Here you can find a complete list of published research conducted at the Wolf Science Center since its foundation in 2008.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Vetter, S. G., Rangheard, L., Schaidl, L., Kotrschal, K., & Range, F. (2023)

Observational spatial memory in wolves and dogs. Plos one18(9), e0290547.

Wirobski, G., Lazzaroni, M., Marshall-Pescini, S., & Range, F. (2023)

Biological and Hormonal Approaches to the Evolution of Human-Canine Relationships. In: Stevens, J.R. (eds) Canine Cognition and the Human Bond. Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, vol 69. Springer, Cham.

Mattaliano, G., Heberlein, M., & Cruz Benedetti, I.-C. (2023)

Unanticipated hyperkalaemia and associated perioperative complications in three captive grey wolves (Canis lupus) undergoing general anaesthesia. Veterinary Record Case Reports, April 2023.

Fonseca, M. G. B., Hilário, H. O., Kotrschal, K., Range, F., Virányi, Z., Duarte, M. H. L., Pereira, L. C. G., & Vasconcellos, A. da S. (2023)

The Power of Discourse: Associations between Trainers’ Speech and the Responses of Socialized Wolves and Dogs to Training. Animals, 13(6), 1071.

Burkhard, M.E., Range, F., Ward, S.J., & Robinson, L.M. (2023)

Bonded by nature: Humans form equally strong and reciprocated bonds with similar raised dogs and wolves. Frontiers in Psychology, Sec. Comparative Psychology, Volume 13,

Wirobski, G., Range, F., Graat, E.A.M., Palme, R., Deschner, T., & Marshall-Pescini, S. (2023)

Similar behavioral but different endocrine responses to conspecific interactions in hand-raised wolves and dogs. iScience, Volume 26, Issue 2,

Other publications

Rivas-Blanco, D., Monteiro, T., Virányi, Z., & Range, F. (2023)

Going back to ‘basics’: Harlow’s learning set task with wolves and dogs.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Banlaki, Z., Cimarelli, G., Viranyi, Z., Kubinyi, E., Sasvari-Szekely, M., & Ronai, Z. (2017)

DNA methylation patterns of behavior-related gene promoter regions dissect the gray wolf from domestic dog breeds. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 292(3), 685-697.

Dale, R., Marshall-Pescini, S., & Range, F. (2017)

Do females use their sexual status to gain resource access? Investigating food-for-sex in wolves and dogs. Current Zoology, 63 (3), 323-330.

Dale, R., Range, F., Stott, L., Kotrschal, K., & Marshall-Pescini, S. (2017)

The influence of social relationship on food tolerance in wolves and dogs. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, 71(7), 107.

Essler, J. L., Marshall-Pescini, S., & Range, F. (2017)

Domestication does not explain the presence of inequity aversion in dogs. Current Biology, 27(12), 1861-1865.

Lampe, M., Bräuer, J., Kaminski, J., & Virányi, Z. (2017)

The effects of domestication and ontogeny on cognition in dogs and wolves. Scientific reports, 7(1), 11690.

Marshall-Pescini, S., Cafazzo, S., Virányi, Z., & Range, F. (2017)

Integrating social ecology in explanations of wolf–dog behavioral differences. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 16, 80-86.

Marshall-Pescini, S., Rao, A., Virányi, Z., & Range, F. (2017)

The role of domestication and experience in ‘looking back’ towards humans in an unsolvable task. Scientific Reports, 7, 46636.

Marshall-Pescini, S., Schwarz, J. F., Kostelnik, I., Virányi, Z., & Range, F. (2017)

Importance of a species’ socioecology: Wolves outperform dogs in a conspecific cooperation task. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(44), 11793-11798.

Marshall-Pescini, S., Virányi, Z., Kubinyi, E., & Range, F. (2017)

Motivational Factors Underlying Problem Solving: Comparing Wolf and Dog Puppies' Explorative and Neophobic Behaviors at 5, 6, and 8 Weeks of Age. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 180.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Byosiere, S. E., Espinosa, J., Marshall-Pescini, S., Smuts, B., & Range, F. (2016)

Investigating the Function of Play Bows in Dog and Wolf Puppies (Canis lupus familiaris, Canis lupus occidentalis). PloS one, 11(12), e0168570.

Cafazzo, S., Lazzaroni, M., & Marshall-Pescini, S. (2016)

Dominance relationships in a family pack of captive arctic wolves (Canis lupus arctos): the influence of competition for food, age and sex. PeerJ, 4, e2707.

da Silva Vasconcellos, A., Virányi, Z., Range, F., Ades, C., Scheidegger, J. K., Möstl, E., & Kotrschal, K. (2016)

Training reduces stress in human-socialised wolves to the same degree as in dogs. PloS one, 11(9), e0162389.

Essler, J. L., Cafazzo, S., Marshall-Pescini, S., Virányi, Z., Kotrschal, K., & Range, F. (2016)

Play behavior in wolves: using the ‘50:50’ rule to test for egalitarian play styles. PloS one, 11(5), e0154150.

Heberlein, M. T., Turner, D. C., Range, F., & Virányi, Z. (2016)

A comparison between wolves, Canis lupus, and dogs, Canis familiaris, in showing behaviour towards humans. Animal behaviour, 122, 59-66.

Marshall-Pescini, S., Besserdich, I., Kratz, C., & Range, F. (2016)

Exploring differences in dogs’ and wolves’ preference for risk in a foraging task. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 1241.

Marshall-Pescini, S., Dale, R., Quervel-Chaumette, M., & Range, F. (2016)

Critical issues in experimental studies of prosociality in non-human species. Animal cognition, 19(4), 679-705.

Werhahn, G., Virányi, Z., Barrera, G., Sommese, A., & Range, F. (2016)

Wolves (Canis lupus) and dogs (Canis familiaris) differ in following human gaze into distant space but respond similar to their packmates’ gaze. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 130(3), 288.

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