Susan C. Alberts

Robert F. Durden Professor of Biology

Office: 
020 Biological Sciences Building
Campus Box: 
90338
Phone: 
(919) 660-7272
Fax: 
(919) 660-7293

Lab Site: http://sites.duke.edu/albertslab/

Education

  • Ph.D. 1992, University of Chicago

  • M.A. 1987, University of California at Los Angeles

  • B.A. 1983, Reed College

Papers Published

Conditional fetal and infant killing by male baboons., 1, 2017
Zipple, MN; Grady, JH; Gordon, JB; Chow, LD; Archie, EA; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences. 284 vol. (1847);

Genomewide ancestry and divergence patterns from low-coverage sequencing data reveal a complex history of admixture in wild baboons., 7, 2016
Wall, JD; Schlebusch, SA; Alberts, SC; Cox, LA; Snyder-Mackler, N; Nevonen, KA; Carbone, L; Tung, J, Molecular Ecology. 25 vol. (14); pp. 3469-3483

Efficient Genome-Wide Sequencing and Low-Coverage Pedigree Analysis from Noninvasively Collected Samples., 6, 2016
Snyder-Mackler, N; Majoros, WH; Yuan, ML; Shaver, AO; Gordon, JB; Kopp, GH; Schlebusch, SA; Wall, JD; Alberts, SC; Mukherjee, S; Zhou, X; Tung, J, Genetics. 203 vol. (2); pp. 699-714

Development, diet and dynamism: longitudinal and cross-sectional predictors of gut microbial communities in wild baboons., 5, 2016
Ren, T; Grieneisen, LE; Alberts, SC; Archie, EA; Wu, M, Environmental Microbiology. 18 vol. (5); pp. 1312-1325

Cumulative early life adversity predicts longevity in wild baboons., 4, 2016
Tung, J; Archie, EA; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Nature Communications. 7 pp. 11181

Resource base influences genome-wide DNA methylation levels in wild baboons (Papio cynocephalus)., 4, 2016
Lea, AJ; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC; Tung, J, Molecular Ecology. 25 vol. (8); pp. 1681-1696

Corrigendum to "Testosterone related to age and life-history stages in male baboons and geladas" [Horm. Behav. 56/4 (2009) 472-480]., 4, 2016
Beehner, JC; Gesquiere, L; Seyfarth, RM; Cheney, DL; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Hormones and Behavior. 80 pp. 149

The emergence of longevous populations., 11, 2016
Colchero, F; Rau, R; Jones, OR; Barthold, JA; Conde, DA; Lenart, A; Nemeth, L; Scheuerlein, A; Schoeley, J; Torres, C; Zarulli, V; Altmann, J; Brockman, DK; Bronikowski, AM; Fedigan, LM; Pusey, AE; Stoinski, TS; Strier, KB; Baudisch, A; Alberts, SC; Vaupel, JW, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 113 vol. (48); pp. E7681-E7690

Haven for the night: sleeping site selection in a wild primate, 0, 2016
Markham, AC; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Behavioral Ecology. 27 vol. (1); pp. 29-35

Self-organizing dominance hierarchies in a wild primate population., 9, 2015
Franz, M; McLean, E; Tung, J; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences. 282 vol. (1814);

Linking Evolution, Ecology, and Health: TriCEM, 8, 2015
Nunn, CL; Alberts, SC; McClain, CR; Meshnick, SR; Vision, TJ; Wiegmann, BM; Rodrigo, AG, BioScience (BioOne). 65 vol. (8); pp. 748-749

Developmental constraints in a wild primate., 6, 2015
Lea, AJ; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC; Tung, J, American Naturalist. 185 vol. (6); pp. 809-821

Exaggerated sexual swellings and male mate choice in primates: testing the reliable indicator hypothesis in the Amboseli baboons., 6, 2015
Fitzpatrick, CL; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Animal Behaviour. 104 pp. 175-185

Social networks predict gut microbiome composition in wild baboons., 3, 2015
Tung, J; Barreiro, LB; Burns, MB; Grenier, J-C; Lynch, J; Grieneisen, LE; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC; Blekhman, R; Archie, EA, eLife. 4

The genetic architecture of gene expression levels in wild baboons., 2, 2015
Tung, J; Zhou, X; Alberts, SC; Stephens, M; Gilad, Y, eLife. 4

Social network dynamics: the importance of distinguishing between heterogeneous and homogeneous changes, 12, 2015
Franz, M; Alberts, SC, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 69 vol. (12); pp. 2059-2069

Canine length in wild male baboons: maturation, aging and social dominance rank., 1, 2015
Galbany, J; Tung, J; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, PloS one. 10 vol. (5); pp. e0126415

