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Brenda Mccowan

TitlePROF-SFT-VM
InstitutionUniversity of California Davis
DepartmentPopulation Health and Reproduction
Address4205 VM3B
CA 95616
Phone530-754-7373
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    1. Gottlieb DH, Del Rosso L, Sheikhi F, Gottlieb A, McCowan B, Capitanio JP. Personality, environmental stressors, and diarrhea in Rhesus macaques: An interactionist perspective. Am J Primatol. 2018 Aug 28; e22908. PMID: 30152539.
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    2. Fushing H, Liu SY, Hsieh YC, McCowan B. From patterned response dependency to structured covariate dependency: Entropy based categorical-pattern-matching. PLoS One. 2018; 13(6):e0198253. PMID: 29902187.
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    3. Hannibal DL, Cassidy LC, Vandeleest J, Semple S, Barnard A, Chun K, Winkler S, McCowan B. Intermittent pair-housing, pair relationship qualities, and HPA activity in adult female rhesus macaques. Am J Primatol. 2018 May 02; e22762. PMID: 29722048.
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    4. Balasubramaniam K, Beisner B, Guan J, Vandeleest J, Fushing H, Atwill E, McCowan B. Social network community structure and the contact-mediated sharing of commensal E. coli among captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). PeerJ. 2018; 6:e4271. PMID: 29372120.
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    5. McCowan B, Beisner B, Hannibal D. Social management of laboratory rhesus macaques housed in large groups using a network approach: A review. Behav Processes. 2017 Dec 07. PMID: 29224844.
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    6. Balasubramaniam KN, Beisner BA, Berman CM, De Marco A, Duboscq J, Koirala S, Majolo B, MacIntosh AJ, McFarland R, Molesti S, Ogawa H, Petit O, Schino G, Sosa S, Sueur C, Thierry B, de Waal FBM, McCowan B. The influence of phylogeny, social style, and sociodemographic factors on macaque social network structure. Am J Primatol. 2018 Jan; 80(1). PMID: 29140552.
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    7. Seil SK, Hannibal DL, Beisner BA, McCowan B. Predictors of insubordinate aggression among captive female rhesus macaques. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2017 11; 164(3):558-573. PMID: 28832918.
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    8. Theil JH, Beisner BA, Hill AE, McCowan B. Effects of Human Management Events on Conspecific Aggression in Captive Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta). J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2017 Mar 01; 56(2):122-130. PMID: 28315640.
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    9. Balasubramaniam K, Beisner B, Vandeleest J, Atwill E, McCowan B. Social buffering and contact transmission: network connections have beneficial and detrimental effects on Shigella infection risk among captive rhesus macaques. PeerJ. 2016; 4:e2630. PMID: 27812426.
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    10. Vandeleest JJ, Beisner BA, Hannibal DL, Nathman AC, Capitanio JP, Hsieh F, Atwill ER, McCowan B. Decoupling social status and status certainty effects on health in macaques: a network approach. PeerJ. 2016; 4:e2394. PMID: 27672495.
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    11. McCowan B, Beisner B, Bliss-Moreau E, Vandeleest J, Jin J, Hannibal D, Hsieh F. Connections Matter: Social Networks and Lifespan Health in Primate Translational Models. Front Psychol. 2016; 7:433. PMID: 27148103; PMCID: PMC4841009.
    12. Beisner BA, Balasubramaniam KN, Fernandez K, Heagerty A, Seil SK, Atwill ER, Gupta BK, Tyagi PC, Chauhan NP, Bonal BS, Sinha PR, McCowan B. Prevalence of enteric bacterial parasites with respect to anthropogenic factors among commensal rhesus macaques in Dehradun, India. Primates. 2016 Oct; 57(4):459-69. PMID: 27056264.
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    13. Hannibal DL, Bliss-Moreau E, Vandeleest J, McCowan B, Capitanio J. Laboratory rhesus macaque social housing and social changes: Implications for research. Am J Primatol. 2017 01; 79(1):1-14. PMID: 26848542.
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    14. Beisner BA, Hannibal DL, Finn KR, Fushing H, McCowan B. Social power, conflict policing, and the role of subordination signals in rhesus macaque society. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2016 May; 160(1):102-12. PMID: 26801956.
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    15. Elfenbein HA, Rosso LD, McCowan B, Capitanio JP. Effect of Indoor Compared with Outdoor Location during Gestation on the Incidence of Diarrhea in Indoor-Reared Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta). J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2016; 55(3):277-90. PMID: 27177560; PMCID: PMC4865688 [Available on 11/01/16].
    16. Capitanio JP, Blozis SA, Snarr J, Steward A, McCowan BJ. Do "birds of a feather flock together" or do "opposites attract"? Behavioral responses and temperament predict success in pairings of rhesus monkeys in a laboratory setting. Am J Primatol. 2017 01; 79(1):1-11. PMID: 26317996.
