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35. Urban eastern gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) show little seasonal variation in biochemical and hematological parameters. Urban Ecosystems doi: 10.1007/s11252-024-01566-6 Read

34. Leonard, A., Earth Hologenome Initiative Consortium, Alberdi, A. (2024) A global initiative for ecological and evolutionary hologenomics. Trends in Ecology and Evolution doi:10.1016/j.tree.2024.03.005 Read

33. McGrosky, A. Swanson, Z.S., Rimbach, R., Bethancourt, H., Ndiema, E., Nzunza, R., Braun, D.R., Rosinger, A.Y., Pontzer, H. (2024) Total daily energy expenditure and elevated water turnover in a small-scale semi-nomadic pastoralist society from northern Kenya. Annals of Human Biology, 51: 2310724 Read


32. Rimbach, R. & Pontzer, H. Increased physical activity is not related to markers of cardiometabolic health in two lemur species. American Journal of Primatology, 86: e23564 Read


31. Fusco, N.A., Cosentino, B.J., Gibbs, J.P., Allen, M.L., Blumenfeld, A.J., Boettner, G.H., Briggs, K., Carlen, E.J., Collins, M., Dennison, C., DiGiacopo, D., Drapeau Picard, A.-P., Edmonson, J., Fisher-Reid, M.C., Fyffe, R., Gallo, T., Grant, A., Harbold, W., Heard, S.B., Lafferty, D.J.R., Lehtinen, R.M., Marino, S., McDonald, J.E., Mortelliti, A., Murray, M., Newman, A., Oswald, K.N., Ott-Conn, C., Richardson, J.L., Rimbach, R., Salaman, P., Steele, M., Stothart, M.R., Urban, M.C., Vandegrift, K., Vanek, L.P., Vanderluit, S.N., Vezina, L., Caccone, A. Population genomic structure of a widespread urban-adapted mammal. Molecular Ecology, 33: e17230 Read


30. Best, A. W., McGrosky, A., Swanson, Z., Rimbach, R., McConaughy, K., McConaughy, J., Ocobock, C., Pontzer, H. (2023) Total energy expenditure and nutritional intake in continuous multi-day ultramarathon events. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 33: 342–348 Read

29. Makuya, L., Pillay, N., Rimbach, R.Schradin, C. (2023) Suppression of the physiological stress response is not stress. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 38: 907-909 Read

28. Schradin, C., Makuya, L., Pillay, N., Rimbach, R. (2023) Harshness is not stress. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 38: 224-227 Read


27. Rimbach, R., Butler, G., Gupte, PR., Jäger, J., Parker, C., Pontzer, H. (2023) Gray squirrels consume anthropogenic food waste most often during winter. Mammalian Biology, 103:69-81 Read



26. Rymer, TL., Rimbach, R., Pillay, N. (2022) Editorial: Proximate and ultimate approaches to behavior in a changing world. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 10: 1064923 Read

25. Rimbach, R., Grant, A., Gupte, PR., Newman, A., Stothart, MA., Pontzer, H. (2022) Comfortably numb? A stress indicator decreases along a rural-urban gradient in eastern gray squirrels. Urban Naturalist, 9: 1-15 Read

24. Dunham, NT., Koester, DC., Dierenfeld, ES., Rimbach, R., Pontzer, H. (2022) Balancing the scales: preliminary investigation of total energy expenditure and daily metabolizable energy intake in Matschie's tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei). PLOS ONE, 17: e0270570 Read

23. Rimbach, R.*, Hartman, K-J.*, Currin, C., Schradin, C., Pillay, N. (2022) Females of solitary- and group-living sister species of African striped mice show a similar social structure following experimentally imposed group-living. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 76:29 Read

(*contributed equally to this study)

22. Rimbach, R., Yamada, Y., Sagayama, H., Ainslie, PN, Anderson, LF, Anderson, LJ, Arab, L., Baddou, I., et al. (2022) Total energy expenditure is repeatable in adults but not predictive of changes in body composition. Nature Communications, 13: 99 Read



21. Ocobock, C., Soppela, P., Turunen, M., Stenbäck, V., Herzig, KH., Rimbach, R., Pontzer H. (2021) Reindeer herders from subarctic Finland exhibit high total energy expenditure and low energy intake during the autumn herd roundup. American Journal of Human Biology, 34: e23676 Read

20. Rimbach, R., Amireh, A., Allen, A., Hare, B., Kaufman, C., Salomons, H., Pontzer, H. (2021) Total energy expenditure of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) of different ages. Journal of Experimental Biology, 224: jeb242218 Read

19. Rimbach, R., Pillay, N., Schradin, C. (2021) Prolonged growth during the food-restricted dry season in a small African mammal. Journal of Mammalogy, 102:296–307 Read