Knockouts of high-ranking males have limited impact on baboon social networks., 1, 2015
Franz, M; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Current Zoology. 61 vol. (1); pp. 107-113

Complex sources of variance in female dominance rank in a nepotistic society., 8, 2014
Lea, AJ; Learn, NH; Theus, MJ; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Animal Behaviour. 94 pp. 87-99

Measuring fecal testosterone in females and fecal estrogens in males: comparison of RIA and LC/MS/MS methods for wild baboons (Papio cynocephalus)., 8, 2014
Gesquiere, LR; Ziegler, TE; Chen, PA; Epstein, KA; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, General and Comparative Endocrinology. 204 pp. 141-149

The socio-genetics of a complex society: female gelada relatedness patterns mirror association patterns in a multilevel society., 12, 2014
Snyder-Mackler, N; Alberts, SC; Bergman, TJ, Molecular Ecology. 23 vol. (24); pp. 6179-6191

The influence of forage, protected areas, and mating prospects on grouping patterns of male elephants, 11, 2014
Chiyo, PI; Wilson, JW; Archie, EA; Lee, PC; Moss, CJ; Alberts, SC, Behavioral Ecology. 25 vol. (6); pp. 1494-1504

Male tolerance and male-male bonds in a multilevel primate society., 10, 2014
Patzelt, A; Kopp, GH; Ndao, I; Kalbitzer, U; Zinner, D; Fischer, J, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 111 vol. (41); pp. 14740-14745

Social affiliation matters: both same-sex and opposite-sex relationships predict survival in wild female baboons., 10, 2014
Archie, EA; Tung, J; Clark, M; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences. 281 vol. (1793);

Costs of reproduction in a long-lived female primate: Injury risk and wound healing, 1, 2014
Archie, EA; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 68 vol. (7); pp. 1183-1193

Sources of variance in a female fertility signal: Exaggerated estrous swellings in a natural population of baboons, 1, 2014
Fitzpatrick, CL; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 68 vol. (7); pp. 1109-1122

The contributions of Jeanne Altmann., 9, 2013
Alberts, SC; Silk, JB, Evolutionary Anthropology. 22 vol. (5); pp. 198-199

Reproductive aging patterns in primates reveal that humans are distinct., 8, 2013
Alberts, SC; Altmann, J; Brockman, DK; Cords, M; Fedigan, LM; Pusey, A; Stoinski, TS; Strier, KB; Morris, WF; Bronikowski, AM, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 110 vol. (33); pp. 13440-13445

Puberty and dispersal in a wild primate population., 2013
Onyango, PO; Gesquiere, LR; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Hormones and Behavior. (2013) 64 vol. (2); pp. 240-249

Social environment influences the relationship between genotype and gene expression in wild baboons., 5, 2013
Runcie, DE; Wiedmann, RT; Archie, EA; Altmann, J; Wray, GA; Alberts, SC; Tung, J, Philosophical Transactions B. 368 vol. (1618); pp. 20120345

Social environment influences the relationship between genotype and gene expression in wild baboons., 5, 2013
Runcie, DE; Wiedmann, RT; Archie, EA; Altmann, J; Wray, GA; Alberts, SC; Tung, J, Philosophical Transactions B. 368 vol. (1618); pp. 20120345

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

Fine-scale population genetic structure in a fission-fusion society, 0, 2013
Archie, EA; Maldonado, JE; Hollister-Smith, JA; Poole, JH; Moss, CJ; Fleischer, RC; Alberts, SC, Molecular Ecology. 17 vol. (11);

Concessions of an alpha male? Cooperative defence and shared reproduction in multi-male primate groups., 9, 2012
Snyder-Mackler, N; Alberts, SC; Bergman, TJ, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences. 279 vol. (1743); pp. 3788-3795

Genetic effects on mating success and partner choice in a social mammal., 7, 2012
Tung, J; Charpentier, MJE; Mukherjee, S; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, American Naturalist. 180 vol. (1); pp. 113-129

Treponema pallidum Infection in the Wild Baboons of East Africa: Distribution and Genetic Characterization of the Strains Responsible, 12, 2012
Harper, KN; Fyumagwa, RD; Hoare, R; Wambura, PN; Coppenhaver, DH; Sapolsky, RM; Alberts, SC; Tung, J; Rogers, J; Kilewo, M; Batamuzi, EK; Leendertz, FH; Armelagos, GJ; Knauf, S, PloS one. 7 vol. (12); pp. e50882

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

Sex differences in the mother-neonate relationship in wild baboons: Social, experiential and hormonal correlates, 2012
Nguyen, N; Gesquiere, L; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Animal Behaviour. (2012) 83 vol. (4); pp. 891-903

Paternal care and the evolution of exaggerated sexual swellings in primates, 0, 2012
Alberts, SC; Fitzpatrick, CL, Behavioral Ecology. 23 vol. (4); pp. 699-706