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    17. Li X, Pereira Md, Larsen R, Xiao C, Phillips R, Striby K, McCowan B, Atwill ER. Cryptosporidium rubeyi n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Cryptosporidiidae) in multiple Spermophilus ground squirrel species. Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl. 2015 Dec; 4(3):343-50. PMID: 26543805; PMCID: PMC4589830.
    18. Beisner BA, Jin J, Fushing H, Mccowan B. Detection of social group instability among captive rhesus macaques using joint network modeling. Curr Zool. 2015 Feb; 61(1):70-84. PMID: 26052339.
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    19. Shev A, Fujii K, Hsieh F, McCowan B. Systemic testing on Bradley-Terry model against nonlinear ranking hierarchy. PLoS One. 2014; 9(12):e115367. PMID: 25531899.
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    20. Beisner BA, Heagerty A, Seil SK, Balasubramaniam KN, Atwill ER, Gupta BK, Tyagi PC, Chauhan NP, Bonal BS, Sinha PR, McCowan B. Human-wildlife conflict: proximate predictors of aggression between humans and rhesus macaques in India. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2015 Feb; 156(2):286-94. PMID: 25348896.
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    21. Hennessy MB, McCowan B, Jiang J, Capitanio JP. Depressive-like behavioral response of adult male rhesus monkeys during routine animal husbandry procedure. Front Behav Neurosci. 2014; 8:309. PMID: 25249954; PMCID: PMC4159029.
    22. Brunelli RL, Blake J, Willits N, Rommeck I, McCowan B. Effects of a mechanical response-contingent surrogate on the development of behaviors in nursery-reared rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2014 Sep; 53(5):464-71. PMID: 25255068.
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    23. Fushing H, Jordà Ò, Beisner B, McCowan B. Computing Systemic Risk Using Multiple Behavioral and Keystone Networks: The Emergence of a Crisis in Primate Societies and Banks. Int J Forecast. 2014 Jul-Sep; 30(3):797-806. PMID: 26056422.
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    24. Beisner BA, McCowan B. Policing in nonhuman primates: partial interventions serve a prosocial conflict management function in rhesus macaques. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10):e77369. PMID: 24167570; PMCID: PMC3805604.
    25. Li X, Watanabe N, Xiao C, Harter T, McCowan B, Liu Y, Atwill ER. Antibiotic-resistant E. coli in surface water and groundwater in dairy operations in Northern California. Environ Monit Assess. 2014 Feb; 186(2):1253-60. PMID: 24097011.
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    26. VanderWaal KL, Atwill ER, Isbell LA, McCowan B. Linking social and pathogen transmission networks using microbial genetics in giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis). J Anim Ecol. 2014 Mar; 83(2):406-14. PMID: 24117416.
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    27. Beisner BA, McCowan B. Signaling context modulates social function of silent bared-teeth displays in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Am J Primatol. 2014 Feb; 76(2):111-21. PMID: 24038330.
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    28. Gottlieb DH, Capitanio JP, McCowan B. Risk factors for stereotypic behavior and self-biting in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta): animal's history, current environment, and personality. Am J Primatol. 2013 Oct; 75(10):995-1008. PMID: 23640705; PMCID: PMC3973020.
    29. Chan S, Fushing H, Beisner BA, McCowan B. Joint modeling of multiple social networks to elucidate primate social dynamics: I. maximum entropy principle and network-based interactions. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e51903. PMID: 23468833; PMCID: PMC3585323.
    30. Fushing H, Wang H, Vanderwaal K, McCowan B, Koehl P. Multi-scale clustering by building a robust and self correcting ultrametric topology on data points. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e56259. PMID: 23424653; PMCID: PMC3570468.
    31. Shev A, Hsieh F, Beisner B, McCowan B. Using Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) to visualize and test the linearity assumption of the Bradley-Terry class of models. Anim Behav. 2012 Dec 01; 84(6):1523-1531. PMID: 24052665.
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    32. Gottlieb DH, Coleman K, McCowan B. The Effects of Predictability in Daily Husbandry Routines on Captive Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta). Appl Anim Behav Sci. 2013 Jan 31; 143(2-4):117-127. PMID: 23439920.
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    33. Makagon MM, McCowan B, Mench JA. How can social network analysis contribute to social behavior research in applied ethology? Appl Anim Behav Sci. 2012 May 01; 138(3-4). PMID: 24357888.
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    34. Gottlieb DH, Ghirardo S, Minier DE, Sharpe N, Tatum L, McCowan B. Efficacy of 3 types of foraging enrichment for rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2011 Nov; 50(6):888-94. PMID: 22330782; PMCID: PMC3228926.
    35. McCowan B, Beisner BA, Capitanio JP, Jackson ME, Cameron AN, Seil S, Atwill ER, Fushing H. Network stability is a balancing act of personality, power, and conflict dynamics in rhesus macaque societies. PLoS One. 2011; 6(8):e22350. PMID: 21857922; PMCID: PMC3153932.
