Prof. Dr. Michael Krützen

Key Research

Academic Record

Certificate of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Governance, University of Zurich

Habilitation in Anthropology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Zurich

Ph.D., University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Diplom (=MSc) in Biology, Rheinische Friedrichs-Wilhelms Universität Bonn, Germany

Positions Held

since August 2018


Department of Anthropology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

since January 2017

Professor for Evolutionary Anthropology and Genomics

Department of Anthropology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

January 2008 - December 2016

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Anthropological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich, Switzerland

January 2005-December 2007
Oberassistent, Anthropological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich, Switzerland

January 2003-December 2004
Post-doctoral fellow, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia

Academic Appointments

June 2009 - July 2018
Associate Editor
Conservation Genetics Resources

July 2013 - June 2016
Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

July 2012-June 2016
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of B.E.E.S., University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

November 2007-November 2010
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research,Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

January 2005-June 2012
Senior Research Fellow
School of B.E.E.S., University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


Peer-reviewed Publications


98. Moore BL, Connor RC, Allen SJ, Krützen M, King SL. Acoustic coordination by allied male dolphins in a cooperative task. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 

97. O'Brien O, Allen SJA, Krützen M, Connor RC. Alliance-specific habitat selection by male Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Animal Behaviour.


96. Gerber L, Connor RC, King SL, Allen SJ, Wittwer S, Bizzozzero M, Frieman WR, Kalberer S, Sherwin WB, Wid S, Willems EP, Krützen M. Affiliation history and age similarity predict alliance formation in adult male bottlenose dolphins. Behavioural Ecology.

95. Jedensjö M, Kemper CM, Milella M, Willems EP, Krützen M. Taxonomy and distribution of bottlenose dolphins in Australian waters; an osteological clarification. Canadian Journal of Zoology.

94. Hamilton RA, Borcuch T, Allen SJ, Cioffi WR, Bucci V, Krützen M, Connor RC. Male aggression varies with consortship rate and habitat in a dolphin social network. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

93. King SL, Allen SJ, Krützen M, Connor RCC. Vocal behavior of allied male dolphins during cooperative mate guarding. Animal Cognition.

92.  Wild S, Allen SJ, Krützen M, King SL, Gerber L, Hoppitt WJE. Multi-Network-Based Diffusion Analysis reveals vertical cultural transmission of sponge tool use within dolphin matrilines. Biology Letters.

91. Bizzozzero M, Allen S, Gerber L, Wild S, King S, Connor R, Friedman W, Wittwer S, Krützen M. Tool use and social homophily among male bottlenose dolphins. Proceedings of the Royal Society London - Series B: Biological Sciences.

90. Wild S, Krützen M, Rankin RW, Hoppitt W, Allen SJ. Long-term decline in reproduction and survival of dolphins following a marine heatwave. Current Biology.

89. Manlik O, Krützen M, Kopps AM, Mann J, Bejder L, Allen SJ, Frere C, Connor RC, Sherwin WB. Is MHC diversity a better marker for conservation than neutral genetic diversity? A case study of two contrasting dolphin populationss. Ecology and Evolution.


88. Greminger MP, Bilgin Sonay T, Nater A, Pybus M, Desai T, de Valles G, Casals F, Scally A, Bertranpetit J, Marques-Bonet T, van Schaik CP, Anisimova M, Krützen M. Genomes reveal marked differences in the adaptive evolution between orang-utan species. Genome Biology.

87. Grillová L, Bawa T, Mikalová L, Gayet-Ageron A, Nieselt K, Strouhal M, Sednaoui P, Ferry T, Cavassini M, Lautenschlager S, Dutly F, Pla-Díaz M, Krützen M, González-Candelas F, Bagheri HC, Šmajs D, Arora N, Bosshard PP. Molecular characterization of Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum in Switzerland and France with a new multilocus sequence typing scheme. PLoS ONE.

86. Kedzierska K, Gerber L, Cagnazzi D, Krützen M, Ratan A, Kistler L. SONiCS: PCR stutter noise correction in genome-scale microsatellites. Bioinformatics.

