Selected Publications (students italicized) | see CV for complete list


Dore, K.M., Riley, E.P. & A. Fuentes, Editors (2017) Ethnoprimatology: A Practical Guide to Research on the Human-Nonhuman Primate Interface. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Fuentes, A. (Editor-in-chief), M. Bezanson, C.J. Campbell, S. Elton, A. Estrada, A. Di Fiore, L. Jones-Engel, J. E. Loudon, K.C. MacKinnon, K. A. I. Nekaris, E.P. Riley, S. R. Ross, C.M. Sanz, R. W. Sussman, B.Thierry, Associate Editors (2017) International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.


Journal articles

Riley, E.P. and M. Bezanson (2018) Ethics of primate fieldwork: Toward an ethically-engaged primatology. Annual Review of Anthropology 47:


Hanson, K.T. and E.P. Riley (2018) Beyond neutrality: The human–primate interface during the habituation process. International Journal of Primatology Online first:


Zak, A.A. and E.P. Riley (2017) Comparing the use of camera traps and farmer reports to study crop feeding behavior of moor macaques (Macaca maura). International Journal of Primatology 38(2): 224-242.

Riley, E.P.
and T.W. Wade (2016) Adapting to Florida’s riverine woodlands: The population status and feeding ecology of the Silver River rhesus macaques and their interface with humans. Primates 57(2): 195-210.


Riley, E.P. and A.A. Zak. (2015) The conservation impact of the American Society of Primatologists’ Conservation Small Grant program. Primate Conservation 29: 1-7.


Peterson, J.V., Riley, E.P., and Ngakan, P.O. (2015) Macaques and the ritual production of sacrednesss among Balinese transmigrants in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. American Anthropologist 117: 71-85.


Ellwanger, A., Riley, E.P., Niu, K. and C.L. Tan. (2015) Local peoples’ knowledge and attitudes matter for the future conservation of the endangered Guizhou snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus brelichi) in Fanjinshan National Nature Reserve, China. International Journal of Primatology 36: 33-54.


Riley, E.P., Sagnotti, C., Ngakan, P.O., Carosi, M. (2014) Socially tolerant relationships among wild male moor macaques (Macaca maura). Behaviour 151(7): 1021-1044.


Malone, N., Fuentes, A., Riley, E.P., Remis, M., Wade, A. (2014) Ethnoprimatology: Critical interdisciplinarity in multispecies approaches in anthropology. Critique of Anthropology 34: 8-29.


Riley, E.P. (2013) Contemporary primatology in anthropology: Beyond the epistemological abyss.  American Anthropologist 115(3): 411- 422.


Riley, E.P., B. Tolbert, and W. Farida. (2013) Nutritional content explains the attractiveness of cacao to crop raiding Tonkean macaques. Current Zoology 59 (2): 160-169.


Riley, E.P. and A. Ellwanger. (2013) Methods in ethnoprimatology: Exploring the human nonhuman primate interface. In: Sterling EJ, Bynum N, Blair ME. Editors. Primate Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pp.128-150.


Riley, E.P. and A. Fuentes. (2011) Conserving social-ecological systems in Indonesia: Human-nonhuman primate interconnections in Bali and Sulawesi. American Journal of Primatology 73: 62-74.


Riley, E.P. (2010) The endemic seven: Four decades of research on the Sulawesi macaques. Evolutionary Anthropology 19(1): 22-36.


Riley, E.P. and N.E.C. Priston. (2010) Macaques in farms and folklore: Exploring the human-nonhuman primate interface in Sulawesi, Indonesia. American Journal of Primatology 72: 848-854.


MacKinnon, K.C. and E.P. Riley. (2010) Field primatology of today: Current ethical issues. American Journal of Primatology 72: 749-753.


Riley, E.P. (2010) The importance of human-macaque folklore for conservation in Lore Lindu National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Oryx 44(2): 235-240.


Riley, E.P. (2008) Ranging patterns and habitat use of Sulawesi Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana) in a human-modified habitat. American Journal of Primatology 70(7): 670-679.


Riley, E.P. (2007) The human-macaque interface: Conservation implications of current and future overlap and conflict in Lore Lindu National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia. American Anthropologist 109(3): 473-484.


Riley, E.P. (2007) Flexibility in the diet and activity patterns of Macaca tonkeana in response to anthropogenic habitat alteration. International Journal of Primatology 28(1): 107-133.


Riley, E.P., B. Suryobroto, and D. Maestripieri. (2007) Distribution of Macaca ochreata and identification of mixed ochreata-tonkeana groups in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Primate Conservation 22: 129-133.


Riley, E.P. (2006) Ethnoprimatology: Toward reconciliation between biological and cultural anthropology. Ecological and Environmental Anthropology 2(2): 75-86.


Riley, E.P. (2005) The loud call of the Sulawesi Tonkean macaque, Macaca tonkeana. Tropical Biodiversity 8(3): 199-209.