Stability of partner choice among female baboons, 0, 2012
Silk, JB; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J; Cheney, DL; Seyfarth, RM, Animal Behaviour. 83 vol. (6); pp. 1511-1518

When good neighbors don't need fences: Temporal landscape partitioning among baboon social groups, 2013
Markham, AC; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. (2013) 67 vol. (6); pp. 875-884

Season and female reproductive quality but not opportunities for paternal care predict intensity of male mate guarding in a non-seasonally breeding primate. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology., 0, 2012
Onyango, PO; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

Intergroup conflict: Ecological predictors of winning and consequences of defeat in a wild primate population, 0, 2012
Markham, AC; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Animal Behaviour. 84 vol. (2); pp. 399-403

Social status predicts wound healing in wild baboons, 0, 2012
Archie, EA; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 109 vol. (23); pp. 9017-9022

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

Genetic structure in a dynamic baboon hybrid zone corroborates behavioural observations in a hybrid population, 2012
Charpentier, MJE; Fontaine, MC; Cherel, E; Renoult, JP; Jenkins, T; Benoit, L; Barthès, N; Alberts, SC; Tung, J, Molecular Ecology. (2012) 21 vol. (3); pp. 715-731

Science incubators: synthesis centers and their role in the research ecosystem, 0, 2012
Rodrigo, A; Alberts, S; Cranston, K; Kingsolver, J; Lapp, H; McClain, C; Smith, R; Vision, T; Weintraub, J; Wiegmann, B, PLoS Biology. 11 vol. (1); pp. e1001468

The influence of life history milestones and association networks on crop-raiding behavior in male African elephants., 2012
Chiyo, PI; Moss, CJ; Alberts, SC, PloS one. (2012) 7 vol. (2); pp. e31382

Allele-specific gene expression in a wild nonhuman primate population., 2011
Tung, J; Akinyi, MY; Mutura, S; Altmann, J; Wray, GA; Alberts, SC, Molecular Ecology. (2011) 20 vol. (4); pp. 725-739

Low demographic variability in wild primate populations: fitness impacts of variation, covariation, and serial correlation in vital rates., 2011
Morris, WF; Altmann, J; Brockman, DK; Cords, M; Fedigan, LM; Pusey, AE; Stoinski, TS; Bronikowski, AM; Alberts, SC; Strier, KB, American Naturalist. (2011) 177 vol. (1); pp. E14-E28

Age and individual foraging behavior predict tooth wear in Amboseli baboons., January, 2011
Galbany, J; Altmann, J; Pérez-Pérez, A; Alberts, SC, American Journal of Physical Anthropology. (January, 2011) 144 vol. (1); pp. 51-59

Life at the top: Rank and stress in wild male baboons, 0, 2011
Gesquiere, LR; Learn, NH; Simao, MCM; Onyango, PO; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Science. 333 vol. (6040); pp. 357-360

Association patterns of African elephants in all-male groups: The role of age and genetic relatedness, 0, 2011
Chiyo, PI; Archie, EA; Hollister-Smith, JA; Lee, PC; Poole, JH; Moss, CJ; Alberts, SC, Animal Behaviour. 81 vol. (6); pp. 1093-1099

White Monkey Syndrome and presumptive copper deficiency in a wild primate population, 0, 2011
Markham, AC; Gesquiere, LR; Bellenger, JP; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, American Journal of Primatology. 73 vol. (11); pp. 1-9

White monkey syndrome and presumptive copper deficiency in wild savannah baboons, 0, 2011
Markham, AC; Gesquiere, LR; Bellenger, J-P; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, American Journal of Primatology. 73 vol. (11); pp. 1160-1168

Using molecular and observational techniques to estimate the number and raiding patterns of crop-raiding elephants, 2011
Chiyo, PI; Moss, CJ; Archie, EA; Hollister-Smith, JA; Alberts, SC, Journal of Applied Ecology. (2011) 48 vol. (3); pp. 788-796

Aging in the natural world: Comparative data reveal similar mortality patterns across primates, 2011
Bronikowski, AM; Altmann, J; Brockman, DK; Cords, M; Fedigan, LM; Pusey, A; Stoinski, T; Morris, WF; Strier, KB; Alberts, SC, Science. (2011) 331 vol. (6022); pp. 1325-1328

Life at the top: energetic and psychological stress in wild male primates, 2011
Gesquiere, LR; Learn, NH; Simao, MCM; Onyango, PO; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Science. (2011) 333 vol. (6040); pp. 357-360

Association patterns of male African elephants: the role of age and genetic relatedness, 2011
Chiyo, PI; Archie, EA; Hollister Smith, JA; Lee, PC; Poole, JH; Moss, CJ; Alberts, SC, Animal Behaviour. (2011) 81 vol. (6); pp. 1093-1099