85. Bono AEJ, Whiten A, van Schaik CP, Krützen M, Eichenberger F, Schnider A, van de Waal E. Payoff- and sex-biased social learning interact in a wild primate population. Current Biology

84. King S, Friedman WR, Allen SJ, Gerber L, Jensen FH, Wittwer S, Connor RC, Krützen M. Bottlenose dolphins retain individual vocal labels in multi-level alliances. Current Biology.

83. Krützen M, Beasley I, Ackerman CY, Lieckfeldt D, Ludwig A, Ryan GE, Bejder L, Parra GJ, Wolfensberger R, Spencer PBS. Demographic collapse and low genetic diversity of the Irrawaddy dolphin population inhabiting the Mekong River. PLoS ONE.


82. Parra GJ, Cagnazzi D, Jedensjö M, Ackermann C, Frere C, Seddon J, Nikolic N, Krützen M. Low genetic diversity, limited gene flow and widespread genetic bottleneck effects in a threatened dolphin species, the Australian humpback dolphin. Biological Conservation

81. Staes N, Sherwood C, Wright K, de Manuel M, Guevara EE, Marques-Bonet T, Krützen M, Massiah M, Hopkins W, Ely JJ, Bradley BJ. FOXP2 variation in great ape populations offers insight into the evolution of communication skills. Scientific Reports.

80. Borgeaud CSchnider A, Krützen M, Bshary R. Female vervet monkeys fine-tune decisions on tolerance versus conflict in a communication network. Proceedings of the Royal Society London - Series B: Biological Sciences.

79. Nater A, Mattle-Greminger MP, Nurcahyo A, Nowak MG, de Manuel M, Desai T, Gives C, Pybus M, Bilgin Sonay T, Roos C, Lameira AR, Wich SA, Askew J, Davila-Ross M, Fredriksson G, de Valles G, Casals F, Prado-Martinez J, Goossens B, Verschoor E, Warren KS, Singleton I, Marques DA, Pamungkas J, Perwitasari-Farajallah W, Rianti P, Tuuga A, Gut IG, Gut M, Orozco-terWengel P, van Schaik CP, Bertranpetit J, Anisimova M, Scally A, Marques-Bonet T, Meijaard E, Krützen M. Morphometric, behavioral, and genomic evidence for a new orangutan species. Current Biology.

78. Allen SJ, King SL, Krützen M, Brown AM. Multi-modal sexual displays in Australian humpback dolphins. Scientific Reports.

77. Connor RC, Cioffi W, Randic S, Allen S, Watson-Capps JJ, Krützen M. Male alliance behaviour and mating access varies with habitat in a dolphin social network. Scientific Reports.

76. Nam K, Munch K, Greminger MP, Nater A, Krützen M, Marques-Bonet T, Schierup MH. Evidence that the Rate of Strong Selective Sweeps Increases with Population Size in the Great Ape. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.

75. Taylor BL, Hancock-Hanser BL, Martien KK, Morin PA, Archer FI, Lang AR, Leslie MS, Mesnick SL, Pease VL, Perrin WF, Robertson KM, Parsons KM, Viricel A, Vollmer NL, Cipriano F, Krützen M, Rosel PA. Guidelines and quantitative standards to improve consistency in cetacean subspecies and species delimitation relying on molecular genetic data. Marine Mammal Science.


74. Kuhlwilm M, de Manuel M, Nater A, Greminger MP, Krützen M, Marques-Bonet T. Evolution and demography of the great apes. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development. 

73. Allen SJ, Bryant K, Kraus RHS, Loneragan NR, Kopps AM, Brown AM, Gerber L, Krützen M. Genetic isolation between coastal and fishery-impacted offshore bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops spp.) populations of north-western Australia. Molecular Ecology.

72. Rianti P, Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Dondin S, Pamungkas J, Nater A, Krützen M. Identification of diagnostic mitochondrial single nucleotide polymorphisms specific to Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) populations. HAYATI Journal of Biosciences.

71. Manlik O, McDonald JA, Mann J, Raudino HC, Bejder L, Krützen M, Connor RC, Heithaus M, Lacy RC, Sherwin WB. The relative importance of reproduction and survival for the conservation of two dolphin populations. Ecology and Evolution.

