Susan C. Alberts

Robert F. Durden Professor of Biology

130 Science Drive, Rm 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 660-7272


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago 1992

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

  • B.A., Reed College 1983

Silk, JB, Alberts, SC, Altmann, J, Cheney, DL, and Seyfarth, RM. "Stability of partner choice among female baboons." Animal Behaviour 83, no. 6 (2012): 1511-1518. Full Text

Alberts, SC, and Fitzpatrick, CL. "Paternal care and the evolution of exaggerated sexual swellings in primates." Behavioral Ecology 23, no. 4 (2012): 699-706. Full Text

Nguyen, N, Gesquiere, L, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "Sex differences in the mother-neonate relationship in wild baboons: Social, experiential and hormonal correlates." Animal Behaviour 83, no. 4 (2012): 891-903. Full Text

Babbitt, CC, Tung, J, Wray, GA, and Alberts, SC. "Changes in gene expression associated with reproductive maturation in wild female baboons." Genome Biology and Evolution 4, no. 2 (2012): 102-109. Full Text

Tung, J, Akinyi, MY, Mutura, S, Altmann, J, Wray, GA, and Alberts, SC. "Allele-specific gene expression in a wild nonhuman primate population." Mol Ecol 20, no. 4 (February 2011): 725-739. Full Text

Chiyo, PI, Archie, EA, Hollister-Smith, JA, Lee, PC, Poole, JH, Moss, CJ, and Alberts, SC. "Association patterns of African elephants in all-male groups: The role of age and genetic relatedness." Animal Behaviour 81, no. 6 (2011): 1093-1099. Full Text

Gesquiere, LR, Learn, NH, Simao, MCM, Onyango, PO, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "Life at the top: Rank and stress in wild male baboons." Science 333, no. 6040 (2011): 357-360. Full Text

Galbany, J, Altmann, J, Pérez-Pérez, A, and Alberts, SC. "Age and individual foraging behavior predict tooth wear in Amboseli baboons." Am J Phys Anthropol 144, no. 1 (January 2011): 51-59. Full Text

Morris, WF, Altmann, J, Brockman, DK, Cords, M, Fedigan, LM, Pusey, AE, Stoinski, TS, Bronikowski, AM, Alberts, SC, and Strier, KB. "Low demographic variability in wild primate populations: fitness impacts of variation, covariation, and serial correlation in vital rates." Am Nat 177, no. 1 (January 2011): E14-E28. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gesquiere, LR, Onyango, PO, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "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, no. 2 (2011): 169-176. Full Text