No risk, no gain: Effects of crop raiding and genetic diversity on body size in male elephants, 2011
Chiyo, PI; Lee, PC; Moss, CJ; Archie, EA; Hollister-Smith, JA; Alberts, SC, Behavioral Ecology. (2011) 22 vol. (3); pp. 552-558

Endocrinology of year-round reproduction in a highly seasonal habitat: Environmental variability in testosterone and glucocorticoids in baboon males, 2011
Gesquiere, LR; Onyango, PO; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, American Journal of Physical Anthropology. (2011) 144 vol. (2); pp. 169-176

Evolutionary genetics in wild primates: combining genetic approaches with field studies of natural populations., 8, 2010
Tung, J; Alberts, SC; Wray, GA, Trends in Genetics. 26 vol. (8); pp. 353-362

Primatology: "a faithful friend is the medicine of life"., 8, 2010
Alberts, SC, Current Biology. 20 vol. (15); pp. R632-R634

The Primate Life History Database: a unique shared ecological data resource, 6, 2010
Strier, KB; Altmann, J; Brockman, DK; Bronikowski, AM; Cords, M; Fedigan, LM; Lapp, H; Liu, X; Morris, WF; Pusey, AE; Stoinski, TS; Alberts, SC, Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 1 vol. (2); pp. 199-211

Tooth size variation related to age in Amboseli baboons., 2011
Galbany, J; Dotras, L; Alberts, SC; Pérez-Pérez, A, Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology. (2011) 81 vol. (6); pp. 348-359

Dispatch: Primatology: "A Faithful Friend is the Medicine of Life", 0, 2010
S.C. Alberts, Current Biology. 20 pp. 1359-1361

Policy Forum: Elephants, Ivory and Trade, 0, 2010
Wasser, S; Poole, J; Lee, P; Kindsay, K; Dobson, A; Hart, J; Douglas Hamilton, I; Wittemyer, G; Granli, P; Morgan, B; Gunn, J; Alberts, S; Beyers, R; Chiyo, P; Croze, H; Estes, R; Gobush, K; Joram, P; Kikoti, A; Kingdon, J; King, L; Macdonald, D; Moss, C; Mutayoba, B; Numbi, S; Omondi, P; Nowak, K, Science. 327 vol. (5971); pp. 1331-1332

Major histocompatibility complex variation and evolution at a single, expressed DQA locus in two genera of elephants, 2010
Archie, EA; Henry, T; Maldonado, JE; Moss, CJ; Poole, JH; Pearson, VR; Murray, S; Alberts, SC; Fleischer, RC, Immunogenetics. (2010) 62 vol. (2); pp. 85-100

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

Elephants, Ivory, and Trade, 0, 2010
Wasser, S; Poole, J; Lee, P; Lindsay, K; Dobson, A; Hart, J; Iain, D-H; Wittemyer, G; Granli, P; Morgan, B; Gunn, J; Alberts, S; Beyers, R; Chiyo, P; Croze, H; Estes, R; Gobush, K; Joram, P; Kikoti, A; Kingdon, J; King, L; Macdonald, D; Moss, C; Mutayoba, B; Njumbi, S; Omondi, P; Nowak, K, Science. 327 vol. (5971); pp. 1331-1332

Evolution of a malaria resistance gene in wild primates., 7, 2009
Tung, J; Primus, A; Bouley, AJ; Severson, TF; Alberts, SC; Wray, GA, Nature. 460 vol. (7253); pp. 388-391

"friendships" between new mothers and adult males: Adaptive benefits and determinants in wild baboons (Papio cynocephalus), 0, 2009
Nguyen, N; Horn, RCV; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 63 vol. (9); pp. 1331-1344

Testosterone related to age and life-history stages in male baboons and geladas, 0, 2009
Beehner, JC; Gesquiere, L; Seyfarth, RM; Cheney, DL; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Hormones and Behavior. 56 vol. (4); pp. 472-480

An assessment of the threat to Grevy's zebra from hybridization, 0, 2009
Chiyo, PI; Alberts, SC, Animal Conservation. 12 vol. (6); pp. 514-515

Age at maturity in wild baboons: genetic, environmental and demographic influences., 2008
Charpentier, MJE; Tung, J; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Molecular Ecology. (2008) 17 vol. (8); pp. 2026-2040

Genetic evidence reveals temporal change in hybridization patterns in a wild baboon population., 4, 2008
Tung, J; Charpentier, MJE; Garfield, DA; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Molecular Ecology. 17 vol. (8); pp. 1998-2011

Paternal effects on offspring fitness in a multimale primate society., 2008
Charpentier, MJ; Van Horn, RC; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. (2008) 105 vol. (6); pp. 1988-1992

