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Susan Alberts' publications (as of 11 July 2014)

Alberts SC, Archie EA, Gesquiere LR, Altmann J, Christensen K. In press. The male-female health-survival paradox: A comparative perspective on sex differences in aging and mortality. To appear in: Sociality, Hierarchy, Health: Comparative Biodemography. Maxine Weinstein and Meredith A. Lane (eds.). Washington, D.C., National Academies Press.

Lea AJ, Learn N, Theus MJ, Altmann J, Alberts SC. In press. Dynamic patterns of dominance rank attainment in female baboons (Papio cynocephalus). Animal Behaviour.

Archie EA, Altmann J, Alberts SC. 2014. Injury and immune costs of reproduction in a long-lived female primate. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68: 1183-1193.

Fitzpatrick CL, Altmann J, Alberts SC. 2014. Sources of variance in a female fertility signal; exaggerated estrous swellings in a natural population of baboons. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. doi 10.1007/s00265-014-1722-y

Gesquiere LR, Ziegler TE, Chen PA, Epstein KA, Alberts SC, Altmann J. 2014. Measuring fecal testosterone in females and fecal estrogens in males: comparison of RIA and LC/MS methods for wild baboons (Papio cynocephalus). General and Comparative Endocrinology 204: 141-149.

Alberts SC, Altmann J, Brockman DK, Cords M, Fedigan LM, Pusey A, Stoinski T, Strier KB, Morris WF, Bronikowski AM. 2013. Reproductive aging patterns in primates reveal that humans are distinct. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 110: 13440-13445.

Onyango PO, Gesquiere L, Altmann J, Alberts SC. 2013. Puberty and dispersal in a wild primate population. Invited review for Hormones and Behavior 64: 240-249.

Markham AC, Alberts SC, Altmann J. 2013. When good neighbors don't need fences: Temporal landscape partitioning among baboon social groups. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67: 875-884. Download

Akinyi MY, Tung J, Jenneby M, Patel NB, Altmann J, Alberts SC. 2013. Role of grooming in reducing tick load in wild baboons (Papio cynocephalus). Animal Behaviour 85: 559-568. Download

Runcie DE, Wiedmann R, Archie EA, Altmann J, Wray GA, Alberts SC, Tung J. 2013. Social environment influences the relationship between genotype and gene expression in wild baboons. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 368: 20120345. Download

Onyango PO, Gesquiere LR, Altmann J, Alberts SC. 2013. Testosterone positively associated with both male mating effort and paternal behavior in savanna baboons (Papio cynocephalus). Hormones and Behavior 63(3): 430-436. Download

Alberts SC. 2012. Magnitude and sources of variation in male reproductive performance. Pp. 412-431 in: The Evolution of Primate Societies. Edited by Mitani J, Call J, Kappeler P, Palombit R and Silk JB, University of Chicago Press. Download

Archie EA, Altmann J, Alberts SC. 2012. Social status predicts wound healing in wild baboons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 109: 9017-9022. Download

Markham AC, Alberts SC, Altmann J. 2012. Intergroup conflict: Ecological predictors of winning and consequences of defeat in a wild primate population. Animal Behaviour 84: 399-403. Download

Snyder-Mackler N, Alberts SC, Bergman TJ. 2012. Concessions of an alpha male? Cooperative defense and shared reproduction in multi-male primate groups. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 279: 3788-3795. Download

Silk JB, Alberts SC, Altmann J, Seyfarth RM, Cheney DL. 2012. Stability of partner choice among female baboons. Animal Behaviour 83: 1511-1518. Download

Tung J, Charpentier MJE, Mukherjee S, Altmann J, Alberts SC. 2012. Genetic effects on mating success and partner choice in a social mammal. American Naturalist 180: 113-129. Download

Nguyen N, Gesquiere L, Alberts SC, Altmann J. 2012. Sex differences in the mother-neonate relationship in wild baboons: social, experiential, and hormonal correlates. Animal Behavior 83: 891-903. Download

