11: e0145679. View paper

Hogan J, Melin AD, Mosdossy K, Fedigan L. Seasonal importance of flowers to Costa Rican capuchins (Cebus capucinus imitator): implications for plant and primate. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 161:591-602. Wiley library

Tsutsui K, Otoh M, Sakurai K, Suzuki-Hashido N, Hayakawa T, Misaka T, Ishimaru Y, Aureli F, Melin AD, Kawamura S, Imai H. Variation in ligand responses of the bitter taste receptors TAS2R1 and TAS2R4 among New World monkeys. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16:208. View paper

Schoof V, Bonnell T, Jack K, Ziegler T, Melin AD, Fedigan L. Male endocrine response to seasonally varying environmental and social factors in a Neotropical primate, Cebus capucinus. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Wiley library

Mason V, Li G, Minx P, Schmitz J, Melin A, Dominy N, Springer M, Wilson R, Warren W, Helgen K, Murphy
W. Genomic analysis reveals remarkable hidden biodiversity within colugos, and the sister group to
primates. Science Advances. 2(8): 1-15. View paper

Valenta K, Miller C, Monckton S, Styler S, Jackson D, Melin A, Lehman S, Chapman C, Lawes M. Fruit ripening signals and cues in a Madagascan dry forest: Haptic indicators reliably indicate fruit ripeness to dichromatic lemurs. Evolutionary Biology. 43: 344-355. View paper

 

2015

Crowley BE, Melin AD, Yeakel JD, Dominy NJ. Do oxygen isotope values reflect the ecology and physiology of
Neotropical mammals. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 3: 127. View paper

Valenta K, Edwards M, Rafaliarison RR, Johnson SE, Holmes SM, Brown KA, Dominy NJ, Lehman SM, Parra EJ, Melin AD. Visual ecology of true lemurs suggests a cathemeral origin for the primate cone opsin polymorphism. Functional Ecology. 3: 932-942. View paper

Mosdossy K, Melin AD, Fedigan LM. Quantifying seasonal fallback on invertebrates, pith and bromeliad leaves by white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) in a tropical dry forest. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 158: 66-77. View paper

Valenta K, Brown K, Rafaliarison R, Styler S, Jackson D, Lehman S, Chapman C, Melin A. Sensory integration during foraging: the importance of fruit hardness, colour and odour to brown lemurs. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 69: 1855-1865. View paper

Valenta K, Brown KA, Melin AD, Monckton SK, Styler SA, Jackson DA, Chapman CA. It’s not easy being blue: are there olfactory and visual trade-offs in plant signaling. PLoSOne. 10: e0131725. View paper

 

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, 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 View Paper

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. View Paper

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. View paper

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. View paper

 

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. View paper

 

2012

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

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. Wiley library

 

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 paper

 

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. View Paper

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. View Paper

 

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. View Paper

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. View paper

 

Book Chapters

Melin AD, Veilleux CC. In Press. Primate senses: finding and evaluating food. IN: Primate Diet and Nutrition: Needing, Finding, and Using Food. Lambert JE and Rothman JM (eds.), University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Melin AD, Webb S, Williamson R, Chiou K. In Press. A fresh look at behavioural data collection in primate foraging ecology. In: Primate Life Histories, Sex Roles, and Adaptability - Essays in Honour of Linda M. Fedigan. Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects. Kalbitzer U, Jack KM (eds)  Springer, New York, NY.

Hogan J, Melin AD. In Press. Intra- and interannual variation in the fruit diet of wild capuchins: impact of plant phenology. In: Primate Life Histories, Sex Roles, and Adaptability - Essays in Honour of Linda M. Fedigan. Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects. Kalbitzer U, Jack KM (eds)  Springer, New York, NY.

Bergstrom ML, Melin AD, Myers MS, Fedigan LM. In Press. Dietary profile, food composition, and nutritional intake of female white-faced capuchins. In: Primate Life Histories, Sex Roles, and Adaptability - Essays in Honour of Linda M. Fedigan. Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects. Kalbitzer U, Jack KM (eds)  Springer, New York, NY. 

Kawamura S and Melin AD. 2018. Evolution of genes for color vision and the chemical senses in primates.. IN: Saitou N (ed). Evolution of the Human Genome I: The Genome and Genes, p1-59.

Melin AD, Hiramatsu C, Fedigan LM, Schaffner CM, Aureli F, Kawamura S. 2012. Polymorphism and adaptation of primate colour vision. IN: Evolutionary Biology: Mechanisms and Trends. Pontarotti (ed). Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, p225-241. 

Valenta K, Melin AD. 2012. 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.

Kawamura S, Hiramatsu C, Melin AD, Schaffner CM, Aureli F, Fedigan LM. 2o12. Polymorphic colour vision in primates: evolutionary considerations. In: Post Genome Biology of Primates Hirai H, Imai H, and Go Y. (eds). Springer, Tokyo, Japan: 93-120.

 

Other Contributions

Melin AD, Jack K, Fedigan LM, Méndez-Carvajal. Central American White-faced Capuchin (Cebus imitator). IN: All the World’s Primates. N Rowe and M Myers (eds.), Pogonias Press, Charlestown, Rhode Island.

Our Most-Cited Papers

(updated Jun 2018)

 

1. [103 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. [87 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. [73 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.

 

4. [60 citations] 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. 

 

5. [56 citations] 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.