Late pregnancy glucocorticoid levels predict responsiveness in wild baboon mothers (Papio cynocephalus), 0, 2008
Nguyen, N; Gesquiere, LR; Wango, EO; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Animal Behaviour. 75 vol. (5); pp. 1747-1756

Fine-scale population genetic structure in a fission-fusion society, 0, 2008
Archie, EA; Maldonado, JE; Hollister-Smith, JA; Poole, JH; Moss, CJ; Fleischer, RC; Alberts, SC, Molecular Ecology. 17 vol. (11); pp. 2666-2679

Can't get there from here: inferring kinship from pairwise genetic relatedness, 2008
Horn, RCV; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Animal Behaviour. (2008) 75 vol. (3); pp. 1173-1180

Do male African elephants, Loxodonta africana, signal musth via urine dribbling?, December, 2008
Hollister-Smith, JA; Alberts, SC; Rasmussen, LEL, Animal Behaviour. (December, 2008) 76 vol. (6); pp. 1829-1841

Coping with a challenging environment: Effects of seasonal variability and reproductive status on glucocorticoid concentrations of female baboons (Papio cynocephalus), 0, 2008
Gesquiere, LR; Khan, M; Shek, L; Wango, TL; Wango, EO; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Hormones and Behavior. 54 vol. (3); pp. 410-416

Why play by the rules? Constitutionalism and democratic institutionalization in Ecuador and Uruguay, 0, 2008
Alberts, S, Democratization. 15 vol. (5); pp. 849-869

Persistence of maternal effects in baboons: Mother's dominance rank at son's conception predicts stress hormone levels in subadult males, 0, 2008
Onyango, PO; Gesquiere, LR; Wango, EO; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Hormones and Behavior. 54 vol. (2); pp. 319-324

Coping with a challenging environment: seasonal variation in glucocorticoids in female baboons (Papio cynocephalus), 0, 2008
Gesquiere, LR; Khan, M; Shek, L; Wango, EO; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Hormones and Behavior. 54 vol. (3); pp. 410-416

Parallel effects of genetic variation in ACE activity in baboons and humans., 9, 2007
Tung, J; Rudolph, J; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 134 vol. (1); pp. 1-8

Inbreeding depression in non-human primates: a historical review of methods used and empirical data., 12, 2007
Charpentier, MJ; Widdig, A; Alberts, SC, American Journal of Primatology. 69 vol. (12); pp. 1370-1386

Age, musth and paternity success in wild male African elephants, Loxodonta africana, 0, 2007
Hollister-Smith, JA; Poole, JH; Archie, EA; Vance, EA; Georgiadis, NJ; Moss, CJ; Alberts, SC, Animal Behaviour. 74 vol. (2); pp. 287-296

Paternity success in wild African elephants, 0, 2007
Hollister Smith, JA; Poole, JH; Archie, EA; Vance, EA; Georgiadis, NJ; Moss, CJ; Alberts, SC, Animal Behaviour. 74 vol. (2); pp. 287-296

Divided destinies: Group choice by female savannah baboons during social group fission, 0, 2007
Horn, RCV; Buchan, JC; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 61 vol. (12); pp. 1823-1837

Behavioural inbreeding avoidance in wild African elephants, 0, 2007
Archie, EA; Hollister-Smith, JA; Poole, JH; Lee, PC; Moss, CJ; Maldonado, JE; Fleischer, RC; Alberts, SC, Molecular Ecology. 16 vol. (19); pp. 4138-4148

Mechanisms of sexual selection: Sexual swellings and estrogen concentrations as fertility indicators and cues for male consort decisions in wild baboons, January, 2007
Gesquiere, LR; Wango, EO; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Hormones and Behavior. (January, 2007) 51 vol. (1); pp. 114-125

The ties that bind: genetic relatedness predicts the fission and fusion of social groups in wild African elephants., 2006
Archie, EA; Moss, CJ; Alberts, SC, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences. (2006) 273 vol. (1586); pp. 513-522

Ancient polymorphism and functional variation in the primate MHC-DQA1 5' cis-regulatory region., 10, 2006
Loisel, DA; Rockman, MV; Wray, GA; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 103 vol. (44); pp. 16331-16336

Dominance rank relationships among wild female African elephants, Loxodonta africana, 0, 2006
Archie, EA; Morrison, TA; Foley, CAH; Moss, CJ; Alberts, SC, Animal Behaviour. 71 vol. (1); pp. 117-127

The endocrinology of pregnancy and fetal loss in wild baboons, 0, 2006
Beehner, JC; Nguyen, N; Wango, EO; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Hormones and Behavior. 49 vol. (5); pp. 688-699