70. Jedensjö M, Kemper C, Krützen M. Cranial morphology and taxonomic resolution of some dolphin taxa (Delphinidae) in Australian waters, with a focus on the genus Tursiops. Marine Mammal Science.

69. Rankin RW, Nicholson KE, Allen SJ, Krützen M, Bejder L, Pollock KH. A full-capture hierarchical Bayesian model of Pollock's Closed Robust Design and application to dolphins. Accepted. Frontiers in Marine Science.

68. Shafer ABA, Wolf JBW, Alves PC, Bergström L, Colling G, Dalén L, De Meester L, Ekblom E, Fior S, Hajibabaei M, Hoezel AR, Hoglund J, Jensen EL, Krützen M, Norman AJ, Österling EM,  Ouborg NJ, Piccolo J, Primmer CR, Reed FA, Roumet M, Salmona J, Schwartz MK, Segelbacher G, Thaulow J, Valtonen M, Vergeer P, Weissensteiner M, Wheat CW, Vilà C, Zieliński P. 2016. Reply to Garner et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31, 83-84.


67. Gerber L, Krützen M, de Ruiter JR, van Schaik CP, van Noordwijk MA. Post-dispersal nepotism in male long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis). Ecology and Evolution 6, 46–55. DOI:10.1002/ece3.1839

66. Rianti P, Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Sajuthi D, Pamungkas J, Nater A, Singleton I, Wich SA, van Schaik CP, Krützen M. Population structure and conservation units of the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii). Accepted. International Journal of Primatology.

65. Bilgin Sonay T, Carvalho T, Robinson MD, Greminger MP, Krützen M, Comas D, Highnam G, Mittelman D, Sharp A, Marques-Bonet T, Wagner A. Tandem repeat variation in human and great ape populations and its impact on gene expression divergence. Accepted. Genome Research. DOI:

64. Connor RC, Krützen M. Male dolphin alliances in Shark Bay: changing perspectives in a thirty-year study. Animal Behaviour. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.02.019.


63. Shafer A, Wolf JBW, Alves PC, Bergström L, Bruford MW, Brännström I, Colling G, Dalen L, De Meester L, Ekblom R, Fawcett KD, Fior S, Hajibabei M, Hill JA, Hoelzel AR, Hoglund J, Jensen EL, Krause J, Kristensen TN, Krützen M, McKay JK, Norman AJ, Ogden R, Österling EM, Ouborg NJ, Piccolo J, Popovic D, Primmer CR, Reed FA, Roumet M, Salmona J, Scheneker T, Schwartz MK, Segelbacher G, Senn H, Thaulow J, Valtonen M, Veale A, Vergeer P,Vijay N, Vila C, Weissensteiner M, Wennerström L, Wheat C, Zielinski P. Genomics and the challenging translation into conservation practice. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30, 78-87.

62. Nater A, Greminger MP, Arora N, van Schaik CP, Goossens B, Singleton I, Verschoor EJ, Warren KS, Krützen M. Reconstructing the demographic history of orang-utans using Approximate Bayesian Computation. Molecular Ecology 24, 310-327.

61. Krützen M*, Kreicker S*, MacLeod CD, Learmonth J, Kopps AM, Walsham P, Allen SJ. Cultural transmission of tool use by Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) provides access to a novel foraging niche. Proceedings of the Royal Society London - Series B: Biological Sciences 281, 20140374. *Both authors contributed equally.

60. Kopps A, Ackermann C, Sherwin WB, Allen S, Bejder L, Krützen M. 2014. Cultural transmission of tool use combined with habitat specialisations leads to fine-scale genetic structure in bottlenose dolphins. Proceedings of the Royal Society London - Series B: Biological Sciences 281, 20133245.

59. Greminger MP, Stölting KN, Nater A, Goossens B, Arora N, Bruggmann R, Patrignani A, Nussberger B, Sharma R, Kraus RHS, Ambu L, Singleton I, Chikhi L, van Schaik CP, Krützen M. 2014. Generation of SNP datasets for orangutan population genomics using improved reduced-representation sequencing and evaluation of SNP calling algorithms. BMC Genomics 15,16. DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-15-16.


