University of Southern California, Anthropology, BA summa cum laude 1994, PhD 2002
Dissertation: “Endocrine Aspects of Aggression and Dominance in Chimpanzees of the Kibale Forest”
Primate behavioral ecology, reproductive ecology, behavioral and reproductive endocrinology
MN Muller and RW Wrangham, 2014. Mortality rates among Kanyawara chimpanzees. Journal of Human Evolution 66: 107-114.
MN Muller and M Emery Thompson, 2012. Mating, parenting and male reproductive strategies. In JC Mitani, J Call, PM Kappeler, RA Palombit & JB Silk, eds., Evolution of Primate Societies. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL.
MN Muller, M Emery Thompson, S Kahlenberg and RW Wrangham, 2011. Sexual coercion by male chimpanzees shows that female choice may be more apparent than real. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 921-933.
MN Muller and RW Wrangham, eds., 2009. Sexual Coercion in Primates: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, UK.
MN Muller, F Marlowe, R Bugumba and PT Ellison, 2009. Testosterone and paternal care in East African foragers and pastoralists. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276: 347-354.
MN Muller, S Kahlenberg, M Emery Thompson and RW Wrangham, 2007. Male coercion and the costs of promiscuous mating for female chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274: 1009-1014.
MN Muller, M Emery Thompson & RW Wrangham, 2006. Male chimpanzees prefer mating with old females. Current Biology 16: 2234-2238.
MN Muller and RW Wrangham, 2004. Dominance, cortisol and stress in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 55: 332-340.
MN Muller and RW Wrangham, 2004. Dominance, aggression and testosterone in wild chimpanzees: A test of the challenge hypothesis. Animal Behaviour 67: 113-123.