Alberts SC, Fitzpatrick CL. 2012. Paternal care and the evolution of exaggerated sexual swellings in primates. Behavioral Ecology 23(4): 699-706. Download

Babbitt CC, Tung J, Wray GA, Alberts SC. 2012. Changes in gene expression associated with reproductive maturation in wild female baboons. Genome Biology and Evolution 4(2): 102-109. Download

Charpentier MJE, Fontaine MC, Cherel E, Renoult JP, Jenkins T, Benoit L, Barthes N, Alberts SC, Tung J. 2012. Genetic structure in a dynamic baboon hybrid zone corroborates behavioral observations in a hybrid population. Molecular Ecology 21: 715-731. Download

Alberts SC, Altmann J. 2012. The Amboseli Baboon Research Project: 40 years of continuity and change. Pp 261-288 in: Long-term field studies of primates. Edited by Kappeler P and Watts DP. Springer Verlag. Download

Chiyo PI, Moss CJ, Alberts SC. 2012. The influence of life history milestones and association networks on crop-raiding behavior in male African elephants. PLoS One 7: e31382. Download

Markham AC, Gesquiere LR, Bellenger JP, Alberts SC, Altmann J. 2011. "White Monkey Syndrome" in free-ranging savannah baboons: Presumptive copper deficiency in a wild primate population. American Journal of Primatology 73: 1160-1168. Download

Gesquiere LR, Learn NH, Simao MCM, Onyango PO, Alberts SC, Altmann J. 2011. Life at the top: energetic and psychological stress in wild male primates. Science 333:357-360. Download

Chiyo PI, Archie EA, Hollister-Smith JA, Lee PC, Poole JH, Moss CJ, Alberts SC. 2011. Association patterns of male African elephants: the role of age and genetic relatedness. Animal Behaviour 81: 1093-1099. Download

Chiyo PI, Lee PC, Moss CJ, Archie EA, Hollister-Smith JA, Alberts SC. 2011. No risk, no gain; effects of crop-raiding and genetic heterozygosity on body size in male African elephants. Behavioral Ecology 22: 552-558. Download

Chiyo PC, Moss CJ, Archie EA, Hollister-Smith JA, Alberts SC. 2011. Using molecular and observational techniques to estimate the populations size and raiding patterns of crop-raiding elephants. Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 788-796. Download

Bronikowski AM, Altmann J, Brockman DK, Cords M, Fedigan LM, Pusey AE, Stoinski T, Morris WF, Strier KB, Alberts SC. 2011. Aging in the natural world; comparative data reveal similar mortality patterns across primates. Science 331: 1325-1329. Download

Galbany J, Dotras L, Altmann J, Alberts SC, Perez-Perez A. 2011. Tooth size variation related to age in Amboseli baboons. Folia Primatologica 81: 348-359. Download

Tung J, Akinyi MY, Muturua S, Altmann J, Wray GA, Alberts SC. 2011. Allele-specific gene expression in a wild nonhuman primate population. Molecular Ecology 20: 725-739. Download

Morris WF, Altmann J, Brockman DK, Fedigan LM, Pusey AE, Stoinski TA, Bronikowski AM, Alberts SC, Strier KB. 2011. Low demographic variability in wild primate populations: fitness impacts of variation, covariation, and serial correlation in vital rates. American Naturalist 177: E14-E28. Download

Archie EA, Fitzpatrick CL, Moss CJ, Alberts SC. 2011. The population genetics of the Amboseli and Kilimanjaro elephants. Pp 37-47 in: Amboseli Elephants: A Long-term Perspective on a Long-lived Mammal (ed. C. Moss, H. Croze & P. Lee). University of Chicago Press.

Archie EA, Moss CJ, Alberts SC. 2011. Friends and relations: kinship and the nature of female elephant social relationships. Pp 238-245 in: Amboseli Elephants: A Long-term Perspective on a Long-lived Mammal (ed. C. Moss, H. Croze & P. Lee). University of Chicago Press.