58. Mendez M, Jefferson TA, Kolokotronis SO, Krützen M, Parra GJ, Collins T, Minton G, Baldwin R, Berggren P, Särnblad A, Amir OA, Peddemors VM, Karczmarski L, Guissamulo A, Smith B, Sutaria D, Amato G, Rosenbaum HC. 2013. Integrating multiple lines of evidence to better understand the evolutionary divergence of humpback dolphins along the entire distribution range: a new dolphin species in Australian waters? Molecular Ecology 22, 5936-5948.

57. Kopps AM, Krützen M, Allen SJ, Bacher K, Sherwin WB. 2013. Characterizing the socially transmitted foraging tactic ‘sponging’ by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in the western gulf of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Marine Mammal Science . DOI: 10.1111/mms.12089.

56. Dunkel LP, Arora N, van Nordwijk MA, Utami Atmoko SS, Prathama Putra A, Krützen M, van Schaik CP. 2013. Variation in developmental arrest among male orangutans: a comparison between a Sumatran and a Bornean population. Frontiers in Zoology 10, 12.

55. Heithaus MR, Vaudo JJ, Kreicker S, Krützen M, Layman CA, Burkholder DA, Gastrich K, Bessey C, Sarabia R, Cameron K, Wirsing A, Thomson J, Dunphy-Daly MM. 2013. Apparent resource partitioning and trophic structure of large-bodied marine predators in a relatively pristine seagrass ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series 481, 225-237.

54. Lewis JS, Wartzok D, Heithaus M, Krützen M. 2013. Can inclusive fitness help explain the presence of persistent leadership in a population of bottlenose dolphins? PLoS ONE 8(3), e58162.

53. Nater A, Arora N, Greminger MP, van Schaik CP, Singleton I, Wich SA, Fredriksson G, Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Pamungkas J, Krützen M. 2013. Marked population structure and recent migration within the critically endangered Sumatran orang-utan (Pongo abelii). Journal of Heredity 104, 2-13.


52. Sharma R, Arora N, Goossens B, Nater A, Morf N, Salmona J, Bruford MW, van Schaik CP, Krützen M, Chikhi L. 2012. Effective population size dynamics and the demographic collapse of Bornean orang-utans. PLoS ONE 7(11), e49429.

51. Nicholson K, Bejder L, Allen SJ, Krützen M, Pollock KH. 2012. Abundance, survival and temporary emigration of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) off Useless Loop, Shark Bay, Western Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 63, 1059-1068.

50. Krützen M. 2012. Conservation issues arising from maladaptive behaviours spreading socially. Invited Commentary. Animal Conservation 15, 440-441.

49. Rotheray EL, Lepais O, Nater A, Krützen M, Greminger M, Goulson D, Bussière LF. 2012. Genetic variation and population decline of an endangered hoverfly Blera fallax (Diptera:Syrphidae). Conservation Genetics 13, 1283-1291.

48. Wich SA, Krützen M, Lameira AR, Arora N, Nater A, Bastian ML, Meulman E, Morrogh-Bernard HC, Utami Atmoko SS, Pamungkas J, Perwitasari Farajalla D, Hardus ME, van Noordwijk M, van Schaik CP. 2012. Call cultures in orang-utans? PLoS ONE 7(5), e36180.

47. van de Waal E, Krützen M, Hula J, Goudet J, Bshary R. 2012. Conformity within matrilines of food cleaning techniques in wild vervet monkeys. PLoS ONE 7(4), e35694.

46. Arora N, van Noordwijk M, van Schaik CP, Nater A, Greminger M, Ackermann C, Krützen M. 2012. Parentage-based pedigree reconstruction reveals female matrilineal clusters and male-biased dispersal in non-gregarious Asian great apes, the Bornean orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus). Molecular Ecology 21, 3352-3362.

45. Randic S, Connor RC, Sherwin WB, Krützen M. 2012. A novel mammalian social structure in Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.): complex male alliances in an open social network. Proceedings of the Royal Society London - Series B: Biological Sciences 279, 3083-3090.