    36. Fushing H, McAssey MP, McCowan B. Computing a ranking network with confidence bounds from a graph-based Beta random field. Proc Math Phys Eng Sci. 2011 Dec 08; 467(2136):3590-3612. PMID: 26052245.
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    37. Vandeleest JJ, McCowan B, Capitanio JP. Early rearing interacts with temperament and housing to influence the risk for motor stereotypy in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Appl Anim Behav Sci. 2011 Jun 01; 132(1-2):81-89. PMID: 21537494.
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    38. Rommeck I, Capitanio JP, Strand SC, McCowan B. Early social experience affects behavioral and physiological responsiveness to stressful conditions in infant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Am J Primatol. 2011 Jul; 73(7):692-701. PMID: 21462233; PMCID: PMC3100413.
    39. Fushing H, McAssey MP, Beisner B, McCowan B. Ranking network of a captive rhesus macaque society: a sophisticated corporative kingdom. PLoS One. 2011 Mar 15; 6(3):e17817. PMID: 21423627; PMCID: PMC3058001.
    40. Beisner BA, Jackson ME, Cameron AN, McCowan B. Detecting instability in animal social networks: genetic fragmentation is associated with social instability in rhesus macaques. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 26; 6(1):e16365. PMID: 21298105; PMCID: PMC3027651.
    41. Pereira Md, Li X, McCowan B, Phillips RL, Atwill ER. Multiple unique Cryptosporidium isolates from three species of ground squirrels (Spermophilus beecheyi, S. beldingi, and S. lateralis) in California. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010 Dec; 76(24):8269-76. PMID: 20971867; PMCID: PMC3008248.
    42. Oates-O'Brien RS, Farver TB, Anderson-Vicino KC, McCowan B, Lerche NW. Predictors of matrilineal overthrows in large captive breeding groups of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2010 Mar; 49(2):196-201. PMID: 20353695; PMCID: PMC2846008.
    43. Rommeck I, Gottlieb DH, Strand SC, McCowan B. The effects of four nursery rearing strategies on infant behavioral development in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2009 Jul; 48(4):395-401. PMID: 19653949; PMCID: PMC2715931.
    44. Rommeck I, Anderson K, Heagerty A, Cameron A, McCowan B. Risk factors and remediation of self-injurious and self-abuse behavior in rhesus macaques. J Appl Anim Welf Sci. 2009; 12(1):61-72. PMID: 19107665.
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    45. Stoddard RA, Atwill ER, Conrad PA, Byrne BA, Jang S, Lawrence J, McCowan B, Gulland FM. The effect of rehabilitation of northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) on antimicrobial resistance of commensal Escherichia coli. Vet Microbiol. 2009 Jan 13; 133(3):264-71. PMID: 18783898.
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    46. Marino L, Connor RC, Fordyce RE, Herman LM, Hof PR, Lefebvre L, Lusseau D, McCowan B, Nimchinsky EA, Pack AA, Rendell L, Reidenberg JS, Reiss D, Uhen MD, Van der Gucht E, Whitehead H. Cetaceans have complex brains for complex cognition. PLoS Biol. 2007 May; 5(5):e139. PMID: 17503965; PMCID: PMC1868071.
    47. Khan CB, Markowitz H, McCowan B. Vocal development in captive harbor seal pups, Phoca vitulina richardii: age, sex, and individual differences. J Acoust Soc Am. 2006 Sep; 120(3):1684-94. PMID: 17004489.
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    48. McCowan B, Schrader J, DiLorenzo AM, Cardona C, Klingborg D. Effects of induced molting on the well-being of egg-laying hens. J Appl Anim Welf Sci. 2006; 9(1):9-23. PMID: 16649948.
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    49. McCowan B, Rommeck I. Bioacoustic monitoring of aggression in group-housed rhesus macaques. J Appl Anim Welf Sci. 2006; 9(4):261-8. PMID: 17209750; PMCID: PMC4443667.
    50. Randall JA, McCowan B, Collins KC, Hooper SL, Rogovin K. Alarm signals of the great gerbil: acoustic variation by predator context, sex, age, individual, and family group. J Acoust Soc Am. 2005 Oct; 118(4):2706-14. PMID: 16266190.
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    51. Atwill ER, Phillips R, Pereira MD, Li X, McCowan B. Seasonal shedding of multiple Cryptosporidium genotypes in California ground squirrels (Spermophilus beecheyi). Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 Nov; 70(11):6748-52. PMID: 15528541; PMCID: PMC525134.
    52. McCowan B, Doyle LR, Hanser SF. Using information theory to assess the diversity, complexity, and development of communicative repertoires. J Comp Psychol. 2002 Jun; 116(2):166-72. PMID: 12083612.
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