Hollister-Smith JA, Poole JH, Moss CJ, Alberts SC. 2011. Genetic paternity analysis of the Amboseli elephant population. Pp 274-275 in: Amboseli Elephants: A Long-term Perspective on a Long-lived Mammal (ed. C. Moss, H. Croze & P. Lee). University of Chicago Press.

Gesquiere LR, Onyango PO, Alberts SC, Altmann J. 2011. Endocrinology of year-round reproduction in a highly seasonal habitat: environmental variability in testosterone and glucocorticoids in baboon males. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144: 169-176. Download

Galbany J, Altmann J, Perez-Perez A, Alberts SC. 2011. Age and individual foraging behavior predict tooth wear in Amboseli baboons. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144: 51-59. Download

Altmann J, Gesquiere L, Galbany J, Onyango PO, Alberts SC. 2010. Life history context of reproductive aging in a wild primate model. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1204: 127-138. Download

Tung J, Alberts SC, Wray GA. 2010. Evolutionary genetics in wild primates: combining genetic approaches with field studies of natural populations. Trends in Genetics 26: 353-362. Download

Strier KB, Altmann J, Brockman DK, Bronikowski AM, Cords M, Fedigan LM, Lapp H, Liu X, Morris WF, Pusey AE, Stoinski TS, Alberts SC. 2010. The Primate Life History Database: A unique shared ecological resource. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 1: 199-211. Download

Archie EA, Maldonado JE, Henry T, Moss CJ, Poole JH, Pearson VR, Murray S, Alberts SC, Fleischer RC. 2010. Major histocompatibility complex variation and evolution at a single, expressed DQA locus in two genera of elephants. Immunogenetics 62: 85-100. Download

Beehner JC, Gesquiere L, Seyfarth RM, Cheney DL, Alberts SC, Altmann J. 2009. Testosterone related to age and life-history stages in male baboons and geladas. Hormones and Behaviour 56: 472-480. Download

Tung J, Primus A, Bouley A, Severson TF, Alberts SC*, Wray GA*. 2009. Evolution of a malaria resistance gene in wild primates. Nature 460: 388-391.(* Indicates that these authors contributed equally.) Download

Nguyen N, Van Horn RC, Alberts SC, Altmann J. 2009. "Friendships" between new mothers and adult males: adaptive benefits and determinants in wild baboons (Papio cynocephalus). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 63: 1331-1344. Download

Hollister-Smith JA, Alberts SC, Rasmussen LEL. 2008. Do male African elephants (Loxodonta africana) signal musth via urine dribbling? Animal Behaviour 76: 1829-1841. Download

Gesquiere LR, Khan M, Shek L, Wango EO, Alberts SC, Altmann J. 2008. Coping with a challenging environment: effects of seasonal variability and reproductive status on glucocorticoid concentrations in female baboons (Papio cynocephalus). Hormones and Behavior 54: 410-416. Download

Onyango PO, Gesquiere LR, Wango EO, Alberts SC, Altmann J, 2008. Persistence of maternal effects in baboons: mother's dominance rank at son's conception predicts stress hormone levels in sub-adult males. Hormones and Behavior 54: 319-324. Download

Archie EA, Maldonado JE, Hollister-Smith JA, Poole JH, Moss CJ, Fleischer RC, Alberts SC, 2008. Fine-scale population genetic structure in a fission-fusion society. Molecular Ecology 17: 2666-2679. Download

Nguyen N, Gesquiere L, Wango EO, Alberts SC, Altmann J, 2008. Late pregnancy glucocorticoid levels predict responsiveness in wild baboon mothers (Papio cynocephalus). Animal Behavior 75: 1747-1756. Download

