Recent publications are listed below. Click here to view the full CV. 


Wright PC. 2014. For the love of lemurs: my life in the wilds of Madagascar. New York: Lantern Books. Purchase here

Wright PC. 2013 High moon over the Amazon: my quest to understand the monkeys of the night. New York: Lantern Books. Purchase here  

Wright PC, Larrey F, Girard C. 2010. Madagascar: the forest of our ancestors. France: Regard du Vivant. Purchase here


Bodager JR, Parsons MB, Wright PC, Rasambainarivo F, Roellig D, Xiao L, Gillespie TR. 2015. Complex epidemiology and zoonotic potential for Cryptosporidium suis in rural Madagascar. Veterinary Parasitology 207:140-143. PDF

Bublitz DC, Wright PC, Rasambainarivo FT, Bodager JR, Gillespie TR. 2015. Pathogenic enterobacteria in lemurs associated with anthropogenic distrubance. American Journal of Primatology 77: 330-337. PDF

Wright PC. 2015 (in press). Elephants need attention too! In: Puyravaud J-P, and Davidar P, editors. Giant hearts: travels in the world of elephants. p66-67.

Zohdy S, Fried IR, Cross KC, Wright PC, Gillespie TR. 2015. Diversity and prevalence of diarrhea-associated viruses in the lemur community and associated human population of Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology 36: 143-153. PDF

Bublitz DC, Wright PC, Bodager JR, Rasambainarivo FT, Bliska JB, Gillespie TR. 2014. Epidemiology of pathogenic enterobacteria in humans, livestock, and peridomestic rodents in rural Madagascar. PLoS ONE 9:e101456. PDF

Schwitzer C, Mittermeier RA, Johnson SE, Donati G, Irwin M, Peacock H, Ratsimbazafy J, Razafindramanana J, Louis Jr. EE, Chikhi L, Colquhoun IC, Tinsman J, Dolch R, LaFleur M, Nash S, Patel E, Randrianambinina B, Rasolofoharivelo T, Wright PC. 2014. Averting lemur extinctions amidst Madagascar's political crisis. Science 343:842-843. PDF

Wright PC, Andriamihaja BR, King SJ, Guerriero J, Hubbard J. 2014. Lemurs and tourism in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar: economic boom and other consequences. In: Russon A, and Wallis J, editors. Primate-focused tourism. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Purchase here

Baden AL, Wright P, Louis Jr. EE, Bradley BJ. 2013. Communal nesting, kinship, and maternal success in a social primate. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67:1939-1950. Link

Brown KA, Johnson SE, Parks KE, Holmes SM, Ivoandry T, Abram NK, Delmore KE, Ludovic R, Andriamaharoa HE, Wyman TM, Wright PC. 2013. Use of provisioning ecosystem services drives loss of functional traits across land use intensification gradients in tropical forests in Madagascar. Biological Conservation 161:118-127. Link

Morelli TL, Hayes AR, Nahrung HF, Goodwin TE, Harelimana IH, MacDonald LJ, Wright PC. 2013. Relatedness communicated in lemur scent. Naturwissenschaften 100:769-777. Link

Tecot S, Gerber B, King SJ, Verdolin J, Wright PC. 2013 Risky business: sex ratio, mortality, and group transfer in Propithecus edwardsi in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Behavioral Ecology 24:987-996. Link

Wright PC. 2013. Callicebus in Manu National Park: territory, resources, scent marking and vocalizations. In: Veiga LM, Barnett AA, Ferrari SF, and Norconk MA, editors. Evolutionary biology and conservation of titis, sakis, and uacaris. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p.232-239. Purchase here

Gerber BD, Arrigo-Nelson SA, Karpanty SM, Kotschwar M, Wright PC. 2012. Spatial ecology of the endangered Milne-Edwards' sifaka (Propithecus edwardsi): do logging and season affect home range and daily ranging patterns? International Journal of Primatology 33:305-321. Link

Gogarten JF, Brown LM, Chapman CA, Cords M, Doran-Sheehy D, Fedigan LM, Grine FE, Perry S, Pusey AE, Sterck EHM, Wich SA, Wright PC. 2012. Seasonal mortality patterns in non-human primates: implications for variation in selection pressures across environments. Evolution 66:3252-3266. PDF

