Previous Research Interests
Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Anthropology (particularly: Social Evolution).

Current Research Interests
Conservation of large and medium-sized carnivores in central Germany.

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Selected Publications

Port M., Tröger C.,. Hohmann U. 2024. Status assessment of a recently reintroduced Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) population in the Palatinate Forest, South-West Germany. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 70:55.

Port M., Henkelmann A., Schröder F., Waltert M., Middelhoff L., Anders O., Jokisch S. 2020. Rise and fall of a Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) stepping-stone population in central Germany. Mammal Research 66:45–55

Port M., Hildenbrandt, H., Pen, I., Schülke, O., Ostner, J., Weissing, F.J. (in press). The evolution of social philopatry in female primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, in press.

Port M., Schülke O., Ostner J. (2018). Reproductive tolerance in male primates: Old paradigms and new evidence. Evolutionary Anthropology 27: 107-120.

Port M., Schülke O., Ostner J. (2017). From individual to group territoriality. Competitive environments promote the evolution of sociality. The American Naturalist 189, E46-E57.

Port M., Kappeler P.M., Johnstone R.A. (2011). Communal defence of territories and the evolution of sociality. The American Naturalist 178, 787-800.

Port M., Johnstone R.A., Kappeler P.M. (2010). Costs and benefits of multi-male associations in redfronted lemurs (Eulemur fulvus rufus). Biology Letters 6, 620-622.