Tung, J, Charpentier MJE, Garfield D, Altmann J, Alberts SC, 2008. Genetic evidence reveals temporal change in hybridization patterns in a wild baboon population. Molecular Ecology 17: 1998-2011. Download

Charpentier MJE, Tung J, Altmann J, Alberts SC, 2008. Age at maturity in wild baboons: genetic, environmental and demographic influences. Molecular Ecology 17: 2026-2040. Download

Van Horn RC, Altmann J, Alberts SC, 2008. Can't get there from here: inferring kinship from pairwise genetic relatedness. Animal Behavior 75: 1173-1180. Download

Charpentier MJE, Van Horn RC, Altmann J, Alberts SC, 2008. Paternal effects on offspring fitness in a multi-male primate society. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 105(6): 1988-1992. Download

Loisel DA, Alberts SC, Ober C, 2008. Functional significance of MHC variation in mate choice, reproductive outcome, and disease risk. Pages 95-108 in: Evolution in Health and Disease, 2nd edition, SC Stearns and J Koella (eds.), Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Download Text Download References

Archie EA, Hollister-Smith JA, Poole JH, Moss CJ, Alberts SC, 2007. Behavioural inbreeding avoidance in wild African elephants. Molecular Ecology 16: 4138-4148. Download

Van Horn RC, Buchan JC, Altmann J, Alberts SC, 2007. Divided destinies: Group choice by female savannah baboons during group fission. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 1823-1837. Download

Hollister-Smith JA, Poole JH, Archie EA, Vance EA, Georgiadis NJ, Moss CJ, Alberts SC, 2007. Age, musth and paternity success in wild African elephants, Loxodonta africana. Animal Behaviour 74: 287-296. Download

Charpentier MJE, Widdig A, Alberts SC, 2007. Inbreeding depression in nonhuman primates: A historical review of methods used and empirical data. American Journal of Primatology 69: 1370-1386. Download

Tung J, Rudolph J, Altmann J, Alberts SC, 2007. Parallel effects of genetic variation in ACE activity in baboons and humans. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 134: 1-8. Download

Gesquiere LR, Wango EO, Alberts SC, Altmann J, 2007. Mechanisms of sexual selection: Sexual swellings and estrogen concentrations as fertility indicators and cues for male consort decisions in wild baboons. Hormones and Behavior 51: 114-125. Download

Loisel DA, Rockman MV, Wray GA, Altmann J, Alberts SC, 2006. Ancient polymorphism and functional variation in the primate MHC-DQA1 5' cis-regulatory region. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 103: 16331-16336. Download

Alberts SC, Buchan JC, Altmann J, 2006. Sexual selection in wild baboons: from mating opportunities to paternity success. Animal Behavior 72: 1177- 1196. Download

Silk JB, Altmann J, Alberts SC, 2006. Social relationships among adult female baboons (Papio cynocephalus) I: Variations in the strenth of social bonds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61:183-195. Download

Silk JB, Altmann J, Alberts SC, 2006. Social relationships among adult female baboons (Papio cynocephalus) II: Variation in the quality and stability of social bonds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61:197-204. Download

Beehner JC, Onderdonk D, Alberts SC , Altmann J, 2006. The ecology of conception and pregnancy failure in wild baboons. Behavioral Ecology 17: 741-750. Download

Alberts SC and Altmann J, 2006. The evolutionary past and the research future: environmental variation and life history flexibility in a primate lineage. Pages 277-303: L. Swedell and S. Leigh (eds): Reproductive Fitness in Baboons: Behavioral, Ecological and Life History Perspectives. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Download

Beehner JC, Nguyen N, Alberts SC , Altmann J, 2006. The endocrinology of pregnancy and fetal loss in wild baboons. Hormones and Behavior 49:688-699. Download

Archie EA, Morrison TA, Foley CA, Moss CJ, Alberts SC, 2006. Dominance rank relationships among wild female African elephants, Loxodonta africana. Animal Behaviour 71: 117-127. Download