King SJ, Boyer DM, Tecot S, Strait SG, Zohdy S, Blanco MB, Wright PC, Jernvall J. 2012. Lemur habitat and dental senescence in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 148:228-237. PDF

Laurance WF, Useche DC, Rendeiro J, Kalka M, Bradshaw CJA, Sloan SP, Laurance SG, Campbell M, Abernathy K, Alvarez P, Arroyo-Rodriguez V, Ashton M, Benitez-Malvido J, Blom A, Bodo KS...Wright al. 2012. Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature 489:290-294. PDF

Sefczek TM, Farris ZJ, Wright PC. 2012. Aye-Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) feeding strategies at Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar: an indirect sampling method. Folia Primatologica 83:1-10. Link

Wright PC, Erhart EM, Tecot S, Baden AL, Arrigo-Nelson SJ, Herrera J, Morelli TL, Blanco MB, Deppe A, Atsalis S, Johnson S, Ratelolahy F, Tan C, Zohdy S. 2012. Long-term lemur research at Centre Valbio, Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. In: Kappeler PM, and Watts DP, editors. Long-term field studies of primates. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer p.67-100. Purchase here

Zohdy S, Kemp A, Durden LA, Wright PC, Jernvall J. 2012. Mapping the social network: tracking lice in a wild primate population (Microcebus rufus) to infer social contacts and vector potential. BMC Ecology 12:4. Link

Blatch S, Boyer DM, King SJ, Bunn JM, Jernvall J, Wright PC. 2011. Changes in orientation of attritional wear facets with implications for jaw motion in a mixed longitudinal sample of Propithecus edwardsi from Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 146:116-133. PDF

Brown KA, Flynn DFB, Abram NK, Ingram JC, Johnson SE, Wright PC. 2011. Assessing natural resource use by forest-reliant communities in Madagascar using functional diversity and functional redundancy metrics. PLoS ONE 6:e24107. Link

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. Link

Dunham AE, Erhart E, Wright PC. 2011. Global climate cycles and cyclones: consequences for rainfall patterns and lemur reproduction in southeastern Madagascar. Global Change Biology 17:219-227. PDF

Farris ZJ, Morelli TL, Sefczek T, Wright PC. 2011. Comparing Aye-Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) presence and distribution between degraded and non-degraded forest within Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Folia Primatologica 82:94-106.

Herrera JP, Wright PC, Lauterbur E, Ratovonjanahary L, Taylor LL. 2011. The effects of habitat disturbance on lemurs at Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology 32:1091-1108. Link

Johnson SE, Ingraldi C, Ralainasolo FB, Andriamaharoa HE, Ludovic R, Birkinshaw CR, Wright PC, Ratsimbazafy JH. 2011. Gray-headed lemur (Eulemur cinereiceps) abundance and forest structure dynamics at Manombo, Madagascar. Biotropica 43:371-379. Link

King SJ, Morelli TL, Arrigo-Nelson S, Ratelolahy FJ, Godfrey LR, Wyatt J, Tecot S, Jernvall J, Wright PC. 2011. Morphometrics and pattern of growth in wild sifakas (Propithecus edwardsi) at Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. American Journal of Primatology 73:155-172. Link

Wright PC. 2011. Blueprint for earth's survival: view from a tightrope (book review). Evolutionary Anthropology 20:78-79. Link

Wright PC, Tecot SR, Erhart EM, Baden AL, King SJ, Grassi C. 2011. Frugivory in four sympatric lemurs: implications for the future of Madagascar's forests. American Journal of Primatology 73:585-602. Link

Irwin MT, Wright PC, Birkinshaw C, Fisher BL, Gardner CJ, Glos J, Goodman SM, Loiselle P. 2010. Patterns of species change in anthropogenically disturbed forests of Madagascar. Biological Conservation 143:2351-2362. Link

Tecot S, Wright PC. 2010. Primate conservation efforts. Yearbook of science and technology. New York, NY: McGraw Hill. Purchase here