44. Nietlisbach P, Arora N, Nater A, Goossens B, van Schaik CP, Krützen M. 2012. Heavily male-biased long distance dispersal of orang-utans (genus: Pongo), as revealed by Y chromosomal and mitochondrial genetic markers. Molecular Ecology 21, 3173-3186.

43. van Noordwijk MA, Arora N, Willems EP, Dunkel LP, Amda RN, Mardianah N, Ackermann C, Krützen M, van Schaik CP. 2012. Female philopatry and its social benefits among Bornean orangutans. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66, 823-834.


42. Krützen M, Willems EP, van Schaik CP. 2011. Culture and geographic variation in orang-utan behaviour. Current Biology 21, 1808-1812.

41. Tyne JA, Loneragan N, Kopps AM, Allen SJ, Krützen M, Bejder L. 2011. Environmental characteristics contribute to sponge distribution and tool use in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in the western gulf of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 444, 143-153.

40. Rotheray EL, Greminger M, Nater A, Krützen M, Goulson D, Bussière L. 2011. Polymorphic microsatellite loci for the endangered pine hoverfly Blera fallax (Diptera: Syrphidae). Conservation Genetics Resources , 4, 117-120.

39. Vilstrup JT, Ho SYW, Foote AD, Morin PA, Kreb D, Krützen M, Parra GJ, Robertson KM, de Stephanis R, Verborgh P, Willerslev E, Orlando L, Gilbert MTP. 2011. Mitogenomic phylogenetic analyses of the Delphinidae with an emphasis on the Globicephalinae. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11, 65.

38. Nater A, Nietlisbach P, Arora N, van Schaik CP, van Noordwijk MA, Willems EP, Singleton I, Wich SA, Goossens B, Warren KS, Verschoor EJ, Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Pamungkas J, Krützen M. 2011. Sex-biased dispersal and volcanic activities shaped phylogeographic patterns of extant orangutans (genus: Pongo). Molecular Biology and Evolution 28, 2275-2288.

37. Connor RC, Watson-Capps JJ, Sherwin WB, Krützen M. 2011. A new level of complexity in the male alliance networks of Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.). Biology Letters 7, 623-626.

36. Frère CH, Mann J, Krützen M, Connor RC, Bejder L, Sherwin WB. Nature and nurture: a step towards investigating their interactions in the wild. 2011. Communicative and Integrative Biology 4, 192-193.

35. Morrogh-Bernard H, Morf NV, Chivers DJ, Krützen M. 2011. Dispersal patterns in orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) from the Sabangau peat swamp forest, Borneo. International Journal of Primatology 32, 362-376.

34. Weingrill T, Willems E, Krützen M, Noë R. 2011. Male reproductive success in a captive vervet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) group. International Journal of Primatology 32, 415-429.

33. Allen S, Bejder L, Krützen M. 2011. Why do Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) carry conch shells (Turbinella sp.) in Shark Bay, Western Australia? Marine Mammal Science 27, 449-454.


32. Arora N, Nater A, van Schaik CP, Willems E, van Noordwijk MA, Goossens B, Morf NV, Bastian M, Knott C, Morrogh-Bernard H, Kuze N, Kanamori T, Pamungkas J, Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Warren K, Verschoor E, Krützen M. 2010. The effects of Pleistocene glaciations and rivers on the population structure of Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107, 21376-21381.

31. Frère CH, Krützen M, Mann J, Connor RC, Bejder L, Sherwin WB. 2010. Social and genetic interactions drive fitness variation in a free-living dolphin population. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107, 19949-19954.

30. Nietlisbach P, Greminger M, Nater A, Arora N, Krützen M. 2010. A multiplex-system to target 16 male-specific and 15 autosomal genetic markers for orang-utans (genus: Pongo). Conservation Genetics Resources 2, 153-158.

29. Bacher K, Allen, S, Lindholm AK, Bejder L, Krützen M. 2010. Genes or culture - Are mitochondrial genes associated with tool use in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.)? Behavior Genetics 40, 706-714.

28. Frere CH, Krützen M, Kopps AM, Mann J, Sherwin WB. 2010. Too close to home: Inbreeding avoidance or tolerance in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.)? Proceedings of the Royal Society London - Series B: Biological Sciences 277, 2667-2673.