Social relationships among adult female baboons (papio cynocephalus) I. Variation in the strength of social bonds, 2006
Silk, JB; Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. (2006) 61 vol. (2); pp. 183-195

Social relationships among adult female baboons (Papio cynocephalus) II. Variation in the quality and stability of social bonds, 2006
Silk, JB; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. (2006) 61 vol. (2); pp. 197-204

Sexual selection in wild baboons: from mating opportunities to paternity success, 2006
Alberts, SC; Buchan, JC; Altmann, J, Animal Behaviour. (2006) 72 vol. (5); pp. 1177-1196

Linear dominance hierarchies in African elephants, 2006
Archie, EA; Morrison, TA; Foley, CA; Moss, CJ; Alberts, SC, Animal Behaviour. (2006) 71 vol. (1); pp. 117-127

The ecology of conception and pregnancy failure in wild baboons, 2006
Beehner, JC; Onderdonk, DA; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Behavioral Ecology. (2006) 17 vol. (5); pp. 741-750

The ties that bind: genetic relatedness predicts the fission and fusion of social groups in wild African elephants., 0, 2006
Archie, EA; Moss, CJ; Alberts, SC, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences. 273 vol. (1586); pp. 513-522

Locus effects and sources of error in noninvasive genotyping, 0, 2005
Buchan, JC; Archie, EA; Horn, RCV; Moss, CJ; Alberts, SC, Molecular Ecology Notes. 5 vol. (3); pp. 680-683

Coming of age: Steroid hormones of wild immature baboons (Papio cynocephalus), 0, 2005
Gesquiere, LR; Altmann, J; Khan, MZ; Couret, J; Yu, JC; Endres, CS; Lynch, JW; Ogola, P; Fox, EA; Alberts, SC; Wango, EO, American Journal of Primatology. 67 vol. (1); pp. 83-100

Growth rates in a wild primate population: Ecological influences and maternal effects, 0, 2005
Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 57 vol. (5); pp. 490-501

Measures of dung bolus size for known-age African elephants (Loxodonta africana): Implications for age estimation, 0, 2005
Morrison, TA; Chiyo, PI; Moss, CJ; Alberts, SC, Journal of Zoology. 266 vol. (1); pp. 89-94

Reproductive behavior in wild baboons., 0, 2004
Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Gynecologic and obstetric investigation. 57 vol. (1); pp. 10-13

Patterns of coalition formation by adult female baboons in Amboseli, Kenya, 2004
Silk, JB; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Animal Behaviour. (2004) 67 vol. (3); pp. 573-582

Life-history correlates of steroid concentrations in wild peripartum baboons, 2004
Altmann, J; Lynch, JW; Nguyen, N; Alberts, SC; Gesquiere, LR, American Journal of Primatology. (2004) 64 vol. (1); pp. 95-106

True paternal care in a multi-male primate society., 9, 2003
Buchan, JC; Alberts, SC; Silk, JB; Altmann, J, Nature. 425 vol. (6954); pp. 179-181

Wild female baboons bias their social behaviour towards paternal half-sisters, 0, 2003
Smith, K; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences. 270 vol. (1514); pp. 503-510

Queuing and queue jumping: long term patterns of reproductive skew among male savannah baboons, 0, 2003
Alberts, SC; Watts, HE; Altmann, J, Animal Behaviour. 65 vol. (4); pp. 821-840

Gastrointestinal parasites in free-ranging Kenyan baboons (Papio cynocephalus and P. anubis), 0, 2003
Hahn, NE; Proulx, D; Muruthi, PM; Alberts, S; Altmann, J, International Journal of Primatology. 24 vol. (2); pp. 271-279

Variability in reproductive success viewed from a life-history perspective in baboons, 0, 2003
Altmann, J; Alberts, SC, American Journal of Human Biology. 15 vol. (3); pp. 401-409

Social Bonds of Female Baboons Enhance Infant Survival, 0, 2003
Silk, JB; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Science. 302 vol. (5648); pp. 1231-1234

Characterization of tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in the African Savannah Elephant (Loxodonta africana africana), 0, 2003
Archie, EA; Moss, CJ; Alberts, SC, Molecular Ecology Notes. 3 vol. (2); pp. 244-246

Queuing and queue-jumping: Long-term patterns of reproductive skew in male savannah baboons, Papio cynocephalus, 0, 2003
Alberts, SC; Watts, HE; Altmann, J, Animal Behaviour. 65 vol. (4); pp. 821-840

Matrix models for primate life history analysis, 0, 2003
Alberts SC & Altmann J,

Intraspecific variability in fertility and offspring survival in a non-human primate: behavioral control of ecological and social sources, 0, 2003
Altmann J and Alberts SC,

