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

Bronikowski, AM, Altmann, J, Brockman, DK, Cords, M, Fedigan, LM, Pusey, A, Stoinski, T, Morris, WF, Strier, KB, and Alberts, SC. "Aging in the natural world: Comparative data reveal similar mortality patterns across primates." Science 331, no. 6022 (2011): 1325-1328. Full Text

Chiyo, PI, Moss, CJ, Archie, EA, Hollister-Smith, JA, and Alberts, SC. "Using molecular and observational techniques to estimate the number and raiding patterns of crop-raiding elephants." Journal of Applied Ecology 48, no. 3 (2011): 788-796. Full Text

Markham, AC, Gesquiere, LR, Bellenger, JP, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "White Monkey Syndrome and presumptive copper deficiency in a wild primate population." American Journal of Primatology 73 (2011): 1-9. (Academic Article)

Markham, AC, Gesquiere, LR, Bellenger, J-P, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "White monkey syndrome and presumptive copper deficiency in wild savannah baboons." American Journal of Primatology 73, no. 11 (2011): 1160-1168. 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

Alberts, SC. "Primatology: "a faithful friend is the medicine of life"." Curr Biol 20, no. 15 (August 10, 2010): R632-R634. Full Text

Tung, J, Alberts, SC, and Wray, GA. "Evolutionary genetics in wild primates: combining genetic approaches with field studies of natural populations." Trends Genet 26, no. 8 (August 2010): 353-362. (Review) Full Text

Strier, KB, Altmann, J, Brockman, DK, Bronikowski, AM, Cords, M, Fedigan, LM, Lapp, H, Liu, X, Morris, WF, Pusey, AE, Stoinski, TS, and Alberts, SC. "The Primate Life History Database: A unique shared ecological data resource." Methods in ecology and evolution 1, no. 2 (June 2010): 199-211. Full Text