27. Tyne J, Loneragan NR, Krützen M, Allen S and Bejder L. 2010. An integrated data management and video system to sample aquatic benthos. Marine and Freshwater Research 61, 1023-1028.

26. Frère CH, Krützen M, Mann J, Watson-Capps JJ, Connor R, Bejder L, Sherwin WB. 2010. Home range overlap, matrilineal and biparental kinship drive female associations in bottlenose dolphins. Animal Behaviour 80, 481-486.

25. Greminger MP, Krützen M, Schelling C, Pieńkowska-Schelling A, Wandeler P. 2010. The quest for Y-chromosome specific markers – methodological strategies for mammalian non-model organisms. Molecular Ecology Resources 10, 409-420. Invited technical review.



24. Krützen M. 2009. A cultured debate. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24, 530.

23. Greminger M, Schaefer, M, Nater A, Blanckenhorn W, Krützen M. 2009. Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the dung fly (Sepsis cynipsea). Molecular Ecology Resources 9, 1554-1556.

22. Nater A, Kopps AM, Krützen M. 2009. New polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellites improve scoring accuracy in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus). Molecular Ecology Resources 9, 531-534.

21. Hula J, Morf N, Van de Waal E, Krützen M. 2009. Dispersal Patterns and the influence of social status on paternity success in six free-ranging vervet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) groups. Folia Primatologica 80, 120-121.

20. Nater A, Arora N, Krützen M, Pamungkas J, van Schaik CP. 2009. Disentangling the complex population history of orang-utans (Pongo sp.). Folia Primatologica 80, 130-131.

19. Nietlisbach P, Krützen M. 2009. Orang-utan phylogeny derived from male-specific markers. Folia Primatologica 80, 132.



18. Krützen M, Allen SJ. 2008. Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin. Pages 837-838 in The Mammals of Australia (eds, R. Strahan & S. van Dyck), New Holland Publishers.

17. Modolo L, Martin RD, van Schaik CP, van Noordwijk MA, Krützen M. 2008. When dispersal fails: genetic separation in Gibraltar macaques (Macaca sylvanus). Molecular Ecology 17, 4027-4038.

16. Nater A, Krützen M, Lindholm AK. 2008. Microsatellite markers in the live bearing fish Pocilia parae. Molecular Ecology Resources 8, 857-860.

15. Arora N, Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Pamungkas J, Krützen M. 2008. Genetic identification of confiscated orangutans for their release in the wild. Folia Primatologica 79, 309-310.

14. Morf N, Morrogh-Bernard H, Krützen M. 2008. The utility of real-time polymerase chain reaction for molecular studies on faecal samples. Folia Primatologica 79, 362-362.

13. Nater A, Krützen M. 2008. Quantifying microsatellite ascertainment bias between humans and orangutans. Folia Primatologica 79, 364-364.

12. Van Reeuwijk N, Krützen M. 2008. Can ancient DNA aid in documenting the loss of genetic diversity in orangutans? Folia Primatologica 9, 375-376.



11. Krützen M, van Schaik C, Whiten A. 2007. The animal cultures debate – response to Laland and Janik. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 22, 6.



10. Bejder L, Samuels A, Whitehead H, Gales N, Mann J, Connor R, Heithaus M, Watson-Capps J, Flaherty C, Krützen M. 2006. Relative abundance of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) exposed to long-term anthropogenic disturbance. Conservation Biology 20, 1791-1798.



9. Sargeant B, Mann J, Berggren P, Krützen M. 2005. Specialization and development of beach hunting, a rare foraging behavior, by wild Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.). Canadian Journal of Zoology 83, 1400-1410.

8. Krützen M, Mann J, Heithaus MR, Connor RC, Bejder, L, Sherwin WB. 2005. Cultural transmission of tool use in bottlenose dolphins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 102, 8939-8943.



7. Krützen M, Barre LM, Connor RC, Mann J, Sherwin WB. 2004. ‘O father: where art thou?’ - Paternity assessment in an open fission-fusion society of wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Molecular Ecology 13, 1975-1990.