Archie EA, Moss CJ, Alberts SC, 2006. The ties that bind: Genetic relatedness predicts the fission and fusion of social groups in wild African elephants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 273: 513-522. Published in the FirstCite Early Online edition, 6 Dec 2005. Download

Gesquiere LR, Altmann J, Khan MZ, Couret J, Yu JC, Endres CS, Lynch JW, Ogola P, Fox EA, Alberts SC, Wango E. 2005. Coming of age: steroid hormones of wild immature baboons, Papio cynocephalus. American Journal of Primatology 67:83-100. Download

Alberts SC, Hollister-Smith J, Mututua RS, Sayialel SN, Muruthi PM, Warutere JK, Altmann J, 2005. Seasonality and long-term change in a savannah environment. In: D. K. Brockman and C. P. van Schaik (eds): Seasonality in Primates: Studies of Living and Extinct Human and Non-Human Primates. Pages 157-196. Cambridge University Press. Download

Buchan JC, Archie EA, Van Horn RC, Moss CJ, Alberts SC, 2005. Locus effects and sources of error in non-invasive genotyping. Molecular Ecology Notes 5:680-683. Download

Morrison TA, Chiyo PI, Moss CJ, Alberts SC, 2005. Measures of dung bolus size for known age African elephants: implications for age estimation. Journal of Zoology, London 266: 89-94. Download

Altmann J, Alberts SC, 2005. Growth rates in a wild primate population: ecological influences and maternal effects. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 57: 490-501. Download

Altmann J, Lynch JW, Nguyen N, Alberts SC, Gesquiere LR, 2004. Life history correlates of steroid concentrations in wild peripartum baboons. American Journal of Primatology 64: 95-106. Download

Silk JB, Alberts SC, Altmann J, 2004. Patterns of coalition formation by adult female baboons in Amboseli, Kenya. Animal Behaviour 67: 573-582. Download

Silk JB, Alberts SC, Altmann J, 2003. Social bonds of female baboons enhance infant survival. Science 302: 1231-1234. Download

Buchan J, Alberts SC, Silk JB, Altmann J, 2003. True paternal care in a multi-male primate society. Nature 425: 179-181. Download article. Download News&Views by Sherman and Neff.

Archie EA, Moss CJ, Alberts SC, 2003. Characterization of tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in the African Savannah Elephant (Loxodonta africana africana). Molecular Ecology Notes 3: 244-246. Download

Altmann J, Alberts SC, 2003. Variability in reproductive success viewed from a life-history perspective in baboons. American Journal of Human Biology 15: 401-409. Download

Hahn NE, Proulx D, Muruthi PM, Alberts SC, Altmann J, 2003. Gastrointestinal parasites in free-ranging Kenyan baboons (Papio cynocephalus and P. anubis). International Journal of Primatology 24: 271-279.

Alberts SC, Watts H, Altmann J, 2003. Queuing and queue jumping: long term patterns of reproductive skew among male savannah baboons. Animal Behaviour 65: 821 840. Download

Smith K, Alberts SC, Altmann J, 2003. Wild female baboons bias their social behaviour towards paternal half-sisters. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 270: 503-510. Download

Alberts SC and Altmann J, 2003. Matrix models for primate life history analysis. In: Primate Life Histories and Socioecology, P. Kappeler and M. Pereira (eds), pp. 66-102. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Altmann J, Alberts SC, 2003. Intraspecific variability in fertility and offpsring survival in a non-human primate: behavioral control of ecological and social sources. In: K. W. Wachter and R.A. Bulatao (eds): Offspring: Human Fertility Behavior in a Biodemographic Perspective. pp. 140-169. Washington, D.C., National Academy Press.

