Lemurs (Current Biology 2018)
Lemurs (Animal Behaviour 2018)
Ravens (Royal Society Open Science 2016)
Lemurs (Animal Behaviour 2015)
Lemurs (Proc.R.Soc.B. 2014)
Air ionization (J.Atmospheric.Terr.Phys. 2009)
Interviews with me


Kulahci, I.G., Ghazanfar, A.A. & Rubenstein, D.I. 2018. Knowledgeable lemurs become more central in social networks. Current Biology 28: 1306–1310.


Princeton University. “Lessons from lemurs: To make friends, show off your smarts”. April 2018. PDF.
Current Biology (Dispatch). “Social dynamics: Knowledgeable lemurs gain status”. April 2018. PDF.
Current Biology. “How lemurs win 'friends' and influence other lemurs”. April 2018. PDF.
Princeton Alumni Weekly. “In short”. June 2018. PDF.
BBC Wildlife. “Look Smart”. June 2018. PDF.
The Wildlife Society. “On Georgia island, clever lemurs get all the attention”. April 2018. PDF. “Learn from lemurs: Boast brainpower to make friends”. April 2018. PDF.
Healthy Pets. “Lemur extinction looms due to multiple threats”. October 2018. PDF.
IFL Science. “Brains beat brawn as smart lemurs make more friends”. April 2018. PDF.
Mother Nature Network. “12 incredible facts about lemurs”. April 2018. PDF.
SciShow. “Lemurs are into networking too!”. April 2018. YouTube.
La VanGuardia. “Cultiva tu mente y tendrás más amigos, a los lémures les funciona”. April 2018. (Spanish Newspaper). PDF.
Nauka W Polsche. “Zdolne lemury mają więcej przyjaciół”. April 2018. (Polish Newspaper). PDF.
New Scientist. “Slimme ringstaartmaki staat in hoger aanzien bij groepsgenootjes”. April 2018 (Dutch Magazine). PDF.
Spektrum Der Wissenschaft. “Schlaue lemuren bekommen die meiste Zuneigung”. April 2018. (German Magazine). PDF.



Kulahci, I.G., Ghazanfar, A.A. & Rubenstein, D.I. 2018. Consistent individual variation across interaction networks indicates social personalities in lemurs. Animal Behaviour 136: 217-226.


Duke University. “Some lemurs are loners, others crave connection”. January 2018. PDF.
Duke Chronicle. “Introvert or extrovert? Lemur Center study looks into lemur’s social interactions”. January 2018. PDF.
Biosphere. “New research indicates lemurs have complex social personalities”. March 2018. PDF.



Kulahci, I.G., Rubenstein, D.I., Bugnyar, T., Hoppitt, W., Mikus, N. & Schwab, C. 2016. Social networks predict selective observation and information transmission in ravens. Royal Society Open Science 3: 160256.


University of Vienna. “Ravens learn best from their affiliates”. July 2016. (German, English). PDF.
Wiener Zeitung. “Soziale netzwerke fördern lernerfolg”. October 2016. (Austrian Newspaper). PDF.
der Standard. “Raben lernen am besten von engen Freunden und Geschwistern”. July 2016. (Austrian Newspaper). PDF.
Washington Post. “The really secret lives of bees: Ingenious experiment shows they learn like we do, from each other”. October 2016. PDF.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung. “Raben lernen von engen Freunden”. July 2016. (Swiss Newspaper). PDF.
LeScienze. “Legami sociali e apprendimento nei corvi (e non solo)”. July 2016. (Italian Science Magazine). PDF.



Kulahci, I.G., Rubenstein, D.I. & Ghazanfar, A.A. 2015. Lemurs groom-at-a-distance through vocal networks. Animal Behaviour 110:179-186.


Princeton University. “Chitchat and small talk could serve an evolutionary need to bond with others”. December 2015. PDF.
Science (Editor's Choice). “Just called to say “I love you””. November 2015. PDF.
The Atlantic. “Do people need small talk to be happy?”. October 2016. PDF.
Pacific Standard. “Lemurs like to chit-chat too”. December 2015. PDF.
Daily Mail. “Why you should make small talk at the Christmas party: Vocalization is a way to strengthen social bonds”. December 2015. PDF.
Today's Science. “On the friends and family plan”. January 2016. PDF.
ScienceNews. “Lemurs chat only with their best friends”. December 2015. PDF.
Nature World News. “Lemurs yak when they know others: Social inheritance from primates”. December 2015. PDF.
Fast Company. “Small talk is essential for primate bonding, however boring it might be". March 2016. PDF.




Kulahci, I.G., Drea, C.M., Rubenstein, D.I. & Ghazanfar, A.A. 2014. Individual recognition through olfactory- auditory matching in lemurs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281: 20140071.

Duke University. “Lemurs match scent of a friend to sound of her voice”. April 2014. PDF.
Natural History Magazine. “Smellophone call”. June 2014. PDF.
Science et Vie Découvertes. May 2017. French Magazine.



Freund, F.T., Kulahci, I.G., Cyr, G., Ling, J., Winnick, M., Tregloan-Reed, J., Freund, M.M. 2009. Air ionization at rock surfaces and pre-earthquake signals. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 71: 1824-1834.


Astrobiology Magazine. “Deep Hydrogen”. June 2008. PDF.
NASA Ames Research Center. “Ames scientist studies pre-earthquake behavior”. September 2007.
Nature. “Earthquake lights linked to rift zones”. January 2014. PDF.


Interviews with me:

Today’s Science. “Ipek G. Kulahci: Up close and personal with animals”. February 2016. PDF.
Turkish Interview. “İpek Külahçı ile hayvan davranışları uzerine” (On animal behavior with Ipek Kulahci). October 2014. PDF.


Ipek G. Kulahci, Ph.D.