Susan C. Alberts, Robert F. Durden Distinguished Professor  

Susan C. Alberts

Research in the Alberts Lab investigates the evolution of social behavior, particularly in mammals, with a specific focus on the social behavior, demography, life history, and behavioral endocrinology of wild primates. Our main study system is the baboon population in Amboseli, Kenya, one of the longest-running studies of wild primates in the world, ongoing since 1971.

Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 1992
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1987
B.A., Reed College, 1983

Office Location: 130 Science Drive, Rm 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
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Organismal Biology and Behavior
Ecology and Population Biology

Research Categories: Behavorial ecology and ecological genetics of large mammals

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  1. Charpentier, MJE; Van Horn, RC; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Paternal effects on offspring fitness in a multimale primate society., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 105 no. 6 (February, 2008), pp. 1988-1992 [18250308], [doi]  [abs].
  2. Tung, J; Charpentier, MJE; Garfield, DA; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Genetic evidence reveals temporal change in hybridization patterns in a wild baboon population., Molecular ecology, vol. 17 no. 8 (April, 2008), pp. 1998-2011 [18363664], [doi]  [abs].
  3. Charpentier, MJE; Tung, J; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Age at maturity in wild baboons: genetic, environmental and demographic influences., Molecular ecology, vol. 17 no. 8 (April, 2008), pp. 2026-2040 [18346122], [doi]  [abs].
  4. Archie, EA; Hollister-Smith, JA; Poole, JH; Lee, PC; Moss, CJ; Maldonado, JE; Fleischer, RC; Alberts, SC, Behavioural inbreeding avoidance in wild African elephants., Molecular ecology, vol. 16 no. 19 (October, 2007), pp. 4138-4148 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Van Horn, RC; Buchan, JC; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Divided destinies: Group choice by female savannah baboons during social group fission, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol. 61 no. 12 (October, 2007), pp. 1823-1837, Springer Nature [doi]  [abs].
  6. Hollister Smith, JA; Poole, JH; Archie, EA; Vance, EA; Georgiadis, NJ; Moss, CJ; Alberts, SC, Paternity success in wild African elephants, Animal Behaviour, vol. 74 no. 2 (2007), pp. 287-296 [doi]  [abs].