6. Krützen M, Sherwin WB, Berggren P, Gales NJ. 2004. Population structure in an inshore cetacean revealed by microsatellite and mtDNA analysis: bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Marine Mammal Science 20, 28-47.

5. Krützen M, Sherwin WB, Barre LM, Connor RC, Van de Casteele T, Mann J, Brooks R. 2003. Contrasting relatedness patterns in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) with different alliance strategies. Proceedings of the Royal Society London - Series B: Biological Sciences 270, 497-502.

4. Connor RC, Krützen M. 2003. Levels and patterns in dolphin alliance formation. Pages 115-120 in Animal Social Complexity - Intelligence, Culture, and Individualized Societies (eds, Frans B. M. de Waal & Peter L. Tyack), Harvard University Press.

3. Krützen M, Barre LM, Möller LM, Simms C, Heithaus MR, Sherwin WB. 2002. A biopsy system for small cetaceans: darting success and wound healing in Tursiops sp. Marine Mammal Science 18, 863-878.

2. Krützen M, Valsecchi E, Connor RC, Sherwin WB. 2001. Characterisation of microsatellites in Tursiops aduncus. Molecular Ecology Notes 1, 170-172.

1. Möller LM, Beheregaray L, Harcourt R, Krützen M. 2001. Alliance membership and kinship in wild male bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) of southeastern Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society London - Series B: Biological Sciences 268, 1941-1947.



Krützen M. 2014. Population genetic approaches to unravelling cultural patterns in great apes and delphinids. Habiliationsschrift zur Erlangung der Venia Legendi. Universität Zürich.

Krützen M. 2002. Molecular relatedness, paternity, and male alliances in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Shark Bay, Western Australia. University of New South Wales. Supervisor: Prof. William B. Sherwin

Krützen M. 1996. Microsatellite DNA of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) from Shark Bay, Western Australia. Universität Bonn / University of New South Wales.
Supervisors: Prof. K. Willecke, Prof. William B. Sherwin


Invited Talks and Oral Presentations at International Conferences

2016 International Primatological Society. Chicago, USA. Symposium Convener.

2016 International Society for Behavioural Ecology. Exeter, UK.

2015 Society for Marine Mammalogy, San Francisco, USA.

2015 Bogor Agricultural University, PSSP Symposium. Bogor, Indonesia. Invited Talk.

2015 International Whaling Commission. San Diego, USA. Invited Talk.

2015 Society for Tropical Ecology. Zürich, Switzerland

2014 International Primatological Society. Hanoi, Vietnam.

2014 Workshop on Conservation Implications of Cetacean Culture. London, UK. Invited Talk.

2013 Society for Marine Mammalogy. Dunedin, New Zealand.

2012 Systems biology of C2H2 zinc finger genes. Shanghai, China. Invited Talk.

2012 International Society for Behavioural Ecology. Lund, Sweden.

2011 Society for Marine Mammalogy. Tampa Bay, USA.

2010 International Primatological Society. Kyoto, Japan.

2010 FORINA symposium. Bali, Indonesia.Invited Talk.

2009 EFP III Meeting. Zurich, Switzerland.

2008 International Society for Behavioural Ecology. Ithaca, USA

2008 International Primatological Society. Edinburgh, UK

2007 Society for Marine Mammalogy. Cape Town, South Africa.

2006 Primate Society of Great Britain. Cambridge, UK. Invited Talk.

2006 International Microdissection Workshop. Zürich, ETH. Invited Talk.

2005 Hans-Kummer Symposium. Zürich. Switzerland. Invited Talk.

2005 International Mammalogical Society. Sapporo, Japan.

2005 Delphinid and Primate Social Ecology Mtg. Kyoto, Japan. Invited Talk.

2005 Social Learning Conference. St. Andrews, UK.

2004 Cetacean Systematics Symposium. La Jolla, USA. Invited Talk.

2003 Society for Marine Mammalogy. Greensboro, USA.

2002 Genetics Society of Australia. Sydney, Australia.

2002 European Cetacean Society. Liege, Belgium.

2001 Society for Marine Mammalogy. Vancouver, Canada.

1997 Genetics Society of Australia. Perth, Australia.