Erratum: Determinants of effective population size for loci with different modes of inheritance (The Journal of Heredity (November-December 2001) 92:6), 0, 2002
Storz, JF; Ramakrishnan, U; Alberts, SC, Journal of Heredity. 93 vol. (2); pp. 155-

Erratum: Determinants of effective population size for loci with different modes of inheritance (Journal of Heredity (November/December 2001) 92:6), 0, 2002
Storz, JF; Ramakrishnan, U; Alberts, SC, Journal of Heredity. 93 vol. (3); pp. 230-

The aging baboon: Comparative demography in a non-human primate, 0, 2002
Bronikowski, AM; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J; Packer, C; Carey, KD; Tatar, M, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 99 vol. (14); pp. 9591-9595

Genetic evidence for long-term population decline in a Savannah-dwelling primate: Inferences from a hierarchical Bayesian model, 0, 2002
Storz, JF; Beaumont, MA; Alberts, SC, Molecular Biology and Evolution. 19 vol. (11); pp. 1981-1990

Dramatic change in local climate patterns in the Amboseli basin, Kenya, 0, 2002
Altmann, J; Alberts, SC; Altmann, SA; Roy, SB, African Journal of Ecology. 40 vol. (3); pp. 248-251

Genetic effective size of a wild primate population: Influence of current and historical demography, 0, 2002
Storz, JF; Ramakrishnan, U; Alberts, SC, Evolution. 56 vol. (4); pp. 817-829

Sources of variation in the copulation calls of female yellow baboons, 0, 2002
Semple, S; McComb, K; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, American Journal of Primatology. 56 vol. (1); pp. 43-56

Significance of primate sexual swellings, 0, 2002
Zinner, D; Albert, SC; Nunn, CL; Altmann, J, Nature. 420 vol. (6912); pp. 142-143

Information content of female copulation calls in yellow baboons, 0, 2002
Semple, S; McComb, K; Alberts, S; Altmann, J, American Journal of Primatology. 56 vol. (1); pp. 43-56

Evolutionary biology: Significance of primate sexual swellings, 0, 2002
Zinner, D; Alberts, SC; Nunn, CL; Altmann, J; Domb, LG; Pagel, M, Nature. 420 vol. (6912); pp. 142-143

Immigration and hybridization patterns of yellow and anubis baboons in and around Amboseli, Kenya., 2001
Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, American Journal of Primatology. (2001) 53 vol. (4); pp. 139-154

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

Determinants of effective population size for loci with different modes of inheritance, 2001
Storz, JF; Ramakrishnan, U; Alberts, SC, Journal of Heredity. (2001) 92 pp. 197-502

Determinants of effective population size for loci with different modes of inheritance, 0, 2001
Storz, JF; Ramakrishnan, U; Alberts, SC, Journal of Heredity. 92 vol. (6); pp. 497-502

Testing the reliability of microsatellite typing from faecal DNA in the savannah baboon, 0, 2000
Bayes, MK; Smith, KL; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J; Bruford, MW, Conservation Genetics. 1 vol. (2); pp. 173-176

Cross-species amplification, non-invasive genotyping, and non-Mendelian inheritance of human STRPs in savannah baboons, 0, 2000
Smith, KL; Alberts, SC; Bayes, MK; Bruford, MW; Altmann, J; Ober, C, American Journal of Primatology. 51 vol. (4); pp. 219-227

Fecal DNA genotyping in the savannah baboons: history, problems and data, 0, 2000
Bayes, MK; Smith, KL; Alberts, SC; Cheesman, DJ; Altmann, J; Bruford, MW, Conservation Genetics. 1 vol. (2); pp. 173-176

Thirteen Mhc-DQA1 alleles from two populations of baboons., 8, 1999
Alberts, SC, Immunogenetics. 49 vol. (9); pp. 825-827

Paternal kin discrimination in wild baboons., 7, 1999
Alberts, SC, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences. 266 vol. (1427); pp. 1501-1506

Hypercortisolism associated with social subordinance or social isolation among wild baboons, 0, 1997
Sapolsky, RM; Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Archives of General Psychiatry. 54 vol. (12); pp. 1137-1143

Mate guarding constrains foraging activity of male baboons, 0, 1996
Alberts, SC; Altmann, J; Wilson, ML, Animal Behaviour. 51 vol. (6); pp. 1269-1277

Behavior predicts genetic structure in a wild primate group, 0, 1996
Altmann, J; Alberts, SC; Haines, SA; Dubach, J; Muruthi, P; Coote, T; Geffen, E; Cheesman, DJ; Mututua, RS; Saiyalel, SN; Wayne, RK; Lacy, RC; Bruford, MW, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 93 vol. (12); pp. 5797-5801

Balancing costs and opportunities: Dispersal in male baboons, 0, 1995
Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, American Naturalist. 145 vol. (2); pp. 279-306

