Under review

22. Bhattacharjee, D., Flay, K.J., and McElligott, A.G., 2024. Personality homophily drives female friendships in a feral ungulate. (under review)

21. De Moor, D., MACAQUENET (including Bhattacharjee, D.), Skelton, M., Schulke, O., Ostner, J., Neumann, C., Duboscq, J., and Brent, L.J.N., 2023. MacaqueNet: big‑team research into the biological drivers of social relationships. (under review)

Published in peer-reviewed journals


20. Bhattacharjee, D., Waasdorp, S., Middelburg, E., Sterck, E.H.M., and Massen, J.J.M., 2024. Personality heterophily and friendship as drivers for successful cooperation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 291: 20232730.20232730 

19. Bhattacharjee, D.*, Sau, S.*, Das, J., and Bhadra, A., 2024. Does novelty influence the foraging decisions of a scavenger? PeerJ (*co-first authors)

18. Bhattacharjee, D.*, Guðjónsdóttir, A.R.*, Escriche Chova, P., Middelburg, E., Jäckels, J., de Groot, N.G., Wallner, B., Massen, J.J.M., and Pflüger, L.S., 2024. Behavioral, physiological, and genetic drivers of coping in a non-human primate. iScience 27(2), 108890. (*co-first authors)


17. van Dijk, E.*, Bhattacharjee, D.*, Belli, E., and Massen, J.J.M., 2023. Hand preference predicts behavioral responses to threats in Barbary macaques. American Journal of Primatology. e23499 (*co-first authors)

16. Bhattacharjee, D., Cousin, E., Pfluger, L.S., and Massen, J.J.M., 2023. Prosociality in a despotic society. iScience 26(5), 106587.


15. Kluiver, C.E., de Jong, J.A., Massen, J.J.M., and Bhattacharjee, D., 2022. Personality as a predictor of time-activity budget in lion-tailed macaques (Macaca silenus). Animals 12(12), 1495. 

14. Bhattacharjee, D. and Bhadra, A., 2022. Adjustment in the point-following behaviour of free-ranging dogs – roles of social petting and informative-deceptive nature of cues. Animal Cognition 25, 571–579.


13. Bhattacharjee, D. and Bhadra, A., 2021. Response to short-lived human overcrowding by free-ranging dogs. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 75, 111. 


12. Bhattacharjee, D. and Bhadra, A., 2020. Humans dominate the social interaction networks of urban free ranging dogs in India. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, p.2153.

11. Bhattacharjee, D., Sarkar, S., Sau, S. and Bhadra, A., 2020. Sociability of Indian free-ranging dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) varies with human movement in urban areas. Journal of Comparative Psychology. 135(1), 89–97. 

10. Bhattacharjee, D., Sau, S. and Bhadra, A., 2020. ‘Bolder’together—response to human social cues in groups of free-ranging dogs. Behaviour, 157(3-4), pp.363-384. 

9. Bhattacharjee, D., Mandal, S., Shit, P., Varghese, M.G., Vishnoi, A. and Bhadra, A., 2020. Free-Ranging dogs are capable of utilizing complex human pointing cues. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, p.2818. 


8. Brubaker, L., Bhattacharjee, D*., Ghaste, P., Babu, D., Shit, P., Bhadra, A. and Udell, M.A., 2019. The effects of human attentional state on canine gazing behaviour: a comparison of free-ranging, shelter, and pet dogs.  Animal cognition, 22(6), pp.1129-1139. (*co-first authors) 


7. Bhattacharjee, D., Sau, S. and Bhadra, A., 2018. Free-ranging dogs understand human intentions and adjust their behavioral responses accordingly. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6, p.232. 


6. Bhattacharjee, D., Sau, S., Das, J. and Bhadra, A., 2017. Free-ranging dogs prefer petting over food in repeated interactions with unfamiliar humans. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220(24), pp.4654-4660. 

5. Bhattacharjee, D., Dasgupta, S., Biswas, A., Deheria, J., Gupta, S., Dev, N.N., Udell, M. and Bhadra, A., 2017. Practice makes perfect: familiarity of task determines success in solvable tasks for free-ranging dogs (Canis lupus familiaris). Animal cognition, 20(4), pp.771-776. 

4. Brubaker, L., Dasgupta, S., Bhattacharjee, D., Bhadra, A. and Udell, M.A., 2017. Differences in problem-solving between canid populations: Do domestication and lifetime experience affect persistence?. Animal Cognition, 20(4), pp.717-723. 

3. Bhattacharjee, D., Dev, N., Gupta, S., Sau, S., Sarkar, R., Biswas, A., Banerjee, A., Babu, D., Mehta, D. and Bhadra, A., 2017. Free-ranging dogs show age related plasticity in their ability to follow human pointing. PloS one, 12(7). 


2. Bhadra, A., Bhattacharjee, D., Paul, M., Singh, A., Gade, P.R., Shrestha, P. and Bhadra, A., 2016. The meat of the matter: a rule of thumb for scavenging dogs?. Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 28(4), pp.427-440. 


1. Sen Majumder, S., Bhadra, A., Ghosh, A., Mitra, S., Bhattacharjee, D., Chatterjee, J., Nandi, A.K. and Bhadra, A., 2014.  To be or not to be social: foraging associations of free-ranging dogs in an urban ecosystem. acta ethologica, 17(1), pp.1-8.