18. Pontzer, H., Rimbach, R., Paltan, J., Ivory, EL., Kendall, CJ. (2020) Air temperature and diet influence body composition and water throughput in zoo-living African elephants (Loxodonta africana). Royal Society Open Science, 7: 201155 Read


17. Rimbach, R., Blanc, S., Zahariev, A., Robin, J-P, Pillay, N., Schradin, C. (2019) Fat content of striped mice decreased during the breeding season but not during the food-restricted dry season. Journal of Experimental Biology, 222: jeb208504 Read

16. Rimbach, R., Blanc, S., Zahariev, A., Pillay, N., Schradin, C. (2019) Daily energy expenditure of males following alternative reproductive tactics: Solitary roamers spend more energy than group-living males. Physiology and Behavior, 199:359-365 Read


15. Rimbach, R., Blanc, S., Zahariev, A., Gatta, M., Pillay, N., Schradin, C. (2018) Seasonal variation in energy expenditure in a rodent inhabiting a winter-rainfall desert. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 188: 877–888 Read

14. Schradin, C., Vuarin, P., Rimbach, R. (2018) The neoteny-helper hypothesis: When to expect and when not to expect endocrine mechanisms to regulate allo-parental care? Physiology and Behavior, 193: 127-134 Read

13. Rimbach, R., Jäger, J., Pillay, N., Schradin, C. (2018) Food availability is the main driver of seasonal changes in resting metabolic rate in African striped mice (Rhabdomys pumilio). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 91: 826-833 Read

12. Pillay, N. & Rimbach, R. (2018) Protein deficiency decreases stereotypic behavior frequency and prevalence and activity in the striped mouse Rhabdomys dilectus chakae. Developmental Psychobiology, 60:194-201 Read


11. Jäger, J., Schradin, C., Pillay, N., Rimbach, R. (2017) Active and explorative individuals are often restless and excluded from studies measuring resting metabolic rate: do alternative metabolic rate measures offer a solution? Physiology and Behavior, 174: 57-66 Read

10. Rimbach, R., Wastavino, M., Yuen, C H., Pillay, N., Schradin, C. (2017) Contrasting activity budgets of alternative reproductive tactics in male striped mice. Journal of Zoology, 310: 280-289 Read

9. Rimbach, R., Pillay, N., Schradin, C. (2017) Both thyroid hormone levels and resting metabolic rate decrease in African striped mice when food availability decreases. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220: 837-843 Read


8. Rimbach, R.,Willigenburg, R., Schoepf, I., Yuen, C. H., Pillay, N., Schradin, C. (2016) Young but not old adult African striped mice reduce their activity in the dry season when food availability is low. Ethology, 122: 828-840 Read

7. Pillay, N., Rimbach, R., Rymer, T. (2016) Pre- and postnatal dietary protein deficiency influences anxiety, memory and social behaviour in the African striped mouse Rhabdomys dilectus chakae. Physiology and Behavior, 161: 38-46 Read


6. Nel, K., Rimbach, R., Pillay, N. (2015) Dietary protein influences the life-history characteristics across generations in the African striped mouse Rhabdomys. Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part A 323A: 97-108 Read

5. Rimbach, R.*, Bisanzio, D.*, Galvis, N., Link, A., Di Fiore, A., Gillespie, T. R. (2015) Brown spider monkeys (Ateles hybridus): a model for differentiating the role of social networks and physical contact on parasite transmission dynamics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 370: 20140110 Read

(*contributed equally to this study)


4. Rimbach, R., Link, A., Montes-Rojas, A., Di Fiore, A., Heistermann, M., Heymann, E.W. (2014) Behavioral and physiological responses to fruit availability of spider monkeys ranging in a small forest fragment. American Journal of Primatology, 76: 1049-1061 Read


3. Rimbach, R., Heymann E.W., Link A., Heistermann M. (2013) Validation of an enzyme immunoassay for assessing adrenocortical activity and evaluation of factors that affect levels of fecal glucocorticoid metabolites in two New World primates. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 191: 13-23 Read

2. Rimbach, R., Link, A., Heistermann, M., Gómez-Posada, C., Heymann, E.W. (2013) Effects of logging, hunting and forest fragment size on physiological stress levels of two sympatric ateline primates in Colombia. Conservation Physiology, 1: cot031 Read


1. Rimbach, R., Pardo-Martinez, A., Montes-Rojas, A., Di Fiore, A., Link, A. (2012). Interspecific infanticide and infant-directed aggression by spider monkeys (Ateles hybridus) in a fragmented forest in Colombia. American Journal of Primatology 74: 990–99 Read

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