Preparation and activation: determinants of age at reproductive maturity in male baboons, 0, 1995
Alberts, SC; Altmann, J, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 36 vol. (6); pp. 397-406

Vigilance in young baboons: Effects of habitat, age, sex and maternal rank on glance rate, 0, 1994
Alberts, SC, Animal Behaviour. 47 vol. (4); pp. 749-755

Genetic variability in the major histocompatibility complex: A review of non-pathogen-mediated selective mechanisms, 0, 1993
Alberts, SC; Ober, C, American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 92 vol. (SUPPL. 17); pp. 71-89

Endocrine and developmental correlates of unilateral cryptorchidism in a wild baboons, 0, 1992
Altmann, J; Alberts, SC; Sapolsky, RM, American Journal of Primatology. 26 pp. 309-314

Behavioral, endocrine, and immunological correlates of immigration by an aggressive male into a natural primate group, 0, 1992
Alberts, SC; Sapolsky, RM; Altmann, J, Hormones and Behavior. 26 vol. (2); pp. 167-178

Parental care in captive siamangs (Hylobates syndactylus), 0, 1987
Alberts, SC, Zoo Biology. 6 pp. 401-406

Body mass and growth rates in a wild primate population, 0, 1987
Altmann, J; Alberts, S, Oecologia. 72 vol. (1); pp. 15-20

Book Chapters:

Magnitude and sources of variation in male reproductive performance in The Evolution of Primate Societies, 0, 2012
S.C. Alberts

The Amboseli Baboon Research Project: Themes of continuity and change in Long-term field studies of primates, 2012
Alberts SC, Altmann J

The population genetics of the Amboseli and Kilimanjaro elephants in Amboseli Elephants: A Long-term Perspective on a Long-lived Mammal, 2011
Archie EA, Fitzpatrick CL, Moss CJ, Alberts SC

Friends and relations: kinship and the nature of female elephant social relationships in Amboseli Elephants: A Long-term Perspective on a Long-lived Mammal, 2011
Archie EA, Moss CJ, Alberts SC

Genetic paternity analysis of the Amboseli elephant population in Amboseli Elephants: A Long-term Perspective on a Long-lived Mammal, 2011
J.A. Hollister-Smith, J.H. Poole, C.J. Moss, S.C. Alberts

Review of "Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females", edited by MN Muller and RW Wrangham, Cambridge University Press. 2009. in , 0, 2010
S.C. Alberts

Functional significance of MHC variation in mate choice, reproductive outcome, and disease risk in Evolution in Health and Disease, 2008
Loisel DA, Alberts SC, Ober C

The evolutionary past and the research future: environmental variation and life history flexibility in a primate lineage in Reproduction and Fitness in Baboons: Behavioral, Ecological and Life History Perspectives, 0, 2006
Alberts SC and Altmann J

Seasonality and long-term change in a savannah environment in Seasonality in Primates: Studies of Living and Extinct Human and Non-Human Primates, 0, 2005
Alberts SC, Hollister-Smith J, Mututua RS, Sayialel SN, Muruthi PM, Warutere JK, Altmann J.

Papers Submitted

The influence of ecology and reproductive opportunities on group size in male African elephants in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 0, 2013
P.I. Chiyo, J.W. Wilson, C.M. Moss, and S.C. Alberts

Injury and immune costs of reproduction in a long-lived female primate in Behavioral Ecology 0, 2013
E.A. Archie, J. Altmann, S.C. Alberts

Dynamic patterns of dominance rank attainment in female baboons (Papio cynocephalus) in Animal Behaviour 0, 2013
A.J. Lea, N. Learn, M.J. Theus, J. Altmann, and S.C. Alberts

Awards

  • 2013 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Duke University

  • 2012 Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • 2012 AAAS Fellows, American Association for the Advancement of Science, The

  • 2010 Thomas Langford Lectureship, Duke University, Duke University

  • 2009 Distinguished Teaching and Service Award, Department of Biology, Duke University

  • 2008 Elected Fellow, Animal Behavior Society, Animal Behavior Society

  • 2007 Elected Fellow, Bass Society of Fellows, Duke University

  • 2005 Thomas Langford Lectureship, Duke University

  • 1997 Burroughs-Wellcome Biomedical Research Fellowship, Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College

  • 1994 Junior Fellowship, Harvard Society of Fellows

  • 1994 Harvard Society Junior Fellows, Harvard Society of Fellows

  • 1993 Best Student Paper Award, American Society of Primatologists

  • 1993 NIH National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Chicago

  • 1992 Award for Outstanding Performance in the General Field, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chiago

  • 1992 William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship, University of Chicago

  • 1987 Searle Fellowship, University of Chicago

  • 1983 Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship for Research and Travel Abroad