Zinner D, Alberts SC, Nunn CL, Altmann J, 2002. Significance of primate sexual swellings. Nature 420:142-143. Download

Storz JF, Beaumont MA, Alberts SC, 2002. Genetic evidence for long-term population decline in a savannah-dwelling primate: inferences from a hierarchical Bayesian model. Molecular Biology and Evolution 19:1981-1990. Download

Altmann J, Alberts SC, Altmann S, Roy SB, 2002. Dramatic change in local climate patterns in the Amboseli basin, Kenya. African Journal of Ecology 40:248-251. Download

Bronikowski A, Alberts SC, Altmann J, Packer C, Carey KD, Tatar M, 2002. The aging baboon: Comparative demography in a nonhuman primate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 99(14):9591–9595. Download

Semple S, McComb K, Alberts SC, Altmann J, 2002. Sources of variation in the copulation calls of female yellow baboons. American Journal of Primatology 56:43-56. Download

Storz JF, Ramakrishnan U, Alberts SC, 2002. Genetic effective size of a wild primate population: influence of current and historical demography. Evolution 56:817-829. Download

Storz JF, Ramakrishnan U, Alberts SC, 2001. Determinants of effective population size for loci with different modes of inheritance. Journal of Heredity 92:497-502. Download

Alberts SC and Altmann J, 2001. Immigration and hybridization patterns of yellow and anubis baboons in Amboseli, Kenya. American Journal of Primatology 53:139-154. Download

Bayes MK, Smith KL, Alberts SC, Cheesman DJ, Altmann J, Bruford MW, 2000. Fecal DNA genotyping in the savannah baboon: history, problems and data. Conservation Genetics 1:173-176. Download

Smith KL, Alberts SC, Bayes MK, Bruford MW, Altmann J, Ober C, 2000. Cross-species amplification, non-invasive genotyping, and non-Mendelian inheritance of human STRPs in savannah baboons. American Journal of Primatology 51: 219-227. Download

Alberts SC, 1999. Paternal kin discrimination in wild baboons. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 266:1501-1506. Download

Alberts SC, 1999. Thirteen Mhc-DQA1 alleles from two populations of baboons. Immunogenetics 49: 825-827. Download

Sapolsky R , Alberts SC, Altmann J, 1997. Hypercortisolism associated with social subordinance or social isolation among wild baboons. Archives of General Psychiatry 54: 1137-1143. Download

Altmann J, Alberts SC, Haines SA, Dubach J, Muruthi P, Coote T, Geffen E, Cheesman DJ, Mututua RS, Saiyalel SN, Wayne RK, Lacy RC, and Bruford MW, 1996. Behavior predicts genetic structure in a wild primate group. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 93:5797-5801. Download

Alberts SC, Altmann J, Wilson M, 1996. Mate guarding constrains foraging activity of male baboons. Animal Behaviour. 51:1269-1277. Download

Alberts SC and Altmann J, 1995. Preparation and activation: determinants of reproductive maturity in male baboons. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 36: 397-406.

Alberts SC and Altmann J, 1995. Balancing costs and opportunities: dispersal in male baboons. American Naturalist 145:279-306. Download

Alberts SC, 1994. Vigilance in young baboons: effects of habitat, age, sex and maternal rank on glance rate. Animal Behaviour 47: 749-755.

Alberts SC and Ober C, 1993. Genetic variability in the major histocompatibility complex: a review of non-pathogen-mediated selective mechanisms. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 36: 71-90.

Alberts SC, Sapolsky RM, and Altmann J, 1992. Behavioral, endocrine, and immunological correlates of immigration by an aggressive male into a natural primate group. Hormones and Behavior 26: 167-178.

Altmann J, Alberts SC, and Sapolsky RM, 1992. Endocrine and developmental correlates of unilateral cryptorchidism in a wild baboon. American Journal of Primatology 26: 309-314.

Altmann J and Alberts SC, 1987. Body mass and growth rates in a wild primate population. Oecologia 72: 15-20.

Alberts SC, 1987. Parental care in captive siamangs (Hylobates syndactylus). Zoo Biology 6: 401-406.

 

Last updated 11 July 2014