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

Franz, Mathias, Jeanne Altmann, and Susan C. Alberts. “Knockouts of high-ranking males have limited impact on baboon social networks..” Current Zoology 61, no. 1 (January 2015): 107–13. Full Text

Galbany, Jordi, Jenny Tung, Jeanne Altmann, and Susan C. Alberts. “Canine length in wild male baboons: maturation, aging and social dominance rank..” Plos One 10, no. 5 (January 2015). Full Text

Snyder-Mackler, Noah, Susan C. Alberts, and Thore J. Bergman. “The socio-genetics of a complex society: female gelada relatedness patterns mirror association patterns in a multilevel society..” Molecular Ecology 23, no. 24 (December 2014): 6179–91. Full Text

Archie, Elizabeth A., Jenny Tung, Michael Clark, Jeanne Altmann, and Susan C. Alberts. “Social affiliation matters: both same-sex and opposite-sex relationships predict survival in wild female baboons..” Proceedings. Biological Sciences 281, no. 1793 (October 2014). Full Text

Patzelt, Annika, Gisela H. Kopp, Ibrahima Ndao, Urs Kalbitzer, Dietmar Zinner, and Julia Fischer. “Male tolerance and male-male bonds in a multilevel primate society..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111, no. 41 (October 2014): 14740–45. Full Text

Lea, Amanda J., Niki H. Learn, Marcus J. Theus, Jeanne Altmann, and Susan C. Alberts. “Complex sources of variance in female dominance rank in a nepotistic society..” Animal Behaviour 94 (August 2014): 87–99. Full Text

Gesquiere, Laurence R., Toni E. Ziegler, Patricia A. Chen, Katherine A. Epstein, Susan C. Alberts, and Jeanne Altmann. “Measuring fecal testosterone in females and fecal estrogens in males: comparison of RIA and LC/MS/MS methods for wild baboons (Papio cynocephalus)..” General and Comparative Endocrinology 204 (August 2014): 141–49. Full Text

Fitzpatrick, Courtney L., Jeanne Altmann, and Susan C. Alberts. “Sources of variance in a female fertility signal: exaggerated estrous swellings in a natural population of baboons..” Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68, no. 7 (July 2014): 1109–22. Full Text

Archie, Elizabeth A., Jeanne Altmann, and Susan C. Alberts. “Costs of reproduction in a long-lived female primate: injury risk and wound healing..” Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68, no. 7 (July 2014): 1183–93. Full Text

Chiyo, P. I., J. W. Wilson, E. A. Archie, P. C. Lee, C. J. Moss, and S. C. Alberts. “The influence of forage, protected areas, and mating prospects on grouping patterns of male elephants.” Behavioral Ecology 25, no. 6 (January 1, 2014): 1494–1504. Full Text